The beauty terminology is commonly divided into a number of categories:
1. Hair care terminology.
2. Skin care terminology.
3. Body and skin products terminology.
However, all terms in these beauty categories are used collectively with each term accompanying the other because of their interrelation.
Hair care beauty terminologies
- Abrasion: Scrubbing the unwanted hair away on the face or another part of the skin.
- Braid: Weaving hair strands together.
- Bulge: Midway of the hair follicle.
- Eyelashes: Hair found on the eyelids that mainly protects the eye from lightweight particles.
- Follicles: The tiny bulb beneath the hair scalp from which the hair follicle grows.
- Hair extensions: Additional hair meant to add its volume and length.
- Hair weaving: Attaching another hair to the already existing one on the head.
- Kanekalon: A synthetic hair brand names from Japan.
- Weave: Hairpieces that are added to the existing ones so as to look like the real hair.
- Wig: Hair pieces with a full cap that completely cover the other hair on the head.
Skin care terminologies
- Bleaching: Whitening of the skin in order to get a brighter skin color.
- Cuticles: The hard outer cover of the skin especially around the hair growth and on the feet.
- Dandruff: Peeling off of skin scalp around the hair follicle due to excess cell growth.
- Epidermis: The thin outer layer of the skin.
- Facelift: Medical surgery that improves general skin outlook and enhances younger facial look.
- Hydrate: Adding more moisture to the skin especially face.
- Melanin: Pigment underneath the skin that gives it color.
Body and skin products terminologies
- Cosmetics: Liquid foundations and powders mainly used to treat hair and skin mainly in women.
- Gel: The viscous liquid that is medically manufactured to be applied on the face and other skin parts.
- Glycerin: Viscous clear liquid mainly used on hair and skin for softening.
- Henna: Product extracted from the henna plant that is used to dye nails.
- Moisturizer: Medically manufactured emollient cream. Used to hydrate the face and other skin parts.
- Relaxer: Straightening of hair involving an application of a chemical that straightens and softens them.
- Shampoo: Medically manufactured viscous liquid used to clean the hair.
- Texturizer: A mild hair chemical that is applied to the hair and left there for a shorter period to allow it to relax and form African hair like curls.
- Treatment: A process of adding back the protein to the hair before conditioning it.
As a salon attendant or a cosmetics sales person, always use the right term to describe the right item or process to avoid confusing clients.