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Acetone

Acetone

What is it: A colourless, strong-smelling solvent found in many nail-polish removers

Acid Mantle

Acid Mantle

What is it: The combination of sweat and sebum that forms the skin’s protective coating

Acid Perm

Acid Perm

What is it: A hair styling technique that produces permanent hair waves with curls that are softer than an alkaline perm

Acne

Acne

What is it: An inflammation of the skin caused by an over production of oil and bacteria

Acrylic Nails

Acrylic Nails

What is it: Acrylic sculptured nail material—a combination of a liquid and powder that is mixed to form the artificial nail

A-Line Bob

A-Line Bob

What is it: A geometric bob with a straight-fringe, named so because of its resemblance to the letter ‘A’

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

Alpha Hydroxy Acid

What is it: Known as AHA, these solutions are used as exfoliates and can help reduce ingrown hairs and also improve skin’s appearance

Anti-Frizz Cream

Anti-Frizz Cream

What is it: Particularly formulated for coarse, curly, or naturally frizzy hair; anti-frizz cream smoothens hair and protects it from frizz

Amino Acid

Amino Acid

What is it: A chemical substance found in plants and animals which also forms the building block of hair

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