the art or profession of applying cosmetics.

1850–55; < Greek kosmētó(s) adorned, arranged (see cosmetic) + -logy, apparently modeled on French cosmétologie

cosmetological [koz-mi-tl-oj-i-kuhl] , adjective
cosmetologist, noun Unabridged
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cosmetology (ˌkɒzmɛˈtɒlədʒɪ)
the work of beauty therapists, including hairdressing, facials, manicures, etc

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Word Origin & History

1855, from Fr. cosmétologie, from source of cosmetic.
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Example sentences
Or perhaps cosmetology shops are largely owned by relatives of state legislators.
She has a professional background in education, cosmetology and the restaurant industry.
It is illegal to practice cosmetology or barbering while your license is lapsed.
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