Definition of hairdresser in English:



  • A person who cuts and styles hair as an occupation.

    • ‘Three hairdressers appeared at daybreak in order to ready my hair for the wedding.’
    • ‘It doubles as a touch-up for hair roots between visits to hairdressers, but it will wash out.’
    • ‘We provide new clothing, a shower, new haircuts by professional hairdressers and access to healthcare.’
    • ‘Occupational hazards of hairdressers include having to listen to the dulcet tones of their clients.’
    • ‘The heating had failed at the hairdressers and Jerry had to keep putting on the hairdryers in a futile attempt to warm the place.’
    • ‘My hairdresser refused to colour my hair unless I had a skin test to ensure I was not allergic to the hair dye.’
    • ‘Thoroughfares in and out of the cities are lined with innocent looking hairdressers and beauty parlours.’
    • ‘This method is not widely recommended by hairdressers, as it can damage your already processed hair.’
    • ‘My father's living was the manufacture and sale of shampoo to hairdressers.’
    • ‘She always loved doing her hair and knew she was going to be a hairdresser.’
    • ‘Beauticians, hairdressers and other businesses have offered their services and there will be a number of treatments on offer.’
    • ‘Bruce, who is training as a hairdresser and beautician, was also on her way to the protest last night.’
    • ‘Why is it that her worst hairdos were when she was married to a hairdresser?’
    • ‘Today, I spent a long time at the hairdressers, gossiping with the staff and having my hair coloured and snipped and fiddled with.’
    • ‘My mum goes to the hairdresser when she needs her hair cutting, but she always asks me to check if they're doing it right.’
    • ‘The category includes the legal economic activity of hairdressers and manicurists.’
    • ‘My hair was all shiny and smooth from the stuff the hairdresser put in my hair yesterday.’
    • ‘It's easy to look great when a team of make up artists, hairdressers and stylists surrounds you.’
    • ‘She tells me she is just back from the hairdresser and the coiffure will revert to ragged ringlets as soon as it hits rain.’
    • ‘The question I am struggling with at the moment is: do I ask my hairdresser for a bag of my hair?’
    hairstylist, stylist, barber
    coiffeur, coiffeuse, friseur
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