Beauty salon

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Interior of a beauty salon.

A beauty salon or beauty parlor (beauty parlour) (or sometimes beauty shop) is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women.[1] 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 provide more generalized services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and many other services.

Beauty treatments[edit]

Facials may include the use of a facial mask.

Massage for the body is a popular beauty treatment, with various techniques offering benefits to the skin (including the application of beauty products) and for increasing mental well-being. Hair removal is offered at some beauty salons through treatments such as waxing and threading. Some beauty salons style hair instead of going to a separate hair salon, and some also offer sun tanning. Other treatments of the face are known as facials. Specialized beauty salons known as nail salons offer treatments such as manicures and pedicures for the nails. A manicure is a treatment for the hands, incorporating the fingernails and cuticles and often involving the application of nail polish, while a pedicure involves treatment of the feet, incorporating the toenails and the softening or removal of calluses.

Institut De Beauté or Spa salon[edit]

The term Institut De Beauté or Spa salon refers to a beauty center where professional skin care treatments like facials are offered by a licensed and trained esthetician. They extract and cleanse skin by using proper professional skin care products and equipment such as steamers, Galvanic and LED machines to achieve the best results. The process is known as beauty without a knife. Spa treatments are basically the same but using the word Spa instead of Institut De Beauté { Europe} aka beauty center. Treatments may include holistic therapy such as massage during the facials by utilizing natural massage {Lori's Techniques}. Reiki.

Economy[edit]

Beauty salons have proven to be a recession-proof industry in the United States. Although sales had declined from 2008 highs, they remain robust with long term positive forecast.[2] The market is distributed widely across America, with a concentration in the Northeast and Midwest. The US Labor Department estimates employment will increase the industry, in the United States will increase 20% between 2008–2014, with greatest employment growth from skin care specialists.[3]


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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ AskOxford: Search Results
  2. ^ AnythingResearch Report on Beauty Salons
  3. ^ US Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008-09

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