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A

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An area of the skin which has worn away.
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Taken in through the surface of an object.
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Jewellery or other items worn in the hair.
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A mishap that can often lead to injury.
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A record of financial transactions.
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How close the data given is to the true value.
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Exact.
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Used in acid rinses (vinegar rinse).
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A solution with a pH of less than 7.
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Lotion with the same pH as the skin (4.5-5.5).
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A method of outlining steps and actions in order achieve a particular goal.
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To suit another purpose.
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Extensions and hair pieces.
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Materials other than ornamentation used for creating a look i.e. accessories, make-up and clothes.
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Substance added to improve a product.
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Sufficient.
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To stick to.
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Scar tissue.
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Promoting product or services.
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Guidance offered by someone.
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Offer suggestions about the best course of action to someone.
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Type of hair.
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Comb to detangle afro or curly hair.
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Continuing service given to the client.
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To keep a substance or object moving.
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Solvent used in setting lotions.
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A worldwide group of men and women who meet in order to help one another stop drinking alcohol and remain sober.
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To be arranged in a straight line.
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Solution with a pH above 7.
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Abnormal reaction to a substance.
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Abnormal reaction to a substance.
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Vegetable oil used for hot oil scalp treatments. Ingredient of control creams.
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A general term meaning baldness.
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Balding condition made up of small round patches which often follow the line of a nerve.
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A total baldness of the head.
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Hair in its natural un-stretched state.
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In the order of the letters of the alphabet.
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To change.
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A choice.
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The component units of protein.
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Colourless fluid used as a solvent.
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During the period of active growth the hair is said to be in anagen.
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Examine in detail, i.e. the condition of the hair.
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Hereditary male pattern baldness.
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Yearly.
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Amount of money you earn each year.
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To be unknown.
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A substance which prevents the multiplication of germs but does not necessarily kill them. Examples are cetrimide and chloroxylenol.
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A software package that prevents computer viruses from damaging or destroying the system.
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To ask urgently.
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The way that somebody looks.
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Another name for a computer program such as Microsoft Word.
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A specified time for a meeting.
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A system of reviewing an employee's job performance carried out by the employee and employer.
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Length x width
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To be man-made.
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To gather together.
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To judge the condition (of hair).
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The candidate’s teacher or tutor, who assesses the portfolio of evidence.
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Help.
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Unbalanced profile.
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To draw an object or substance closer.
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Agreed by the supervisor.
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Apparatus used for sterilising tools, it works on the same principle as the pressure cooker.
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A term used to describe artwork that breaks away from tradition.
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The sum divided by the number of items.
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There are several awarding bodies, for example City and Guilds, AQA, Edexcel and OCR.

B

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Achieves a soft effect and will 'fluff' the hair with more bounce.
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Achieves a stiff style.
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A second copy of work in case the original is damaged or destroyed. Should be stored away from the computer.
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Flow of water directed backwards.
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Disease causing micro-organisms.
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Equal distribution.
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Areas of the hair that appear lighter or darker than the rest of the hair.
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Chemical used to sterilise tools.
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Used on very short hair to achieve the same result as rollers.
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Something that blocks things from going past it.
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A cream used to protect skin from contact with products.
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The client's natural hair colour.
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Lowest point and foundation of haircut.
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Reading, writing, speaking in English (or Welsh) and using numbers sufficiently well to be able to function in society and at work. Key skills and basic skills overlap at levels 1 and 2.
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A sink. Used to wash clients hair.
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The stretched (wet) state of hair.
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Favouring one thing over another.
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Mineral of hard water
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Ties to.
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Chemical used to lighten (whiten) hair colour by oxidisation.
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Combining two sections.
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Colouring the hair in a large area.
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A tubular structure carrying blood through tissues and organs; a vein, artery, or capillary.
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The method of drying the hair using a hand dryer.
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Wireless Technology. A chip is responsible for the transmission of data between a wide range of devices (mobile phone and hands-free system) through short range digital two-way radio.
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A one length hair cut.
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Refers to facial expressions, gestures or a particular way a person is standing . Non-verbal communication.
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A technique of texturising by cutting small parts of hair in a 'brick' fashion.
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Term used for positioning rollers correctly.
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Hair that can be easily broken.
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To be out of shape.
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A list of incoming and outgoings used in financial planning.
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Used in shampoos for dry scalp.
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A law made by a local authority, such as a county council, for its own area.

