English Spanish Vocabulary – Hair Pelo Cabello Posted by on Jan 31, 2017 in Learning, Spanish Vocabulary

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Today we are going to practice useful Spanish vocabulary related to Hair.
Hoy vamos a practicar vocabulario español útil relacionado con Pelo / Cabello.

Use the player below to listen to and repeat the pronunciation of the words in Spanish:


Hair – Pelo / Cabello

Peluquería – hairdressing salon
Estilista – hair stylist / hairdresser
Barbería – barbershop
Barbero – barber
Cortar – to cut
Corto – short
Largo – long
Peine – comb
Cepillo – brush
Secador de pelo – hairdryer
Las puntas – the ends of the hair
Puntas partidas – split ends
Las raíces – the roots
Color de pelo – hair colour
Rubio – blonde
Castaño – brown
Cobrizo – aubern
Moreno – dark
Pelirrojo – ginger
Gris – grey
Canas – grey hairs
Flequillo – bangs / fringe
Coleta – pony tail
Dos coletas – pig tails
Moño – bun
De punta – spiky
Ondulado – wavy
Liso – straight
Rizado – curly
Tinte– dye
Teñir– to dye
Fijador de pelo / gel – gel
Laca – hairspray
Planchas – hair straighteners
Rulos – curlers
Permanente – perm
Lavar – to wash
Patillas – sideburns
Horquilla – hair clip

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Laura & Adam have been blogging and creating online Spanish courses for Transparent Language since 2010. Laura is from Bilbao in northern Spain and Adam is from Devon in the south of England. They lived together in Spain for over 10 years, where their 2 daughters were born, and now they live in Scotland. Both Laura & Adam qualified as foreign language teachers in 2004 and since have been teaching Spanish in Spain, the UK, and online.


  1. Kaiyana:

    Este fue un buen artículo y estoy realmente interesado en éste.i historia Esta éste y me encantó.

  2. William (Guillermo) Ramage:

    I am very interested in your post’s Laura, I love learning Spanish (Castellano) but my tutor moved to Canada and I need someone to replace her. Estoy enamorado de España y quiero apreneder más. Would you be interested in teaching me. Please let me know, estoy muy interesante.