hair·​styl·​ing ˈher-ˌstī-liŋ How to pronounce hairstyling (audio)
: the work of cutting and arranging people's hair : the work of a hairstylist
… Brussels-born hairstylist Louis Ghewy moved to London to pursue a career in hairstyling. Tish Weinstock
: the act or result of cutting or arranging hair into a particular look or style
Salon chairs might recline but as they're mainly for hairstyling and makeup, it's not a necessity. Kay Braeburn
[Artist Reveca] Torres and [artist Mariam] Paré used makeup, hairstyling and clothing to resemble [Frida] Kahlo … Burt Constable
often used before another noun
hairstyling productsOkay, here's your daily reminder that switching up your hairstyling routine doesn't need to be a daunting task. Ruby Buddemeyer and Sami Roberts

Example Sentences

the latest trends in hairstyling
Recent Examples on the Web This ended up adding a lot of clutter, time, and manual gymnastics to my hairstyling routine. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 15 Sep. 2022 Bloody Disgusting also wanted to listen to the fans, who have taken to social media in recent weeks to urge the Academy to strongly consider the movie in the upcoming Oscar race for makeup and hairstyling. Zack Sharf, Variety, 2 Nov. 2022 The other six categories are original score, makeup and hairstyling, sound, documentary short, live-action short and animated short. Jon Burlingame, Variety, 17 Mar. 2022 Enter the Creative Arts Emmys recognizing the work of those on the production side – in categories of cinematography, lighting, sound, hairstyling and makeup – which took place on Sept. 3 and 4. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, 7 Sep. 2022 Created by Kenya Barris, Black-ish has earned 26 Emmy nominations over the course of its run, with its lone win coming for contemporary hairstyling in 2020. Ryan Gajewski, The Hollywood Reporter, 12 July 2022 Nominations for makeup and hairstyling might be more likely. Clayton Davis, Variety, 11 Sep. 2022 The new president and CEO should immediately announce the return of five of the eight categories — cinematography, makeup/hairstyling, original score, production design and sound — to the live Oscars telecast. Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 Apr. 2022 But there’s been widespread backlash to cutting the eight categories – documentary short, film editing, makeup/hairstyling, original score, production design, animated short, live-action short, and sound -- from the live show. oregonlive, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of hairstyling was in 1931

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“Hairstyling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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