A-LINE BOB

An A-line Bob is a geometric bob with a straight fringe, so called because of the resemblance to the capital A, with it’s horizontal line, the fringe and its legs the hair passing your ears.

ABDOMEN

The soft area between the rib cage and the pubic area. A common area for excess hair, often in a line from the belly button to the pubic hair.

ABRASION

The process of scraping or wearing hair away. Causing partial or complete absence of hair from areas.

ACCELERATED VELLUS SYNDROME

"The anagen phase of cyclic follicular activity is extended. This results in hairs gaining greater length. These hairs retain their colourless downy vellus characteristics.

ACCELERATOR 

A product that works under the surface of the skin and provides the necessary ingredients for melanin production, which will accelerate the rate at which the skin tans. An accelerator is most effective when used after a shower or at least four hours before tanning. 

ACCENT COLOR

Usually a sharp, intense color used as a contrast or pickup for color scheme. It is used to add excitement to an overall effect

ACETONE

A chemical formed in the blood when the body uses fat instead of glucose (sugar) for energy. If acetone forms, it usually means that the cells do not have enough insulin, or cannot use the insulin that is in the blood, to use glucose for energy.

ACID

A liquid, usually corrosive with a pH lower than 7, opposite of an alkali. 

ACID MANTLE 

The combination of sweat and sebum that provides the skin’s protective coating. 

ACID PERM 

An acid perm produces permanent hair waves with curls that are actually softer than an alkaline perm. It also has a pH from 6.5 to 8.0.