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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Synonyms for hairstylist


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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Massive hair, sky-high ponytails, and brow-high metallic shadows these are just a few of the '80s beauty staples makeup artists and hairstylists are experimenting with for Paris Couture week fall 2019. Kristen Bateman, Allure, "'80s Beauty Is Back, and It's Taking Over the Runway at Couture Week," 5 July 2019 Karwai TangGetty Images As spotted by HELLO!, as Zara Tindall was getting ready for Royal Ascot, her makeup artist and hairstylist snapped photos of her from inside Windsor Castle. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Zara Tindall Accidentally Gave Us a Glimpse Inside Windsor Castle's Private Quarters," 25 June 2019 The show features resident fashion expert Tan France, food guru Antoni Porowski, hairstylist Jonathan Van Ness, culture expert Karamo Brown and home designer Bobby Berk. USA TODAY, "Mermaid Parade, Lincoln’s Bible, District 12: News from around our 50 states," 24 June 2019 Celebs like Yara Shahidi and Taraji P. Henson love having their tresses #tossedbytym, aka styled by hairstylist Tym Wallace. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "Meet the Seventeen Beauty Awards Experts," 17 May 2019 After all, when your best friend also happens to be professional hairstylist Chris McMillan, the results are bound to be spectacular. Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "Happy Birthday Jennifer Aniston, Queen of Effortless Hair," 11 Feb. 2019 Yesterday for her big day, Depp played up her cascade of dirty blonde waves, curled and teased to retro bombshell effect by hairstylist Bryce Scarlett (who also masterminded Robbie's tribute looks) with a ‘60s-leaning take on graphic eyeliner. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Lily Rose Depp Channels Sharon Tate With ‘60s-Inspired Eyeliner," 28 May 2019 In an interview with PopSugar, the Sweetener singer's hairstylist shared how Ari essentially uses her pony as a mood ring. Lauren Rearick, Allure, "Ariana Grande's Ponytail Height Always Matches Her Mood, Says Hairstylist Chris Appleton," 24 Aug. 2018 Wakanda’s lead hairstylist, Camille Friend, shared hairstyling gems that work wonders off the big screen, too. Crystal Martin, New York Times, "How ‘Black Panther’ Got Its Gorgeous Afrocentric Hair," 14 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hairstylist was in 1935

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