106 Spanish Beauty and Hair Salon Terms


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a capas – layered, in layers

ablandador (de pelo) – relaxer, straightener, softener

ablandador de canas – pre-softener for color-resistant gray hair so it will absorb dye better

abombado (peinado) – bouffant

abrillantador (nom) – gloss, brightener, lustrant

abrillantador (adj) – brightening, glossing, shining

abundante cabellera – full head of hair

acartonado (pelo) – stiff, without movement or vitality

accesorio para pelo – hair ornament

aceite de aguacate (o palta) – avocado oil

aceite de ajonjolí – sesame oil

aceite de canela – cinammon oil

aceite de jojoba – jojoba oil

aceite de canela – cinammon oil

aceite de germen de trigo – wheat germ oil

aceite de oliva (o aceituna) – olive oil

aceite de planchado – pressing oil

acentuar – accentuate, emphasize

acharolado (hair) – stiffened by gel or fixative

aclarar (pelo) – rinse; lighten, make lighter

acondicionador – conditioner

acondicionar – condition

adhesivo – glue, adhesive

Afro – Afro

agente ablandador – softener, softening agent; relaxer

agitado – messed up, messy

agua – water

agua oxigenada – (hydrogen) peroxide

agua purificada – purified water

ahuecado (del cabello) – a volumizing treatment, bouffant

ahuecar (el pelo) – give volume to, fluff, fluff out, make fluffy

alaciado – straightening, relaxing

alaciado permanente – permanent straightening

alaciado temporal – temporary straightening

alaciar – straighten, relax

alazán (color) – cinammon, reddish brown

alborotado – disheveled, messed up, tousled

algodón – cotton

alheña – henna

alisado, alisante – straightening, relaxing

alisado chino – Chinese “Chi” hair straightening

alisado japonés – Japanese thermal reconditioning (straightening)

alisado termal – Thermal reconditioning (straightening)

alisador, alisadora (de pelo) – hair straightener, hair relaxer, curl relaxer; hair iron, flat iron

alisar el cabello o pelo – straighten or relax the hair

alissette – straightening, relaxing

alopecia – alopecia, hair loss, falling hair

alta costura – haute couture, high fashion

amarrado (pelo) – tied back

amarrar (pelo) – tie back

ampolla, ampolleta – vial, phial, ampoule containing a single application of special hair oil or treatment

anchoas – pin curls, small curls; small curlers

anchoitas – curls fastened with a clip

anti-esponjado – anti-frizz

anti-fungoideos – anti-fungal

aplicación – application

aplicar – apply, put on

apretador – clip, hair band; hair net

apretadora capilar – hair fortifying treatment to control hair loss

arcilla – clay

arena (color) – sand, sandy color

arrancar (pelos) – pluck

arrastre de color – reset tinted hair to its natural color

arreglar – do, fix

arreglarse el pelo – fix one’s hair

arriba – on top

áspero (pelo) – coarse

atado (pelo) – tied, fastened (not loose)