C

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Mineral affecting the hardness of water.
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Pigmentation cells not functioning, hair turns white.
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The ability to complete a task.
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Waterproof gown used to protect client's clothes.
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Very thin blood vessel.
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The direction in which your career could move.
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Money, banknotes and coins.
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Stage of hair growth: hair falls out, follicle shrinks.
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Compact Disk Read Only Memory. Stores up to 800Mb of data. The data is ''read only'' which means that you cannot change or overwrite it.
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An object that is made into a shape and then hardened using heat.
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Antiseptic chemical used for pityriasis capitis.
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A feature or quality of a person, place or thing.
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Hair has a balanced front, sides, sections match.
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Written order to bank for payment.
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Guarantee by bank for payment of the order.
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Customers key in a PIN at point of sale instead of signing a receipt.
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Water with added chlorine, can damage the hair.
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Baldness caused by physical/chemical damage to skin.
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Having the form of a circle.
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Used to loosen out the set or achieve a softer look.
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The continuous motion by which the blood travels through all parts of the body under the action of the heart.
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The boundary line of a circle.
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To make clear.
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To make clear.
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A look that will not age.
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A box used by clients to post written feedback.
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Equipment to dry hair and speed chemical processes.
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A temporary area used to store copied information.
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Technique for cutting hair. Clippers are used to cut hair following the movement over a comb
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Tight curls or wave movements.
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To move in the same direction as the hands on a clock.
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A question with a definite answer i.e.. yes/no.
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Hair cut straight across.
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To join in and help others in your team.
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Chemical with antiseptic qualities.
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Hair with thick shaft.
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Used in shampoos for dry scalps.
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The people that you work with.
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A syrupy, clean solution of pyroxylin, alcohol and ether.
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The way in which hair colour or bleach problems are corrected.
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A product used to remove permanent hair colour.
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A product used to remove permanent colour from the hair.
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Colour chart to achieve desired colour.
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Test used to monitor colour development.
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Warm/cool shades of colour tints.
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To begin/start.
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To bind yourself to a certain action.
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To exchange information.
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An exchange of thoughts and information.
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To be skilled in doing something.
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Adds to, in a way that enhances, or improves.
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Skills other than hairdressing but nonetheless essential.
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Meet specified standards.
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Understand.
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To cover a wide area.
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The volume above the piston when it is at BDC compared to the volume above the piston when it is at TDC.
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Must be completed.
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Programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
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An event that causes the computer to become inactive. This can often result in the loss of unsaved work.
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Performed by using a computer.
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To curve inwards.
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A liquid that has had its dilution reduced.
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Expressing a lot but in few words.
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Reference to the state of the hair's health.
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Product used to enhance hair condition.
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A feeling of trust.
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Information that is private and should be protected.
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To keep secret.
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To make more firm by repeating.
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Made smaller than normal.
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To improve.
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Discuss with the client individual needs.
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Infection can be transferred by contact.
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Spread of disease by contact of non-sterile objects.
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Happy, satisfied and at ease.
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To oppose in disagreement.
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A condition preventing a treatment.
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To give.
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Ordinary.
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Used to make it easier when converting from one form of ‘measurement’ to another.
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To change one expression to another. For example, expressing miles in kilometres.
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To curve outwards.
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colours such as blue.
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Braids that are plaited close to the scalp.
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Middle layer of the hair shaft.
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To be polite.
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Growth pattern of the hair.
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To be artistic.
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System of allowing customers to pay later for services.
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Active product left on the hair separating the cuticle plates.
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Tool used for crimping the hair.
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Used to hold hair while sectioning
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Checking hair cut
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The spreading of infection between individuals and objects.
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The area exposed if a cut were to be made through the centre of an object.
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The top of the head.
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Very important.
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The product used in the first step of a two step perm.
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To form curls in the hair.
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Used for curling the hair.
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A unit of exchange used as a form of money.
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A look that is fashionable.
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Used for tapering wet hair and shaving.
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Outer layer of the hair shaft.
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An amino acid joined by sulphur bonds.
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An amino acid joined by sulphur bonds.

D

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Cuticle scale open, absorbs moisture .
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An Act that provides rights for individuals regarding the obtaining, use, holding and disclosure of information about themselves.
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Cash deducted from a customer's account.
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A card guarantee that a debit will be honoured by the bank.
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A number system that uses a base of 10.
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The position of numbers after (to the right of) the decimal point.
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The breakdown of a material.
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Untrue and harmful information.
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A type of brush used for achieving a thorough brush.
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Thick.
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The degree of compactness.
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The natural lightness/darkness of the hair.
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Situated at the hair follicle base, supplying all the materials needed for growth.
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Abnormal skin condition.
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Lower layer of the skin.
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The arrangement of elements.
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A document used for planning a project outlining objectives, budget, roles and responsibilities, resources, health and safety issue etc.
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To have been selected for a task or duty.
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Cleaning substance used in shampoos.
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To decide.
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To perform tasks with the hands, using skill.
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Sulphur link of two cystine amino-acids.
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Identify the problem, need or want.
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The line that goes through the centre of the circle.
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A book containing a list of words in alphabetical order. Each word has information given about it (ie, the definition).
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Nutrient content and food calorific value.
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Condition in which the hair thins gradually.
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Attachment to a dryer for special effect.
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A number.
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Weaken the concentration (strength) of a solution.
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A type of haircut featuring different lengths without being blended together.
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Unfair or unequal treatment of a person due to their age, sex, disability, race, religion etc.
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The primary data storage device used by computers. It stores and retrieves data.
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To give out.
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Designed to be thrown away after use.
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Get rid of by throwing away or giving or selling to someone else.
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Not happy.
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Spread out.
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Spread out.
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A spinning sensation.
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Working (cutting) on an extra line over a shorter one.
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Two treatments scheduled at the same time.
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A growth pattern where the crowns jump and swirl in opposite directions.
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The way in which hair is finished using different techniques i.e. smoothing or curling.
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Styling hair.
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Brush that has a rubber base for more gentle brushing.
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To sag, or hang loosely.
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Hair is altered temporarily using heated rollers.
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Equipment for drying hair, can be hand held or floor standing.
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Something that you are obliged to do.

