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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Cleveland provides $46M to help Hopkins International Airport through coronavirus pandemic," 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, "Pandemic takes mental health toll on beleaguered small-business owners," 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, "States reopening, Tropical Storm Arthur, WHO meeting: 5 things to know Monday," 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, "Coronavirus crunch: One city block reveals small businesses at risk," 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,, "On the bright side: Salvation Army rallies volunteer troops to feed SF’s homeless," 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,, "Boutique Economy Slammed as Virus Makes Personal Touch Toxic," 29 Apr. 2020 Barbershops and beauticians are predominantly minority. David Hogberg, Washington Examiner, "Uncertainty lies ahead as US enters new phase of coronavirus fight," 24 Apr. 2020 The beauticians, who previously earned minimum wage (around $114 a month), can now make more than three times that. Saba Imtiaz, Marie Claire, "The Global Business of Glam," 22 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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27 May 2020

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“Beautician.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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.


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Kids Definition of beautician

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

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