Definition of stylist in English:



  • 1A designer of fashionable styles of clothing.

    ‘a collection of 40s-inspired shapes from a leading stylist’
    • ‘A fashion stylist and makeup artist were employed to complete the desired look, then the celebrity double walked through York, followed by the TV cameras to capture the reaction of the public.’
    • ‘All the designs are a result of careful selection much in advance with the help of the best of stylists and fashion designers in the industry.’
    • ‘If you prefer to completely copy the look this is a great style that your favorite stylist can design for you.’
    • ‘There is the attention to detail one would expect from a fashion stylist expensively artschooled in the flot-jet of twentieth century subculture.’
    • ‘The stylist himself then held, for students and designers, a crowded lecture at United Nations University, on the theme of Projecting Matter.’
    • ‘Why not put all that style know-how to good use with a career as a fashion stylist?’
    • ‘A magnet for visiting stylists seeking inspiration, the market features some of the best vintage Sixties and Seventies clothing to be found anywhere in the world.’
    • ‘Hire a fashion stylist who can advise you on clothing that best flatters your figure and photographs well.’
    • ‘Miss Owen became a fashion stylist in London after graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in economics, sociology and geography.’
    • ‘As a furniture and home decor salesperson as well as production director, designer and fashion stylist, Melanie Garcia is close to the subjects in her photo exhibition Cold Comfort.’
    • ‘Irish fashion stylists have criticised her new image.’
    • ‘Hemant Trevedi, fashion stylist, designer, choreographer, and teacher, is known for being ahead of his times.’
    • ‘Most stylists believe that double-breasted suits are designed for men, not boys.’
    • ‘Dad is a freelance art director, mom is a fashion stylist.’
    • ‘Last month, sources claim a fashion stylist who works with Jennifer contacted several Los Angeles-based designers, asking them to assemble goodie baskets for the possible mom-to-be.’
    • ‘Given that drawing and sculpture provide a source of inspiration and influence on her work, it is not surprising that fashion stylist and designer Helen Cody has chosen a piece of art for her object of desire.’
    • ‘Are women are essentially, inherently, blank canvases to be filled in and altered by fashion stylists, make-up artists - or plastic surgeons?’
    • ‘In a city where trends rush by faster than the downtown D train, and fashion stylist's run amok trends wait for no one.’
    • ‘In over a decade of my experience as a fashion stylist, I have dressed tons of buffed models who also tried on a barrage of bathing suits until we found the perfect fit.’
    • ‘Rose's new look was devised by fashion stylist Claire Nelson, from Cork, who brought them around the local retail stores last week to choose their new outfits.’
    1. 1.1A hairdresser.
      ‘she had her hair done in a mass of curls by a stylist in Paris’
      • ‘As Maholly, the stylist, razor-cut the sides of my hair, I suspected this could be the start of something big.’
      • ‘The competition was for Gloucestershire and Wiltshire stylists, organised by the National Hairdressers Federation and held at Hatherley Manor Hotel near Gloucester.’
      • ‘Has her hair be immaculately coiffured by a top stylist?’
      • ‘Though not altogether successful, it had the novelty value of being set in the eccentric subculture of stylists and hairdressing salons.’
      • ‘Like with any new hairstyle, find a stylist who excels at that kind of look.’
      • ‘I go to the hairdressers on Friday and ask for my usual stylist.’
      • ‘That's wealth: the stylist comes to you, or you have a barber chair in your house.’
      • ‘Not liking it much when she saw it, she told the stylist to take down the coif and let her hair hang free about her shoulders and then make a netting of the jewel strands around it.’
      • ‘Ask your stylist to razor-cut the ends to add new angles and dimensions to your face.’
      • ‘Ann was delighted to be the recipient of an Open House makeover from the experienced team of hairdresser Gary Kavanagh and stylist / beauty therapist Fay.’
      • ‘The series began with what seemed more like a finale: the featured stylists ' participation in a hairdressing competition.’
      • ‘During the Salon Conference, Raman gave our Bengaluru stylists and beauticians his ideas about hairstyles and their effect on one's appearance.’
      • ‘A Croydon hairdresser has displayed his skills in front of stylists from around the world.’
