hair·​styl·​ist | \ ˈher-ˌstī-list How to pronounce hairstylist (audio) \

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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Models, makeup artists, hairstylists, and the production crew huddled in front of small fans backstage to try and keep cool. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Dior's New Makeup Primer Does Not Budge—Even In The Moroccan Heat," 21 May 2019 Click through for the 32 products editors, hairstylists, and shoppers with kinks hair depend on to keep their strands looking like absolute perfection. Allure, "32 Products for Natural Hair That’ll Make Your Kinks, Coils, and Curls Look Amazing," 15 May 2019 The slights are pervasive, with black model stars continually confronted with hairstylists and makeup artists unwilling to adapt to the nuances of working with darker skin and textured hair. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Models on Why Representation Matters," 9 Apr. 2019 In an Instagram posted by her hairstylist Marissa Marino, Gomez’s ensemble was on full view. Vogue, "Selena Gomez Pulls an Anti-Festival Fashion Moment at Coachella," 14 Apr. 2019 Last week, model Olivia Anakwe called out backstage hairstylists that don’t know how to properly style black hair in a poignant Instagram post. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Gabrielle Union, Yahya Abdul-Mateen and Other Actors Call Out Stylists Who Can’t Work With Black Hair," 12 Mar. 2019 Accompanied by her hairstylist Ken Paves en route to the show, VB documented her quickie transformation and revealed that actual scissors were on hand during the journey to perfect her PCAs look. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Ken Paves Cut Victoria Beckham's Hair on the Way to the People's Choice Awards," 12 Nov. 2018 The Wall Group celebrity hairstylist, Dimitri Giannetos, is the man behind this magical hair, and revealed Emrata's hair on his Instagram. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Emily Ratajkowski Looks Unreal With Pastel Pink Hair," 19 Apr. 2019 Apparently, the head hairstylist was already rushing to create a makeshift wig. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Nikolaj Coster-Waldau's Savage Game of Thrones Prank Almost Got Him Sued by HBO," 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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