hair·​style | \ ˈher-ˌstī(-ə)l How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \
variants: or less commonly hair style
plural hairstyles also hair styles

Definition of hairstyle

: the way in which someone's hair is cut and arranged : hairdo Because there's a relaxed elegance to this hairstyle, it can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.— Jennifer Tzeses To update her hairstyle and to highlight her radiant face, Tawanda's bangs, sides and back were cropped short …, then shaped to eliminate bulk.— Beryl Meyer Hamilton said he likes to help clients find modern and trendy hair styles— Andrew Maciejewski

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Examples of hairstyle in a Sentence

the senator's long parade of hairstyles seem to reflect a relentless need to constantly reinvent herself
Recent Examples on the Web With every new hairstyle, Gabrielle Union surprises us while simultaneously taking our breaths away — and her summer looks have been no exception. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 25 July 2022 Her Maj was spotted with a new hairstyle this week and royal-watchers went wild for it. Max Foster, CNN, 24 June 2022 The Kardashians star opted for a sleek, strapless black tea-length vintage Mugler dress paired with a slicked back hairstyle, Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and strappy Aquazzura Perfect Kiss Sandals. Kaitlyn Frey,, 27 Mar. 2022 As Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation barring discrimination on the basis of a person’s natural hairstyle or hair texture into law in his office Tuesday afternoon, twin sisters Deanna and Mya Cook, 21, smiled with pride and joy. Tiana Woodard,, 26 July 2022 With every hairstyle and color comes an equally exciting manicure as well — oh, and dripped-out necklaces too. Chelsea Avila, Allure, 20 July 2022 The Australian actress also boasted a beachy blonde hairstyle and a playful glow behind the wheel of a bubblegum pink car. Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 On Saturday June 11, the actress hosted her annual Africa Outreach Project Block Party and debuted a new hairstyle and hue at the event. Michelle Lee,, 13 June 2022 And that’s the thing that connects—this hairstyle and makeup and costuming that freak everybody out, but then this beautiful thing happens in pop culture where the most improbable thing is the thing that reaches and touches people. Alan Light, WSJ, 7 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of hairstyle

1871, in the meaning defined above

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10 Aug 2022

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“Hairstyle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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hair·​style | \ ˈher-ˌstīl How to pronounce hairstyle (audio) \

Kids Definition of hairstyle

: hairdo

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