col·​or·​ist | \ˈkə-lə-rist, -lər-ist\

Definition of colorist 

: one that colors or deals with color

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Stephanie also pointing out that some may experience a sensitivity — and not an allergy — to hair dye, and that a colorist does have alternative dying options. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "This 19-Year-Old Says She Experienced an Extreme Allergic Reaction to Hair Dye," 30 Nov. 2018 The bride-to-be’s colorist, Kelly O'Leary-Woodford, shared a photo of the mishap on social media Wednesday. Michelle Gant, Fox News, "Canada bride's hair dyed blue after pen explodes days before wedding," 20 Aug. 2018 Despite Ingres’s willful distortions and expressive color, he was understood to be the embodiment of the rational draftsman-painter; whereas Delacroix was believed to be an emotive and dramatic colorist—a painter, not a draftsman. Lance Esplund, WSJ, "‘Devotion to Drawing: The Karen B. Cohen Collection of Eugène Delacroix’ Review: A Master off the Canvas," 14 Aug. 2018 Unless familiar with the signs, colorist insults or discrimination can often go undetected and unaddressed by non-black women. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "Khloe Kardashian's Daughter True Thompson Is Already Enduring Colorism as an Infant," 19 Sep. 2018 In addition to Pepose and Santiago, the series will see the return of colorist Jasen Smith and letterer Colin Bell. Graeme Mcmillan, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cult Noir Comic 'Spencer & Locke' Returns This Winter," 12 July 2018 Wella Professionals colorist Sonya Dove explains in a press release that the color was meant to be young and fresh, like Turner, utilizing cooler tones to bring out the actress' blue eyes. Samantha Sasso,, "Sophie Turner Says Goodbye To Sansa Stark With The Perfect Summer Cut," 29 June 2018 Writer Dan Watters crafts the voices of the Otherworld with a dreamy prose while artist Val Rodrigues and colorist Triona Farrell make absolute beauty with pages washed in pinks that are aching to be stared at. Will Nevin,, "TBT #40: New Nancy Drew, sci-fi and more coming in comics," 13 June 2018 And a lot of my friends have commitment issues with their colorists because of this. Micaela English, Town & Country, "It's Not Easy Being Blonde," 11 Mar. 2015

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First Known Use of colorist

1685, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colorist

borrowed from French coloriste, from Latin color color entry 1 + French -iste -ist entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of colorist

: a painter who uses color in interesting and effective ways

: a person who dyes people's hair

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