Hair and Beauty Glossary


This is a glossary of terms for hair and beauty to aid the D/deaf. Select the term you are interested in and click on the word video to open it full screen or press the play button on the embedded video clip. 


The signs used in these clips are known and used by the learners at Vision West Nottinghamshire College. 


They are intended to be used solely as a resource and do not necessarily represent definitive BSL signs.


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H

Hair Papilla

Feeds hair with blood supply.

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  Hair Papilla

Hair Spray

Hair sprayUsed to hold style in place and protects from weather.

Entry link: 
  Hair Spray

Hair Texture

Fine, medium or thick.

Entry link: 
  Hair Texture

Hair Type

Dry, brittle, normal, greasy, wiry.

Entry link: 
  Hair Type

Hygroscopic

Takes in water, as in hair is Hygroscopic.

Entry link: 
  Hygroscopic

K

Kit

kitA collection of the required tools.

Entry link: 
  Kit

L

Light

Hair depth, how dark or light hair is.

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  Light

Light Hair

Hair depth. How dark or light the hair is.

Entry link: 
  Light Hair

M

Medulla

Middle of the hair.

Entry link: 
  Medulla

Mirror

MirrorA shiny surface for reflecting an image.

Entry link: 
  Mirror


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