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

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For clients, its a chance to engage directly with the clothes and on-site stylists and the brand seems eager to take the idea on the road. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "A New Wave of Size-Inclusive Pop-Ups Is Shaking Up the Holiday Shopping Experience," 5 Dec. 2018 Along with having interned for a highly respected stylist and worked at an equally prestigious magazine, Jeremy is a celebrity portrait and fashion artist and counts stars including Prince (yes, the Prince) and supermodel Iman as fans. Ariana Marsh, Teen Vogue, "How iPad Artist Jeremy Martin Is Making Waves in the Fashion Industry," 26 Nov. 2018 The retired stylist and beauty consultant bought the four-story home in 1997 for about $1 million, then spent around $800,000 to modernize the 1908 building. J.s. Marcus, WSJ, "Germany’s Second City Hits New High in Modern Luxury Living," 17 Oct. 2018 Twitter silliness aside, David Zyla, Emmy-Award-winning stylist and author of Color Your Style, says Fergie's color choice has a deeper meaning behind it. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Sarah Ferguson's Hat at Princess Eugenie's Wedding Is Being Compared to a Golden Snitch," 12 Oct. 2018 Connecticut–based stylist and owner of Salon Mezzmerize, Melissa Mezzanotte created this look using different shades of warm blondes and browns. Kelsi Zimmerman, Allure, "21 Bronde Hair Ideas That Look Amazing on Everyone," 7 Oct. 2018 The show's creative direction was overseen by stylist and longtime Kardashian friend, Simone Harouche. Abby Gardner, Glamour, "North West Just Made Her Runway Debut—and Kim Kardashian Was Front Row," 23 Sep. 2018 In July, celebrity stylist and PR agency owner Rochelle White spoke to the Daily Mail about how Meghan has inspired Beatrice to change her formerly-eccentric style. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Meghan Markle and Princess Beatrice Definitely Wore the Same Skirt This Week," 22 Sep. 2018 Hair: Vernon Francois at The Visionaries Agency; makeup: Jessica Smalls at The Wall Group; prop stylist: Carl Hopgood at Celestine Agency; manicure: Sreynin Peng; production: JN Production. Sean Knight, Glamour, "Janelle Monáe Knows She Has Your Attention. Get Ready for What's Next.," 5 Nov. 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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