E

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The consequence of.
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To work well.
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To get the job done with little waste of time or energy.
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Smooth stroking massage movement, using palm of the hand.
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Electronic Point of Sale
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Ability to be stretched and then return to it's original form.
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Test used to assess damage to cortex of hair.
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To remove.
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Electronic Mail. Messages sent from one person to another electronically via a computer.
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Fire, Ambulance, Police.
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A look that is nearly in fashion.
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A way of expressing emotions in online communication. Eg, smile
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State of feeling, associated with stress, which can affect the condition of the hair.
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To understand someone else’s feelings.
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To blend two liquids that wouldn't naturally combine together.
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To blend two liquids that wouldn't naturally combine together.
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A mixture of two or more liquids that do not blend together.
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Type of bleach used for full head treatment.
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To give support and confidence.
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To make the best of.
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A question.
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To make certain.
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Outer layer of the skin.
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Everyone to be given equal rights.
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An instrument.
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To find out.
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To guess, but based on experience!.
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Morally correct.
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Black and brown pigments.
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To remove.
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To assess.
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This is what a candidates needs to produce to prove they have the skills required.
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To emphasise.
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More than is necessary.
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To use or apply.
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To remove the oldest dead skin cells.
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An event that products and services are advertised and sold.
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To finish.
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A way to communicate.
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An additional set of numbers that connects to the same telephone line.
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A test set externally to check portfolio evidence.
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To put out.

F

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Very short hair at the bottom is blended into longer hair at the top of the head using clippers. It produces a haircut where the length of the hair increases or decreases gradually without any lines.
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Tiredness: can be caused by poor working posture.
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Does not work.
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To be capable of being achieved.
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Technique used to remove volume or length of hair.
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A characteristic of a person's face.
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The opinions of others or yourself concerned with a product or service.
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Method of keeping records of client treatments.
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Monetary.
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Term used to describe thin or delicate hair strands.
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Equipment used to secure pin curls or dress hair up.
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To dry hair using a hairdryer and your hands.
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Technique where hair is moulded into an 's' shape using fingers and comb. Also known as water waving.
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A product that holds hair in place and protects against weather and humidity.
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A device for putting out small fires.
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Alternative name for neutralising hair.
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To be excessively ornamented.
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Can catch fire.
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A brush used for smoothing the hair. Also known as spiral brush.
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Being able to accept change.
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A portable disk that stores 1.44Mb of information.
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To the point.
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Thin sheets of metal generally used for highlighting/lowlighting hair.
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Sac containing the hair shaft in the epidermis.
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Bacterial infection of the follicle.
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A copy that is illegal.
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A number of parts out of another number of parts.
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Hair splits at the ends and along the shaft.
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The act of deceiving to obtain money.
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Cutting without tension.
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Used during shampooing to work from the front of the scalp to the nape using the pads of the fingers in a vigorous movement.
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Parasitic organisms that do not contain chlorophyll. Includes mushrooms and yeast.

G

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Lotion used to make hair spiky or stand-up.
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A doctor.
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A hand or body motion.
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Reflection from the sun or a light onto the computer screen making it difficult to see properly.
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Lotion used to make hair look shiny.
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Objectives relating to a particular time. Can be short-term or long-term.
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Popular Search Engine.
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Protective garment used to cover clients' clothes.
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The degree of incline.
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The shape of a style created by cutting hair to achieve a look where the inner length is longer than the outer length.
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Forming well written, easy to read sentences, paragraphs and documents with the use of punctuation (ie, full stops, commas etc).
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To have felt grief after a wrong doing has occured. A formal complaint.
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The direction of the hair growth.
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Mesh of hair used to measure other sections.

