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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British Columbia’s human rights tribunal is considering several complaints by someone who identifies as a woman against female beauticians who refused to wax her scrotum. The Economist, "Social liberalismCulture wars, Canadian-style," 25 July 2019 Amber has been raised in a trailer park by her mother, Annette, a nicotine-crazed beautician. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, "“Drop Dead Gorgeous,” Which Is Finally Streaming, Is Possibly My Favorite Movie of All Time," 5 July 2019 His wife, Marcie, who was a beautician, died in 2007. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "Minnesota Entrepreneur Richard Proudfit Came Up With a Formula to Feed Starving Children," 24 Nov. 2018 Her mother, who had been a beautician, followed her daughter into the caregiving field. Clare Ansberry, WSJ, "The Bond Between an African Caregiver and Her New Jersey ‘Mum’," 1 Oct. 2018 My mother was a beautician who sacrificed to get me the best education possible. Ale Russian,, "Denzel Washington Is Giving Back to the Boys & Girls Club: It 'Helped Make Me the Man I Am Today'," 5 July 2018 Google’s ten panel slideshow tells the story of how Desmond, a black beautician from Halifax, Nova Scotia, was dragged from a theater in 1946 after refusing to leave a seat in a section reserved for white people. Joseph Hincks, Time, "Google Doodle Celebrates Canadian Civil Rights Icon Viola Desmond," 6 July 2018 González, a licensed beautician, later took a job with another advocacy organization. Bianca Padró Ocasio,, "These Puerto Ricans who fled Hurricane María's destruction built a community at a Super 8 in Kissimmee. Now, they have to leave it.," 27 June 2018 Like a beautician trying to smooth out wrinkles on an aging movie star, the Archaeological Survey of India, the agency that oversees the monument, has spent the last three years applying mudpacks to whiten the walls and minarets. Shashank Bengali,, "How air pollution, a dying river and swarms of defecating insects threaten the Taj Mahal," 22 May 2018

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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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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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