col·or·ist | \ˈkə-lə-rist, -lər-ist\

Definition of colorist 

: one that colors or deals with color

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Call it the Donald Trump effect, but colorist Julia Elena says she's been getting a ton of requests from clients to go full-on orange. Danielle Gray, Allure, "The Best Hair-Color Trends of 2018," 26 Jan. 2018 Originally from the Philippines, Reyes is an art historian, author, educator and master water-colorist who paints representational subjects. David Laurell,, "On the Town: Artist combines landscapes with urban elements," 10 July 2018 While the comic book world of creators, editors, artists, writers, letterers, and colorists has been mourning the loss of an icon, his legacy may not be as well known to casual or mainstream fans. Alex Abad-santos, Vox, "How Spider-Man: Homecoming paid homage to Steve Ditko," 7 July 2018 My favorite artistic touch, however, comes with the union of colorist Triona Farrell and letterist Cardinal Raw. Will Nevin,, "TBT #39.2: 'Unnatural' love and app-based murder coming this summer from Image Comics," 12 June 2018 In fact, there are a handful of L.A. colorists trying new techniques that keep you out of the salon longer while maintaining the health of your hair. Samantha Sasso,, "The L.A. Lowlights Trend That Will Last You All Summer," 15 May 2018 Pickthorn is a salon in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and the title of this festival is a tribute to its focus on both hair (specifically via the celebrity colorist and salon owner Chelsey Pickthorn) and music. New York Times, "12 Pop, Rock and Jazz Concerts to Check Out in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 14 June 2018 Besides the menagerie of glittering headpieces, such as Romee Strijd’s Ziegfeld Girl–esque crown of stars, there were a slew of saccharine wigs created by Victoria Hunter, colorist and co-owner of New York City’s Whittemore House Salon. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "This Model Got a Marilyn Monroe–Inspired Makeover for the Dolce & Gabbana Runway," 9 Apr. 2018 That would be master hair colorist Christophe Robin. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Paris's Top Hair Colorist Spills His Secrets," 23 Aug. 2017

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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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