H

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Profile shape of the hair style.
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Additional pieces of hair attached to current hair.
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The part of the hair that is above the skin.
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Heated styling equipment designed to straighten the hair. Can also be used for other styling techniques.
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The microscopic make up of hair.
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Natural hairline around the neck and face.
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A product that holds hair in place and protects against weather and humidity.
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A storage device that holds large amounts of data.
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Water with increased levels of calcium, requires more soap and detergent, forms scum.
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The physical components of a computer system.
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A source of danger.
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Involving risk or danger.
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Face shape for which suitable hairstyles include a fringe and hair between ear and jaw.
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Products applied to prevent the hair becoming damaged from heated styling equipment.
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Creates volume root lift, curl and hair direction.
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An electrical device used to curl hair.
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Permanent vegetable tint.
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Passed on from parents (genetic).
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A viral infection affecting the skin and nervous system.
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Chemical used with antiseptic properties used on dry scalp.
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A group of people ranked in order of job position.
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Lightening strands of hair.
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To prevent something.
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A 3-D image.
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Floor mounted dryer, creates an overall even drying effect quickly.
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Flat or level. Parallel to the horizon.
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Chemical produced by the body controlling chemical reactions in the body.
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The way in which a client is welcomed and received into the salon.
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Unfriendly.
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The dampness in the hair.
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Flammable gas occurring in water and ammonia.
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A chemical bonding linking oxygen to hydrogen to form water.
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An agent used for oxidising when colouring and perming.
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Will mix with water.
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Will not mix with water (repelled).
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Principles and practice of sanitation to ensure good health.
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Absorbs moisture.

I

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Information and Communication Technology.
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To consider.
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A false idea or belief.
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A perception of ( hair salon's image).
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To dip/submerge.
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Liquids that are incapable of mixing together.
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Defined by three measures - the gallon, the yard and the pound.
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Contagious bacterial skin disease.
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Outward appearance.
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A hair that does not emerge from the follicle but remains embedded in the skin.
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A person with a mental, emotional or physical impairment.
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To receive a telephone call.
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Method of detecting products used in previous treatments that may contra-react.
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Cannot be used with (other chemicals).
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To include.
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A disease caused by micro-organisms.
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The spreading of disease.
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A group of parasites.
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A person lacking in strength.
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The general increase in the price of goods and services.
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Take in the body by the mouth.
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Part of.
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Take into the body through the airways.
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This is carried out to find a candidate’s strengths and weaknesses, current levels of attainment and potential.
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To take the first step.
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To be forward thinking in terms of ideas and themes.
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A device that allows you to put information into the computer. Eg, keyboard, mouse.
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To keep warm.
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The average of the values in the inter-quartile range.
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The range of numbers with the upper and lower quartiles removed.
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Two-way communication.
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Inside.
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Internal shape of the hair cut.
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The process whereby a centre ensures it operates consistently and to national standards in interpreting and assessing the key skills.
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A worldwide network of computers that allows us to view the World Wide Web.
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The ability to deal well with several different people.
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To understand and be able to explain something.
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To make sense of.
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To twist together.
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To make somebody feel uncomfortable, timid or even fearful.
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Extremely useful.
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Create a concave shape in the hair.
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To turn in the opposite direction.
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Nape hair grows strongly to the centre.
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A chemical that can cause irritation or inflammation to the skin.
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To annoy or cause discomfort.
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Information Technology
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To list individually.

J

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Special words or phrases used by a particular profession that may be difficult for those outside of the profession to understand/follow.
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A set of responsibilities given by an employer for a particular job.
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Day by day diary or similar

K

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Irregular fibrous tissue which is formed at the place of a scar or injury.
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Protein makes up hair. Contains large amounts of sulphur.
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Important, relevant information.
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The typewriter-like keys used to input data into a computer. An input device.
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To know something.

L

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Product used in shampoos used for a dry scalp.
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Foetal body hair.
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Body heat from the scalp.
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A device that heats and dispenses the correct amount of lather for shaving services.
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Hair cut at various angles.
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A law.
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Untrue and harmful information.
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Collection of materials i.e. books or cd''s.
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Fleas, insects that infest the hair.
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The way in which a person lives their life.
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Lightening the hair colour.
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Root lift achieved by setting rollers on the section.
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To remove colour from the hair.
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Deposit of bicarbonates caused by boiling water.
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A legal proceeding in a court.
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Face shape suited by fuller sides hairstyle and flatter on top.
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Product that has the consistency of a light cream.
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Data is split into 4 equal quarters. The lowest quarter is referred to as the Lower Quartile. For example the Lower Quartile of 100 is the lowest 25 of the numbers.
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Sections of hair that have been toned darker than the full head of hair.
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Make something slippery or smooth by applying an oily substance.

