If the language barrier leaves you looking more like Olive Oyl than Oliva Newton John when you visit the hairdressers, pop eye, I mean pop in to see Samantha, English speaking hairdresser in Cabestany ….or arm yourself with this useful hair and beauty vocab before setting off for your makeover. 

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HAIR

haircut – une coupe
shampoo – le shampooing (shom-pwan)
conditioner – l’après-shampooing
highlights – les mèches
perm – une permanente
layered – dégradé
sideboards – les pattes
fringe – une frange
parting – une raie
blow dry – un brushing
hair ends – les pointes
Would this suit me? – Ca m’irait ?
I’d like the colour/roots touching up. – Je voudrais refaire ma couleur/racines.

BEAUTY

treatments – les soins
make-up – le maquillage
hair removal (legs/eyebrows/bikini/underarm) – l’épilation (jambes/sourcils/maillot/aisselles)
moisturising cream – une crème hydratante.
eye cream – un soin contour des yeux.
facial – un soin de visage
(dry/oily/combinination) skin – la peau (seche/ grasse/ mixte / peau sèche / peau sensible ou irritable
anti wrinkle treatment – un soin anti rides
beauty sleep – sommeil réparateur

AND IF ALL ELSE  FAILS…..
plastic surgeon – un chirugien esthétique

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