      • ‘That is why I cut my own hair, stylists never looked at how my curls went, as they curl differently in different spots.’
      • ‘Samantha Ody, stylist at Goldsworthy's hairdressing salon in Catherine Street, also plans to dye her hair pillar box red and hopes to raise around £200 for charity.’
      • ‘Petrushkevich's grandfather was a barber, and three of her siblings worked as stylists as well.’
      • ‘If you rely on highlights or double-process color, have your stylist gradually weave more dark pieces through.’
      • ‘Should I consult with a chic stylist and pay gobs of money to plot a hair strategy for the big day?’
      • ‘Hairdressers and stylists may know how to cut and style hair, but they need your input when it comes to getting the haircut that will make you irresistible to women, and make you feel great about yourself.’
  • 2A person whose job is to arrange and coordinate food, clothes, etc. in a stylish and attractive way in photographs or films.

    ‘a food stylist’
    • ‘The Oscars are traditionally a night when the stars step out in their glad rags having spent a couple of days getting ready - hours with the make-up artists, hairdresser, stylist.’
    • ‘Lissanne's life before the lawn involved work as a photographer, stylist and art director.’
    • ‘These workers include gay interior design expert Mr John, food stylist Trudy and secretary Terry.’
    • ‘While the four catwalk wannabes were being transformed by a top team of stylists, hairdressers and make-up artists, scouts from top agency Models 1 were scouring the store for new talent.’
    • ‘The session team included top photographers Misirkov & Bogdanov and a dozen stylists, hairdressers, and support personnel.’
    • ‘Tanya Burton chats to the food stylists who know how to make you drool.’
    • ‘Since then, I have had no sense of taste or smell, which, as I am a food stylist and writer, has serious implications.’
    • ‘So you're happy when you have the stylist picking out your clothes for you?’
    • ‘A makeover isn't just something that happens to the lucky few that get onto TV and have the pick of London's best make-up artists, hairdressers and stylists.’
    • ‘The stylist came with a photographer and this fantastic suit.’
    • ‘A food stylist (often also a food writer and trained chef) is usually responsible for sourcing and preparing the ingredients.’
    • ‘Make-up artists, hairdressers and stylists dress, blow dry and buff the stars.’
    • ‘The ‘perfection’ is an illusion maintained by stylists, dieticians, personal trainers, hairdressers, and, yes, air-brushing.’
    • ‘Food stylist and Chef Rory Trovato emphasizes the fun of pizza.’
    • ‘There was no one from the White House staff, no make-up artists, no hairdressers, no stylists.’
    • ‘While all of these glam celebs have a team of stylists, hairdressers and makeup artists to help them look golden, it is possible to achieve the same brilliant styles by following their lead.’
    • ‘Yet models are malleable, ciphers for the whims of stylists and photographers.’
    • ‘A stylist can pick your clothes, do your hair and makeup and pretty you up for the masses.’
    • ‘The world of fashion is made up of designers, models, coordinators, choreographers, producers, directors, stylists, and the backstage crew all working individually and at times divergently.’
    • ‘At only 22, she is the only person from the region to be represented in the Schwarzkopf Professional's Young Artistic Team of ten stylists under the age of 25.’
  • 3A writer noted for taking great pains over their writing style.

    ‘the letter was written by a famous stylist’
    • ‘And some of them are much sharper and far better stylists than many newspaper opinion writers.’
    • ‘I love V.S. Naipaul who is probably the finest stylist within the English language now.’
    • ‘McWilliam is perhaps the most under-rated of modern Scottish writers, a cool stylist who has a bigger vocabulary than Samuel Johnson.’
    • ‘I think what enabled the first word to tip me off that I was about to spend a number of hours in the company of one of the worst prose stylists in the history of literature was this.’
    • ‘He is remembered now as the most energetically inventive prose stylist of the 16th century.’
    • ‘Gurganus is a stylist and magician, and his stories are beautifully crafted.’
    • ‘There's really no other way to account sympathetically for the publication of this outrageous, absurd literary wreck by one of our time's most remarkable prose stylists.’
    • ‘A brilliant mind, a brilliant stylist, and one of the great comic writers of the postwar era.’
