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

Definition of hairstyle

: 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
Recent Examples on the Web Bynum eventually came forward and told him that, with 15-minute intermissions, those fast hairstyle changes were simply impossible for her. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 21 Feb. 2021 Cherry has used his platform to advocate for The Crown Act, legislation that would legally prohibit discrimination based on a Black person's hairstyle or texture nationwide. Aimee Simeon,, 10 Nov. 2020 Kardashian stepped out sporting extra-long, thigh-grazing extensions inspired by Cher's iconic '70s hairstyle. Kaitlyn Frey,, 29 June 2021 Lizzo can't be tied down to one hairstyle for too long. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 29 June 2021 Its high contrast design complemented both the star’s Magda Butrym polka-dot mules and her brand new platinum blonde hairstyle. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 10 May 2021 Like any other physical transformation, the natural hair journey is a deeply personal, revealing, and rewarding one for most people — even your favourite celebrity who has probably tried every hairstyle under the sun. Aimee Simeon,, 27 Apr. 2021 On social media some Black women called Bieber's hairstyle offensive and disrespectful and urged him to change it and apologize. Faith Karimi, CNN, 27 Apr. 2021 All artworks are tethered to the moment of their making, but that’s especially true of comedy, where the perspectives, references and rhythms that animate jokes can date them — sometimes fatally — far more readily than, say, an outmoded hairstyle. New York Times, 20 Apr. 2021

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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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17 Jul 2021

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“Hairstyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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More Definitions for hairstyle


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

Kids Definition of hairstyle

: hairdo

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