beau·​ti·​cian byü-ˈti-shən How to pronounce beautician (audio)
plural beauticians
: 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 His mother, Muriel (Morton) Walsh, was a beautician. Michael S. Rosenwald, New York Times, 19 Apr. 2024 Step By Step Step by Step aired from 1991 to 1998 for seven seasons and told the story of Frank Lambert ((Patrick Duffy), a divorced contractor, and Carol Foster (Suzanne Somers), a widowed beautician. Esther Kang, Peoplemag, 15 Mar. 2024 Drawn to reporting by a movie Denny Jay Walsh was born Nov. 23, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Gerald Jerome Walsh, an auto mechanic, and Muriel Almeda Walsh, a beautician. Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee, 2 Apr. 2024 According to her social media profiles, McCray was a beautician and model with a large Instagram following. Samira Asma-Sadeque, Peoplemag, 12 Mar. 2024 Born in Lincoln Hospital in 1948, the son of an electrician father and beautician mother, Kramer grew up in southwest Detroit, often spending his free time at the Boys Club of America at Livernois and Michigan. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 3 Feb. 2024 Once a Sunday school teacher and Women’s Mission Union leader at the church, Douglas was one of the first Black beauty salon owners in the city who made her shop, named Sisters, a place to teach, train and mentor young beauticians. Robert Salonga, The Mercury News, 29 Jan. 2024 Once in college, his career began as a kitchen beautician before transitioning into a salon as their shampooist. Essence, 10 Jan. 2024 The initial announcement ordering salons to close prompted a rare public protest early this month in Kabul, the capital, where dozens of salon owners and beauticians marched down the street while holding signs opposing the ban. Christina Goldbaum, New York Times, 25 July 2023

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Word History


beauty + -ician

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of beautician was in 1924

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“Beautician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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