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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S

Scissors

ScissorsA cutting tool. Can be grouped with 'sharps'.

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  Scissors

Sebaceous Cyst

Swelling oil gland.

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  Sebaceous Cyst

Setting

A technique of putting and keeping hair in place.

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  Setting

Shampoo

ShampooA product to clean the hair or the act of using the product - to shampoo.

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  Shampoo

Shower Spray

A tap attachment to spread the water.

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  Shower Spray

Sink

A bowl shaped fixture used for washing hands etc.

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  Sink

Straightener

StraightenerA device for straightening the hair.

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  Straightener

Strand Test

checking colour for development.

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  Strand Test

T

Test Curl

Check for S shape development.

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  Test Curl

Tongs

TongdA two pronged tool used to style the hair.

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  Tongs


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