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[hair-dres-ing] /ˈhɛərˌdrɛs ɪŋ/
the act or process of cutting, styling, or dressing, 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
1765-75; hair + dressing Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • hairdressing varies considerably, and among the Bara and Sakalava is often elaborate.

    Man, Past and Present Agustus Henry Keane
  • To nearly all women the plainer the mode of hairdressing the more becoming it is.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • 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
  • 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
  • The pompadour mode of hairdressing also holds good with the girl whose eyes are set too high.

    The Woman Beautiful Helen Follett Stevans
  • Why not study the contour of heads and styles of hairdressing?

    Vocational Guidance for Girls Marguerite Stockman Dickson
  • There is an iron spiral staircase that once led to the ladies' hairdressing apartments, but now leads to more Shand, Shand, Shand.

    What Every Woman Knows James M. Barrie
  • Nevertheless he had found time to visit a hairdressing saloon, for he prided himself upon the nicety of his personal appearance.

    Dope Sax Rohmer
  • The view of that hairdressing shop across the way is something I recommend.

    A Hoosier Chronicle Meredith Nicholson

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