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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The pair wore matching blue polo shirts and khaki pants – and sported the same hairstyle. Lindsey Bever, The Seattle Times, "The touching gesture by George H.W. Bush that his Secret Service ‘family’ will never forget," 5 Dec. 2018 Wearing a hairstyle like this chronically isn't great for the reasons mentioned above, Dr. Conrad says. Korin Miller, SELF, "How Bad Is It Really to Rock an Ariana Grande-Level High Ponytail All the Time?," 5 Nov. 2018 During a recent photoshoot in New York City, Gigi wore two very different hairstyles. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Debuted Baby Bangs During a Photo Shoot," 18 Oct. 2018 Not to make this all about me, but as a person with very curly hair, celebrity hairstyles rarely impact me. Rachel Nussbaum, Glamour, "I'm Lowkey Stalking Dakota Johnson's Hair," 12 Oct. 2018 Kia, however, is the only member so far to undergo a major hairstyle change. Devon Abelman, Allure, "K-Pop Star Kai of EXO Reveals New Mullet at Gucci's Spring/Summer 2019 Show," 25 Sep. 2018 While the occasional blowout indeed reaches Ariana's scalp, the songstress has waxed poetic a few times about the importance of keeping her hairstyle high. Devon Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Ariana Grande Poked Fun at Her Ponytail on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon”," 6 Sep. 2018 Sure, bobby pins are great for making a hairstyle stick, but easy techniques like our handy ponytail trick can do even more to boost your look. Sam Escobar, Good Housekeeping, "8 Mistakes You're Making with Bobby Pins," 26 Aug. 2015 Fans immediately took to Twitter to blast him for wearing the hairstyle traditionally adapted by people of color. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Jeffree Star Wore Cornrows for a Jeffree Star Cosmetics Photo Shoot and People Have a LOT of Feelings," 28 Sep. 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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