Beauty salon

Beauty salon

A beauty salon or beauty parlor (or sometimes beauty shop) is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women. [ [ AskOxford: Search Results ] ] Other variations of this type of business include hair salons and spas.

There is a distinction between a beauty salon and a hair salon and although many small businesses do offer both sets of treatments, beauty Salons are based more around face and body treatments.

There are also specailied salons that are experts in varoious areas such as Theory for hair - Artistic Cutting & Colour Correction Specialists, Human Hair Extensions, GHD Styling & In-Salon rituals

Beauty treatments

Massage for the body is a popular beauty treatment with various techniques offering benefits to the skin (with beauty products applied) and for mental wellbeing and relaxation.

Facial stimulate the skin, relax a client and also energize the face back into condition after exposure to daily weather.

Manicure is a treatment for nailcare, incorporating the cuticle.

Pedicure is a treatment for the feet, incorporating the toe-nails.

Beauty salons offer treatments such as waxing and threading for hair removal. Beauty Salons may include also all services, such as : Hair, nail, aesthetics, massage, solarium, etc.


A hair salon "(also called 'Hairdresser' and 'Hair Parlour')"is a place where one goes to get their hair cut, as well as styled, highlighted or coloured.

There are many different types of hair salons that one can choose to go to. There are the traditional walk-in salons where you do not have to make an appointment, rather you just walk in and wait for the next available hairdresser. Another option is to call a full-service hair salon and make an appointment with a stylist of your choice. Some hair salons specialize in certain areas such as coloring, up-dos for formal occasions, cutting or styling. Which salon one chooses will determine the level of expertise being performed for the service.

Spa salon

Spa salon is a salon where spa treatments are done. Spa treatments also offered in some beauty salons.

Beauty salon products

There are many suppliers to beauty salons including Vita Derm, Dermastir, Vita Amazonia, Dermalogica, Decléor, MD Formulations, Jessica, Crystal Clear. Each supplier has its own products and various different treatments. You can find beauty salon products in online distributors, such as


The salon industry has always enjoyed a steady job market. People always need a haircut no matter what the condition of the economy.

Notes and references

* [ Hair Heads - NVQ Hairdressing]

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