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 Stephanie attends a vocational high school, where students can learn trades like carpentry, plumbing or hairdressing. CBS News, 15 May 2022 Born on August 25, 1943, in Hollywood, White graduated from Hollywood High and broke into a world of hairdressing dominated by men like Jon Peters and Vidal Sassoon. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 5 May 2022 Oksana Topol, 36, learned hairdressing from her neighbor, Oksana Krugylak, in the town of Zhovti Vody in Central Ukraine. Amandas Ong, ELLE, 3 May 2022 Fred nicks himself shaving with an electric razor, and Kate’s held up back at the hotel for an especially intense hairdressing session, but other than that things are running smoothly. Karen Schoemer, SPIN, 1 May 2022 And spending on intracity mass transit, water transportation and hairdressing and personal grooming is still less than two-thirds of pre-pandemic levels. Gad Levanon For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, 25 Apr. 2022 In the case of this exhibition the Palais de Lomé asked us to explore traditional hairdressing techniques from the twentieth century. Rica Cerbarano, Vogue, 2 Mar. 2022 But the technical part of hairdressing doesn't motivate me. Paige Stables, Allure, 17 Jan. 2022 Several major characters played by non-professionals include genderqueer Tatín, in real life from a neighbouring village to Atotonilco, who takes on the fictional role of the owner of a thriving hairdressing salon. John Hopewell, Variety, 12 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hairdressing

1771, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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18 May 2022

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“Hairdressing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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