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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M

Monilithrix

Beaded hair shaft.

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  Monilithrix

Mousse

MousseFoaming product used to style hair.

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  Mousse

P

Perming Rods

Perming RodsSmall rods used in the perming process.

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  Perming Rods

Petrissage

(deep, slow movement) kneading actions.

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  Petrissage

Porous

Lets in water / moisture.

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  Porous

Psoriasis

Silvery raised skin, itchy.

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  Psoriasis

R

Red

A colour. One of the three primary colours.

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  Red

Rollers

RollersA small round item.
Wind down with thumbs when setting.

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  Rollers

Rotary

Circular movement when shampooing.

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  Rotary

Rubber Cap

A tool used in certain colouring techniques.

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  Rubber Cap


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