atado atrás (pelo) – tied back

axilas – armpits

– B –

baba de caracol – snail slime

balayage – balayage, highlighting by direct “painting” without foil or cap

baño – bath

baño de color – color rinse

baño de crema – cream rinse

barra (para hacer permanentes) – perm rod

barrido (de tintura, tinturación) – removal of dye from hair

barro – mud

bigudí, bigutí, bigoutí – curler, roller

bigutí flexible o suave – soft-twist roller

blanco (color de pelo) – white

blower – blow dryer

bob en capas – layered bob

bob en punta – unlayered or pointed bob

bob hongo – mushroom bob

boquilla (de blower) – nozzle

borgoña (color de pelo) – burgundy

brillante – shiny

brillantez – shininess

brillo – shine

brillo capilar, brillo para cabello – hair polish, hair gloss

bucle – ringlet, spiral curl

bufarse (pelo) – puff out, frizz up, get big

burdeos (color de pelo) – burgundy

– C –

cabellera – long hair, tresses, head of hair

cabellera densa – thick hair

cabello – hair

cabello alisado – straightened hair, relaxed hair

cabello atado – hair tied back

cabello canoso – graying hair, salt-and-pepper hair

cabello cenizo – gray hair

cabello crespo – frizzy or nappy hair

cabello electrizado – static hair, flyaway hair

cabello espeso – thick hair

cabello esponjado – frizzy, puffy, or fluffy hair

cabello fino o finito – fine or very fine hair

cabello graso – oily hair

cabello gueso – thick hair

cabello horquillado – split ends

cabello lacio – straight hair

cabello liso – straight hair

cabello lleno – full head of hair

cabello mixto – mixed dry and oily hair

cabello ondulado – wavy hair

cabello reseco – very dry hair

cabello sano o saludable – healthy hair

cabello seco – dry hair

cabello pintado o teñido – dyed hair

cabello planchado – pressed hair

cabello quebradizo – brittle hair

cabellos bravos – wild hair

cabeza – head

cadejo – tangles, knot of tangled hair

café (color de pelo) – coffee brown

caída del cabello – hair loss

calamidad – disaster, calamity

caliente – hot

calor – heat

calvicie – baldness; bald spot

calvicie incipiente – thinning hair, falling hair

cambiar – change

canas – gray hairs, white hairs

canela (color) – cinammon, reddish brown

canoso (pelo) – gray, white, graying, salt-and-pepper

caoba (color de pelo) – mahogany

capas – layers

capas de pelo – layers of hair

capas de color – layers of color

capilar – hair (adj)

cara – face

caracoles – ringlets

cardar (pelo) – tease, backcomb

caro – expensive

cascada de bucles – cascade of ringlets

caspa – dandruff

castaño (color de pelo) – brown, chestnut

castaño claro (color de pelo) – light brown

castaño cenizo (color de pelo) – ash brown

castaño dorado (color de pelo) – honey blonde, golden brown

castaño oscuro (color de pelo) – dark brown

castaño rojizo (color de pelo) – reddish-brown

castaño rubio (color de pelo) – honey blonde

cejas – eyebrows

cenizo (color) – gray

cenizo (tono) – ash

cepillable – brushable

cepillado – brushing

cepillar – brush

cepillarse el pelo – brush one’s hair

cepillo (de pelo) – brush, hairbrush

cepillo estilizador – styling brush

cepillo estilizador termal o de aire caliente – hot air styling brush

cepillo plano – flat brush

cepillo redondo – round brush

cera – wax

cera caliente – hot wax

cerámico (plancha) – ceramic

cerda – bristle (of hairbrush)

cerquillo – bangs, fringe

champú – shampoo

champú abrillantador – brightening shampoo

champú aclarador o clarificador – clarifying shampoo

champú sublimador de rizos – curl-enhancing shampoo

chasquilla – bangs

chino (pelo) – curly

chocolate (color de pelo) – chocolate brown

chongo – bun, chignon

chongo de gajos – chignon with tendrils

chongo francés – French roll, chignon

cincelado a navaja – razor cut

cinta (de pelo) – ribbon, hair ribbon

cintura – waist

ciruela (color de pelo) – plum

cita de cabello – hairdresser appointment

claritos – streaks

claro (tono) – light

clarísimo (tono) – very light

clásico – classic

clipe – hair clip

cloro – chlorine

cobre (color de pelo) – copper

cola – pony tail, ponytail

cola ahuecada – puffy ponytail, teased ponytail

cola cortado – bobtail, short ponytail

cola de caballo – pony tail

cola de caballo lateral – side pony tail

champú – shampoo

champú cola de caballo – horsetail shampoo, shampoo containing the herb equisetum)

champú neutralizante – neutralizing shampoo (for use after applying relaxer)

chin (un chin) – a little, a little bit

chino, chinito – curly

coleta – pony tail

coleta alta – high pony tail

coleta baja – low pony tail

coletero, colita – ponytail holder, hair band, hair tie

coletero enganche – ponytail clasp

colocho, colocha, colochita – curly, curly-haired person

color – color (EEUU), colour (RU)

color de pelo – hair color

color natural – natural color

color permanente – permanent color

color temporal – temporary color

colorado (color) – red

colorante – dye, coloring

coloreado – colored, tinted, dyed

colorear – color, tint, dye

colorido – color, coloring

colorín – red; red-haired, ginger-haired

colorista – hair colorist

cóncavo – concave, curling inward (opposite of “el flip”

