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cosmetic

 [koz-met´ik]
1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.
3. pertaining to surgical correction of a physical defect.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik),
1. Referring to surgical procedures intended to improve appearance; specifically relates to correction of deformities that result from heredity or aging and not caused by congenital anomalies, disease, trauma, or tumors.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

/cos·met·ic/ (koz-met´ik)
1. pertaining to cosmesis.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cos·met·ic

(koz-met'ik)
1. Relating to cosmesis.
2. Relating to the use of cosmetics.

cosmetic

1. beautifying; tending to preserve, restore, or confer comeliness.
2. a beautifying substance or preparation.

cosmetic operations
see cosmetic surgery (below).
cosmetic shell
an artificial device, molded in the shape of a phthisic globe, and permanently placed over that globe to produce an improved appearance.
cosmetic surgery
surgery carried out purely to enhance the appearance of the animal. When it is for the purpose of enhancing or disguising its appearance in the show ring, this is considered unethical. The animal is not in a position to judge or to express an opinion and the question of beauty is adjudicated by the owner. Because animal fashions have sometimes tended to the bizarre there has been a marked turn in public opinion against cosmetic operations which are seen by some as unwarranted mutilations.
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Such training is personified in Michene Workman, a senior beauty adviser who began as a part-time Walgreens cosmetician 40 years ago and now trains other beauty associates in a Walgreens location near the company's headquarters.
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The unit features all of the amenities found in most other Walgreens stores--a full-service pharmacy with a drive-through window, a wide assortment of general merchandise, convenience food, a one-hour digital photo laboratory and a beauty section staffed by a trained cosmetician.
In addition, the shopper is guided in her beauty choices by a cosmetician, who is on hand in every Walgreens outlet nationwide to educate beauty shoppers about the latest cosmetic offerings, which include Walgreens' exclusive brands.
In department stores, for example, when a woman comes to the beauty counter a cosmetician is trained to aggressively cross-sell products," Stahl comments.
outlet, a variety of color cosmetics products extends along the mirrored back wall of the store, with a cosmetician on hand to assist beauty shoppers.
If the cosmetician helps a customer find what she needs, and suggests new items--that contributes to the success of the store.
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