A beauty salon or beauty parlor (or sometimes beauty shop) is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women. 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
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.
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.