M

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Mineral affecting the hardness of the water.
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To keep something at a specific level.
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To care for.
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A condition that is believed to be heredity and due to an excess level of the hormone testosterone.
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To move.
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Not computerised.
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Used to identify opportunities for developing and assessing key skills within the curriculum.
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Equipment used for setting hair.
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The method of advertising, promoting and selling to customers.
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Manipulative movement using the fingers and palms of the hand.
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Type of credit card.
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Megabyte. Used to measure computer memory. 1 Mb = 1,000,000 bytes or 1024 Kb (kilobytes).
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The average value (the sum divided by the number of items).
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The middle number of a series when the data is arranged in ascending order.
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Contains healing or medical additives
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Hair shaft is middle-range in size.
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The central part of the hair shaft.
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Colouring pigment of the hair.
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A cell that contains the pigment melanin.
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A chip that stores data.
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Goods that are to be sold.
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No more than.
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Smaller sections of main sections.
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The way in which a task is carried out.
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To work through something in the correct order.
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A system designed to regulate measurement. Each quantity has a single unit. These include; metre, kilogram, ampere.
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Tiny forms of life, only seen through a microscope.
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A device that converts sound waves to audio signals.
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A package of programs including Word Processor (Word), Spreadsheet (Excel), Presentation (PowerPoint), Email and Organisation (Outlook).
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To have a thought that is incorrect.
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Movement.
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The most common number in a series.
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Changes made.
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Add or restore moisture to the hair.
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Chemical unit of two or more atoms.
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Uneven production of cells in dermal papilla causing brittle hair.
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The screen that displays information produced on a computer. An output device.
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To sculpture the hair.
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An input device that allows the user to move the pointer around the screen and click on different items to operate computer applications.
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Lotion used for setting hair.
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A selection of answers.
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Lacking interest or excitement. Dull.

N

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Lowest point of hair growth at the back of the head.
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Natural colour of the hair.
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A natural parting where the hair falls making a dividing line.
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The way in which you get around a program or website.
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A comment or statement expressing lack of approval.
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Electrically charged atoms.
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Interlinked group of computers so that resources can be shared.
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A piece of hardware that allows computers to be connected to a network.
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Fixing the structure of the hair after permanent waving or relaxing.
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Semi-permanent colouring dyes.
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Infection that cannot be transferred by contact.
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Any form of communication that does not use words, i.e. traffic lights, shaking somebody’s hand and smiling.
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Alternative word for neutralising.
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Attachment for dryer to achieve a special effect.

O

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Information that is unbiased and open minded.
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The goals to be achieved.
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Compulsory.
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Offensive, foul, disgusting.
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Objects that are in the way.
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An incident or event.
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Convex protruding bone at the back of the skull.
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The job that you do. For example, training to be a motor mechanic is training for an occupation.
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An incident or event.
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Smell or fragrance.
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To attack somebody/something by words or physically.
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A package of programs including Word Processor (Word), Spreadsheet (Excel), Presentation (PowerPoint), Email and Organisation (Outlook).
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Hair cut in a 'bob'
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Loose, soft pin curls.
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A question used to allow respondent to expand on their answer.
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A personal belief.
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A life form made of a complex system of cells and tissues.
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Decoration to be added to hair once it has been styled.
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To make a telephone call to somebody.
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A device that allows information from the computer to be displayed. Eg, monitor, printer.
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Shape of the hair cut on the base line.
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The perfect shaped face to suit any hair style.
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To place excessive emphasis on a subject, in order to ensure that the matter is fully understood.
:
Time of a treatment going into the time scheduled for another.
:
The addition of oxygen in a chemical reaction.
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Melanin reduced by bleach.

