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French to English translations [PRO] Marketing - Marketing / Market Research / Marketing of Cosmetics France
French term or phrase:cheveux plaqués
Again for the marketing information on the history of a famous hairspray. The text speaks of the 1950s and refers to a hairstyle "cheveux plaqués", with a picture of a gentleman with a 1950 type hairstyle, which is obviously styled with hair cream. However, I am not sure how to translate "cheveux plaqués" into English. Here is the context:
Les années 1950 !
C’est le succès de la brillantine
Coiffure = cheveux plaqués
Les bénéfices du Produit sont de contre-balancer les effets desséchants de la Permanente chaude et l’emploi du savon sur les cheveux qui avait tendance à les ternir.
Explanation: I believe this is the term for hair that was loaded down and hairspray until it was very shiny and virtually immobile.
Ruin Your Hair Style
... in a blast of spray in one area and that means a spot of hard, shellaced hair.
7. Choose a style that does not suit your face shape or hair type. ...
beauty.about.com/cs/hairstyles/ht/RuinHairStyle.htm - 28k - Cached - Similar pages
Angeline... Lets Talk About Hair
That results in a blast of spray in one area and that means a spot of hard,
shellaced hair. Go from long hair to short in one quick cut. ...
beauty.about.com/library/blangelina9a.htm - 30k - Cached - Similar pages
EvilSponge: Head Over Heels by Cocteau Twins
... playing on a darkened windswept landscape, surrounded by light cloth that
billowed in the wind while their shellaced hair stood still as sequoias. ... www.evilsponge.org/albums/CT__HOH.htm - 20k - Cached - Similar pages
NO SLS. Hair sprays, gels, spritz, mists and more. ... of styling gels and hair
sprays will set your hair, without drying it out and being shellaced to it! ... www.holisticbeauty.net/index. asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=207 - 36k - Cached - Similar pages
Fans Of Reality TV - Episode 2 (3/8): Not a Single Vomit Inducing ...
C'mon, admit it, you know shellaced your hair.:lol Great recap Mariner. Loved the
Lhasa reference. You're so dead on with that.:lol ... www.fansofrealitytv.com/ forums/archive/index.php/t-42739 - 24k - Cached - Similar pages
skeet on mischa: 05/01/2005 - 05/31/2005
The only excitement was Carlos D. of Interpol fame walking in, in his usual get
up (holster, black tailored shirt and pants and shellaced hair). ...
skeetonmischa.blogspot.com/ 2005_05_01_skeetonmischa_archive.html - 162k - Cached - Similar pages
Listology: The Apprentice - DO you think that Donald is wearing a ...
It probably is a combination of hair weave, plugs and then the largest Comb over
ever. Then it is shellaced with hairspray so it wont move at all. ... www.listology.com/content_show.cfm/content_id.10238 - 17k - Cached - Similar pages
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