AskDefine | Define hairdo

Dictionary Definition

hairdo n : the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair) [syn: hair style, coiffure]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A hairstyle
  2. A haircut

Extensive Definition

''Haircut redirects here. For the financial term, see Haircut (finance).
A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to a styling of head hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics.

Notable hairstyles

Hair products

Cosmetic products used in creating and maintaining hairstyles include:

Hair lengths

  • Bald, hair that is completely shaved down to the scalp
  • Buzz, hair that is extremely short and hardly there
  • Cropped, hair that is a little longer than a buzz
  • Boy's cut, hair that is longer than a crop, but not yet hits the ears
  • Ear length, hair that is at the same level as one's ears
  • Chin level, hair that comes to the chin
  • Flip level, hair that comes to the neck or shoulder area.
  • Bra/midback level, hair that's at about the same point as the widest part of one's ribcage and chest area
  • Waist length, hair that falls at the smallest part of one's waist, a little bit above the hip bones
  • Tailbone length, hair that is at about the area of one's tailbone
  • Classic length, hair that reaches where one's legs meet his or her buttocks
  • Thigh length, hair that is at the mid-thigh
  • Knee-length, hair that is at the knee
  • Calf length, hair that is at the calf
  • Floor length, hair that reaches the floor



hairdo in Arabic: حلاقة
hairdo in Czech: Účes
hairdo in Danish: Frisure
hairdo in German: Frisur
hairdo in Modern Greek (1453-): Κούρεμα
hairdo in Spanish: Peinado
hairdo in Esperanto: Hararanĝo
hairdo in French: Coiffure
hairdo in Finnish: Hiustyyli
hairdo in Korean: 헤어스타일
hairdo in Hebrew: תסרוקת
hairdo in Dutch: Kapsel (haardracht)
hairdo in Japanese: 髪型
hairdo in Norwegian: Frisyre
hairdo in Polish: Fryzura
hairdo in Portuguese: Penteado
hairdo in Russian: Причёска
hairdo in Simple English: Hairstyle
hairdo in Swedish: Frisyr
hairdo in Chinese: 发型

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Afro, French knot, bangs, bob, coif, coiffure, cold wave, conk, cut, haircut, hairstyle, headdress, home permanent, natural, permanent, permanent wave, pompadour, ponytail, process, roach, shag, shingle, shortcut, swirl, wave
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