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afro a hairstyle characterized by thick, bushy curls standing out from the head.
anagen a period of hair growth.
bagwig a wig, in use in the 18th century, with the hair at the back of the head in a bag.
balayage to highlight hair by painting bleach or dye onto sections with a brush.
bandoline (Fr.) a glutinous pomatum for the hair; (verb) to apply this to the hair.
barnet a hairstyle.
beard the hair that grows on the chin and cheeks of a man's face (verb) to oppose resolutely
beardlessness the state of being beardless.
beardlike like a beard.
beardy having a beard.
becurl to curl; to adorn with curls.
beehived having a hairdo shaped like a beehive.
befringe to furnish with a fringe.
bewhiskered having whiskers.
bewig to cover or dress in a wig.
bilevel a hairstyle with two different levels.
bingle a hairstyle midway between bob and shingle; (verb) to cut the hair in such a style.
blondine to dye hair blonde.
bobwig a wig with the ends turned up into short curls.
bouffant (Fr.) a kind of puffed out hairdo.
braid broad (noun) a plait, esp of hair; (verb) to form into a braid
brede (Arch.) a braid; (verb) to braid.
brilliantine a perfumed hair oil for making the hair glossy; a glossy cotton and mohair fabric.
brilliantined having had brilliantine applied.
bronde of a shade between blonde and brunette > BRONDER, BRONDEST; (noun) a woman with hair this colour > BRONDES.
bumfluff soft and fluffy growth of hair on the chin of an adolescent.
butch of a woman, aggressively tough (noun) a very short haircut for men or women
butchness the state of being butch.
buzzcut a very short haircut.
buzzwig a large bushy wig.
calflick a lock of unruly hair.
carrottopped having red hair.
catagen a period of hair growth.
caxon (Hist.) a kind of wig.
chevelure a head of hair or arrangement of the hair.
chignon (Fr.) a knot or roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
chignoned wearing a chignon, a knot or roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
cockernony (Scots) the gathering of hair in a fillet.
coiffure (Fr.) a style of hairdressing; (verb) to dress the hair.
combover a vain attempt to make the most of one's dwindling resources of hair.
cornbraid to braid hair in cornrows.
cornrow a hairstyle in which the hair is arranged in tightly braided flat rows; (verb) to arrange hair in cornrows.
cowlick a tuft of hair turned up or awry (usually over the forehead), as if licked by a cow.
crewcut a very short haircut.
croquignole a method used in waving the hair by winding it on curlers from the ends of the hair toward the scalp.
curlpaper a strip of paper round which the hair is twisted to give it a curl.
cymotrichous having wavy hair.
cymotrichy the state of being cymotrichous, having wavy hair.
dalmahoy (Hist.) a bushy bobwig worn in the 18th century.
depilate to remove hair from.
depilation the act of removing the hair.
depilator an agent for removing hair.
dreadlock a hairstyle favoured by Afro-Americans.
dreadlocked having dreadlocks.
ducktail (US) a style of haircut.
dundrearies long flowing sideburns.
earlock a lock or curl of hair near the ear; a lovelock.
elflock a lock of tangled hair.
embraid (Spenser) to braid.
epilate to remove hair from.
epilation the loss or removal of hair.
epilator an agent used for epilating.
fillet meat or fish boned and rolled; (verb) to cut boneless slices from.
fixature a gummy preparation for fixing the hair.
forelock a lock of hair hanging down in front; (verb) to fasten with a forelock or cotter.
frisette (Fr.) a fringe of curls on the forehead.
frisure (Fr.) the dressing of the hair by crisping or curling.
frizette (Fr.) a fringe of curls on the forehead.
frizzies frizzy hair, as in 'a bad case of the frizzies'.
frizzily (Adv.) FRIZZY, tightly curled.
frizzy tightly curled.
fro from; (noun) an African hairstyle.
ginge (Coll.) someone with ginger hair.
gizz (Scots) a wig.
goatee a short beard, like a goat's.
goateed having a goatee beard.
graybearded having a grey beard.
greybearded having a grey beard.
hair a filament growing from the skin of an animal (verb) to provide hair for; to free from hair
hairband a band for the hair.
haircut a cutting of the hair or the style in which this is done.
hairdo a style of hair arrangement.
hairdressing the act of washing, cutting, curling, or arranging the hair.
hairgrip a short, narrow band of metal, bent double, worn in the hair, to keep it in place.
hairline the edge of the hair on the forehead.
hairlock a lock of hair.
hairnet a net for keeping the hair in place.
hairpiece an artificial extension to the hair.
hairpin a U-shaped pin for fastening up the hair.
hairspray lacquer sprayed on the hair to hold it in place.
hairstyle a particular way of cutting and arranging the hair.
hairstyling a styling of the hair.
hairweaving the interweaving of false hair with real on a bald person's head.
headband a band (eg of ribbon, or elastic or rigid material) for wearing around the head.
heare (Spenser) hair.
hearie (Spenser) hairy.
hirsute roughly hairy.
hirsuteness the state of being hirsute.
infula (Lat.) a sort of fillet worn by dignitaries, priests, and others among the ancient Romans.
jasey a wig of worsted.
jasy a wig of worsted.
jazy a wig of worsted.
jiz a wig.
