hair·​dress·​er ˈher-ˌdre-sər How to pronounce hairdresser (audio)
: a person whose occupation is the dressing or cutting of hair
British : barber

Examples of hairdresser in a Sentence

she recommended her hairdresser to a friend who wanted to get a perm
Recent Examples on the Web The hairdresser turned cleaning product connoisseur has since authored a book and started her own line of cleaning products with Procter & Gamble. Emma Hinchliffe, Fortune, 13 Feb. 2024 Her hairdresser was by her side in the hours that followed his death, Ms. de Putter said in an interview in Lomé last month. Elian Peltier, New York Times, 26 Nov. 2023 The new mom glows in the special family photos, where makeup artist Cherie Cook and hairdresser Marshala Semone did her glam. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 7 Feb. 2024 Even professional hairdressers love the Hot Tools device. Lauren Taylor, Southern Living, 6 Feb. 2024 Her father, Reginald Carpenter, was a plumber, and her mother, Alvina Carpenter, a hairdresser. Orlando Mayorquin, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 The Workshop is a space for independent hairdressers. Melissa Oyler, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 The hairdresser noticed Watts’s pale face and immediately called her mother to take her to the hospital. Kim Bellware, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2023 But the Heal by Hair three-day program is training hairdressers to spot mental health conditions early and be active listeners. Cameron Pugh, The Christian Science Monitor, 9 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of hairdresser was in 1764

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“Hairdresser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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hair·​dress·​er -ˌdres-ər How to pronounce hairdresser (audio)
: a person who dresses or cuts hair

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