USEFUL DIALOGUES – AT THE HAIRDRESSER’S
Hairdresser: Good morning, Madam! What can I do for you today?
Woman: I don’t really know. I want to try something different now.
Hairdresser: What do you mean? A different colour or a different style?
Woman: My hair is quite thin. I was wondering to have it curled.
Hairdresser: It sounds good. Would you like me to dye your hair, too?
Woman: Actually, I’m not really keen on having it dyed, yet I would like some blond stripes to highlight my hairdo.
Hairdresser: All right. I understand. We use very high quality materials, which do not destroy the hair structure, so don’ be afraid of hair colouring.
Woman: Okay. I just want to have some highlights now. Maybe later I’ll try colouring, too.
Hairdresser: … and what about the style? Do you have any specific idea, or you just want to have it curled?
Woman: I would also like you to cut it a bit shorter, just to chop off the ends.
Hairdresser: Certainly, madam. If you want me to do it, I’ll do it.
Woman: I’m absolutely sure.
Hairdresser: All right, and then follow me, please so that I can shampoo your hair, first.
Woman: Thank you.
What can I do for you today? – Cosa posso fare per lei oggi?
I want to try something different now. – Vorrei provare qualcosa di differente.
What do you mean? – Cosa intende?
I was wondering … . – Stavo pesando … .
It sounds good. – Sembra una buona idea.
I’m not really keen on … . – Non sono davvero entusiasta di … .
Don’t be afraid of … . – Non abbia paura di … .
Do you have any specific idea? – Avete qualche idea precisa?
If you want me to do it, I’ll do it. – e vuole che lo faccio, lo faccio.
Follow me please to the … . – Per favore mi segua a… .
to try something different – provare quaclsoa di differente
thin – sottile
to have (the hair) curled – avere i capelli ricci
to have one’s hair dyed – avere i capelli tinti
to be keen on – essere entusiasta di
blond stripes – strisce bionde
to highlight – evidenziare, sottolineare
material – materiale
to destroy – distruggere
to chop off – tagliare di netto