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Chinese Vocabulary for getting a Haircut

Posted by Julia Song on August 30, 2016

Chinese Vocabulary about Haircut

Like your clothes, haircuts aren't one-size-fits-all. But unlike your clothes, a haircut can't be taken off after a day of being teased by your colleagues. If you are in China and you have to go to the hairdresser(理发店l理 ff dii店, then this article may give you a little help.

Related words

Products and Accessories
Shampoo 洗发剂 xǐ fà jì
Conditioner 护发素 hù fà sù
Hair spray 定型液 dìnɡ xínɡ yè
Mousse 摩丝 mó sī
Hairspray 发胶 fà jiāo
Hair dryer 吹风机 chuī fēnɡ jī
Comb 梳子 shū zi
Scissors 剪刀 jiǎn dāo
Hairband 发箍 fà ɡū
Hairpiece 发网 fà wǎnɡ

Hair Styles
Cropped hair 短发 duǎn fà
Bob 女式齐短发 nǚ shì qí duǎn fà
Long hair 长发 chánɡfà
Waist-length hair 齐腰长发 qí yāo chánɡfà
Shoulder-length hair 齐肩长发 qí jiān chánɡfà
Medium-length hair 中长发 zhōnɡ chánɡfà
Permed hair 烫发 tànɡ fà
Curly hair 卷发 juǎn fà
Straight hair 直发 zhí fà
Ponytail 马尾辫 mǎ wěi biàn
Bun 丸子头 wán zi tóu
Plait braid(一根)发辫(yì ɡēn)fà biàn
Pigtails braids(两根)发辫(liǎnɡ ɡēn)fà biàn
Crew cut 平头 pínɡ tóu
Flat-top 平顶头 pínɡ dǐnɡ tóu

Hair Colors
Black 黑色 hēi sè
Golden 金色 jīn sè
Gray 灰色 huī sè
Brown 棕色 zōnɡ sè
Red 红色 hónɡ sè
to dye, apply color to 染色 rǎn sè

Useful phrases about haircut:

1. Don't cut it too short, please.
请不要剪得太短。qǐnɡ bú yào jiǎn de tài duǎn

2. Show me some pictures of different styles, please.
请给我看一下不同发型的图片好吗?
qǐnɡ ɡěi wǒ kàn yí xià bù tónɡ fà xínɡ de tú piàn hǎo ma?

3. Don't change the style, just trim it.
发型不变,只修剪一下就行
fàxínɡ bú biàn,zhǐ xiūjiǎn yíxià jiù xínɡ le。

4. Leave some bangs, please.
请留一点儿刘海。qǐnɡ liú yì dián er liúhǎi。

5. I'd like to have my hair washed and set.
我想洗发和做头发。wǒ xiǎnɡ xǐ fà hé zuò tóu fa。

6. Can you do my hair in this style?
您能帮我做成这种发型吗?
nín nénɡ bānɡ wǒ zuò chénɡ zhè zhǒnɡ fà xínɡ ma?

7. Please layer the hair.
请把头发剪出层次来。
qǐnɡ bǎ tóufa jiǎn chū cénɡ cì lái。

8. I'm very pleased with the hairdo.
我对这个发型非常满意。
wǒ duì zhèɡe fàxínɡ fēichánɡ mǎn yì。

Now you can easily go to the barber shop. However, there are more Chinese words or sentences you need to know if you want to communicate more in detail with the hairdresser (理发师). Book a free trial class so our teachers help you learn more about it!

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