A hairstyle is the way you get your hair cut or how you arrange it. If you like to shave the sides of your head and gel up the rest of your hair in a spiky mohawk, that's your hairstyle.

If your hair stylist or barber says, "Do you want your usual hairstyle?" it means they wonder if you'd like the same crew cut or bob you got last time. A fancy hairstyle, which you can also call a hairdo, might just be for a special occasion: "I'll have a curly hairstyle for the prom, how about you?"

Definitions of hairstyle
  1. noun
    the arrangement of the hair
    synonyms: coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo
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    a hairdo resembling a beehive
    a woman's hairstyle in which the hair gives a puffy appearance
    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
    a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around
    a hairdo that creates undulations in the hair
    braid, plait, tress, twist
    a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    a roll of hair worn at the nape of the neck
    a hairdo characterized by deep regular waves that are made by a heated curling iron
    a smooth hair style with the ends of the hair curled inward
    a hair style in which the front hair is swept up from the forehead
    a hair style that draws the hair back so that it hangs down in back of the head like a pony's tail
    a roll of hair brushed back from the forehead
    scalp lock
    a long tuft of hair left on top of the shaven head
    hair resembling thatched roofing material
    a hairstyle in which the hair is left long at the back but cut short on the top and sides
    finger wave
    a wave made with the fingers
    a braid of hair at the back of the head
    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:
    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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