styl·​ist | \ ˈstī-list How to pronounce stylist (audio) \

Definition of stylist

1a : a master or model of style especially : a writer or speaker who is eminent in matters of style
b : a person (such as a writer or singer) noted for a distinctive style
2a : a person who develops, designs, or advises on styles

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Examples of stylist in a Sentence

She is a fine literary stylist. although she usually dresses her own hair, the bride-to-be decided to go to a professional stylist before the big day

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Professional stylists and at-home DIY-ers have found new, creative, and flattering ways to interpret this rich, cool shade of red, whether it's mulled wine, red velvet, or cranberry. Allure, "15 Beautiful Burgundy Hair-Color Ideas That Feel Fresh and Modern," 16 May 2019 The Godparents Several potential names have been thrown into the ring as potential godparents for Baby Sussex, including stylist and BFF Jessica Mulroney, Serena Williams, and Amal and George Clooney. Ineye Komonibo, Marie Claire, "The New Royal Baby's Godparents, Nanny, Title, and Everything Else We Know," 6 May 2019 Natasha Archer, Kate Middleton's stylist and personal assistant, has received a Royal Victorian Order for her contributions to the royal family. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kate Middleton's Stylist Natasha Archer Receives an Impressive Royal Honor," 3 May 2019 The star was styled by celebrity stylist Law Roach and featured a custom look by Michael Ngo. Scarlett Newman, Teen Vogue, "Every Outfit Ariana Grande Wore For Her Coachella Weekend 1 Performance," 15 Apr. 2019 Variety reported on Monday that Seacrest’s former stylist, Suzanne Hardy, is accusing the television star and producer — who hosted American Idol and currently produces Keeping Up With The Kardashians — of abusing and harassing her for years. Alana Abramson, Time, "Ryan Seacrest Steers Clear of Sexual Harassment Allegations in First TV Appearance," 27 Feb. 2018 Fashion Week isn't all glamour: there's grueling work behind-the-scenes at every level from assistant to designer, stylist to publicist. Jessica Andrews, Teen Vogue, "Philippa Coulthard Shares Her Diary from the Ferragamo Show at Milan Fashion Week," 28 Sep. 2018 Owner and master stylist at J Michael Salon and Spa breaks down a few must-know beauty trends for spring. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "Pucker up! Here are the 6 spring (and Derby!) makeup trends you don't want to miss," 8 Mar. 2018 In the Variety piece published Monday, a former stylist at E! Elahe Izadi, miamiherald, "What stars are — and aren't — saying about the Ryan Seacrest controversy ahead of the Oscars | Miami Herald," 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stylist

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of stylist

: a person whose job is to make something (such as a person's hair) look attractive
: a person known for writing, singing, etc., in a particular style

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