Definition of styling in English:



  • 1The way in which something is made, designed, or performed.

    ‘the car's subtle European styling’
    [count noun] ‘the musical stylings on his solo album’
    1. 1.1The action or process of arranging hair in a particular way.
      [as modifier] ‘styling gel’
      • ‘The spikes were created using a combination of John Frieda styling products and a stiff holding hairspray.’
      • ‘Whenever possible, use gentle shampoos, rinse out and leave-in conditioners and styling products that are specifically designed for color-treated hair.’
      • ‘The Boots "styling" gel saved the day - my hair was like a shield of steel.’
      • ‘Thus, the static electricity that causes dull flyaway frizzies and interferes with styling is neutralized too!’
      • ‘Check out the over 5,500+ different hair care and styling tips at The Hair Boutique.’
      • ‘Beckham got his new haircut after a secret styling session on Thursday night at the Cheshire home he shares with his wife Victoria.’
      • ‘Work a palm-sized amount of styling mousse through clean, wet hair.’
      • ‘The haircut still matters and while professional styling may not always be required, the length and way of parting or brushing it should match the face, age and profession.’
      • ‘There is no end to the styling options that you have with your new kit.’
      • ‘The highly coveted, limited edition pink ghd ceramic styling iron, which debuted last year, will be back by popular demand!’
      • ‘Regardless of the hair's texture, type or actual length, it is important to start with strands that are dressed properly with the necessary styling products.’
      • ‘Phyto offers a volume-enhancing system that ranges from volume-building shampoos and conditioners to a styling product for root lift.’
      • ‘They have many useful hair care and styling tips.’
      • ‘Many regular styling products are heavy in chemicals and plastic ingredients, which don't necessarily help your hair and certainly don't help your body.’
      • ‘Don't overdo it with styling aids; they will weigh down the hair, leaving it with a stiff, dry finish.’


North American
  • Fashionable or stylish.

    ‘my new stylin' black pants’
    ‘by the end of the month, I'll be totally stylin'’
    • ‘From cool boots to a stylin' pinstriped suit, check out what you should be wearing this fall.’
    • ‘But, rest assured, we don't encourage changing your personality, beliefs or values along with your new stylin' haircut!’
    • ‘But he sure is stylin', especially in the way he sucks on a lollipop stem throughout his set.’
    • ‘So remember to keep your shoes shining if you want to be stylin'.’
    • ‘By the end of the month I'd be totally stylin'.’
    • ‘The ambience is friendly, the lighting is a welcoming warm orange glow, and there are plenty of stylin' beauties to chat up at the bar.’
    • ‘Create your look as you choose your hairstyle, makeup and stylin' wardrobe.’
    • ‘Yeah, those are some stylin' clothes you had there.’
    • ‘Gervase, in particular, exhibited some stylin' dance moves that the CBS cameras failed to catch.’
    • ‘You have an excellent tan, stylin' clothes and a cool aura.’
    • ‘If you gotta wear a helmet, you might as well wear something stylin'.’
    • ‘Yea buddy, eight tracks and two speakers - I was stylin'.’
    • ‘The concept of tapas seems to be enjoying some popularity in many of the more stylin' restaurants to open in Montreal in the last couple of years.’
    • ‘I have recently tried some fun beauty things (contacts, highlights, stylin' wear).’
    • ‘From cool tops to trendy shoes, here are the 11 items that'll have you stylin' on vacation.’
    • ‘No matter how high the temps soar, you love to dress in stylin' outfits, perfectly accessorized with great hair and makeup.’
    in fashion, in vogue, voguish, popular, up to the minute, modern, all the rage, modish, trendsetting
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