hair·​dress·​ing | \ ˈher-ˌdre-siŋ How to pronounce hairdressing (audio) \

Definition of hairdressing

1a : the action or process of washing, cutting, curling, or arranging the hair
b : the occupation of a hairdresser
2 : a preparation for grooming and styling the hair

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But women arrive in Italy to find out there is no child-care or hairdressing position awaiting them. Washington Post, "A foreign mafia has come to Italy and further polarized the migration debate," 26 June 2019 In the nineteen-eighties, Agbo’s aunt, Margaret Nnaji, got a grant to set up a vocational center in Isi Enu, where women could learn skills like hairdressing and tailoring. Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, The New Yorker, "The Descendants of Slaves in Nigeria Fight for Equality," 11 July 2019 North, who’s wearing a brightly-colored gummy bear print outfit, patiently sits on the ground throughout the entire video while Chicago practices her hairdressing skills. Maria Pasquini,, "Kim Kardashian Shares Sweet Video of Daughter Chicago Combing Her Older Sister North's Hair," 7 July 2019 Students in the hairdressing and cosmetology department offer cuts and colors and perms. Denise Coffey,, "Ellis Tech Grads Urged To Do Their Best," 17 June 2019 Employment in hairdressing—an indispensable industry but not a very productive one—is some 50% higher than in 2010. The Economist, "Britain’s era of abysmal productivity growth could be at an end," 12 Apr. 2018 Other business titans who have built mega-homes in the area include billionaire Anthony Pritzker , an heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune who owns a 49,300-square-foot compound with a bowling alley, hairdressing area and gym on nearby Angelo Drive. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "Paul Allen Asks $150 Million for 120 Acres of L.A. Land," 10 July 2018 Options include fashion design, hairdressing and farming on land set aside by the state. The Economist, "Europe is sending African migrants home. Will they stay?," 28 Mar. 2018 Detectives quickly learned Sementilli had been a superstar in the world of hairdressing. CBS News, "Arrests in murder of L.A. beauty exec "like a twist in a nightmare"," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of hairdressing

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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