Personal Care Services in Spanish

For both men and women, personal care, grooming and hygiene are an integral part of everyday life. Whether you are at the hair or nail salon, receiving waxing or massage services or purchasing personal care products at the store, here are some useful Spanish terms and expressions.

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Grooming and Personal Hygiene

Here are some common Spanish terms related to basic personal hygiene. You will be prompted to use them in various situations - at the store, in your home, when talking to friends etc. - so it’s likely you will want to memorize them.

la navaja

razor

la crema de afeitar

shaving cream

el cepillo

brush

el peine

comb

el secador de pelo

hair dryer

el cepillo de dientes

toothbrush

la pasta de dientes

toothpaste

el maquillaje

makeup

el jabón

soap

el champú

shampoo

la crema corporal

body lotion

el acondicionador

conditioner

el papel higiénico

toilet paper

el desodorante

deodorant

el perfume

perfume

Hair for Men and Women

Some people are more particular than others about their hair and therefore, it’s essential to be able to describe what you want done in Spanish. Practice these terms and expressions to make sure your new-do comes out just right!

la peluquería

hair salon

corte de cabello

haircut

el peinado

hairstyle

el diseño de barba

beard trim

cortar las puntas

trim the ends

los reflejos

highlights

el tinte

color

una trenza

braid

el rizo

curl/hair ringlet

el recogido/moño clásico

updo (hairstyle)

el peinado alaciado

blowout

planchar

to straighten

rizar

to curl

peinar

to style (hair)

Nails

When at the nail salon, make sure to use these terms to ensure that your nails come out looking fabulous.

la manicura

manicure

la pedicura

pedicure

el esmalte

nail polish

el gel

gel nail polish

la manicura francesa

french tip manicure

las uñas de acrílico

artificial nails/acrylics

las decoraciones

designs

el relleno de unas

fill

la cutícula

cuticle

la parafina

paraffin wax

la exfoliación de los pies

feet exfoliation

Waxing

Getting rid of pesky hairs is an important part of beauty-maintenance. The terms below will help you describe the areas you would like waxed.

depilación con cera

waxing

depilación con hilo

threading

depilación de bigote

waxing of the upper lip

depilación de ceja

waxing of the eyebrow

depilación de bikini

waxing of the bikini area

depilación de pierna

waxing of the leg

depilación de rostro completo

waxing of the full face

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Other Services

We all deserve a little pampering every once in awhile. Whether you’re in need of a facial or a massage, make sure to use the terms below to get services sure to leave you feeling fully relaxed.

el facial

facial

el masaje

massages

el masaje sueco

swedish massage

el masaje deportivo

sports massage

el masaje de piedras calientes

hot stone massage

el masaje profundo

deep tissue massage

la exfoliación corporal

full body exfoliation

la envoltura corporal

body wrap

las pestañas artificiales

artificial eyelashes

With these helpful vocabulary terms and expressions you are all prepared for an afternoon at a salon or spa. Now, what are you waiting for? Go out and pamper yourself!