hair·​do | \ ˈher-ˌdü How to pronounce hairdo (audio) \
plural hairdos

Definition of hairdo

: a way of wearing the hair : coiffure

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Synonyms for hairdo


coiffure, cut, do, haircut, hairstyle

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Examples of hairdo in a Sentence

that hairdo makes her face look softer and rounder

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Downstairs, a playful photography studio included cartoonish cutouts of Lady Bunny hairdos and giant earrings. Robert Fairer, Vogue, "Inside Marc Jacobs’s Fashion-Filled Wedding at the Grill," 9 Apr. 2019 Kim opted for a slicked-back, almost wet look hairdo and a dramatic eye to complement her look and the futuristic theme of the 2016 Met Gala, Manus X Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology. Carrie Goldberg, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez's Oscar Gown Might Have Been Inspired By Kim Kardashian," 25 Feb. 2019 But as Ari recently revealed to Camila Cabello, her classic hairdo comes with one unpleasant side effect. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Told Camila Cabello That Her Ponytail Is Painful," 5 Nov. 2018 Pop singer Demi Lovato is a blonde again, revealing her new hairdo on social media this week. Zoe Szathmary, Fox News, "Demi Lovato dyes hair blonde in 'very soft and pretty' look, colorist says," 18 July 2018 The sleek, super-long look has been Grande's signature hairdo for years. Marci Robin, Allure, "Ariana Grande Had the Perfect Comeback for an Instagram Commenter Who's "Sick of" Her Ponytail," 17 July 2018 Halle Berry, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Mel B were among the first black celebrities in the West to wear the hairdo or a variation of it. Nadra Nittle, Vox, "Bantu knots are the latest natural hairstyle at the center of a workplace dispute," 20 Dec. 2018 Women in headscarves protecting holiday hairdos shooed their excited children along. Daniel Lee, WSJ, "Could the Internet Power a Small-Town Renaissance?," 21 Nov. 2018 His nostrils flared, his voice deepened, and his feathery '70s-style hairdo shook in indignation. Kevin Conley, Town & Country, "Too Much Horsepower," 24 Dec. 2012

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First Known Use of hairdo

1932, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of hairdo

: a way of cutting and arranging someone's hair


hair·​do | \ ˈher-ˌdü How to pronounce hairdo (audio) \
plural hairdos

Kids Definition of hairdo

: a way of arranging a person's hair

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