AskDefine | Define haircut

Dictionary Definition



1 the style in which hair has been cut
2 the act of cutting the hair

User Contributed Dictionary



From hair + cut



  1. The act of cutting of the hair, often done professionally by a barber, hair stylist, or beautician.
  2. The way hair is cut.
  3. In a bankruptcy proceeding, the proportional reduction in the debt that will be paid to each creditor, based on an evaluation of the total debt owed and the total assets of the debtor.


act of cutting of hair
way hair is cut
  • Finnish: kampaus, leikkaus
  • German: Frisur
  • Polish: fryzura

Extensive Definition

''Haircut redirects here. For the financial term, see Haircut (finance).
A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to a styling of head hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics.

Notable hairstyles

Hair products

Cosmetic products used in creating and maintaining hairstyles include:

Hair lengths

  • Bald, hair that is completely shaved down to the scalp
  • Buzz, hair that is extremely short and hardly there
  • Cropped, hair that is a little longer than a buzz
  • Boy's cut, hair that is longer than a crop, but not yet hits the ears
  • Ear length, hair that is at the same level as one's ears
  • Chin level, hair that comes to the chin
  • Flip level, hair that comes to the neck or shoulder area.
  • Bra/midback level, hair that's at about the same point as the widest part of one's ribcage and chest area
  • Waist length, hair that falls at the smallest part of one's waist, a little bit above the hip bones
  • Tailbone length, hair that is at about the area of one's tailbone
  • Classic length, hair that reaches where one's legs meet his or her buttocks
  • Thigh length, hair that is at the mid-thigh
  • Knee-length, hair that is at the knee
  • Calf length, hair that is at the calf
  • Floor length, hair that reaches the floor



haircut in Arabic: حلاقة
haircut in Czech: Účes
haircut in Danish: Frisure
haircut in German: Frisur
haircut in Modern Greek (1453-): Κούρεμα
haircut in Spanish: Peinado
haircut in Esperanto: Hararanĝo
haircut in French: Coiffure
haircut in Finnish: Hiustyyli
haircut in Korean: 헤어스타일
haircut in Hebrew: תסרוקת
haircut in Dutch: Kapsel (haardracht)
haircut in Japanese: 髪型
haircut in Norwegian: Frisyre
haircut in Polish: Fryzura
haircut in Portuguese: Penteado
haircut in Russian: Причёска
haircut in Simple English: Hairstyle
haircut in Swedish: Frisyr
haircut in Chinese: 发型
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