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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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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Ross credited celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims for this bob. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Tracee Ellis Ross Got a Bob and Now I'm Making My Appointment," 27 Mar. 2019 Celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan is partly to thank for the resurgence. Elizabeth Denton, Allure, "Hairstylist Justine Marjan and Kitsch Launched a Second Round of Hair Accessories, and They’re Everything," 12 Mar. 2019 Kim wore her long raven hair down with loose waves styled by her go-to hairstylist, Chris Appleton. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kim Kardashian Wears the Sexiest Vintage Versace Dress to the amFAR Gala," 8 Feb. 2019 For the occasion, the hairstylist wove a handful of electric-hued extensions, courtesy of colorist Aura Friedman, into the lengths of 26 models including Christina Ricci and Rainey Qualley. Zoe Ruffner, Vogue, "Batsheva’s Wild Braids Make a Compelling Case Against Primp and Polish," 13 Feb. 2019 The announcement was made late last month during an event for the hairstylist’s upcoming hair-care line, Starring. Lindzi Scharf,, "Ted Gibson and Jason Backe load up the truck to bring their scissors and famously expensive haircuts to L.A.," 3 May 2018 Getty Images Since May 19, 2018, achieving the ‘Meghan Markle look’ has probably been the single instruction from thousands of brides to their wedding dress designers, hairstylists, and makeup artists. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle's Royal Wedding Dress and Beauty Look Inspired Princess Deniz of Bavaria's Bridal Choices," 3 Sep. 2018 Low-key as her hair situation tends to be, J.Law rarely misses a chance to visit celebrity-favorite hairstylist and Nine Zero One co-founder Riawna Capri. Samantha Sasso,, "Proof That Jennifer Lawrence Is This L.A. Hair Trend's Biggest Fan," 4 June 2018 Celebrity hairstylist Frederic Aspiras is the man behind her mane. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Lady Gaga Showed Up to the 2019 Golden Globes With Electric Blue Hair," 7 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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