P

:
An item used to colour hair in sections.
:
Used for smoothing hair.
:
An organism that feeds from and lives on another organism.
:
In some part. Not wholly.
:
To take part in.
:
A tiny part of an object.
:
Face shape for which suitable hairstyles should have lots of volume around the temples but flat around the jaw line.
:
To be infected with lice on the scalp.
:
To enter.
:
Work by penetrating the cortex and help to repair damage by adding protein. They are known as substantive products.
:
The proportion of one part of something to the whole. Per means ‘out of’ and ‘cent’ means ‘hundred’.
:
Changed amounts divided by the original value, then multiplied by 100.
:
The standards from which you (the student) will be evaluated.
:
The sum of all the outside edges of a shape.
:
Rod around which hair is re-shaped.
:
Colour containing molecules that penetrate the cuticle and are absorbed into the cortex. The tint remains until it is cut out.
:
The method of curling hair by altering the structure using chemicals.
:
A deep kneading massage movement.
:
Level of acidity/alkalinity.
:
Somebody who carries out the service of preparing and distributing medicine.
:
Natural pigment of hair causing a red/yellow hair colour.
:
A group of words in sequence.
:
3.141592 (3.142).
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Colour matter of the hair.
:
Open centre pin curl used to achieve loose flat look.
:
Product used in shampoos for dry scalp.
:
Continuous flaking of the epidermis (dandruff).
:
Taking another person’s work as your own.
:
Used to achieve a secure finish after dressing hair out.
:
The act of forming and following a program to achieve a specific goal.
:
Folds of hair secured with pins and grips.
:
Hair set in rollers or pin curls
:
Winding the hair from the ends of the hair to the root.
:
Technique used to break up the points of the hair.
:
A plan of action.
:
To show regard to others. To use good manners.
:
Contaminate (water, air, or a place) with harmful or poisonous substances.
:
Lightweight plastic.
:
A hairstyle where the hair is drawn to the back of the head and secured with a band.
:
Number of people that live in the UK (about 60 Million in 2010).
:
A minute opening in a surface, esp. the skin, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can pass.
:
Ability to absorb moisture.
:
Having holes in which air or liquid can pass.
:
This is usually a folder that contains the evidence chosen to illustrate competence to satisfy individual key skills requirements.
:
A comment or statement expressing approval.
:
Electrically charged atoms.
:
Working position of the body.
:
Possibility that something may happen.
:
Type of bleach used for highlights. Not usually recommended for full head.
:
Personal Protective Equipment. Equipment that is worn, protecting people at work from risks to their health and safety.
:
Applying a treatment to the hair before colouring, to improve the condition.
:
Soapless detergent shampoo with no additives.
:
Detection of extent of curl from previous perm.
:
The method of adding a warm shade to the hair to replace missing pigments before re-colouring bleached hair.
:
The application of a treatment to lift the cuticle from the hair allowing the colour to penetrate the cortex.
:
Method used to even out the porosity of hair.
:
A method of reducing risk.
:
To be exact and accurate.
:
The way in which something is displayed.
:
To be widespread.
:
A device that converts a visual form into a price.
:
Sensation of cut hair next to client's skin.
:
Yellow, blue and red.
:
An output device that allows data from the computer to be displayed on paper.
:
A trial period.
:
A course of action.
:
The length of time it takes for colour to develop.
:
The central processing unit oversees all of the other components of the system. Can be thought of as the brain of the computer.
:
Items sold as part of the hair care process
:
Term given to use of effective and efficient working methods.
:
Competent or skilled in doing or using something.
:
Shape of the hair style.
:
To obtain positive income from a transaction.
:
Positive development.
:
To advertise or publicise.
:
Straight away.
:
The size of different parts in relation to each other.
:
Items used for events.
:
Rubber gloves used to protect hands from chemicals.
:
Products used to stop damage to hair that has previously been treated. Applied before treatment.
:
Hair structure, made from amino acids.
:
To stick out.
:
The origins of information.
:
Pounds per square inch.
:
Red patches on scalp covered by silver white scales.
:
Type of terminal hair.
:
To get attention for a product/service by advertising etc.
:
The use of marks and signs to form words, sentences, paragraphs etc

Q

:
A quarter of something.
:
To have the necessary skills and abilities to perform a job.
:
To put something into figures.
:
Any three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts. Each of these parts contain a quarter of the score.
:
Non-permanent method of colouring hair. Fades over a period that is longer than semi-permanent.
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A set up questions used for collecting feedback.

R

:
Intolerance of race. A person with prejudiced belief that one race is superior (better) than another.
:
A line running from the centre of the circle to the circumference.
:
Large toothed comb for wet/tangled hair
:
The difference between the highest and lowest numbers.
:
An agreement of trust between hairdresser and client.
:
Contra-indication response by the body to a chemical.
:
Lightening of hair colour.
:
The comparison of two numbers.
:
To respond.
:
When chemicals cause a substance to change.
:
Re-fixing amino-acids in the neutralising process to re-form cystine.
:
Moving from the front to the back gradually.
:
Greeting.
:
Growth pattern - bald areas around the hairline.
:
To identify a thing or person.
:
History of client's treatments.
:
Method of recording client's treatments.
:
To set right.
:
To suggest or recommend.
:
To renew or replace.
:
A method or plan.
:
Adjust (the temperature of the water).
:
Rules.
:
To make information sink in. To confirm.
:
The method of reducing a natural curl by altering the structure either temporarily or permanently using chemicals.
:
The suitability of information based upon your needs.
:
To reject.
:
Acting on behalf of someone.
:
To have a good reputation.
:
To study something thoroughly.
:
To not be affected by.
:
The number of pixels per square inch shown on the computer screen. The greater the resolution the better the picture.
:
To correct.
:
Sources of information, expertise and knowledge.
:
To think of highly.
:
To answer to.
:
Having an obligation to do something as part of a job or role.
:
To be sold.
:
Income.
:
To look over and study information again.
:
To review information in order to remind yourself of its content.
:
A fungal skin infection.
:
Process of cleaning, usually with water.
:
Rubbish In Rubbish Out. In relation to the Internet.
:
The likelihood of an accident occurring from a hazard
:
The process of calculating the risk associated with a hazard and the actions taken to avoid it.
:
A set of activities or actions attached to a job.
:
A hairstyle created by folding the hair and securing with pins.
:
A cylindrical styling tool used to create waves or curls.
:
Creating volume at the root.
:
Amount of lift achieve at the hair root.
:
Winding the hair from the roots to the ends of the hair.
:
Second massage movement in shampooing using the pads of the fingers in quick, circular movements.
:
Face shaped suited by flat sides, full on top hair style.
:
This shaping of the neckline takes the square corners off and it has the benefit of adding balance to a wide neck.
:
Express as a round number (i.e., 4.7 rounded off becomes 5)
:
A course of action that is followed every day.
:
Repetitive Strain Injury. This type of injury occurs from repeated physical movements. It can be caused by bad typing technique, bad posture and lack of adequate rest and breaks. RSI is common in the wrists.

