Croydon facelift

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From Croydon, a Borough of London + facelift.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌkɹɔɪdn̩ ˈfeɪslɪft/


Croydon facelift ‎(plural Croydon facelifts)

  1. (British slang, derogatory) A women's hairstyle, associated with lower social classes, in which the hair is pulled tightly back from the face and fastened behind the head, thus pulling the features up and back and giving an effect similar to a facelift.
    • 2013 July 28, Elizabeth Day, The Observer:
      All of which could explain why, when I had my hair styled in a tight ponytail for the shoot accompanying this feature, most people who saw me thought I looked "unapproachable" (which might simply be a polite way of saying: "You looked like you had a rattail and a Croydon facelift").