Definition of stylist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstʌɪlɪst/


1A designer of fashionable styles of clothing: a collection of 40s-inspired shapes from a leading stylist
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  • If you prefer to completely copy the look this is a great style that your favorite stylist can design for you.
  • 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.
  • 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.
1.1A hairdresser: she had her hair done in a mass of curls by a stylist in Paris
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  • 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.
  • Like with any new hairstyle, find a stylist who excels at that kind of look.
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
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  • Tanya Burton chats to the food stylists who know how to make you drool.
  • Food stylist and Chef Rory Trovato emphasizes the fun of pizza.
  • Since then, I have had no sense of taste or smell, which, as I am a food stylist and writer, has serious implications.
3A writer noted for taking great pains over their writing style: the letter was written by a famous stylist
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  • McWilliam is perhaps the most under-rated of modern Scottish writers, a cool stylist who has a bigger vocabulary than Samuel Johnson.
  • Indeed, the pattern has been revisited and reworked by countless Gothic stylists since Poe.
  • 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.
3.1(In sport or music) a person who performs with style: stylist Pohan took the lead in the first round
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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