kempy like kemp, coarse hair.
kesh (Punjabi) the uncut hair and beard traditionally worn by Sikhs.
kirbigrip a kind of hairgrip.
kirby as in kirby grip, a kind of hair grip.
leiotrichous straight-haired.
leiotrichy the state of being straight-haired.
lissotrichous having straight or smooth hair.
lovelock a long lock of hair hanging prominently by itself, worn by men of fashion in the reigns of Elizabeth and James I.
lowlight a portion of hair artificially brightened to enhance the look; (verb) to brighten hair in this way.
macassar a kind of hair-oil.
manscape to trim or remove a man's body hair to enhance appearance.
marcel (Fr.) an artificial wave in hair; (verb) to style hair in this way.
merkin a hairpiece for the pubic area.
mohican a punk hairstyle.
mophead a person with unkempt hair.
moustache the unshaved hair on a man's upper lip.
moustached having a moustache.
moustachial related to a moustache.
moustachio (Spanish) a large, elegantly curling moustache.
moustachioed having a moustachio.
mustache the unshaved hair on a man's upper lip.
mustached having a mustache.
mustachio (Spanish) a large, elegantly curling moustache.
muttonchops (US) side whiskers that are narrow at the temple and broad and round by the lower jaws.
nott with close-cropped hair.
payess (Yiddish) uncut sideburns worn by some Jews.
periwig (Hist.) a wig or peruke; (verb) to put on a periwig.
perruque a kind of wig.
peruke a kind of wig.
peruked wearing a peruke, a kind of wig.
pigtail a single plait hanging down at the back of the head.
pigtailed having a pigtail.
piliferous bearing or growing hair.
pincurl a curl held in place by a hairpin.
plait a braid in which strands are passed over one another in turn; (verb) to form a braid in this fashion.
pogonotomy shaving.
pomade ointment for the hair; (verb) to apply pomade to.
pomatum ointment for the hair.
pomatumed having had pomatum applied.
pompadour a hairstyle where the hair at the front is brushed up into a mound or a roll, above the forehead.
pompadoured in the pompadour style.
ponytail a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back, tied, and made to hang down like a pony's tail.
ponytailed having a ponytail.
postiche (Fr.) a wig, false hair; an ornament added, esp inappropriately, to finished thing.
pouffy like a pouf, a loose roll of hair.
pube pubic hair.
quiff a tuft of hair brushed away from the forehead.
quiffed having a quiff.
ramilie a type of wig.
ramillie a type of wig.
ringleted of hair, styled in ringlets.
ronnie (Sl.) Dublin slang for a moustache.
scrunchie a piece of elastic, loosely covered with fabric, for tying back the hair.
scrunchy crunchy (noun) a piece of elastic, loosely covered with fabric, for tying back the hair
shaggily (Adv.) SHAGGY, long, rough, and coarse.
shagginess the state of being shaggy.
shaggy long, rough, and coarse.
shavable capable of being shaved.
shaveable capable of being shaved.
sheitel (Yiddish) a wig worn by a married Jewish woman.
shockheaded having a head of bushy or tousled hair.
sideburn either of two strips of hair grown by a man down either side of the face.
sideburned having sideburns.
sidelevers (Aust.) side whiskers, sideburns.
sidelock a lock of hair at the side of the head.
snood a band for the hair, once worn by unmarried women in Scotland as the badge of virginity; (verb) to fasten with a snood.
telogen The phase in the hair growth cycle during which a new hair is formed in the follicle.
tete (Fr.) an elaborately dressed head of hair; a headdress.
toilette (Fr.) the act of washing, dressing, arranging the hair, etc.
toorie (Scots) a small heap, a knob of hair.
toothcomb a fine-toothed comb.
topknot a tuft or crest of hair growing on the top of the head.
topknotted having a topknot.
toupee (Fr.) a little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
toupeed having a toupee.
toupet (Fr.) a little tuft; a curl or artificial lock of hair.
tourie (Scots) a small heap, a knob of hair.
towheaded with light-coloured hair.
tress a plait or braid of the hair of the head; a long lock, braided or not (verb) to form into tresses
tressy abounding in tresses.
ulotrichous having wooly or crisply curling hair.
ulotrichy woolly-hairedness.
unbarbered not barbered.
unbearded not having a beard.
unbobbed not bobbed.
undreading of or related to the unravelling of hair dreadlocks.
unibrow an informal word for eyebrows that meet above the nose.
unplait to release (hair) from a plait.
untressed not tied up in tresses.
unwigged not having a wig.
updo an upswept hairdo.
volumise to give extra body to hair.
volumize to give extra body to hair.
whisker a coarse hair growing on a human face, usually a man's.
whiskerando a whiskered person, in allusion to Dom Ferolo Whiskerandos in Sheridan's Critic.
whiskerandoed having whiskers.
whiskered having whiskers.
whiskery having whiskers.
wig an artificial covering of hair for the head (verb) to scold; to provide with a wig
wiggery a wig or wigs; false hair.
wigless having or wearing no wig.
wiglet a small wig.
wiglike like a wig.
witchknot a knot in hair supposedly tied by witches.
zapata denoting a kind of flowing, drooping moustache. No -S.
ziff (Aust. sl.) a beard, a goatee.