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Hola Cedros :)

 

Pelo: Hair. Anywhere, any kind of hair.

Cabello: Head hair. (And corn hair)

Vello: Shorter than head hair present in other parts of the body.

Peluca: Wig

Peluquero: Hair dresser. Mostly used for men's hair dressers only. "Estilista" is a better and more common word at a unisex beauty salon.

Peluquería: Hairdresser's, again mostly for a men's only salon. "Estética", "Salón de belleza" or simply "salón" is used for a unisex beauty salon.

Peluque: It's not a word. (Not Spanish anyway)

I hope this helps :)

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Thanks Miriam. I got my hair cut today and I asked the barber why his place was called a Peluqueria. He didn't know and also didn't know what peluque meant. You have to wonder where that word came from.

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Pelaje = Fur, so there may have been some confusion or merging of the many related terms at some point. However, I think that Travis probably has the best choice, as Pelequero seems to indicate the person, while Peluquería designates the place.  It is similar, for example, with a Notario, the person, who works at the Notaria, the office.

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Pelusa=lint
Peludo(a)=hairy
Peluche=stuffed animal
Pelón(a)=bald or very short hair, like a crew cut.  Colloquially, broke (no money)
Peluca=wig

Pelo comes from the Latin pilus, hair 
Cabello comes from the Latin capillus, hair of the head
Peluca comes from the French, perruque.  Peluquero comes from the French, parruchiere.

 

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