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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for hairdressing

Contemporary Examples of hairdressing

Historical Examples of hairdressing

  • 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.


    Sax Rohmer