All the hairdresser vocabulary you need in European Portuguese!

Going to the hairdresser is SCARY (assustador). And if you don’t know the language, and you don’t know the hairdresser… that’s just room for disaster.

Here is the vocabulary you need to go to the hairdresser in Portuguese without coming home wanting to hide.

Hairdresser vocabulary in Portuguese

 

 

Let’s start with some basic Portuguese vocabulary you’ll need when getting a haircut.

o cabeleireiro
The hairdresser

A cabeleireira
The hairdresser

cortar
to cut

pintar
to dye

pentear
to style

lavar
to wash

escalar
to add layers

alisar
to straighten

a franja
bangs

madeixas
highlights

raizes
roots

tratamento
treatment

Sentences and expressions at the hair salon in Portuguese

Como quer secar?
How do you want to dry it?

não corte muito
Don’t cut too much

queria pintar o cabelo
I’d like to dye my hair

Escolha a sua cor
Choose your colour

Talvez mais claro / escuro
Maybe lighter / darker

Tem disponibilidade para um corte hoje de tarde?
Do you have any availability for a cut this afternoon?

Corte só dois dedos.
Only cut two fingers (Portuguese hairdressers usually measure by fingers and not inches)

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