Is "do" understood as a noun or verb in "hair do"?
Asking this in search of "to make do".
Bonus points if it can be related to German Tolle "tuft [of hair], that thing that Elvis had on his head", itself of obscure origin, surely under influence of toll "wild, great, fun".
En. dole doesn’t seem to be a bad fit, either, as general as its cognates are (portion, piece, divide).
A hair-do (or hairdo) is a hairstyle. You have your hair done by a stylist and the result is a hair-do. In this case “do” is a noun.
A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair,
usually on the human scalp. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairstyle
“do” on its own can be a noun –