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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
Recent Examples on the Web When talking to your stylist about this shade, the word dimensional is key. Bella Cacciatore, Glamour, "Twilighting Is the Coolest New Hair Color Trend for 2020," 8 Jan. 2020 Don’t just go to a stylist to do your chop and never visit again. Shalwah Evans, Essence, "5 Things To Consider Before You Do A Big Chop For 2020," 7 Jan. 2020 The idea of fashion as theater (or theater as fashion) is a sentiment shared by Sam Ratelle, who’s the stylist behind creating Porter’s memorable red carpet moments. Time, "'You Must Wear the Clothes. The Clothes Must Not Wear You.' Let Billy Porter and His Stylist Explain the Story Behind His Buzzy Fashion Statements," 6 Jan. 2020 Whether your entire head needs it or just your ends, here are some of the best conditioners and masks on the market, curated by Allure editors and stylists for any hair type. Chantel Morel, Allure, "The Best Hair Masks and Deep Conditioners Under $20," 30 Dec. 2019 After relocating to Denver in 2014, Bee worked as an educator at the Aveda Institute and as a stylist at Ashe Atelier, an inclusive and non-gendered Denver hair space now called Above Ground. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "This non-gendered “hair space” in RiNo is creating community through haircuts," 14 Nov. 2019 Already a cult-favorite product in its own right, Oribe’s texturizing spray is beloved by beauty editors, professional hair stylists, and Amazon reviewers alike who want voluminous, just-rolled-out-of-bed hair. Braelyn Wood,, "Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray Is the Meghan Markle-Loved Beauty Product Everyone Needs to Try," 12 Sep. 2019 Alex Longmore, identified as a celebrity fashion stylist, was quoted by the Independent saying that Trump’s choice of outfit created unwelcome optics. Max Berlinger,, "Melania Trump wore white to Buckingham Palace. But so did Camilla," 3 June 2019 Tomorrow celebrities, influencers, V.I.Ps, stylists, editors, and other members of the fashion industry will descend upon the crowded streets and souks of Marrakech. Brooke Bobb, Vogue, "Take a Trip Around The World in 13 Dior Shows," 28 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of stylist

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of stylist was in 1795

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24 Feb 2020

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“Stylist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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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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