hair·​styl·​ist | \ˈher-ˌstī-list \

Definition of hairstylist 

: hairdresser especially : a person who does creative styling of coiffures

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Synonyms for hairstylist


barber, haircutter, hairdresser, stylist

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Examples of hairstylist in a Sentence

the hairstylist fashioned the model's hair into an elegant updo

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At the time, it was discovered that Ozzy, 69, was having an affair with hairstylist Michelle Pugh. Fox News, "Sharon Osbourne says she can't keep up with husband Ozzy's sex drive," 25 Sep. 2018 Kim’s new color first surfaced yesterday on the Instagram of her hairstylist Chris Appleton, who posted a photo of Kim at the preview of Kanye West’s new Yeezy line (which, by the way, has inspired some, uh, thoughts). Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Kim Kardashian Just Dyed Her Hair Dark, Inky Blue," 13 June 2018 Hadid tagged the entire creative team responsible for her striking new look, including her hairstylist Ward Stegerhoek, the makeup artist Fulvia Farolfi, stylist and Italian Vogue editor-at-large Patti Wilson, and Honey Nailz. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Gigi Hadid Just Got the Cutest Bangs, and She Looks So Different," 26 May 2018 Their friends, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin and husband Mike Rosenthal, joined in on the festivities as well. Kelsey Kloss, ELLE Decor, "How To Travel To Italy... Like Chrissy Teigen And John Legend," 26 July 2016 Last night, Dobrev showed up to the CFDA Awards looking almost unrecognizable, thanks to hairstylist Chris McMillan. Ruby Buddemeyer, Marie Claire, "Nina Dobrev Got a Major Haircut and Doesn't Look Like Nina Dobrev Anymore," 5 June 2018 Tipping is still an important aspect for these hairstylists. Megan Mcintyre, Glamour, "What No One Tells You About Tipping at the Hair Salon," 22 May 2018 Finally, the condition is more common in people whose hands are wet a lot throughout the day like health care workers, hairstylists, and florists, as well as people who work with cement, chromium, cobalt, or nickel, the AAD says. Korin Miller, SELF, "5 Types of Eczema You Should Know, Because There’s Actually More Than One," 31 May 2018 Enter our expert team of more than 30 time-managers, behavior researchers, hairstylists, child psychologists, and more, recruited to help us pull apart our routines and put them back together in a saner, smarter fashion. Redbook, "How to Streamline Your Weekday Mornings, Start to Finish," 5 Sep. 2012

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1935, in the meaning defined above

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