Hair and Hairstyles, 1


Hair is the most easily changed physical feature of the human body. Since prehistoric times, people have cut, braided, and dyed their hair and changed it in other ways as well. Professional hairdressers first became common during the 1700’s.

Today, most women and men depend on hairdressers for such services as cutting, colouring, straightening, and permanent waving.



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1. Describe the different types of hairstyling that you have had.

2. What type of hairstyle do you like? Has it changed over the years?

3. Do you know anyone who is a barber or hairstylist? Are any of your friends barbers or hairdressers?

4. I go to a barber or hairdresser. Yes or no? Do you go to one or several different barber or hairdresser? Describe the place.


5. What hairstyles are popular among men and women nowadays?

6. There is a difference in hairstyles among the generations. True or false? How are they different? Give examples.

7. Have hairstyles remained the same over the past 20 years?

8. Have certain celebrities popularized certain hairstyles? Who were they? Describe the style.

9. Have you noticed differences in hairstyles in movies and pictures from different eras? How could you characterize them?

Hairstyles and Hairstyling

10. Mohawks, spiked hair, shaved heads; and pink, green or blue dyed hair are popular my town or city. Yes or no? Do you know anyone who has or had them? Were they popular in the past?

11. Is hair dying popular? Describe its trend.

12. How many different hairstyles can your hairdresser or hairstylist perform?

13. What have been the traditional hair styles of your culture?


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