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 Was the funeral home cosmetologist accustomed to working with African Americans; would her husband's makeup be too light? Georgea Kovanis, Detroit Free Press, "In the coronavirus era, death is difficult. But so is being a mourner," 20 May 2020 And trying to keep businesses from opening with threats of suspending their liquor licenses or cosmetologist licenses won’t work — not on a mass scale that would be needed if many people start to say: enough. Willie Brown,, "This can’t go on. California has to figure a way out," 9 May 2020 Shops should also consider seeing clients by appointment only, and it is recommended that customers wait outside in their cars until a cosmetologist or barber is ready to serve them. Bill Rankin, ajc, "Businesses confront legal issues upon reopening amid COVID-19 concerns," 23 Apr. 2020 Jamie McQuaig glanced at the two cosmetologists, clad in masks, coloring customers' hair and wondered whether coming back to work was the right decision for her family, her salon or her state. Anchorage Daily News, "Georgia businesses reopen, with jitters," 25 Apr. 2020 In his April 20 announcement, Kemp also allowed gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail care artists, aestheticians, their respective schools and massage therapists to reopen Friday. Lorenzo Reyes, USA TODAY, "Many Georgia churches remain closed, ignore Gov. Brian Kemp's measure that allows in-person services," 27 Apr. 2020 The businesses covered: fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, hair designers, nail-care artists, estheticians and massage therapists.... The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Piling on Georgia’s Governor," 24 Apr. 2020 Kemp issued an executive order Monday allowing gyms, fitness centers, bowling alleys, body art studios, barbers, cosmetologists, nail technicians and beauty schools to reopen Friday. Jason Schaumburg, Washington Examiner, "Kemp defends decision to reopen Georgia after Trump rebuke," 23 Apr. 2020 Mother Sheard was a stylish dresser who worked for a while as a cosmetologist, doing hair and nails. Cassandra Spratling, Detroit Free Press, "Mother Willie Mae Sheard, COGIC leader, dies from complications of the coronavirus," 23 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of cosmetologist

1926, in the meaning defined above

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30 May 2020

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“Cosmetologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 May. 2020.

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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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