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 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 Italy eases lockdown ahead of border reopening Italy, which has maintained Europe's longest and strictest coronavirus lockdown, on Monday will reopen bars, restaurants, shops, hairdressers and beauticians. Editors, USA TODAY, 18 May 2020 Unlike a regular hair salon, the franchise rents out fully equipped individual rooms to stylists as well as massage therapists and beauticians. Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 10 Apr. 2020 Novato beautician Nicole Hitchcock was giving a long-distance haircut on a video call the other day to a client in Petaluma. Steve Rubenstein,, 4 May 2020 High-End Services While personal trainers, dance instructors or beauticians may be suffering, some providers of niche services for the rich have actually seen an increase in demand as their customers seek to distance themselves from others. Thomas Mulier,, 29 Apr. 2020

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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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“Beautician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of beautician

: a person whose job is to give beauty treatments to women by washing and cutting hair, applying makeup, etc.


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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