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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Seven models— including Kaia Gerber—walked the Parisian runway wearing sky-high and ultra-thick hair crafted and shaped by the legendary hairstylist Guido Palau and colorist Josh Wood for Redken. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "People Are Freaking Out Over Kaia Gerber's Massive Hair Moment at Valentino," 5 July 2018 Her new hair first surfaced on Instagram last night with a photo posted by her hairstylist Chad Wood. Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Guys, Mila Kunis Chopped Off All Her Hair and Looks Unrecognizable," 21 May 2018 Her hairstyle was created by her longtime hairstylist, Harry Josh. Kathleen Hou, The Cut, "The Best (and Worst) Met Gala Beauty Looks," 7 May 2018 An increasing number of Missouri lawmakers from both parties have demanded that Greitens resign ever since KMOV in St. Louis published a covert recording by Greitens’s former hairstylist’s ex-husband. Marwa Eltagouri, Washington Post, "Why George Soros gets blamed for Eric Greitens’s troubles and other conservative gripes," 23 Feb. 2018 Campbell tagged hairstylist Guido Palau and makeup artist Pat McGrath as the artists behind her runway look on Instagram. Colleen Kratofil,, "Ashley Graham, Naomi Campbell Criticized for Walking Dolce & Gabbana Show After Selena Gomez Diss," 9 July 2018 Elsewhere, hairstylist Chris Appleton caught Jennifer Lopez mid-hair flip as well—those lengths being glossy, straight, and reaching well past thigh-level. Calin Van Paris, Vogue, "The 10 Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Constance Jablonski Goes Blue (and More!)," 10 June 2018 While canvassing the scene, officers noticed a group of hairstylists exiting from a building next door. Aaron Randle, kansascity, "KC hairstylist charged with shooting her client five times," 2 July 2018 De Forest is a hairstylist who created the makeshift dual-purpose museum to honor the African-American beauty pioneer and the historic radio station that trumpeted the civil rights movement. Bill Torpy, ajc, "Torpy at Large: Bitter sting as Atlanta officials sour on Sweet Auburn," 2 July 2018

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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