hair·​dress·​er | \ ˈher-ˌdre-sər \

Definition of hairdresser

1 : a person whose occupation is the dressing or cutting of hair
2 British : barber

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Synonyms for hairdresser


barber, haircutter, hairstylist, stylist

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Examples of hairdresser in a Sentence

she recommended her hairdresser to a friend who wanted to get a perm

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Being a hairdresser has a huge financial obligation. Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "What No One Tells You About Tipping at the Hair Salon," 12 Dec. 2018 Most German companies registered as U.K. limiteds are small businesses, such as hairdressers, said John Hammond, a lawyer at CMS Hasche Sigle Partnership of Lawyers & Tax Advisors LLP. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, "As Brexit Nears, European Firms Look to Change Legal Structure," 12 Dec. 2018 Her mother, a hairdresser, finally persuaded her to enroll in a drug-treatment center. Jason Horowitz,, "Migrants were welcome in Macerata, before a murder," 7 July 2018 Her mother, a hairdresser, finally persuaded her to enroll in a drug-treatment center overlooking vineyards in the hills near Macerata. Jason Horowitz, New York Times, "This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics," 7 July 2018 Finally, pick a location that isn’t too hard to get to and has access to hairdressers and makeup artists. Marshall Heyman, Town & Country, "The New Breed of Birthday Celebration? Lavish International Parties," 30 Nov. 2018 And Amanda Cook Tucker, her personal hairdresser, was seen leaving the hospital, having been on hand to blow out her lustrous locks. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "How does Duchess Kate do it? From giving birth to camera-ready in heels in under 8 hours," 23 Apr. 2018 During an interview for Glamour UK with her mom Kris Jenner, Kylie recalled a childhood memory that had Kendall playing the role of hairdresser. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Kylie Jenner Talked About the Time Kendall Tried to Cut Her Hair," 19 Sep. 2018 After all, some 5,000 of the town's 12,000 residents live in D.C., including the mayor's hairdresser. Martha Mendoza, Fox News, "Salvadoran town deeply rooted in DC unfazed by US politics," 21 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of hairdresser

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of hairdresser

: a person who cuts and shapes hair


hair·​dress·​er | \ ˈher-ˌdre-sər \

Kids Definition of hairdresser

: a person who styles or cuts hair

Other Words from hairdresser

hairdressing noun

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