beau·​ti·​cian | \ byü-ˈti-shən How to pronounce beautician (audio) \
plural beauticians

Definition of beautician

: a person licensed to provide cosmetic treatments to the hair, skin, and nails : cosmetologist Although there are no data to prove it, some beauticians hold that the health and physical-fitness boom has sanctioned a concern for the well-being of the body that in the past might have appeared vain and unmasculine.— Deborah Blumenthal

Examples of beautician in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Berkley worked as a beautician for around 40 years, much of that in a salon at the corner of Cedar Road and East 105th Street. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, 10 May 2022 Starring Janet Jackson and Tupac Shakur as Justice and Lucky, a beautician with a knack for poetry and the charming postal worker who courts her, the film is Singleton’s only movie with a female protagonist and was written specifically for Jackson. Sonaiya Kelleystaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 6 May 2022 In El Salvador, Ingrid Vilorio was a beautician with her own studio. Alex Park, The New Republic, 24 Jan. 2022 The pre-schooler was getting braids inside the apartment of a beautician in the Woodlawn section of the city at around 9 p.m. when gunfire erupted outside. Chris Harris,, 8 Sep. 2021 After being treated for cancer, Helen studied to be a beautician through the Ohio Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation and found part-time work. Mark J. Price, USA TODAY, 25 Dec. 2020 Contouring was ideal for black-and-white film, a medium of light and shadow, and was used in early Hollywood by makeup artists such as the Polish beautician Max Factor (né Maksymilian Faktorowicz). Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 31 Aug. 2020 Jackson also announced Friday that the city will increase by $2 million its loans for specialized businesses hit particularly hard by the pandemic, including barber shops, beauticians, and restaurants, among others. Courtney Astolfi, cleveland, 22 May 2020 Fink rents out booths to hairdressers and beauticians at her salon, so the people who work there are not technically her employees. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, 20 May 2020 See More

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First Known Use of beautician

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for beautician

beauty + -ician

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beau·​ti·​cian | \ byü-ˈti-shən How to pronounce beautician (audio) \

Kids Definition of beautician

: a person who gives beauty treatments (as to skin and hair)

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