[ byoo-tish-uh n ]
/ byuˈtɪʃ ən /


a person trained to style and dress the hair; hairdresser.Compare esthetician(def 2).
a manager or an employee of a beauty parlorbeauty salon.

Origin of beautician

An Americanism dating back to 1920–25; beaut(y) + -ician Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for beautician

  • "You should take care of yourself better," the beautician informed me.

    China's Financial Insider|Huang Hung|March 18, 2010|DAILY BEAST
  • It wasn't the beautician's open charges that bothered us, because everyone knew they were just disgruntled.

    Breeder Reaction|Winston Marks

British Dictionary definitions for beautician


/ (bjuːˈtɪʃən) /


a person who works in or manages a beauty salon
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for beautician



first recorded 1924, American English (the Cleveland, Ohio, telephone directory, to be precise), from beauty + ending as in technician. Beauty salon is from 1922, a substitution for prosaic beauty shop (1901).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper