hair·​dress·​er | \ ˈher-ˌdre-sər How to pronounce hairdresser (audio) \

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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The couple is taking an entourage of 13, including a nanny and hairdresser who are both paid for privately. Simon Perry,, "Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Announce New Details of Upcoming Africa Tour with Archie," 6 Sep. 2019 Another passenger was Lisa Fiedler, a 52-year-old hairdresser and photographer from the community of Mill Valley north of San Francisco, her mother, Nancy Fiedler, told San Francisco's ABC affiliate, KGO television. Anchorage Daily News, "Only 1 person remains missing from dive boat fire," 5 Sep. 2019 Diana, who has been Abby's hairdresser and makeup artist in addition to being her friend, is also JoJo Siwa's personal hairstylist and makeup artist, according to Diana's Instagram. Martha Sorren, Woman's Day, "Abby Lee Miller Left 'Dance Moms' To Be By Her Friend Diana's Bedside During A Scary Hospital Stay," 21 Aug. 2019 Jose Vasquez, a hairdresser in Alamosa, didn’t need to read a bunch of research to figure that out. Nic Garcia, The Denver Post, "Political differences lead to tense moments on Post’s listening tour," 8 Aug. 2019 Taking Grandma to the hairdresser or Grandpa to the barbershop is time well spent and often sparks a good talk. Harriet L. Blake, Dallas News, "Include them in: Meeting seniors where they are helps overcome isolation," 20 Aug. 2019 The hairdresser turned A Star Is Born producer took one of his classes in the early '70s. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "Manson Victim's Friend Posits Alternative Motive: "I Never Bought Into the Race War Theory"," 30 July 2019 People more famous than Tate, hairdresser-to-the-stars Jay Sebring and coffee heiress Abigail Folger have been slain. Los Angeles Times, "Charles Manson’s murderous imprint on L.A. endures as other killers have come and gone," 28 July 2019 Recently at this quiet time-warp of a hairdresser’s — one of the oldest in the city — mirrors on just about every wall reflect pea green walls and dark wood accents. René A. Guzman,, "The Jefferson-area salon cutting and curling for 71 years, Vee’s Hair and Spa," 26 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce hairdresser (audio) \

Kids Definition of hairdresser

: a person who styles or cuts hair

Other Words from hairdresser

hairdressing noun

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