Salon Makeup Vocabulary, Cosmetology Vocabulary Pdf

Salon makeup vocabulary can be confusing for those new to the beauty industry. Here’s a pdf with all of the most important terms you need to know! Cosmetology vocabulary can be just as confusing, so I’ve also included a list of key terms in that field. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to communicate better with your clients and fellow professionals.

Salon Makeup Vocabulary

Salon Vocabulary with Pictures

Popular Salon Makeup Items and Images

1. BB cream BB cream
2. Blusher Blusher
3. Bronzer Bronzer
4. Eye shadow Eye shadow
5. Eyebrow pencil Eyebrow pencil
6. Eyeliner Eyeliner
7. Foundation Foundation
8. Highlighter Highlighter
9. Lip gloss Lip gloss
10. Lip liner Lip liner
11. Lipstick Lipstick
12. Loose Powder Loose Powder
13. Makeup brushes Makeup brushes
14. Mascara Mascara
15. Primer Primer
16. Straightener Straightener
17. Hair dryer Hair dryer
18. Hair clipper Hair clipper
19. Towel Towel
20. Shampoo Shampoo
21. Nail polish Nail polish
22. Brightener Brightener
23. Lotion Lotion
24. Perfume Perfume
25. Hair spray Hair spray

List of Makeup Vocabulary

  • BB cream
  • Contour
  • Kohl liner
  • Lip liner
  • Loose Powder
  • Lip gloss
  • Mascara
  • Eyebrow pencil
  • Cover up
  • Foundation
  • Blusher
  • Eye shadow
  • Makeup brushes
  • Tinted moisturizer
  • Highlighter
  • Lipstick
  • Bronzer
  • Eyeliner
  • Powder compact
  • Primer

List of Beauty Problems

  • Wrinkles
  • Dark Circles
  • Pimple
  • Dry skin
  • Split Hair
  • Frizzy Hair
  • Dull Hair
  • Peeling
  • Acne
  • Freckles
  • Chapped Lips
  • White Heads
  • Greasy Hair
  • Black Heads
  • Lack of Volume
  • Scares
  • Gray Hair
  • Pigmentation
  • Vascular Network
  • Allergic Rashes
  • Puffy Eyes
  • Hair Loss
  • Dry hair
  • Dandruff
  • Body Odor
  • Tan

Beauty Problems and Pictures

1. Wrinkles Wrinkles
2. Dark Circles Dark Circles
3. Pimple Pimple
4. Dry skin Dry skin
5. Split Hair Split Hair
6. Frizzy Hair Frizzy Hair
7. Freckles Freckles
8. Chapped Lips Chapped Lips
9. Pigmentation Pigmentation
10. Allergic Rashes Allergic Rashes
11. Puffy Eyes Puffy Eyes
12. Hair Loss Hair Loss
13. Dandruff Dandruff
14. Body Odor Body Odor

Salon Makeup Vocabulary

  • Foundation- The base product that is applied to the face to even out the skin tone and create a canvas for the rest of the makeup.
  • Concealer- A product used to cover up blemishes, dark circles, or other imperfections on the skin.
  • Powder- A translucent or colored powder that can be used to set the foundation, add color, and absorb excess oil.
  • Blush- A cosmetic product containing pigment that is applied to the cheeks for color.
  • Bronzer- A cosmetic product containing pigment that is applied to the face or body to create the appearance of a tan.
  • Eye shadow- A cosmetic product containing pigment that is applied to the eyelids for color.
  • Eyeliner- A cosmetic product used to define the eyes by lining the lash line.
  • Mascara- A cosmetic product used to darken, lengthen, and thicken the lashes.
  • Lipstick- A cosmetic product containing pigment and oil that is applied to the lips for color.
  • Lip gloss- A cosmetic product containing oil and pigment that is applied to the lips for shine and color.
  • Cosmetology Vocabulary
  • Anatomic term- a technical word used to describe a specific part of the face or body. Ex: zygomatic arch (the bony structure of the cheek)
  • Bilateral- having two sides; relating to both sides. Ex: Bilateral symmetry means that the left and right sides of the body are mirror images of each other.
  • Biopsy- The removal and examination of tissue from the living body to determine the presence or absence of disease.
  • Blackhead- a type of acne lesion that is a plugged follicle filled with sebum and melanin.
  • Bloodborne pathogen- a microorganism that is carried in the blood and can cause disease.
  • Botulinum toxin- a protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum, which can cause botulism, a potentially fatal form of food poisoning.
  • Canthus- the angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at the inner or outer corners of the eye.
  • Capsule- a small, enclosed structure, such as a cell or organelle.
  • Cellulitis- a bacterial infection of the skin and subcutaneous tissues that results in redness, swelling, and pain.
  • Chemical peel- a cosmetic procedure in which an acidic solution is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate new cell growth.

List of Beauty Problems and Definitions

  • Comedo- A plugged hair follicle that is filled with sebum and bacteria. (Blackhead or Whitehead)
  • Demodex folliculorum- A type of mite that lives on the skin and feeds on sebum.
  • Dermis- The layer of skin below the epidermis that contains blood vessels, nerves, and sweat glands.
  • Dermatitis- Inflammation of the skin that can be caused by an allergic reaction, irritation, or infection.
  • Dermatologist- A physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases.
  • Eczema- A chronic, inflammatory skin condition that results in dry, red, cracked skin.
  • Epidermis- The outermost layer of the skin that consists of dead skin cells.
  • Follicle- A small sac in the skin that contains a hair shaft and sebaceous gland.
  • Hyperpigmentation- An increase in melanin production that results in the darkening of the skin.
  • Hypopigmentation- A decrease in melanin production that results in the lightening of the skin.
  • Ichthyosis- A group of hereditary disorders that cause the skin to be dry, scaly, and thick.
  • Impetigo- A contagious bacterial infection of the skin that causes sores and blisters.
  • Keratin- A protein that is found in the epidermis and helps to keep the skin strong and resilient.
  • Keratosis pilaris- A condition that causes small, rough bumps to form on the skin.
  • Lentigines- Brown or black spots on the skin that are caused by sun damage.
  • Leukoderma- A condition that causes the skin to become white due to a loss of pigment.
  • Melanin- A pigment that gives color to the skin, hair, and eyes.
  • Melasma- A condition that causes brown or gray patches to form on the face.
  • Milia- Small, white bumps that form on the skin when dead skin cells become trapped in pores.
  • Molluscum contagiosum- A viral infection of the skin that causes small, flesh-colored bumps. Nodules- Solid, raised bumps that are larger than pimples.
  • Onychomycosis- A fungal infection of the nails that causes them to become discolored, thick, and brittle.
  • Pediculosis- An infestation of the hair with lice.
  • Pityriasis alba- A condition that causes dry, scaly patches to form on the face, neck, and chest.
  • Pruritus- Itching of the skin that can be caused by a variety of conditions.
  • Psoriasis- A chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes red, scaly patches to form on the skin.
  • Rosacea- A chronic, inflammatory skin condition that causes redness and swelling on the face.
  • Seborrheic dermatitis- A condition that causes red, scaly, and itchy skin.
  • Shingles- A viral infection of the nerves that causes a painful rash.
  • Stretch marks- Striae that occur when the skin is stretched beyond its normal capacity.
  • Tinea infections- Fungal infections of the skin that cause scaling and itching.
  • Urticaria- A condition that causes raised, red, itchy bumps to form on the skin.
  • Verruca- A wart that is caused by a virus.
  • Vitiligo- A condition that causes the loss of pigment in the skin, resulting in white patches.

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