salon

Use the noun salon when you talk about the place you get your hair cut. A salon is a good place to get a perm or highlights, to get your nails painted, or just to get a trim.

A salon is like a barber shop, only fancier. Most salons offer all kinds of beauty treatments in addition to haircuts, like hair styling and coloring, facials, and massages. Another kind of salon is a formal living room — if you invited guests for tea, you might sit and sip it in your salon. The word salon is French, originally meaning "reception room." In 1800's France, the meaning grew to include a "gathering of elegant people" occurring regularly in such a room.

Definitions of salon
  1. noun
    elegant sitting room where guests are received
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    type of:
    front room, living room, living-room, parlor, parlour, sitting room
    a room in a private house or establishment where people can sit and talk and relax
  2. noun
    a social gathering of intellectuals and eminent people in the home of a prominent person
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    type of:
    social affair, social gathering
    a gathering for the purpose of promoting fellowship
  3. noun
    gallery where works of art can be displayed
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    type of:
    art gallery, gallery, picture gallery
    a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
  4. noun
    a shop where hairdressers and beauticians work
    synonyms: beauty parlor, beauty parlour, beauty salon, beauty shop
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    type of:
    shop, store
    a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services
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