S

:
To sell.
:
To be happy with something.
:
Raised red lines on the skin caused by itch mite.
:
Burning of the skin by (water) that is too hot.
:
Outer part of the cuticle.
:
Skin of the top of the head.
:
Product applied to hairline and scalp to protect against chemicals in products.
:
To skim/scan text in order to get a general idea about it.
:
To plan a time and place.
:
A cutting technique. Scissors are used to cut hair rapidly following the movement over a comb.
:
A technique of drying the hair using a diffuser to enhance curls or waves.
:
Calcium stearate formed from soap and mineral salts in hard water.
:
Salted water causes damage to hair.
:
A program that enables you to locate information on the World Wide Web using keyword searches.
:
Lump on scalp caused by blocked sebaceous gland.
:
Produces sebum.
:
Condition in which excess sebum is produced from the sebaceous gland.
:
Oily secretion from the sebaceous gland.
:
Colours made from mixing primary shades together. Orange, green and violet.
:
Main divisions when dividing the hair for a particular hairdressing service.
:
Used for sectioning hair.
:
Type of colour group (nitro-dyes).
:
Colour molecules deposited in the hair cuticle or under the open cuticle. They will lighten each time the hair is shampooed.
:
A conference or meeting to discuss a certain subject.
:
One thing that follows on to the next.
:
Product applied during styling to give the hair shine.
:
Alternative name for hair treatment.
:
Product used in shampoos for dry scalp.
:
A comb used for finger waving or dressing hair.
:
Setting hair into range of styles and effects.
:
A product that is applied to wet hair in order to keep style in place.
:
Used for securing rollers in place.
:
Method of identifying the target shade.
:
Following a more experienced member of staff for training purposes.
:
Detergent to wash or clean hair.
:
The method of removing unwanted hair using a razor.
:
A product which provides lubrication and moisturises the skin.
:
A product which contains natural plant oils and moisturises the skin. Suitable for those with sensitive skin.
:
Spray lotion applied to hair to achieve a shiny finish.
:
The number of digits expressed in a measurement. Sig. fig. can appear before and/ or after the decimal point.
:
within the specifications for the new AS levels A levels and GNVQs, opportunities for developing or producing evidence for assessment of key skills.
:
Activities that simulate or model reality.
:
To be genuine.
:
To skim/scan text in order to get a general idea about it.
:
Application of the product to the skin to assess the reaction.
:
Colouring small sections of hair.
:
Scissors are slipped through the hair to achieve tapering (feathering) effect.
:
Lye contained in relaxers.
:
Reduced level of mineral content. Water suds easily.
:
A computer program.
:
To use a small amount.
:
Not dense. Thin.
:
Device that converts audio signals to sounds that humans can hear.
:
To devote yourself to a particular area of work.
:
Most computer applications (ie, Microsoft Word, Excel etc) will enable you to check documents for incorrect spelling.
:
To form a word with a series of letters.
:
A series of lines and boxes containing relevant information. A form of note taking.
:
Type of setting technique.. Also a type of brush, also known as circular brush.
:
Applying colour to certain parts of the hair that need it.
:
A computer program often used to create financial forecasting documents.
:
The area enclosed by a square with sides of 1 metre long.
:
Shape of face suited by softer hair style and jaw line partially covered.
:
This shaping of the neckline has the appearance of a hard line against the neck. It should shaved to follow the natural hairline as closely as possible. This kind of neckline will add width to a slim neck. The disadvantage is that when the hair grows back it can appear untidy.
:
A very durable metal.
:
The way you stand.
:
Used so that very large or very small numbers can be written in a more convenient way.
:
The means by which awarding bodies ensure consistency across centres and ensure that national standards are being maintained and applied.
:
To express.
:
Paper and office materials.
:
Numerical data.
:
Free from disease causing micro-organisms.
:
Currency of the UK
:
To provoke or cause feeling.
:
Products held in the salon for sale or treatment.
:
A valve that opens and closes a gas or water supply pipe.
:
Strong pins used for long hair styles and holding rollers.
:
Electrical device used to straighten hair.
:
Method used to make curly hair straight.
:
Electrical device used to straighten hair.
:
Term used for small group of hairs.
:
Test used to monitor colour development.
:
Something that is done well.
:
Test used to measure the tensile strength of hair.
:
A build up of parts.
:
Strong.
:
To divide something that has already been divided.
:
A thing or idea.
:
Main chemical of the amino-acid cystine.
:
Natural light rays that can damage hair.
:
The person in charge.
:
Work on the surface layer of the hair, coating the hair shaft and filling any gaps in the cuticle layer that have been caused by previous treatments.
:
Detergent that can damage the hair.
:
A method of collecting measured information.
:
To have equal distribution.
:
To be sympathetic. To understand how someone may feel.
:
To work in a methodical and orderly manner.

