hair·​style | \ ˈher-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \

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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New York joined California, which earlier this month became the first state to outlaw racial discrimination based on hairstyle, such as braids, Bantu knots, twists and locs. NBC News, "New York is second state to ban discrimination based on natural hairstyles," 15 July 2019 But traction alopecia can be treated in its earlier stages with lifestyle modifications (changing or limiting tighter hairstyles, primarily) as well as topical, oral, or injected treatments. Tatiana Walk-morris, SELF, "5 Things People of Color Should Know About Taking Care of Their Skin," 12 July 2019 And for her latest transformation, the 33-year-old singer put her spin on one of the most powerful stage hairstyles: the power ponytail. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Lady Gaga Puts Her Spin on an Iconic Power Ponytail in New York City," 24 June 2019 Brosnahan sports her character's signature midcentury hairstyle and red lipstick; a bright orange coat finishes off the look. Chloe Foussianes, Town & Country, "See Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein on the Set of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Season Three," 18 Apr. 2019 And while the hairdo is relatively low maintenance (making it the perfect hairstyle for vacation), your scalp still requires a bit of attention while rocking the look. Jennifer Ford, Essence, "Jada Pinkett Smith Keep Her Braids Fresh With This Affordable Scalp Treatment," 15 July 2019 Six Flags has since changed its policy, and now allows the hairstyle that Washington sported at his interview. Sarah Sarder, Dallas News, "Teen whose hair cost him job at Six Flags Over Texas turns heads at modeling agency," 6 July 2019 The music superstar has gone for the chop, debuting a sleek, shoulder-skimming lob with the shortest hairstyle that she’s worn for years. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Celine Dion Just Debuted a Dramatic Lob Haircut at Paris Couture Week," 4 July 2019 To match her three dresses, Cartwright also donned three hairstyles, from big waves to an updo. Lydia Wang,, "Brittany Cartwright’s Wedding Gown Was A Convertible Dream," 30 June 2019

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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 How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \

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: hairdo

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