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[hair-dres-ing] /ˈhɛərˌdrɛs ɪŋ/
the act or process of cutting, combing out, doing up, or styling hair.
the vocation or occupation of a hairdresser.
a style of arranging the hair; hairdo; coiffure.
a preparation, as tonic, oil, pomade, or the like, applied to the hair for increased manageability.
Origin of hairdressing
First recorded in 1765-75; hair + dressing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To nearly all women the plainer the mode of hairdressing the more becoming it is.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • Her hairdressing and clothes "should not be luxurious," and she "must not run after fashions."

    The Foundations of Japan J.W. Robertson Scott
  • She should go wild if she had to submit to all Esther had told her of hairdressing and what it involved.

    Family Pride Mary J. Holmes
  • Why not study the contour of heads and styles of hairdressing?

    Vocational Guidance for Girls

    Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • Nevertheless he had found time to visit a hairdressing saloon, for he prided himself upon the nicety of his personal appearance.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • In a little room back of the hairdressing shop, Antoine looked down upon the surgical- 154 - triumph.

    The Backwash of War Ellen N. La Motte
  • hairdressing and shampooing, manicuring and chiropody, are almost exclusively the work of girls and women.

    The Canadian Girl at Work Marjory MacMurchy
  • Still another woman has established a system of hairdressing businesses.

    The Canadian Girl at Work Marjory MacMurchy
  • There are certain rules for hairdressing that were just as good in Eve's hairpinless age as they will be a hundred years hence.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans

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