styl·ist | \ˈstī-list \

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

b : hairstylist

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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

Maxwell, an American designer and stylist, is known for dressing celebrities like Lady Gaga and Blake Lively, and the sleeveless sheath originally retails for $1,495. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Why Meghan Markle’s Brandon Maxwell Dress Is a Major Break From Her Style Norms," 5 July 2018 The mob killing of LGBTQ teen Dwayne Jones in 2013 was particularly vicious; last year, the designer and stylist Dexter Pottinger, a former face of Jamaican Pride, was murdered in his home. Owen Myers, GQ, "How to Celebrate Pride When Being Gay Is Illegal," 22 June 2018 Photo: Bulgari Brands are working with costume designers and stylists to persuade millennials that high-end jewelry isn’t just for special occasions. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "To Reach Millennials, High-End Jewelers Try New Products—and Approach," 19 June 2018 Sister-in-law Kate Middleton, stylist Jessica Mulroney, and close friend Benita Litt. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "See the Gold Bracelet Meghan Markle Gave Out as Royal Wedding Favors," 21 May 2018 Bridesmaids include Florence van Cutsem and Zalie Warren, who are Prince Harry’s goddaughters, as well as Remi and Rylan Litt, who are Markle’s goddaughters, and Ivy Mulroney, daughter of her friend and former stylist Jessica Mulroney. Elise Taylor, Vogue, "Prince George and Princess Charlotte Have a Big Role in Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding," 16 May 2018 This is the thing about having an extraordinary stylist who kind of pushes you to go out of your comfort zone. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Sarah Paulson Is the Ultimate Prada Fan—She Proves It with a Star Turn in the Brand’s New Film," 13 July 2018 For its second annual Maison St-Germain fete, the luxury liqueur brand tapped stylist Kate Young to bring a bit of Parisian panache to Little Beach House Malibu on Tuesday night. Ericka Franklin | Wwd,, "Dakota Johnson, Nina Dobrev party with Kate Young, Maison St-Germain guests in Malibu," 11 July 2018 At locations where JCPenney has hair salons, the retailer also is hiring stylists on a commission basis. Marcia Heroux Pounds,, "JCPenney to hire 400 in South Florida for back-to-school season," 2 July 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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