hair·​dress·​ing ˈher-ˌdre-siŋ How to pronounce hairdressing (audio)
: the action or process of washing, cutting, curling, or arranging the hair
: the occupation of a hairdresser
: a preparation for grooming and styling the hair

Examples of hairdressing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Selena Gomez's sister Gracie is showcasing her hairdressing skills! Gabrielle Rockson, Peoplemag, 30 Aug. 2023 Kempton was enrolled at Portsmouth Beauty School studying hairdressing and had just started working at a gift store in town at the time of her death, according to the attorney general's report. Aaron Katersky, ABC News, 20 July 2023 There’s been a scalping at a Northern England hairdressing competition. David Fear, Rolling Stone, 9 Aug. 2023 The first pic from Teigen's post showed her and Luna hand-in-hand posing with old hairdressing equipment while seated on bright pink chairs. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 11 June 2023 Besides the engagement with traditional hairdressing techniques from the twentieth century, this exhibition at the Palais de Lomé is meant to spotlight Togolese talents:our collaborator Patron Aime who creates art on people’s heads, our fashion designers as well as our models. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 2 Mar. 2022 The sorts of people who keep a large share of their income off their W-2s and other IRS forms tend to be engaged in the kinds of jobs whose profits can be fairly easily concealed — landscaping, house-painting, hairdressing, bartending, and other cash-heavy businesses. Charles C. W. Cooke, National Review, 25 Oct. 2021 Three additional double cabins can be found on the lower deck, along with spa, a sauna, a gym, a massage room, a hairdressing salon and the crew quarters. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 10 Jan. 2023 Julian Keith Levene was born in London on July 18, 1957, the youngest of three children of Harry Levene, a tailor who had a business making plastic raincoats, and May (Lovell) Levene, who ran a hairdressing shop. Alex Williams, New York Times, 18 Nov. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of hairdressing was in 1771

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“Hairdressing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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