Hairstyle, color, texture and appearance vocabulary

Hair Style, Color, Texture, and Appearance Vocabulary

Hairstyle, color, length

Describing Style of Hair

Braids:

(Women arrange their hair in such a way that hairs are divided into three parts and weaved together smoothly till end, also known as plait)

Example:

Women braid their hair every morning.

Her braid is three feet long with thick black hair.

Ponytail:

(Sometime women arrange their hair in such a way that hair are gathered at back of head often held with ribbon and letting them hang down freely)

Example:

Jane and Rocky wear their hair pulled back in a ponytail.

Pigtail:

(Hair that is parted down the middle and tied with ribbon or braided into two ponytails on either side)

Example:

Henry sketched a queen with pigtails.

Bob:

(A bob, also known as a bob cut, is a haircut with short- to medium-length, in which the hair is formally cut straight around the head around jaw-level, often with a fringe or bangs)

Example:

My wife loves bob cutting.

Ringlets:

(A long curl of hair made with curling iron; also known as princess curls or corkscrew curls)

Example:

She was looking pretty with golden ringlets.

Cornrows:

(A style in which hair are braided into cornrows section arranged in multiple rows)

Example:

Popular cornrow style in America is braided ponytails.

Extensions:

(A length of natural or artificial hair that is fixed to one’s natural hairs for extending the length or thickness of hairs)

Example:

Javaria put extensions to her short hairs.

Bun:

(A women’s hairstyle where the hair is pulled into a knot of hair on top or back of head and wrapped like a coil shaped like a bun)

Example:

Asian women usually use bun hair style while doing home chorus.

Messy bun:

(A bun in which hair are not knitted in fine way but casually and carelessly twisted in a bun)

Example:

Alia was in hurry so she made a messy bun and went out in a while.

Afro:

(A style where strand of hair grows in a tiny spring-like, corkscrew shape. it is often referred to as “thick”, “bushy”, or “woolly”)

Jam was wearing an artificial afro.

Bouffant:

(Bouffant describes a style characterized by smooth hair that is heightened and raised on top of head and usually covering the ears or hanging down on the sides)

Example:

Her ash-blonde hair was worn bouffant, and her red lipstick made her appearance like a clown of a circus.

Bunches

(a style in which hair are parted down the middle and gathered into two balanced bundles, like ponytails, falling down near the ears ( bunches are also called pigtails, twintails or angel wings)

Example:

My daughter was looking like a doll in bunches.

Bangs:

(The front section of a person’s hair cut short and worn over the forehead)

Example:

Sofia has short hair with bangs.

Feathered Hair:

(A style with the hair grown long on both sides normally covering the ears or down to the shoulders and left unlayered with either a side or a centre parting)

Example:

Her look in ash-blond feathered hair was hilarious.

French braid:

(French braid includes three divisions of hairs that are braided jointly starting from the crown of the head to the nape of the neck, often described as braided backward)

Example:

Girls love French braid in wedding parties.

Fringe (bangs):

(A hairstyle where hairs are combed down to the front of the head and cut on forehead above the eyebrows)

Example:

A blushing girl with black thick hair and fringe was looking much pretty.

Mod cut:

(A haircut of men uually where the hair flips outward, like wings)

Example:

Baby was looking cute in mod cut.

Mop-Top:

(A mid-length haircut style with a fringe (bangs) that brushes over the forehead, at back up to collar length, with the ears partly covered by the hair)

Example:

Mop-top hairstyle is famous among European countries.

Pixie cut:

(A hairstyle with short wispy hairs with or without a shaggy fringe (bangs) depending on style)

Example:

An old woman with grey hair and pixie hair cut was waving at me.

Slicked-back:

(A style where hairs are combed back, away from the forehead and back towards neck collar, then held in place with a hairstyling product)

Example:

Men usually comb their hair slicked back.

Updo:

(A hairstyle in which hairs are twisted or pulled up at the top or back of head, often requested by brides for their wedding day)

Example:

Girls make updo on wedding parties.

Buzz cut

(A buzz cut is a form of short hairstyles usually cut with electric clippers. Buzz cut styles include the crew cut, flattop and butch cut)

Example:

In summer season, people have buzz cut normally.

Comb over

(A style where hairs are combed from one part of the head to another part often to cover up a bald spot or forehead)

Example:

Donald Trump is known as having a double comb-over, in two directions.

Hair length

Describing Hair Color

 Black: (very dark color resembling coal)

Gray: (hairs that have lightened to a grayish color; usually associated with age)

Silver: (grayish-white color)

Chestnut-brown: (reddish-brown color)

Blonde: (very light brown color, low levels of the dark pigment)

Honey-blond: (blend of dark and warm blonde with light brown hair)

Golden-blond: (a color with golden and honey shades)

Ash-blond: (Ash blonde color is a shade of blonde with a gray tint to make an ash color)

Strawberry-blond: (color that is a blend of warm blonde shade and light red)

Brunette (for women)/ Brunet (for men): (dark shades brown hair)

Brown: (hair of normal brown color)

Auburn: (shades of color in red color)

Red: (ginger hair; a typically red color)

Salt-and-pepper: (hair of a mix blend of a person’s natural hair (black color) along with gray color and it is associated with age

 

Texture or Appearance of Hair: 

 Wavy: (curved back and forth, appearance hair like water waves curving slightly)

Curly: (coiled or spiral-shaped, a bit log hair having curls)

Kinky: (hair with tight curls, alternate words for kinky are: crisp, frizzy, and nappy)

Fuzzy: (untidy mass of tight curls)

Untamed: (not combed or dressed)

Stiff: (rigid and firm; difficult to comb or dress)

Cropped: (shorted hair that are trimmed)

Buzzed: (trimmed with electric clipper, too short hair)

Straight: (hair without any bend or curls, smooth hair)

Spiky: (all hair sticking upward like spikes out from the head)

Trimmed: (cutting of hair to make them short)

Tamed: (combed or dressed)

Cascading: (long hair falling down to shoulders)

Parted:  (hair divided into sections with a comb or brush)

Wiry: (stiff hairs)

Bushy: (thick and full hair those are difficult to comb)

Coarse: hair with rough and hard texture and difficult to manage)

Surfer: (a tousled hairstyle)

Scraggly: (untidy and not clean or healthy)

Fine: (smooth and soft hair with good texture)

Baby-fine: (soft, silky and smooth hair like a baby)

Thin: (hair with small diameter)

Balding: (less density of hair or no hair on head due to hair fall)

Bald spot: (spot on head with no hairs on it)

Receding: (gradual loss or fall of hair at the front of the head)

Dyed: (hair that are colored, hair with artificial color)

Bleached: (discolored hair by chemicals, to color hair white or skin color to make them less visible)

Highlighted: (it is partial coloring based on shades to make the hair more colorful)

Streaked: (Hair colored in contrast instead of highlighting base color)

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