    • ‘With his debut novel, he also took some lumps as a literary stylist.’
    • ‘Given that Wallace's primarily a stylist, the question must be asked not so much what he's trying to convey as how he conveys it.’
    • ‘It is obvious from the first page that Yancey is an accomplished stylist.’
    • ‘Moraes is not only indisputably the greatest living Indian poet working in English, he is also probably the finest prose stylist writing anywhere in the subcontinent.’
    • ‘The author is no great prose stylist but the writing is competent and fluent.’
    • ‘Bruen is an impressive stylist and an intelligent, though not especially remarkable, writer.’
    • ‘It is as a prose stylist that Makine is frequently praised in France.’
    • ‘Indeed, the pattern has been revisited and reworked by countless Gothic stylists since Poe.’
    • ‘If one wants examples of well-used metaphors and other figurative uses in legal scholarship, the natural place to look is to the writings of the better prose stylists in the academy.’
    • ‘Both writers are practitioners in addition to being literary stylists, and both have acknowledged the reciprocal nature their practice and writing share.’
    • ‘It is the classical ‘rounded sentence’, avowedly expressing a complete thought, adopted by writers in the European vernaculars from the prose stylists of Greece and Rome.’
    • ‘Hammett was Raymond Chandler's acknowledged master, but as a sheer stylist the student surpassed the mentor.’
    1. 3.1(in sport or music) a person who performs with style.
      ‘stylist Pohan took the lead in the first round’
      • ‘William Christie is a fine Handel stylist though I was surprised he did not direct from the harpsichord as Handel would have done.’
      • ‘Over her 20-year career she has been visually original, a provocative stylist, an intelligent lyricist and a sublime melodist, but she has never been a ground-breaking musician.’
      • ‘This does not diminish the lifetime achievements of a legendary lyricist, song stylist, or magnificent instrumentalist.’
      • ‘He did it not with a stylist's silky smoothness; he did it on the attack, his golf swing the equivalent of a Joe Frazier hook and a Willie Mays home run cut.’
      • ‘Guitar stylist, benchmark singer, folk-rock star, songwriter and traditional song ambassador Martin Smith takes the crown of Folk Singer of the Year from his wife Norma Waters who won last year.’
      • ‘While still a teenager, Andrews's records quickly established him as an innovative vocal stylist with a penchant for romantic ballads and the blues.’
      • ‘It is a classic confrontation - Moore gets power into his shots and is aggressive, while Jones is a tall, upright stylist with plenty of ability.’
      • ‘She is a superb Rossini stylist, and I look forward to hearing her in more roles.’
      • ‘The festival is also playing host to a fabulous range of musical styles and traditions from around the world, everything from emerging Irish classical musicians to electronic music stylists.’
      • ‘Her You Belong To Me tour is a brand new show promoting her new album of the same title, performing the songs of the great female stylists.’
      • ‘Unlike Guy, a lanky man and picture-perfect stylist, Lechler is shaped more like John Belushi and has a leg swing that relies on brute strength.’
      • ‘His long silence has been our loss, for he is one of the great rock 'n' roll stylists on the instrument.’
      • ‘His natural ability to be flexible and spontaneous at the same time always commended itself to orchestras, but I don't believe he looked on himself as a stylist.’
      • ‘In Anderson, the group have a classic song stylist who works his cornfed bon mots into smoking country tunes.’
      • ‘Amazingly, this normally crass commercial strategy gels because Benet is a versatile song stylist who handles a variety of textures with aplomb.’
      • ‘Neither a traditionalist, a Chicago stylist, a folkie or a rock 'n' roller, he had from the start a unique sound and a fresh outlook.’
      • ‘Jerry Lee often said that pop music had produced only four supreme stylists: Al Jolson, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and himself.’
      • ‘The two sopranos, Barbara Perillo especially, are as fresh as a morning in April, and if they are not the most fluid Handel stylists, that's ok.’
      • ‘Most of their songs feature upbeat vocals and when combined with the impressive saxophone stylist, produce a ‘chilled out’ effect.’
      • ‘He was one of the finest American prose stylists of the twentieth century - is also on the list.’