consejos – advice

copete – pompadour

coronilla – top of the head

cortar – cut, bob

cortar a flequillo – cut in bangs, styled in bangs

cortar el flequillo – cut (or trim) the bangs

cortar el pelo – cut (the) hair

cortarme el pelo – have my hair cut; get a haircut

cortarse el pelo – have one’s hair cut; get a haircut

cortarse el pelo escalonado – have one’s hair layered, cut in layers

cortar las puntas – trim (the ends)

corte de alta costura – couture cut, high-fashion cut

corte de dama – woman’s cut, lady’s cut

corte de pelo – hairstyle, cut, haircut, hair cut

corte de pelo a navaja – razor cut

corte de pelo en capas – layered cut

corte de pelo escalonado – layered cut

corte de hongo o honguito o tazón – mushroom cut, bowl cut

corte desmachado en punta – unlayered tousled cut

corte encapado – layered cut

cortísimo – very short

corto – short

crecer – grow

crecer de nuevo (cabello) – grow back

crecimiento – growth

crema – cream, creme

crema alisadora – relaxing cream, hair relaxer

crema alisante – relaxing cream, hair relaxer

crema anticaída, crema apretadora – fortifying cream to control hair loss

crema para peinar, crema de peinar – styling cream, hair cream

crema tonalizante – shading cream (for dyed hair)

crencha – part (in hair)

crespo (nom) – curl

crespo (adj) – curly, frizzy, kinky, nappy, puffy, poofy

crispado – tight, frizzy, puffy, poofy

¿cuánto costaría X? – how much would X cost?

¿cuánto cuesta X? – how much does X cost?

cuello – neck

cuero cabelludo – scalp

cuerpo – body (quality of hairstyle)

cuidado del pelo – hair care

cuidar – take care of

cutícula (de un pelo) – cuticle

– D –

dañar – damage

daño – damage

de clip (extensiones) – clip-on

de pelo oscuro – brunette, dark-haired

decoloración – bleaching

decolorado – bleached

decolorante – bleach, lightener

decolorar – bleach

delantero – front

degrafilado – layered

denso – thick

depilación – waxing, hair removal (by any method)

depilación con cera – waxing

depilación con hilo – threading

depilación eléctrica – electrolisis (permanent)

depilación facial – facial hair removal

depilación integral – whole-body waxing, removal of all body hair (by any method)

depilación láser – laser hair removal (permanent)

depilador – hair remover, trimmer

depilador de cejas – eyebrow trimmer

depilar – remove body hair, pluck, wax

depilarse – remove one’s (own) body hair; or have one’s body hair removed, plucked, or waxed

depilatorio – hair remover, depilatory

derrizar, derrisar – straighten (= desrizar)

derrisao – straightened (Dominican)

desaliñado (cabello) – unkempt, messed up

desastre – disaster, calamity

descamación – scaling, flaking (e.g. of scalp)

descargar – thin (make thinner)

desencrespar – relax, straighten

desenredante – detangling

desenredar – detangle

desfilar el pelo – layer; reduce volume; thin

desfilado (nom) – a haircut in which some parts are longer than others and/or thinned towards the ends

desgrafilado – a type of layered cut in which the volume is reduced

desgreñada – disheveled, having messy hair

desfilado (cut or style) – ragged, irregular, layers of different lengths

desflecado (cut or style) = desflecado

desmechado (cut or style) – tousled

desmechar – pull, tousle, remove, or thin hair

desmelenarse – let one’s hair down; mess up one’s hair

desplumado – razor cut with fine layers

despunte (de cabello) – trim

desriz – straightening or relaxing of the hair

desriz japonés – Japanese thermal reconditioning

desrizante (nom) – hair straightener, relaxer

desrizado (adj) – relaxed, straightened

desrizado (nom) – relaxing, straightening

desrizador (adj) – relaxing, straightening

desrizador (nom) – hair straightener, relaxer

desrizar – relax, straighten

desteñido (color, tinte) – faded

desvanecido (corte de pelo) – layered

diadema – hair band, head band; tiara

diente (de peine) – tooth

diseño – design

diseño de pelo – hair design

doobie, doobi, doobydry wrap

dócil – manageable

dona (de cabello) – ornamental ponytail holder made of cloth

dorado – golden

duradero – lasting, long-lasting

– E –

echar canas – get gray hairs

echarse mechas – have one’s hair streaked or highlighted

elaborado – elaborate

electrólisis – electrolisis (method of permanent hair removal)

