hair·​styl·​ist | \ ˈher-ˌstī-list \

Definition of hairstylist 

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

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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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These are support networks with obvious parallels in traditional entertainment, where major stars might employ entourages including everything from a hairstylist to a cook to a lawyer. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Meet the babysitter who helps Logan Paul stay out of trouble on YouTube," 3 Dec. 2018 Mattias Stafsing, Sarah's hairstylist and makeup artist for the evening, shared a photo of a dressed up Sarah heading to the evening reception. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "See Sarah Ferguson's Dress for Princess Eugenie's Wedding Reception," 13 Oct. 2018 Slip's model is made from a high grade, gentle mulberry silk, comes in a slew of lovely pastels, and has hairstylist (and Kardashian family go-to) Jen Atkin's stamp of approval as their brand ambassador. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "6 Foolproof Tips for Growing Out Your Hair, According to Pro Stylists," 20 Oct. 2018 Meet four top hairstylists who have been instrumental in bringing about that major change. Jessica Cruel, Glamour, "The Curly-Hair Celebrity Stylists Redefining Hollywood Beauty," 1 Aug. 2018 Over the past few years, luggage companies have realized that makeup artists and hairstylists know a thing or two about packing for a trip. Sophia Panych, Allure, "Makeup Artist Daniel Martin Launches a Genius Travel Makeup Bag With Cuyana," 1 Nov. 2018 Now, the hairstylist is dipping his toe into the comedy circuit, teaming up with for a ten-night stand-up tour around the U.S. throughout the fall. Lale Arikoglu, Condé Nast Traveler, "'Queer Eye' Star Jonathan Van Ness on Travel as Self-Care," 6 Sep. 2018 Over in the beauty world, almost all the truly cutting-edge makeup artists and hairstylists have made peace with their corporate overlords. Alexandra Marshall, Town & Country, "Is Julien d'Ys the Most Influential Hairstylist In Fashion?," 2 May 2016 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

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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