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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Kudos to her stylist, Danielle Nachmani for working with Laura to create some pretty iconic looks. Nandi Howard, Essence, "We’re Rounding Up Actress Laura Harrier's Best Red Carpet Looks," 11 June 2019 Here, Chan’s stylist captured her serving up some major fashion inspiration on a blue couch complete with a beautiful floral arrangement and two bottles of Moët on a nearby table. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best Celebrity Instagrams From The 2019 Golden Globes," 7 Jan. 2019 In real life, Comer’s stylist is Nisha Grewal, who also represents other U.K. stars like Gemma Chan and Rose Leslie. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Jodie Comer of 'Killing Eve' Is One of the Most Captivating Actresses of Her Time," 4 Jan. 2019 That's thanks in part to her makeup artist, hair stylist, best friend, and now neighbor, Shannon Rhodes of Pink Dust Cosmetics. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Here Are the 8 Beauty Products Christina El Moussa Swears By," 13 Aug. 2018 The stylist left Washington's baby hairs conspicuously un-slicked, invoking a mood of bohemian glamor. Jihan Forbes, Allure, "Allure’s Hair Editor Shares Her Top 5 Edge Controls and How to Use Them," 28 May 2019 The new book will be helpful for anyone that is interested in renovating, designing, decorating and upgrading their home, the stylist said. Maya Mcdowell, House Beautiful, "Emily Henderson Is Officially Writing Her Second Book And You Could Be Involved," 29 Jan. 2019 The InStyle Awards have honored Julia Roberts, Jeff Goldblum and the stylists who keep stars looking their best. Lindsey Bahr, The Seattle Times, "Julia Roberts, Constance Wu celebrated at InStyle Awards," 23 Oct. 2018 Square’s designed the device to work wirelessly with all-day battery life, so restaurant waiters and salon hair stylists can bring over the Terminal directly, which allows customers to pay from their seats. Dami Lee, The Verge, "Square launches Terminal, an all-in-one device for card and mobile payments," 18 Oct. 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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