elegante – elegant

en capas – layered

encanecido (adj) – gray-haired; graying

encapado (adj) – layered

encapado incrementado (adj) – layered

encapados – layers

encaracolado – kinky

encerado – waxing

enchinar – curl

encrespar – curl, frizz up

encrespado – curly; frizzy

encrespamiento – frizzing, frizzing up (e.g. on humid day)

encresparse – become curly

engancharse – snag, get caught

enganche – snag

enjuagar – rinse

enjuague de color – color rinse

enjuague de crema – cream rinse

enjuague herbal – herbal rinse

enlaciar – straighten, relax

enmarcar la cara – frame the face

enmoñado – in a bun

en punta – “pointed”, i.e. not layered

enredado – tangled

enredos – tangles

enriquecido – enriched

enroscado – coiled, in a twist, in a bun, rolled up, wrapped around, twisted; kinky, nappy

enroscar – coil, twist, roll, wrap around

enrulado (adj) – curly

enrulado (nom) – curl, wave

enrular – curl

ensortijado – in ringlets, curly; nappy, frizzy

entrecano – graying, greying

entrelazados – interweavings, plaiting, braiding

entresacar el pelo – thin the hair (to reduce volume)

envuelto de cabello – hair wrap

escalar (verb) – layer

escalera (nom) – layer

escalonado – layered, feathered

escarmenar – tease

escarmenado – teased

esponjado (adj) – frizzy, fluffy, puffy

esponjado (nom) – frizz

esponjarse – frizz up

esponjoso (adj) – frizzy, fluffy, puffy

espray – spray

espray de pelo – hair spray

esteticista – beautician

estilista – stylist, hairdresser

estilización – styling

estilizado – styling

estilizar – style

estilizar con secador (de mano) – blow dry

estilo – style

estilo clásico – classic style

estilo de pelo, estilo de cabello – hairstyle

estirado (de cabello) – straightening or relaxing treatment

estirar (cabello) – relax, straighten, smooth out

estropajoso (cabello) – wiry, strawlike, brittle; a wreck, in tatters

estropeado (cabello) – damaged, overprocessed

extensiones (de pelo) – extensions, wefts

extracto de pepino – cucumber extract

– F –

facial – facial

fijador – hairspray, hair spray; setting lotion, wrap lotion or foam

filamento de pelo – strand of hair

filtro de agua – water filter

flamígero – flaming red

fleco, flequillo – bangs [EEUU], fringe [RU]

flequillo asimétrico – asymmetric bangs

flequillo doble – parted bangs

forma (de cabello) – shape, body

formal – formal

formaldehido – formaldehyde

fortalecer – strengthen, fortify

frisado, frizado – frizzy

frisette – curled or curly bangs

friz – frizz

fuerte – strong

– G –

gabinete de belleza – beauty salon or spa

gajo – tendril, wisp, lock of hair

gancho – barrette, hair clip; hook (for pulling hair through hole in gorro)

