cos·​me·​tol·​o·​gist | \ ˌkäz-mə-ˈtä-lə-jist How to pronounce cosmetologist (audio) \

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

Examples of cosmetologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While there's a perfect match out there for everyone, cosmetologist and expert wig maker Tamika Gibson has some tips for finding the right one. Jamie Wilson, Harper's BAZAAR, 29 Apr. 2022 Olivia Kaiser, a cosmetologist who lives in metro Phoenix, was one half of last year's winning couple. Kimi Robinson, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022 Ruth Booth, 90, a cosmetologist at Arcade Beauty Salon in Washington for more than 30 years before retiring in the 1990s, died Feb. 5 at a memory care facility in Potomac. Washington Post, 7 Apr. 2022 Ward was a Gary West Side graduate who worked in the laundry department at Sebo’s Nursing Home in Hobart and was a licensed cosmetologist who loved braiding hair, according to her obituary. Meredith Colias-pete,, 5 Apr. 2022 Charles Stevens of Oakland killed a college student, a mechanical engineer, a teenager and a cosmetologist in shootings on and near the freeway from April through July 1989. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 14 Feb. 2022 Founded by perfumer and cosmetologist, Jean-Vincent Bully in 1803, the company was renowned for forward-thinking beauty products that landed it medals at Paris’ famed Expositions Universelles at the end of the 19th century. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 28 Dec. 2021 White persevered and is now a licensed cosmetologist. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 24 Nov. 2021 Joi, pharmacy technician, cosmetologist and foreign exchange trader. Washington Post, 17 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cosmetologist

1926, in the meaning defined above

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11 May 2022

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“Cosmetologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2022.

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cos·​me·​tol·​o·​gist | \ -ˈtäl-ə-jəst How to pronounce cosmetologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of cosmetologist

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

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