Glossary with terms related to hairdressing - suggestions needed
Thread poster: Elena85

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French to Italian
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Mar 27, 2013

Someone of you can help me?
I'm looking for a glossary regarding the world of the hairdresser (terms, expressions...)

Can you help me?


Sarah McDowell  Identity Verified
Local time: 15:38
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A cosmetology textbook Mar 27, 2013

I have a cosmetology textbook which explain all the terms and techniques for cutting and styling hair. Something like this in your language would be what you are looking for. I used to work in this field so that's why I have this resource.


Łukasz Gos-Furmankiewicz  Identity Verified
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Not really helpful but... Mar 27, 2013

I'm sorry if my reply turns out to be worthless in the end (and there is such a possibility) but for a moment I believe that the perspective of someone completely almost ignorant on the subject at start but hypothetically faced with a need to deliver a competent translation could be of some limited help since I do indeed have some experience in dealing with awful projects of doom.

So, if at all possible, I'd try to put my hands on something monolingual and intended for newbie hairdressers or their potential customers (that'd be websites, hopefully). Preferably with pictures, because in most cases I just wouldn't have a faint idea what even to look up in a dictionary (no matter bilingual or monolingual). I can't really imagine figuring hair-dressing out without pictures--too much risk of failure even if I were to be subjectively convinced in some high degree of being right.

If really hard-pressed and unable to find answers through my own searching, I'd probably eventually get around to asking a real, native-speaking hair-dresser, e.g. by registering on some message boards, or actually by insisting that my client pay a live hair-dresser, either for some insights or the simple information as to where to find appropriate books or ebooks if I couldn't figure that out on my own (and for the record, it should be completely legal to pay someone to buy a book for us in his country and scan some pages for us before snail-mailing the hard cope). Like I said, pictures would be crucial.


Teresa Borges
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In Italian? Mar 27, 2013

I know of one or two in English...


Laura Francesca  Identity Verified
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Multilingual websites Mar 28, 2013

Take a look at industry websites such as this one:

Each article is published in a variety of languages, so it's fairly useful when searching for terms.

Hope this helps.


Local time: 22:38
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tks Mar 28, 2013

thanks a lot to everyone, I'm looking some simply sentences.
I work as a receptionist in a Jean Louis David salon and I have to do a little (very simply) glossary for my collegues...


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