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    In salon which verb that I should use?

    I don't have any idea about which verbs that I have to use if I would like to go to salon.
    I have this pic I'd like to know what is the verb of this doing:



    Do you call it: hair dryer?

    What about nails?
    Can I say: I'd like to color my nails Or I'd like to paint my nails?

    How about deplume my skin hair what's the verb that I can use it?
    I'd like to try speak English in salon but I really afraid of being laughingstock.

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    Re: In salon which verb that I should use?

    Hello DT,

    When you dry your hair with a hairdryer, you blow-dry your hair.

    When you use nail polish or nail varnish, you paint your nails.

    When you remove unwanted hair from your skin with e.g. a cream, you depilate your skin or use hair-remover. If you remove the hair with wax, you wax.

    (Other members may have other and better options, though.)

    Have a pleasant Monday,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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    Re: In salon which verb that I should use?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic View Post
    Hello DT,

    When you dry your hair with a hairdryer, you blow-dry your hair.

    When you use nail polish or nail varnish, you paint your nails.

    When you remove unwanted hair from your skin with e.g. a cream, you depilate your skin or use hair-remover. If you remove the hair with wax, you wax.

    (Other members may have other and better options, though.)

    Have a pleasant Monday,

    MrP
    That was so nice. Thank you so much.

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    Re: In salon which verb that I should use?

    You're welcome!

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.


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    Re: In salon which verb that I should use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's tear View Post
    I don't have any idea about which verbs that I have to use if I would like to go to salon.
    I have this pic I'd like to know what is the verb of this doing:



    Do you call it: hair dryer?

    What about nails?
    Can I say: I'd like to color my nails Or I'd like to paint my nails?

    How about deplume my skin hair what's the verb that I can use it?
    I'd like to try speak English in salon but I really afraid of being laughingstock.
    I understand your position completely!!!

    I worked in a Thailand for six months. It was in an area outside of Thailand where very little English was spoken. As a teacher I had to look reasonably well groomed so a haircut was necessary. There was a hair salon in the tiny strip mall near the school. I never saw a man inside but there were pictures of men's hair styles in the window.

    So one day I got my courage up and walked into the salon. I am a big person, 6'4" tall and 235 lbs. The two tiny Thai women inside the salon immediately started to laugh. Okay, okay..."I made a mistake", I thought to myself and started to back out the door. One of the women rushed forward to stop me and showed me to a barber chair.

    I looked forward at the mirror but nothing more happened for 10 minutes. There was lots of laughing then suddenly a much taller young girl appeared. The reason for the laughter? The women there were too short to reach up and cut my hair. Luckily I had a picture of me with short hair. She looked at it and with an electric razor she suddenly sheared a strip of hair from my neck to forehead....yikes!!!!! "Well, I am committed now", I thought.

    It turned out to be a great hair cut and I went back several times.

    I guess this is a reading exercise. Other people have answered your questions. I just wanted to let you know....your not alone at being nervous when it comes to your hair.

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