Definition of stylist in English:

stylist

noun

  • 1A designer of fashionable styles of clothing:

    ‘a collection of 40s-inspired shapes from a leading 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Hemant Trevedi, fashion stylist, designer, choreographer, and teacher, is known for being ahead of his times.’
    • ‘The stylist himself then held, for students and designers, a crowded lecture at United Nations University, on the theme of Projecting Matter.’
    • ‘Hire a fashion stylist who can advise you on clothing that best flatters your figure and photographs well.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Most stylists believe that double-breasted suits are designed for men, not boys.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Why not put all that style know-how to good use with a career as a fashion stylist?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Are women are essentially, inherently, blank canvases to be filled in and altered by fashion stylists, make-up artists - or plastic surgeons?’
    • ‘Dad is a freelance art director, mom is a fashion stylist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you prefer to completely copy the look this is a great style that your favorite stylist can design for you.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In a city where trends rush by faster than the downtown D train, and fashion stylist's run amok trends wait for no one.’
    • ‘There is the attention to detail one would expect from a fashion stylist expensively artschooled in the flot-jet of twentieth century subculture.’
    • ‘Miss Owen became a fashion stylist in London after graduating from Northumbria University with a degree in economics, sociology and geography.’
    • ‘Irish fashion stylists have criticised her new image.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A hairdresser:
      ‘she had her hair done in a mass of curls by a stylist in Paris’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘That is why I cut my own hair, stylists never looked at how my curls went, as they curl differently in different spots.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Though not altogether successful, it had the novelty value of being set in the eccentric subculture of stylists and hairdressing salons.’
      • ‘The series began with what seemed more like a finale: the featured stylists ' participation in a hairdressing competition.’
      • ‘The competition was for Gloucestershire and Wiltshire stylists, organised by the National Hairdressers Federation and held at Hatherley Manor Hotel near Gloucester.’
      • ‘Should I consult with a chic stylist and pay gobs of money to plot a hair strategy for the big day?’
      • ‘I go to the hairdressers on Friday and ask for my usual stylist.’
      • ‘Like with any new hairstyle, find a stylist who excels at that kind of look.’
      • ‘Ask your stylist to razor-cut the ends to add new angles and dimensions to your face.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘A Croydon hairdresser has displayed his skills in front of stylists from around the world.’
      • ‘If you rely on highlights or double-process color, have your stylist gradually weave more dark pieces through.’
      • ‘During the Salon Conference, Raman gave our Bengaluru stylists and beauticians his ideas about hairstyles and their effect on one's appearance.’
      • ‘Has her hair be immaculately coiffured by a top stylist?’
      • ‘That's wealth: the stylist comes to you, or you have a barber chair in your house.’
      • ‘As Maholly, the stylist, razor-cut the sides of my hair, I suspected this could be the start of something big.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Petrushkevich's grandfather was a barber, and three of her siblings worked as stylists as well.’
  • 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 stylist came with a photographer and this fantastic suit.’
    • ‘Food stylist and Chef Rory Trovato emphasizes the fun of pizza.’
    • ‘These workers include gay interior design expert Mr John, food stylist Trudy and secretary Terry.’
    • ‘There was no one from the White House staff, no make-up artists, no hairdressers, no stylists.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Make-up artists, hairdressers and stylists dress, blow dry and buff the stars.’
    • ‘Since then, I have had no sense of taste or smell, which, as I am a food stylist and writer, has serious implications.’
    • ‘The ‘perfection’ is an illusion maintained by stylists, dieticians, personal trainers, hairdressers, and, yes, air-brushing.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘A food stylist (often also a food writer and trained chef) is usually responsible for sourcing and preparing the ingredients.’
    • ‘Lissanne's life before the lawn involved work as a photographer, stylist and art director.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Tanya Burton chats to the food stylists who know how to make you drool.’
    • ‘A stylist can pick your clothes, do your hair and makeup and pretty you up for the masses.’
    • ‘So you're happy when you have the stylist picking out your clothes for you?’
    • ‘Yet models are malleable, ciphers for the whims of stylists and photographers.’
    • ‘The session team included top photographers Misirkov & Bogdanov and a dozen stylists, hairdressers, and support personnel.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 3A writer noted for taking great pains over their writing style:

    ‘the letter was written by a famous stylist’
    • ‘Both writers are practitioners in addition to being literary stylists, and both have acknowledged the reciprocal nature their practice and writing share.’
    • ‘A brilliant mind, a brilliant stylist, and one of the great comic writers of the postwar era.’
    • ‘McWilliam is perhaps the most under-rated of modern Scottish writers, a cool stylist who has a bigger vocabulary than Samuel Johnson.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Bruen is an impressive stylist and an intelligent, though not especially remarkable, writer.’
    • ‘He is remembered now as the most energetically inventive prose stylist of the 16th century.’
    • ‘Hammett was Raymond Chandler's acknowledged master, but as a sheer stylist the student surpassed the mentor.’
    • ‘The author is no great prose stylist but the writing is competent and fluent.’
    • ‘I love V.S. Naipaul who is probably the finest stylist within the English language now.’
    • ‘And some of them are much sharper and far better stylists than many newspaper opinion writers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Indeed, the pattern has been revisited and reworked by countless Gothic stylists since Poe.’
    • ‘It is obvious from the first page that Yancey is an accomplished 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It is as a prose stylist that Makine is frequently praised in France.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Gurganus is a stylist and magician, and his stories are beautifully crafted.’
    • ‘With his debut novel, he also took some lumps as a literary stylist.’
    1. 3.1 (in sport or music) a person who performs with style:
      ‘stylist Pohan took the lead in the first round’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Jerry Lee often said that pop music had produced only four supreme stylists: Al Jolson, Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and himself.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Amazingly, this normally crass commercial strategy gels because Benet is a versatile song stylist who handles a variety of textures with aplomb.’
      • ‘He was one of the finest American prose stylists of the twentieth century - is also on the list.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘In Anderson, the group have a classic song stylist who works his cornfed bon mots into smoking country tunes.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘William Christie is a fine Handel stylist though I was surprised he did not direct from the harpsichord as Handel would have done.’
      • ‘This does not diminish the lifetime achievements of a legendary lyricist, song stylist, or magnificent instrumentalist.’
      • ‘While still a teenager, Andrews's records quickly established him as an innovative vocal stylist with a penchant for romantic ballads and the blues.’
      • ‘Most of their songs feature upbeat vocals and when combined with the impressive saxophone stylist, produce a ‘chilled out’ effect.’
      • ‘His long silence has been our loss, for he is one of the great rock 'n' roll stylists on the instrument.’

Pronunciation

stylist

/ˈstʌɪlɪst/