hair·style | \ˈher-ˌstī(-ə)l \

Definition of hairstyle 

: hairdo

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Synonyms for hairstyle


coiffure, cut, do, haircut, hairdo

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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

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Lock hairstyles, or ropelike strands, are also now allowed. Jennifer Mcdermott,, "U.S. Navy now allows women to wear ponytails, lock hairstyles," 11 July 2018 From guidelines on nail polish to hairstyles, there are a number of everyday items that life as a royal just doesn't always permit. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Royal Family Reportedly Cannot Eat Garlic," 8 July 2018 In the nearly 30 years that Céline Dion has been an international superstar, the powerhouse vocalist has done her fair share of experimentation with hairstyles, from her naturally dark-brown curls to a platinum pixie cut. Marci Robin, Allure, "Celine Dion Looks Like a Different Person With Super-Blonde Bangs," 29 June 2018 The star paired her dress with gold sandals and an effortlessly chic hairstyle, with her blonde waves parted down the center and pulled into a low chignon and two tendrils falling loose in front. Jillian Ruffo,, "Lili Reinhart Steps Out of Her Fashion 'Comfort Zone' in Floral Dress at the 2018 CFDA Awards," 4 June 2018 My hairstyles, my mothering, and my interior design choices in flip houses — all are discussed. Rebecca Shinners, Country Living, "'Flip or Flop' Stars Respond to Fans Who Are Upset Over Their Real Estate Seminars," 29 Aug. 2016 From Gabrielle Union and Bella Hadid to Jennifer Lopez and Chrissy Teigen, our favorite celebrities are showing the world that ponytails are a worthy part of any hairstyle repertoire. Samantha Sasso,, "15 Times Celebrities Made The Ponytail Cool For Summer," 9 July 2018 The second hairstyle headache to make headlines in recent days, Kardashian was chided by some online when North stepped out with straight locks in New York City for her fifth birthday festivities. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Kim Kardashian defends braids, claims she’s ‘not tone deaf’," 22 June 2018 Her everyday hair includes a mix of products from Ess's and Atkin's lines, with the caveat being that Dewan's main priority is a speedy hairstyle. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "Jenna Dewan Reveals the Products She Uses in Her Everyday Hair-Care Routine," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of hairstyle

1913, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairstyle was in 1913

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hair·style | \ˈher-ˌstīl \

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: hairdo

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