hair·​styl·​ist ˈher-ˌstī-list How to pronounce hairstylist (audio)
variants or less commonly hair stylist
plural hairstylists also hair stylists
: a person whose occupation is the cutting and arranging of hair : hairdresser
especially : a person who does creative cutting and styling of hair

Examples of hairstylist in a Sentence

the hairstylist fashioned the model's hair into an elegant updo
Recent Examples on the Web The superstar went on to say that at the time, her hair was luscious and long, and that her longtime friend and hairstylist wasn’t exactly excited about her decision. Anna Chan, Billboard, 19 Feb. 2024 For Hollywood’s top hairstylists, using the right hair care products is just the first step toward red carpet-ready tresses. Danielle Directo-Meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Feb. 2024 For example, my real estate agent and hairstylist have friended me on Facebook; my therapist has not, presumably for professional ethics reasons. Karla Miller, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Meet Our Expert Rita Hazan is a celebrity colorist and hairstylist who has worked with Jennifer Lopez and Jessica Simpson, as well as her longtime client, Beyoncé. Jessie Quinn, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 Joseph Maine is a celebrity hairstylist in Los Angeles and New York City whose clients include Chloe Fineman and Alex Cooper. Jenny Berg, Vogue, 11 Feb. 2024 The go-to hairstylist for Bravo’s biggest stars breaks down his favorite looks—including Ariana Madix’s post-Scandoval updo and Whitney Rose’s reunion ponytail. Lindy Segal, Glamour, 1 Feb. 2024 The 37-year-old actor brought the metallic look together with a mob-wife black coat, silver platinum heels, and a fresh cotton candy pink hair transformation, courtesy of hairstylist Dimitris Giannetos, who used Manic Panic's Amplified semipermanent dye to achieve the romantic look. Glamour, 5 Feb. 2024 This top knot by hairstylist and makeup artist Ashley Antoine is simple, sweet, and puts the emphasis on her client’s glowing skin. Kaitlyn Yarborough, Southern Living, 2 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairstylist was in 1934

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“Hairstylist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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