a writer or speaker who is skilled in or who cultivates a literary style.
a designer or consultant in a field subject to changes in style, especially hairdressing, clothing, or interior decoration.
a person who cultivates or maintains any particular style.

1785–95; style + -ist Unabridged
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stylist (ˈstaɪlɪst)
1.  a person who performs, writes, or acts with attention to style
2.  a designer of clothes, décor, etc
3.  a hairdresser who styles hair
4.  a designer whose job is to coordinate the style of products, advertising material, etc

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Example sentences
To give it that well-roasted look, the food stylist painted the bird with a
  special brown mixture.
After two years' training, her apprentice will qualify as a hair stylist, with
  a certificate to boot.
He was a disciplined and chiselled prose stylist who could not resist dropping
  names and arcane terms into his work.
He has a reporter's eye for detail, a natural stylist's gift for phrasemaking
  and a novelist's sense of pace.
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