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
Recent Examples on the Web The former fashion model and stylist founded Rodin Olio Lusso after initially creating it for herself in her kitchen. Irina Grechko,, "An Ode To The $214 Face Oil That Taught Me My Skin Is Worth It," 8 Apr. 2021 LaTonya Yvette, 31, a stylist and blogger in Brooklyn, used to hold giant parties. New York Times, "We Want Our Friends Back! (But Which Ones?)," 27 Mar. 2021 At the time, Kim was billing herself as a clothing store owner and wardrobe stylist. Erin Jensen, USA TODAY, "How 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' changed reality television as we know it, dolls," 18 Mar. 2021 Erivo’s stylist and Netflix show holder Jason Bolden has a keen eye for ceremonial moments. Nandi Howard, Essence, "The Internet Couldn't Get Enough Of Cynthia Erivo's 2021 Golden Globes Look," 1 Mar. 2021 Celebrity stylist and HBO Max Legendary judge Law Roach, who has previously styled Céline Dion, Zendaya, and T&C's September 2020 Kerry Washington cover story, provided instructions to make his special Eggnog Amaretto. Annie Goldsmith, Town & Country, "Law Roach, Yvonne Orji, and Jay Ellis Share Their Favorite Holiday Cocktail Recipes," 18 Dec. 2020 Gevargizian's film was partly inspired by her own experiences working as a hair stylist in Kansas City. Clark Collis,, "Best horror films of 2021 (so far)," 17 Mar. 2021 Brea Grant also stars in this directorial debut from Jill Gevargizian about a murderous hair stylist (Najarra Townsend) who becomes obsessed with Grant’s bride-to-be. Clark Collis,, "Best horror films of 2021 (so far)," 17 Mar. 2021 Snyder is a pulp enthusiast, a meticulous stylist, a skilled orchestrator of violence and a devoted connoisseur of the human midriff. Los Angeles Times, "Review: ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ has arrived. The wait was long — and so is the movie," 15 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of stylist

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Stylist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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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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