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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Effleurage

A stroking movement. Usually carried out at the start of shampooing.

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Elasticity

Stretch of the hair.

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Epidermis

Top layer of the skin.

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