Brazilian beauty salons

Brazilian beauty salons

Brazilian beauty salons. Eu gostaria de lavar meu cabelo: I would like to wash my hair.
What’s going on people?
This time our Dica will teach something really important! We will learn about Brazilian beauty salons, and how to ask for a specific service as well! First, let’s take a look at a video with the vocabulary you need to know about a beauty salon and learn the correct pronunciation:

Beauty Salon Vocabulary

We have an axample of a dialogue in one of the Brazilian beauty salons below, shall we see it?

Example of dialogue in Brazilian beauty salons

Cliente: Boa tarde!
Cabeleireiro: Boa tarde! Em que posso ajudar?
Cliente: Eu gostaria de lavar meu cabelo, cortar um pouco e fazer uma escova.
Cabeleireiro: Claro, sente-se aqui, por favor. Quer um cafezinho?
Cliente: Sim. Também gostaria de fazer as unhas e, se possível, fazer uma depilação nas pernas.
Cabeleireiro: Tudo bem. Gostaria de fazer também uma maquiagem para ficar mais bonita?
Cliente: Sim. Vai ser ótimo.
Cabeleireiro: Tudo bem então.


Cabeleireiro: Vou pegar o espelho para você ver como ficou. Então, o que você acha?
Cliente: Nossa! Ficou ótimo. Muito obrigada!
Cabeleireiro: De nada!
Cliente: Quanto custou tudo?
Cabeleireiro: R$ 200,00.
Cliente: Aqui está. Obrigada!
Cabeleireiro: Eu que agradeço.

Translation of the dialogue

Client: Good afternoon!
Hairdresser: Good afternoon! How may I help you?
Client: I would like to wash my hair, cut it a little and straighten it.
Hairdresser: Of course, please sit down. Would you like some coffee?
Client: Yes. I would also like to do my nails and, if possible, wax my legs as well.
Hairdresser: Great. Would you like to do some makeup too? To look prettier?
Client: Yes, that will be great.
Hairdresser: Perfect then.


Hairdresser: I’ll get the mirror so you can see how it looks. So, what do you think?
Client: Wow, it looks great, thank you!
Hairdresser: You are welcome!
Client: How much for everything?
Hairdresser: R$ 200,00.
Client: Here you go, thank you!
Hairdresser: Thank you.

There you go guys. In today’s Dica we learned some vocabulary for Brazilian beauty salons. Are you ready to trim the edges? Maybe wax a bit? =)

We will see you on our next Dica. Don’t forget to follow Rio & Learn on LinkedIn, Google+, Facebook and Twitter, and if you are here in Rio de Janeiro, come to our school to meet us!

See you then folks!


[one_third padding=”0 0 0 75px”]O pente
A escova de cabelo
O secador
A tesoura de cabelo
A máquina de cortar cabelo
A chapinha
O esmalte
A maquiagem
O espelho
Lavar o cabelo
Cortar o cabelo
Passar a máquina
Fazer as unhas
Fazer escova
Fazer um penteado
Passar maquiagem
Fazer depilação[/one_third][one_third_last padding=”0 0 0 75px”]The comb
The hairbrush
The hairdryer
The hair cutting shears

The hair clipper
Hair Straighteners
The nail polish
The make up
The mirror
To wash the hair
To cut the hair
To clipper cut
To do the nails
To straighten
To do a hairstyle
To do a make up
To wax

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Useful places in Brazil
Verb Fazer in the simple present
Expressions with the verb Fazer

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