People have always wanted to look their best, and hairdressers and hairstylists—or “cosmetologists,” as they may be called—have helped them achieve that goal. These professionals shampoo, cut, and style hair. But they may also colour, straighten, or curl hair and give manicures, pedicures, and scalp and facial treatments. All states require hairdressers and hairstylists to be licensed, but training and apprenticeship requirements vary widely, so be sure to check before entering a program. Manual dexterity, an artistic sense, and an awareness of the latest styles are essential. Equally important are the “people skills” that make a visit enjoyable for customers and encourage them to come back. Hairdressers and hairstylists who take a genuine interest in their customers often develop the kind of following that makes it possible for them to one day open their very own hair salon or beauty parlour.
to look one’s best – a lehető legjobban néz ki
to style hair – frizurát vágni
to straighten – kiegyenesíteni
to curl – göndöríteni
manicure – manikűr
pedicure – pedikűr
scalp – fejbőr
facial – arcmasszázs, kozmetikai kezelés
license – engedély
apprenticeship – tanulóidő, gyakorlati oktatás
to vary widely – nagyon változó
manual dexterity – kézügyesség
artistic sense – művészi érzék
the latest styles – a legfrissebb frizurák
to have people skills – ért az emberekhez
to encourage – bátorítani
to take interest in – érdeklődést mutatni
genuine – valódi, igazi
following – követők
beauty parlour – szépségszalon
Fill in the gaps with the right words. There is one extra.
to style hair
1. If you want to open a hair salon, you need a ……………….. .
2. Mary is an apprentice. She’s helping out but she’s not allowed to ……………….. yet.
3. How long does it take to get a ……………….. ? I would like a nice pattern on my nails too.
4. This ……………….. is really expensive. All the actors from the theatre opposite come here.
5. Gina gets a ……………….. every week. No wonder she looks so young.
answers: 1-license 2-style hair 3-manicure 4-beauty parlour 5-facial