gato (peinado) – flip

gel de peinado – styling gel

germen de trigo – wheat germ

goma / gomita / gomilla de pelo – elastic ponytail band, rubber band

gomina – hair gel, styling gel, hair dressing

gorro, gorra (de rayitos) – plastic cap for making streaks

grafilado – a type of layered cut

grasiento, grasoso – oily, greasy

greñas – tangles

greñas de almohada – hair tangled by sleep

greñudo – shaggy, with messy hair, having a bad hair day

grifo (cabello) – nappy, kinky

gris (color de pelo) – gray

gris plateado (color de pelo) – silver gray

grueso (hair) – thick in diameter, coarse; abundant

guantes de goma – rubber gloves

güero (color de pelo) – blonde

gusano de seda – silk worm

– H –

habano (color de pelo) – light brown

hacer el pelo / cabello – do or fix one’s hair

hacia adelante – towards the front

hacia adentro – inwards

hacia afuera – outwards

hacia atrás – towards the back

halar – pull

hasta aquí de largo – this long, down to here

hasta la cintura – waist-length

hasta los hombros – shoulder-length

hebilla – barrette

hebra – strand of hair

henna – henna

hidratar – moisturize

hombros – shoulders

hongo, honguito (corte de) – bowl cut, mushroom cut

horquilla – bobby pin, hair pin

horquillas, horquillitas, horquetillas – split ends

húmedo (pelo) – moist, damp

– I –

iluminaciones (de pelo) – streaks, highlights

iluminador – lightener

incontrolable – unmanageable

ingrediente – ingredient

intensivo – intensive

irritación – irritation

– J –

– K –

karité – shea butter

karitina – keratin

– L –

laca – hairspray

laciado – straightening

laciador – relaxer, hair straightener

laciado japonés – Japanese thermal reconditioning

lacio – straight

lado – side

lavabo, lavacabezas (para champú) – sink, washbasin

lavado – shampoo

lavado y estilazado o marcado – wash and set

lavado y secado – wash and dry

lavar – wash, shampoo

lavar y secar el pelo – wash and dry the hair

largo (adj) – long

largo (nom) – length

larguísimo – very long

largura – length

lazo (del pelo) – hair tie, hair ribbon

lejía – lye, bleach

levamente rizado – lightly curled

liga para el cabello – hair band, ponytail band, barrette

liso – smooth, straight

lista de precios – price list

loción capilar – hair lotion

loción fijadora o fijativa – setting lotion, wrap lotion

luminosidad – luminosity

luz – light

luces – highlights

lustre – luster

– M –

mal corte de pelo – bad haircut

manejabilidad – manageability

manejable – manageable

manicura – manicure

manteca de karité – shea butter

maquillaje capilar – tratamientos contra la alopecia, como microfibras de queretina

marañas – tangles

marca – brand

marcado – set

marcar – set

marrón (color de pelo) – brown

más – more

más claro – lighter

más corto – shorter

más oscuro – darker

masaje – massage

masaje en el cuero cabelludo – scalp massage

mascarilla capilar – hair mask

mata de pelo – mop of hair, mane

matica de canas – a streak of white

mechas – highlights, streaks

mechas delgadas – thin streaks

mechas oscuras – lowlights, dark streaks

mechitas – smaller highlights or streaks

mechón – lock or tuft of hair, tendril, wisp

mechón suelto – loose lock or tress

mechones – highlights or streaks

mechones plateados – silver highlights

mechudo (adj) – with tangles or tufts

media coleta – half ponytail

media melena – medium-length hair, mid-length hair

melena – long loose flowing hair

melenita – bob

menos – less, not so, not so much

menú – menu, price list

mesar – pull or pull out (hair)

moda – fashion, style

mojado (pelo) – wet

moldear – shape, style

moldeado – styling, loose perm, soft perm

molote – bun

moñito – hair bow

moñitos – (when the hair is sectioned off and each section is tied with a bow) twisties, twisted braids; Bantu knots; hair bows, bowknots

moño, moña – bun, chignon

moño alto – up-do

moño español – Spanish bun

moño francés – French roll, chignon

morado oscuro, morado violín (color de pelo) – deep purple

moreno – dark (complexion or hair), brunette

morocho – dark (complexion or hair), brunette

mucho – a lot, lots, lots of

muchos – many

muestrario de peinados – catalog, magazine, or sample photos of hairstyles

muestrario colores (de cabello, de tintura de pelo) – color chart

muy – very

– N –

nacimiento de pelo – hairline

natural – natural

negro (color de pelo) – black

negro azabache (color de pelo) – jet black

negro azulado (color de pelo) – blue-black

negro violín (color de pelo) – purple-black

neutralizante – neutralizer, stablizer, fixative

níveo (color) – snow-white

nuevo crecimiento – new growth

nuca – back of the neck, nape of the neck

nudo – knot

números – numbers

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