hairdressing

noun
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

Examples of hairdressing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lyuda helps one woman, who has been shot in the leg, to the haven of a hairdressing salon; a bullet then zips through the window, with a tinkling click, and hits the woman in the throat. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Dear Comrades!” Is Andrei Konchalovsky’s Masterpiece," 25 Dec. 2020 Brooke Evans opened her own hairdressing salon in Telford, central England, in December. Deirdre Hipwell, Bloomberg.com, "Vanishing Jobs and Empty Offices Plague Britain’s Retailers," 27 Aug. 2020 In recognition of your services to the Irish hairdressing industry. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "I am a theater critic in New York. Not a hair salon in Dublin. Let me explain.," 4 Aug. 2020 Personal care services, including hairdressing as well as beauty, make-up and nail treatments are prohibited. Michael Cohen, Bloomberg.com, "How South Africa’s New Lockdown Rules Will Affect Business," 29 May 2020 Williams said that on Friday, a staff member from the home's housekeeping team came to the rescue with a hairdressing day. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "These nursing home residents are spending their lockdown playing Hungry Hungry Hippos," 22 Mar. 2020 The Miller Career and Technology Center provided hairdressing, auto shop and some other limited vocational classes. Claire Goodman, Houston Chronicle, "Former district architect becomes namesake for newest elementary school," 8 Mar. 2020 Her own father, who passed away in September 2019, is commemorated in the show with a display of some of his vintage hairdressing tools. Julie Hinds, Detroit Free Press, "Black hair is subject of Oscar-winning films and celebration at Detroit art gallery," 22 Feb. 2020 The centre trains some 1,400 apprentices, in subjects ranging from car mechanics and plumbing to hairdressing and patisserie. The Economist, "The president’s paradox Emmanuel Macron’s reforms are working, but not for him," 20 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of hairdressing

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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31 Dec 2020

Cite this Entry

“Hairdressing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairdressing. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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