stylist

noun
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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Shipp regularly works with stylists Jill Lincoln and Jordan Johnson to select sleek and sophisticated looks to wear for the red carpet. Lindzi Scharf, latimes.com, "Alexandra Shipp keeps looking at the future while continuing to make a name for herself in Hollywood," 7 June 2018 Her Casual Touch studio on Lee Road in Cleveland remains her main gig with four independent stylists on staff. Linda G. Kramer, cleveland.com, "Stylist brings 'Casual Touch' to Berea: Community Voices," 8 May 2018 View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on Feb 4, 2019 at 5:35pm PST Whether or not Hadid shared a screenshot of Jenner's Instagram pic to her stylist to recreate these bangs, the two models are twinning hard right now. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "Bella Hadid Debuts Clip-In Bangs One Day After Kendall Jenner Posted a Selfie of Hers," 7 Feb. 2019 Her stylist, Karla Welch, captured Ellis' look on her Instagram on Saturday with a shot of the actress posing in her #OOTD next to a doorway. Krystin Arneson, Glamour, "Tracee Ellis Ross Wore an All-White Sequined Suit With a Powerful Message," 6 Jan. 2019 On January 2, Yara was spotted wearing not one, not two, but three incredible designer looks created by her stylist Jason Bolden. Alyssa Hardy, Teen Vogue, "Yara Shahidi Wore 3 Outfits in 1 Day and I Need to Talk About Them," 3 Jan. 2019 Male stars and their stylists are stepping up their games as more realize the buzz can boost an actor’s profile, something many female stars aced long ago. Ray A. Smith, WSJ, "Who Is He Wearing? Male Stars Take Red-Carpet Fashion Risks," 2 Jan. 2019 That's because, in addition to the magic of Diana's personal style (made in part by her stylist, British Vogue's Anna Harvey), fashion is currently obsessed with the vibes of the '80 and '90s. refinery29.com, "20 Years Later, Fashion Is Still Obsessed With Princess Diana," 1 July 2018 Green shares the credit with his designer, RichFresh, and his stylist, Vic Michel. Scott Ostler, San Francisco Chronicle, "Fun times throughout Warriors’ championship season," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of stylist

1795, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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stylist

noun

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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