cos·me·tol·o·gist | \ ˌkäz-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist \

Definition of cosmetologist 

: a person licensed to provide cosmetic treatments to the hair, skin, and nails : one trained in cosmetology : beautician If you're using … any medication that might make you skin more sensitive, be sure to tell your cosmetologist. —Kathleen Conway Engles

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Krajnyak was a mother of one and a cosmetologist who had just returned to California after visiting family in her native Hungary. Washington Post, "Man charged after California blast held without bail," 23 May 2018 The highest-earning external agents for the investments were a firm called Knowles Systems Inc. and its chief executive and co-owner, cosmetologist Lynette Robbins, according to an SEC lawsuit filing. Jean Eaglesham And Coulter Jones, WSJ, "A Private-Market Deal Gone Bad: Sketchy Brokers, Bilked Seniors and a Cosmetologist," 7 May 2018 Krajnyak, 48, a cosmetologist, had just returned to California after visiting family in her native country. Michael Balsamo And Amanda Lee Myers,, "Ex-boyfriend of California blast victim arrested on explosives charge," 18 May 2018 Beal's Facebook page shows many photos of him apparently recently traveling with the woman who was killed, 48-year-old Ildiko Krajnyak (IL-di-koh KRY-nyak), a cosmetologist who ran a day spa at the building hit by the blast. Fox News, "The Latest: California blast investigation leads to arrest," 17 May 2018 Beal, 59, a rocket enthusiast and actor in several short films, and Ildiko Krajnyak, 48, a cosmetologist, had recently broken up, his son, Nathan Beal, said. Washington Post, "Ex-boyfriend of blast victim arrested on bomb charge," 17 May 2018 Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes said the formal identification of the body is continuing Wednesday but authorities believe the victim is Ildiko Krajnyak, a 40-year-old licensed cosmetologist. CBS News, "Deadly California office explosion investigated as a crime," 16 May 2018 The makeovers administered by the 6- and 7-year-olds may have lacked the skills of professional cosmetologists, but there was no shortage of creativity. Ted Slowik, Daily Southtown, "Slowik: Spa event a chance for kids to pamper moms, school to boost parent involvement," 11 May 2018 The year-long, nationally accredited vocational program prepares people for jobs as hair stylists, cosmetologists, salon assistants and more. Phil Diehl,, "Iconic Coast Highway beauty college closes," 29 Apr. 2018

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1926, in the meaning defined above

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cos·me·tol·o·gist | \ -ˈtäl-ə-jəst \

Medical Definition of cosmetologist 

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

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