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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Zendaya's stylist Law Roach and fellow Disney alum Darnell Appling were also seen at the actress' birthday party. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, ""Euphoria" Costars Zendaya and Jacob Elordi Were Spotted On Vacation Together in Greece," 3 Sep. 2019 No hairstylist, makeup artist, or stylist in sight. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Here's What It's Like To Get Ready With Rico Nasty," 28 Aug. 2019 Night Lights Lanterns New York City stylist Marissa Corwin put a cheeky spin on the very word jack-o'-lantern with her three glowing silhouettes of old-school lamps. Country Living Staff, Country Living, "40+ Best Halloween Templates for Your Craftiest October Yet," 22 Aug. 2019 And even with its devotion to star power, the festival programmers carve out just enough room for some of the world’s most distinctive stylists behind the camera. Michael Phillips,, "Venice Film Festival preview: Can ‘Joker,’ Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and ‘Birth of a Nation’'s Nate Parker continue the festival’s hot streak?," 22 Aug. 2019 The captivating sitter is Christine Elizabeth Davis, an American hair stylist of West Indian descent. Ciku Kimeria, Quartz Africa, "How a Texas family discovered they owned a forgotten Ben Enwonwu portrait valued at $200,000," 27 July 2019 The company also is seeking experienced stylists in its salon program. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "Arizona employers still hiring amid high state unemployment rate," 7 July 2019 Being on trend — and looking heavily in demand — has long been a strategy for stylists. Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press, "Ferndale hairstylist explains how he's pulling in $280K per year," 15 June 2019 The actress’ tweets were shared on Instagram by Meghan’s best friend, stylist Jessica Mulroney. Los Angeles Times, "Jameela Jamil calls out British media over Meghan Markle: ‘Just say you hate her because she’s black’," 21 Aug. 2019

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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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