French Vocabulary – Hair Styles and Textures + Video

Today, we’re going to explore the hairstyles and textures vocabulary in French, as well as hair styles for men. Study the French hairstyles vocabulary and then watch my video featuring the popular videogame The Sims in French.

Today, we’re going to explore the hair styles and textures in French, as well as hair styles for men using Les Sims.

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This is the second video that I do about hair. If you haven’t done so already, I suggest you first watch to my video about the French vocabulary for hair colors using the Sims.

So now, let’s explore the different hair styles in French.

1 – La Coiffure – the Hair Style

Not to be mistaken with

  • le coiffeur, la coiffeuse – the hairdresser, hair stylist

2 – French Mistake – Les Chevaux ≠ Les Cheveux

In French, we have a special name for the hair which is on top of your head: “les cheveux”.

A single piece of hair would be “un cheveu” in the singular, but in French, when we refer to the ensemble of the hair, as in when you comb your hair, or style your hair, we use “cheveux” in the plural:

  • Des cheveux or les cheveux.

Not to be mistaken with un cheval and des chevaux which are horses… (See Leyla’s video about the French vocabulary for farm animals using Minecraft)

3 – Hair Is Plural In French: So Are The Verb And Adjective Describing It

Watch out that in French, “les cheveux” is plural… So whenever you refer to “hair” (singular in English), you’ll need to use a verb / French adjective in the plural.

And of course, like for most French adjectives, the adjective goes after the noun.

  • Elle a les cheveux courts.
    She has short hair.

You could say: “Ses cheveux sont courts” but we prefer using the construction “elle a les cheveux + adjective” in French: “elle a les cheveux courts“.

4 – French Hair Length Vocabulary

  1. Comment est-elle coiffée ?
    How is her hair styled ? How does she wear her hair?
  2. Elle a les cheveux courts, très courts.
    Her hair is short, very short.
  3. Elle a les cheveux longs
    Her hair is long
  4. Elle a les cheveux mi-long
    Her hair is medium length
  5. Elle n’a pas de cheveux : elle est chauve
    She doesn’t have any hair: she is bald

5 – French Hairstyle Vocabulary

  1. Elle porte ses cheveux sur le côté.
    She wears her hair on the side.
  2. Elle a une frange.
    She has bangs, singular in French.
  3. Elle a les cheveux attachés.
    Her hair is tied up.
  4. Elle a une tresse.
    She has a braid.
  5. Elle a des tresses africaines, ou bien: elle a des dreadlocks.
    She has African braids, or dreadlocks.
  6. Elle a un chignon – un chignon haut, un chignon rond…
    She wears her hair up – a high bun, a round bun
  7. Elle a une queue de cheval – une queue de cheval haute, une queue de cheval basse.
    She has a ponytail – a high ponytail, a low ponytail (note that in French we say “horse” tail)
  8. Elle a des couettes – des couettes courtes, de longues couettes.
    She has pigtails – short pigtails, long pigtails.
  9. Elle a une afro.
    She has an afro.

6 – French Hair Texture Vocabulary : Straight, Wavy, Curly in French

Now, let’s look at some hair texture French vocabulary.

  1. Elle a les cheveux lisses
    Her hair is straight
  2. Elle a les cheveux ondulés
    Her hair is wavy
  3. Elle a les cheveux bouclés
    She has curly hair.

7 – Hair Styles For Men in French

  1. Il a les cheveux courts.
    His hair is short.
  2. Il a les cheveux très courts, ou même rasés, comme à l’armée.
    His hair is very short, or even shaven, like in the army.
  3. Il a les cheveux dégarnis et un jour peut-être, il sera chauve.
    He has balding hair, and one day maybe, he’ll be bald.
  4. Il a une crête iroquoise.
    He has a mohawk.
  5. Il a les cheveux courts sur le côté, et longs au dessus.
    His hair is short on the side, longer on top.
  6. Il a les cheveux rasés sur le côté, et plus longs au dessus.
    His hair is shaven short on the side, longer on top.

8 – Hair Colors For Men in French

Pour la couleurs des cheveux des hommes:

  1. S’il a les cheveux blonds, on dit qu’il est blond.
    If his hair is blond, we say he is a blond.
  2. S’il a les cheveux bruns, il est brun.
    If his hair is brown, we say he is a brunette.
  3. Et s’il a les cheveux roux, il est roux.
    And if his hair is red, he is a redhead.

Otherwise, it’s the same thing as for a women – Please see my article and video using the Sims for Hair Color in French.

À vous ! It’s your turn – leave a comment and describe your hairstyle in French!

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9 – Learn the French Hairstyles and Texture Vocabulary With a Video Featuring The Sims

And now, let’s see a video featuring the French vocabulary about hair styles and textures, using The Sims 4.

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