Definition of cosmetology
: the cosmetic treatment of the skin, hair, and nails
Origin and Etymology of cosmetology
French cosmétologie, from cosmétique cosmetic (from English cosmetic) + -logie -logy
First Known Use: 1926
COSMETOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of cosmetology for English Language Learners
: the job or skill of giving beauty treatments to women by washing and cutting hair, applying makeup, etc.
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