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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And while her makeup stayed in line with the signatures, black liner and the palest of pink at lip level, her hairstyle of choice brought the look into unchartered territory. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Meghan Markle’s New Updo Takes a Page From Kate Middleton’s Beauty Book," 10 Jan. 2019 Back in October 2017, Kardashian-West accused her mom of copying her new platinum blonde hairstyle. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kris Jenner Got Bangs and Now She's Kim's Twin," 8 Jan. 2019 In particular, makeup artist Tom Pecheux's extreme, out-to-there feline flicks and backstage pro Duffy's vast array of downtown cool hairstyles, which insouciantly blurred the lines between masculine and feminine. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Saint Laurent Puts on a Stunning Display of Cool, Gender-Neutral Hair in Paris," 26 Feb. 2019 Smooth out your hairstyle by using a little bit of castor oil along your hairline. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "The 5 Best Benefits of Castor Oil Are Mostly for Your Hair and Skin," 15 Feb. 2019 Over the years, detective Olivia Benson (played by Mariska Hargitay) has sported a variety of hairstyles — and she's looked amazing rocking each and every one. Cameron Glover, Allure, "11 Halloween Costumes That You Can Do With Just a Wig," 9 Oct. 2018 His outrage over the issue seemed to stem from the school's apparent targeting of natural hairstyles predominantly worn by black women. Amira Rasool, Teen Vogue, "A Black Student Was Reportedly Sent Home from Christ the King Elementary School for Wearing Box Braids," 21 Aug. 2018 Customers can choose from a menu of nine hairstyles and offers three types of memberships at various cost levels, starting at around $60 for two monthly blowouts. Littice Bacon-blood,, "National salon franchise opening blow dry bar in Metairie," 10 July 2017 Now the 21-year-old Condor is trying them, too, and showed up to the New York Fashion Week Prabal Gurung fall/winter 2019 show yesterday with a surprise hairstyle that looks stunning. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Lana Condor Wears Bangs So Well," 11 Feb. 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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