T

:
To show skills in sensing the correct way to deal with others.
:
Used to help sectioning hair while setting.
:
In a mess.
:
To reduce in size.
:
This shaping of the neckline follows the natural hairline. A wide neck will appear slim with this neckline and as the hair grows back it will not look untidy.
:
Alternative term for 'feathering'.
:
Objective set down for staff to reach.
:
The hair colour chosen by the client.
:
Stretched or pulled tight.
:
A group of people working together.
:
A person who is trained in the technicalities (small details) of a subject.
:
A specific method of working.
:
Stage of hair growth when follicles and papilla are in stage of rest.
:
The heat level.
:
Type of colour group (azo dyes).
:
Ability of hair to be stretched.
:
Stretched.
:
Hair of face, arms, pubic regions.
:
A steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.
:
Test to determine if full head can be permed.
:
Test sample of hairs to assess the effect of colouring.
:
A steroid hormone that stimulates development of male secondary sexual characteristics, produced mainly in the testes, but also in the ovaries and adrenal cortex.
:
The coarseness or fineness of hair.
:
A subject matter
:
Reduce the volume of hair.
:
Reference to the time that information was recorded.
:
Fungal infection, contagious.
:
Colouring with highlights or lowlights.
:
Cap through which strands of hair are pulled to be tinted.
:
The amount that somebody can resist.
:
Warm or cool shade of colour tint.
:
Colour used to neutralise unwanted tones in lightened hair.
:
An implement used for working.
:
A small wig or artificial hairpiece worn to cover a bald spot.
:
Poisonous and harmful.
:
The method by which learner’s achievements are recorded across a range of activities.
:
A condition in which the hair falls out due to excessive pulling.
:
A person who is training for a particular job role.
:
To learn skills.
:
The agreement between a seller and buyer for a good or service.
:
To move from one area to another.
:
Has no colour.
:
A service.
:
Work by penetrating the cortex and help to repair damage by adding protein. They are known as substantive products.
:
A specialist in hair and scalp conditions.
:
Small white nodules along the hair shaft.
:
A channel of hair that has been wound around itself.
:
The method of twisting a channel of hair around itself.

U

:
Type of light ray, can be harmful.
:
Not allowed.
:
To remove hair under the base line.
:
To be evenly spaced.
:
Both sides of the hair cut evenly.
:
Data is split into 4 equal quarters. The highest quarter is referred to as the Upper Quartile. For example the Upper Quartile of 100 is the highest 25 of the numbers.
:
Hair grows upward from the nape.
:
Ultraviolet. Type of light ray, can be harmful.

V

:
Value Added Tax.
:
Fine body hair.
:
The speed or rate of motion that something is travelling at.
:
Type of brush, creates a broken casual effect.
:
A place where an event is held.
:
Any form of communication that uses words, i.e. speaking and writing in the form of letters, newspapers, emails etc.
:
Active strength.
:
Hair that has not been chemically treated, bleached.
:
A tiny organism that causes infectious disease.
:
Credit card company.
:
Relating to seeing or sight.
:
Words and their meanings.
:
Length x width x height

W

:
Colour such as red or orange.
:
Caused by viral infection of epidermis: non-contagious if not damaged.
:
To throw away.
:
Dissolves in water.
:
Dissolves in water.
:
Another name for finger waving.
:
A design that is visible when held up to the light.
:
A product used during styling and setting, usually made from beeswax.
:
Tasks that need improvement in performance.
:
Scissors 'snip' at roots, creates texture and strengthens root support.
:
Method of tinting hair by placing sections on foil.
:
Interlacing hair.
:
A software package that allows you to view pages from the World Wide Web. Examples are Internet Explorer and Netscape.
:
A document, usually written in HTML (Hypertext Markup Language), that can be accessed on the Internet.
:
A collection of electronic ''pages''.
:
A collection of electronic ''pages''.
:
Distribution of hair length within a haircut.
:
Shampoo that requires water.
:
A growth pattern that follows a circular shape.
:
Growth pattern, hairline points in middle of forehead.
:
Technique to change the shape of hair.
:
A computer program used to create text based documents such as letters and memos, although graphics may also be added.
:
The www is a collection of electronic ''pages'' that can be accessed over the Internet. The World Wide Web is NOT the same as the Internet, it is only a part of it.
:
Interlacing hair to other pieces of hair or other items.
:
The product used in the second step of a two step perm.

X

:
A word to make sure that there is a word in the X section!

Z

:
Chemical in shampoo that lifts off top layer dead skin cells.

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