hairdo

A hairdo is what a stylist gives you when he cuts and styles your hair. You might go to the salon to get a fancy hairdo before your cousin's wedding.

Hairdo is an informal word for "hairstyle." It's the way your hair is cut, dried, and arranged on your head, especially if there's some effort put into it. The way your hair looks when you roll out of bed in the morning isn't a hairdo, and pulling it back into a ponytail or covering it with a bandanna isn't a hairdo either. The elaborate beehive piled five inches high on your grandma's head? Now that's a hairdo.

Definitions of hairdo
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n the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)

Synonyms:
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairstyle
Types:
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beehive
a hairdo resembling a beehive
bouffant
a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
haircut
the style in which hair has been cut
Afro, Afro hairdo
a rounded thickly curled hairdo
bang, fringe
a border of hair that is cut short and hangs across the forehead
bob
a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
wave
a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
braid, plait, tress, twist
a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
chignon
a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
marcel
a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
pageboy
a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
pompadour
a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
ponytail
a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail
roach
a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
scalp lock
a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
thatch
hair resembling thatched roofing material
finger wave
a wave made with the fingers
queue
a braid of hair at the back of the head
pigtail
a plait of braided hair
perm, permanent, permanent wave
a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
brush cut
a short haircut with hairs standing up like a brush
crew cut, flattop
a closely cropped haircut; usually for men
mohawk, mohawk haircut
haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
Type of:
hair
a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss

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