The Language Of Beauty

Knowing the right words to use when discussing the topic of beauty can be a little tricky, especially as new terms pop up quite frequently. The secret to sounding like a beauty aficionado is knowing the basics; that way you can drop a term or two in between conversations. That is why we have compiled a list of terms, from A-Z, for you to get acquainted with.

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Anti-aging Serum: Products that fight signs of aging.


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Bangs: Hair that falls over the forehead, usually falls just above the eyebrow.



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Curls: Embrace your natural curls. From a simple updo to an afro, there are lots of ways you can wear your curls.



Derma Roller

Dermarolling: A process that involves rolling a small wheel, which has hundreds of tiny needles across the face to gently prick the skin, and in turn reveal tighter, plumber skin.




Exfoliate: To rub parts of the body with a substance in order to remove dead skin.



Facial: A skincare treatment for the face that includes exfoliating, steaming, peeling, extractions and even facial massages for better-looking facial skin.



Man Grooming

Grooming: Keeping a clean outlook. Ensuring that your skin, face, hair, nails and other parts of the body look nice.




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Illuminator: A makeup product designed to give your skin an all-over glow.




Jewel Your Updo: Adding decorative accessories to your updo is a perfect way to style your hair.




Korean Skincare: Popular for their BB and CC creams, sheet masks, cushion compact, and lots more.



Face Laser Treatment

Laser Treatment: Beauty treatments using laser technology for different skin concerns. Treatment ranges from laser hair removal to laser skin resurfacing and lots more.




Matte Makeup: A powdery, skin-like, semi-transparent finish to makeup. Try the modern approach.



Nail Art

Nail Art: A type of art that can be done on fingernails and toenails.

About Author /

A lawyer by training, Onah packs over a decade of experience in both editorial and managerial capacities. Nwachukwu began her career at THISDAY Style before her appointment as Editor of HELLO! NIGERIA, the sole African franchise of the international magazine, HELLO! Thereafter, she served as Group Editor-in-Chief at TrueTales Publications, publishers of Complete Fashion, HINTS, HELLO! NIGERIA and Beauty Box. Onah has interviewed among others, Forbes’ richest black woman in the world, Folorunso Alakija, seven-time grand slam tennis champion, Roger Federer, singer Miley Cyrus, Ex Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio while coordinating interviews with Nigerian football legend, Jayjay Okocha, and many more. In the past, she organised a few publicity projects for the Italian Consulate, Lagos, Nigeria under one time Consul General, Stefano De Leo. Some other brands under her portfolio during her time as a Publicity Consultant include international brands in Nigeria such as Grey Goose, Martini, Escudo Rojo, Chivas, Martell Absolut Elix, and Absolut Vodka. Onah currently works as the Editor of TheWill DOWNTOWN.

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