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1. The occupation of a hairdresser.
2. The act of dressing or arranging the hair.
3. A cosmetic or medicinal preparation for dressing the hair.
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(ˈhɛərˌdrɛs ɪŋ)

1. the act or process of cutting, styling, or dressing hair.
2. the occupation of a hairdresser.
3. a preparation, as an oil or pomade, for dressing or styling the hair.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hairdressing - a toiletry for the hairhairdressing - a toiletry for the hair    
pomade, pomatum - hairdressing consisting of a perfumed oil or ointment
toilet articles, toiletry - artifacts used in making your toilet (washing and taking care of your body)
2.hairdressing - care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hairhairdressing - care for the hair: the activity of washing or cutting or curling or arranging the hair
brushing, brush - the act of brushing your hair; "he gave his hair a quick brush"
combing, comb - the act of drawing a comb through hair; "his hair needed a comb"
shampoo - the act of washing your hair with shampoo
hairweaving - the act of interweaving a hairpiece with your own hair
care, tending, attention, aid - the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needs constant attention"
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تَصْفيف شَعْر
női fodrászat


A. Npeluquería f
B. CPD hairdressing salon Nsalón m de peluquería
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[ˈhɛərdrɛsɪŋ] ncoiffure f hairdressing salonhairdressing salon nsalon f de coiffure
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈhɛəˌdrɛsɪŋ] nmestiere m di parrucchiere
to study hair dressing → seguire un corso per parrucchieri
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(heə) noun
1. one of the mass of thread-like objects that grow from the skin. He brushed the dog's hairs off his jacket.
2. the mass of these, especially on a person's head. He's got brown hair.
having (a certain kind of) hair. a fair-haired girl.
ˈhairy adjective
covered in hair or having a lot of hair. a hairy chest.
ˈhairiness noun
ˈhair('s)-breadth noun
a very small distance. That knife missed me by a hair's-breadth.
ˈhairbrush noun
a brush for arranging and smoothing the hair.
ˈhaircut noun
the act or style of cutting a person's hair. Go and get a haircut.
ˈhair-doplurals ˈhair-dos, ~ˈhair-do's noun
a hairstyle. I like her new hair-do.
ˈhairdresser noun
a person who cuts, washes, styles etc a person's hair.
ˈhairdressing noun
ˈhair-drier noun
an electrical apparatus for drying hair by blowing hot air over it.
ˈhairline noun
the line along the forehead where the hair begins to grow.
ˈhair-oil noun
a scented, oily lotion for smoothing down the hair.
ˈhairpin noun
a bent wire for keeping a woman's hair in place.
(of a bend in a road) sharp and U-shaped, especially on a mountain or a hill.
ˈhair-raising adjective
terrifying. hair-raising stories.
ˈhairstyle noun
the result of cutting, styling etc a person's hair. a simple hairstyle.
keep one's hair on
to remain calm and not become angry.
let one's hair down
to behave in a free and relaxed manner.
make (someone's) hair stand on end
to terrify (a person).
(not to) turn a hair
to remain calm. He put his finger in the flame without turning a hair.
split hairs
to worry about unimportant details.
tear one's hair
to show great irritation or despair.
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References in classic literature ?
This command she interpreted somewhat too literally perhaps, because she contrived in a space of two minutes an extremely pious style of hairdressing, fully as effective if not as startling as the first.
Everything essential had already been done; feet, hands, necks, and ears washed, perfumed, and powdered, as befits a ball; the openwork silk stockings and white satin shoes with ribbons were already on; the hairdressing was almost done.
HAIRDRESSING students from Henley College Coventry put their skills to the test, creating and designing three separate looks for their annual Paul Todd hairdressing competition.
For hairdressing apprentice Alexandra Vasiliadis, the WorldSkills Australia competition is coming up and regardless of talent, positive attitude and hard work, she just doesn't have the $1,555 to assist with uniforms, airfares, accommodation and transport of all of her tools of the trade to get to and from Sydney.
WITH more than 30 salons across the West Midlands, Francesco Group is one of the UK's largest, award-winning hairdressing companies.
BL Hairdressing Training is the largest hairdressing training organisation in the North East and has been delivering City and Guilds hairdressing courses since 1986.
LIVERPOOL hairdressing salon Hooka is one of only six finalists in the 2010 British Hairdressing Business Awards Salon of the Year 2 award.
We've teamed up with essensuals hair salons to snip 25% off all hairdressing services.
A Kidderminster-based hair-dressing business is celebrating after scooping two prizes at the British Hairdressing Awards.
A HAIRDRESSING competition triumph for Loughborough College student Emma Sessions will see her join winners from across the country for a prestigious national final.
Hairdressing is more than just a nine to five job, as Casey Coleman, artistic director at Ocean Hairdressing in Cardiff will tell you.
HAIRDRESSERS from across Teesside have been shortlisted in the fi- nals of the hairdressing Oscars.