hairstylist

noun
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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Examples of hairstylist in a Sentence

the hairstylist fashioned the model's hair into an elegant updo
Recent Examples on the Web In a video posted on social media, Lizzo, with assistance from hairstylist Shelby Swain, unveils her costume: a DNA test, complete with a large, glittery cotton swab. Tyler Aquilina, EW.com, "Lizzo wore a 'Truth Hurts' Halloween costume and it's good as hell," 1 Nov. 2019 For the special occasion, Olivo called upon her friend and makeup artist Kat Nejat, as well as Daniel Mortensen, who happens to be the production’s hairstylist. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "How Karen Olivo Got Ready to Celebrate the Opening Night of Moulin Rouge!," 26 July 2019 Luckily, celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton is here to rescue you. Kristin Corpuz, Billboard, "Get The Look: How to Create Chic Hairstyles Like Kim Kardashian, Ariana Grande & More For New Year's Eve," 23 Dec. 2019 Gabrielle Union‘s hairstylist is joining the long list of people standing up for the actress amid her controversial America’s Got Talent firing. Georgia Slater, PEOPLE.com, "Gabrielle Union’s Hairstylist Claps Back to Reports That Her Hair Looks Were 'Too Black' for AGT," 4 Dec. 2019 To work in a wide range of entertainment areas, from films to talk shows, hairstylists must be in a union. NBC News, "Actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who 'get' black hair," 12 Nov. 2019 To work in a wide range of entertainment areas, from films to talk shows, hairstylists must be in a union. Gary Gerard Hamilton, chicagotribune.com, "Tiffany Haddish, Tia Mowry-Hardrict and other black actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who get black hair," 26 Oct. 2019 To work in a wide range of entertainment areas, from films to talk shows, hairstylists must be in a union. Washington Post, "Actresses cite lack of Hollywood stylists who get black hair," 25 Oct. 2019 For this year’s Met Gala in May, hairstylists used Dyson dryers on Kim Kardashian West, Rihanna, Cardi B, Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid, Evan Rachel Wood, and Solange Knowles. Cheryl Wischhover, Vox, "Dyson’s new $500 golden hair dryer, explained," 29 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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21 Feb 2020

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“Hairstylist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hairstylist. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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