hair·​style | \ ˈher-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hair style
plural hairstyles also hair styles

Definition of hairstyle

: the way in which someone's hair is cut and arranged : hairdo Because there's a relaxed elegance to this hairstyle, it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.— Jennifer Tzeses To update her hairstyle and to highlight her radiant face, Tawanda's bangs, sides and back were cropped short …, then shaped to eliminate bulk.— Beryl Meyer Hamilton said he likes to help clients find modern and trendy hair styles— Andrew Maciejewski

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Examples of hairstyle in a Sentence

the senator's long parade of hairstyles seem to reflect a relentless need to constantly reinvent herself
Recent Examples on the Web The Australian actress also boasted a beachy blonde hairstyle and a playful glow behind the wheel of the bubblegum pink car. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 20 Sep. 2022 The rule was eventually dropped, and a state law barring discrimination on the basis of a person’s natural hairstyle or hair texture was signed into law by Governor Charlie Baker last month. Nick Stoico,, 21 Aug. 2022 Apart from her hilarious scenes, followers also couldn’t get over her look, which featured a beehive hairstyle and blue eyeshadow. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, 17 Aug. 2022 Last week, the 29-year-old musician and actress debuted her balayage highlighted, waist-length hairstyle and chic bangs all over social media. Michelle Lee,, 31 May 2022 Along with her afro hairstyle, the look brought a sense of whimsy and fun to the carpet. Catherine Santino, Peoplemag, 12 Sep. 2022 Lizzo posed in a thong and tank set with a low back, providing a few different angles for fans to see how the shapewear fits — not to mention a great glimpse at her latest hairstyle. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 24 Aug. 2022 The model first debuted her waist-length hairstyle this week, after months of sporting a shorter length for her signature chocolate brown locks. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 13 Aug. 2022 On Saturday, August 6, Berry shared an Instagram grid post starring her new bold hairstyle. Carrie Wittmer, Glamour, 8 Aug. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hairstyle

1871, in the meaning defined above

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27 Sep 2022

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hair·​style | \ ˈher-ˌstīl How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \

Kids Definition of hairstyle

: hairdo

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