Topic: Hair Salon and Barbershop



In this lesson, your tutor will help you go over this topic: going to the hair salon or barbershop. First, go over the following vocabulary and expressions with your tutor. Read the word/expression and definition out loud, and your tutor will go over anything you do not understand. Practice creating a sentence or two to make sure you know how to use the word/expression properly.

Vocabulary/ Expressions

barber (n) a person whose job is to cut men’s hair
My barber likes to work on the weekends.
hairstylist (n) a person who cuts and styles hair; hairdresser
The hairstylist is very good at cutting hair.
blow-dry (v) to dry hair with a hairdryer
I blow-dry my hair every day.
color (v) to dye hair to another color or shade
She has to color her hair once a month.
perm (n) a process where a person’s hair is curled and treated with chemicals; usually a woman
A perm will make your hair curly for a long time.
curly (adj) having curls in the hair, formed into a round shape
The woman has naturally curly hair.
hairstyle (n) a particular form or design of hair
She wants a new hairstyle.
straighten (v) to make the something straight like hair
She wants the hairstylist to straighten her hair.
split ends (n) hair that has become dry or damaged and has split apart at the ends
She wants to have her split ends repaired.
bangs (n) hair in the front of the head cut straight and the same length
She asked the hairstylist to cut her bangs.


Use the following questions as a guideline to form an interesting conversation with your tutor. Feel free to diverge from these suggestions if anything interesting comes up.

  1. How often do you go to a hair salon or barbershop? Why?
  2. Have you ever had your color put in your hair? If yes, which color and why?
  3. Do you have a favorite hairstylist or barber? Why?
  4. Do you like straight or curly hair? Why?
  5. Would you get a perm? Why or why not?
  6. Is there a specific style of haircut you like? Why or why not?
  7. What do you normally have done to your hair when you go to the hair salon or barbershop?
  8. Do you like bangs? Why or why not?
  9. Can you name some tools hairstylists and barbers use?
  10. Did you ever have a dream to be a hairstylist or barber when you were younger?


Go over any new expressions or vocabulary that you learned today.


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