You’ll learn vocabulary and expressions connected to hairdressing and hair salons. So, sit back in the stylist’s chair, close your eyes and relax as we tell you all you need to know about cutting hair and getting your haircut.
Voice message from Valeria from Argentina
I’ve been listening TO!! (We’re back to 100 euros!)
Is it ‘everybody do’ or everybody does’? (“Everybody hurts…..sometimes” – REM)
Mónica from Madrid has requested vocabulary connected with hairdressing and hair salons.
hairdresser / barber / hair stylist
to cut someone’s hair
to get/have your hair cut
to comb / comb out
to braid / plait
to wash and blowdry
to get highlights and lowlights
to dye / tint
to thin out hair
Products and tools
clippers / trimmers
ribbon / riband / bow
shampoo & conditioner or conditioning shampoo
hair lacquer / hair spray
Types of hair
short / long / medium-length / shoulder-length
short back and sides
bald, thinning, to go bald, to lose your hair, to go thin on top
a receding hairline
to go grey
a wig / toupee / hairpiece
To tear your hair out
Keep your hair on!
To split hairs
A hair of the dog
A hair’s breadth
A close shave
To make the hair on the back of your neck stand up
How often do you have your hair cut?
What do you talk about with your hairdresser?
How loyal are you to your hairdresser? Do you often change salons?
Have you ever worn or would you consider wearing a wig? When?
…and now it’s your turn to practise your English.
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