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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the hairstylist fashioned the model's hair into an elegant updo
Recent Examples on the Web Neal created the wigs; Wilson, Davis’ longtime hairstylist, put them on the actress. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, "‘Ma Rainey’s’ hair and makeup team make history with Oscar win," 25 Apr. 2021 Outen's hair coach is Aliyah Shields, a young Black hairstylist who assists Outen backstage at Fashion Week. Baze Mpinja, Allure, "The Unbearable Whiteness of Hollywood's Hair and Makeup Crews," 24 Apr. 2021 As an entrepreneur, hairstylist, dog mom and mom to a new baby, Atkin created this collection with go-getters in mind — with each of these multi-functional products, anyone can achieve a quick on-the-go, minimalist look. Samantha Olson, Seventeen, "Celebrity Hairstylist and OUAI Founder Jen Atkin Just Released A Makeup Collection with e.l.f Cosmetics," 7 Apr. 2021 Princess Diana's hairstylist, Sam McKnight, opened up to British Vogue about creating Diana's '90s pixie cut. Emily Dixon, Marie Claire, "Princess Diana's Hairstylist Shared the Surprising Reason She Cut Her Hair Short," 7 Apr. 2021 This is all thanks to sharing the same hairstylist, Chris Appleton. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Color Wow’s Money Masque Gives My Hair J.Lo-Level Bounce," 26 Feb. 2021 His longtime hairstylist and friend Kim Berry talked to me in shortly after his death in 2016 about how much Prince loved his city. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Prince: Five years after his death, his beloved Minneapolis has been in turmoil," 21 Apr. 2021 The Poosh founder also revealed that Barker serves as her impromptu hairstylist. Emily Tannenbaum, Glamour, "Kourtney Kardashian Has Her Name Permanently Tattooed on Travis Barker's Chest," 9 Apr. 2021 Leaving the attention to the face, hairstylist extraordinaire Nikki Nelms crafted a side-part slick-back that boasted a subtle wet look and was finished by a small upward flip. Blake Newby, Essence, "Let's Talk Jurnee Smollett's Sultry SAG Awards Beauty Look," 4 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of hairstylist

1935, in the meaning defined above

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8 May 2021

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“Hairstylist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 May. 2021.

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