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French braid
/fɹˈɛntʃ bɹˈeɪd/
noun
a type of hairdo in which three strands of hair are twisted from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck
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French roll
/fɹˈɛntʃ ɹˈoʊl/
noun
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is twisted into a vertical roll at the back of the head and fixed with hairpins, barrettes, etc.
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French twist
/fɹˈɛntʃ twˈɪst/
noun
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is twisted into a vertical roll at the back of the head and fixed with hairpins, barrettes, etc.
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fringe
/ˈfɹɪndʒ/
noun
the front part of someone's hair cut in a way that hangs across their forehead
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bob
/ˈbɑb/
noun
a short haircut for women or men in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at jaw-level
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braid
/ˈbɹeɪd/
noun
a length of hair formed by twisting three or more bands of hair together
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to scrunch
/ˈskɹəntʃ/
verb
to squeeze the hair with hands to make it look wavy
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highlight
/ˈhaɪˌɫaɪt/
noun
a bright or lighter color applied to sections of the hair, typically through bleaching or dyeing, to create contrast or add dimension to the hairstyle
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to sweep
/ˈswip/
verb
to brush or comb hair back from the face
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to tease
/ˈtiz/
verb
to playfully provoke or create volume and texture in hair through backcombing or backbrushing
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to tint
/ˈtɪnt/
verb
to color someone's hair using a chemical
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to tousle
/tˈaʊsəl/
verb
to make someone's hair appear untidy or unruly
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sweptback
/swˈɛptbæk/
adjective
(of hair) pulled back from the face
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to wave
/ˈweɪv/
verb
to make someone's hair look loosely curled
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topknot
/ˈtɑpˌnɑt/
noun
a type of hairstyle made by winding the hair in a bun on the top of the head
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Afro
/ˈæfɹoʊ/
noun
a hairstyle in which a mass of tightly curled hair stands out around the head
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knot
/ˈnɑt/
noun
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is twisted into a small round top
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bun
/bʌn/
noun
a hairstyle in which The hair is pulled back from the face, twisted, and coiled on top
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to layer
/ˈleɪər/
verb
to cut hair at different lengths in a way that forms overlapping layers
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bang
/ˈbæŋ/
noun
(plural) the front part of someone's hair cut in a way that hangs across their forehead
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bobbed
/bˈɑːbd/
adjective
(of hair) cut at an even length all around the head
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cornrows
/kˈɔːɹnɹoʊz/
noun
a hair style in which the hair is braided in many flat rows on the scalp
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lowlights
/lˈoʊlaɪts/
noun
areas of the hair that are colored in a darker shade by the use of chemical substances
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crop
/ˈkɹɑp/
noun
a short haircut with the back and the sides being faded
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wet look
/wˈɛt lˈʊk/
noun
a shiny and wet appearance of the hair, artificially induced by hair gel or chemical treatment
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undercut
/ˈəndɝˌkət/
noun
a hairstyle in which the hair is left rather long on the top but shaved or faded at the sides or back of the head
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mohawk
/ˈmoʊˌhɔk/
noun
a haircut in which all hair is shaven except for a strip in the middle
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buzz cut
/bˈʌz kˈʌt/
noun
a haircut in which the hair is closely cut using electric clippers
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close-cropped
/klˈoʊskɹˈɑːpt/
adjective
cut very short
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crew cut
/kɹˈuː kˈʌt/
noun
a man's haircut in which the hair is cut rather short and the center part stands more upright compared to the sides
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flat-top
/flˈættˈɑːp/
noun
a man's haircut in which the hair is cut short, standing upright and forming a deck
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quiff
/kwˈɪf/
noun
a man's hairstyle in which the front part is pushed upward and higher than the rest
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beehive
/ˈbiˌhaɪv/
noun
a hairstyle for women in which the hair is piled upright in a round shape
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bouffant
/bˈuːfənt/
noun
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is arranged in a rounded shape that is raised high on the head
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chignon
/tʃinjˈɑːn/
noun
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair is pulled back, twisted and pinned at the nape of the neck
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mullet
/ˈməɫət/
noun
a hairstyle in which the hair is shorter in the front and sides and longer at the back
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perm
/pˈɜːm/
noun
an artificial process in which the hair is given permanent waves or curls
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pigtail
/pˈɪɡteɪl/
noun
a braided piece of hair, hanging from the back or in a pair at sides of the head
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tonsure
/tˈɑːnʒɚ/
noun
the act of shaving all or part of the hair on the scalp, often for religious or cultural reasons
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pudding basin
/pʊdɪŋ beɪsən/
noun
a hairstyle in which the hair is cut short all around the head, giving the appearance of a bowl placed on top of the head
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pageboy
/pˈeɪdʒbɔɪ/
noun
a hairstyle with straight, shoulder-length hair and blunt-cut bangs, popular in the 1950s and 1960s, named after young attendants to noblemen
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plait
/ˈpɫeɪt/
noun
a long piece of hair formed by three parts twisted over each other
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ponytail
/ˈpoʊniˌteɪɫ/
noun
a hairstyle in which the hair is pulled away from the face and gathered at the back of the head, secured in a way that hangs loosely
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to perm
/pˈɜːm/
verb
to make a straight hair become curly for a period of time, using chemicals
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bunches
/ˈbʌntʃɪz/
noun
a hairstyle in which the hair is tied into two clusters or ponytails, one on either side of the head, usually worn by girls or young women
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punky
/ˈpəŋki/
adjective
having an appearance or attitude that is characteristic of people who play punk music
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