AskDefine | Define hairdressing

Dictionary Definition



1 a toiletry for the hair [syn: hair tonic, hair oil, hair grease]
2 care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair [syn: hair care, haircare]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. The washing, colouring, cutting and styling of the hair; the art or trade of a hairdresser

Extensive Definition

''Haircut redirects here. For the financial term, see Haircut (finance).
A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to a styling of head hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics.

Notable hairstyles

Hair products

Cosmetic products used in creating and maintaining hairstyles include:

Hair lengths

  • Bald, hair that is completely shaved down to the scalp
  • Buzz, hair that is extremely short and hardly there
  • Cropped, hair that is a little longer than a buzz
  • Boy's cut, hair that is longer than a crop, but not yet hits the ears
  • Ear length, hair that is at the same level as one's ears
  • Chin level, hair that comes to the chin
  • Flip level, hair that comes to the neck or shoulder area.
  • Bra/midback level, hair that's at about the same point as the widest part of one's ribcage and chest area
  • Waist length, hair that falls at the smallest part of one's waist, a little bit above the hip bones
  • Tailbone length, hair that is at about the area of one's tailbone
  • Classic length, hair that reaches where one's legs meet his or her buttocks
  • Thigh length, hair that is at the mid-thigh
  • Knee-length, hair that is at the knee
  • Calf length, hair that is at the calf
  • Floor length, hair that reaches the floor



hairdressing in Arabic: حلاقة
hairdressing in Czech: Účes
hairdressing in Danish: Frisure
hairdressing in German: Frisur
hairdressing in Modern Greek (1453-): Κούρεμα
hairdressing in Spanish: Peinado
hairdressing in Esperanto: Hararanĝo
hairdressing in French: Coiffure
hairdressing in Finnish: Hiustyyli
hairdressing in Korean: 헤어스타일
hairdressing in Hebrew: תסרוקת
hairdressing in Dutch: Kapsel (haardracht)
hairdressing in Japanese: 髪型
hairdressing in Norwegian: Frisyre
hairdressing in Polish: Fryzura
hairdressing in Portuguese: Penteado
hairdressing in Russian: Причёска
hairdressing in Simple English: Hairstyle
hairdressing in Swedish: Frisyr
hairdressing in Chinese: 发型
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