A beauty salon is a business where men and women cut, comb and dye their hair. Most employees employ a series of specialists to meet the needs of clients, including hairdressers, stylists, cosmetologists, champions and receptionists. Clients offer a wide range of cutting and styling services for the general public. However, some specialty salons require that people make appointments to receive treatments to very particular individuals.
A hairdresser with the right training can provide a wide range of cutting, coloring, highlighting and styling services. In addition, hairdressers and stylists often offer tips on hair care and recommendations for clients who can help their styles at home. Some jobs in a hairdressing salon do not require a license, such as shampooing or braiding hair. Many larger salons also have receptionists and cashiers to pay for the sales of services or hair care products.
It is common for a hairdresser to provide other beauty services, such as manicures and skin treatments. Employees who receive specialized training in manicure can trim, filter and paint nails, apply artificial nail tips and treat damaged cuticles. Cosmetologists offer facial and exfoliating treatments, and help clients make decisions about the best skin care products.
A beauty salon or beauty parlor (beauty parlour), 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 provide extended services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, nail manicures, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and many other services.
Hair coloring, or hair dyeing, is the practice of changing the hair color. The main reasons for this are cosmetic: to cover gray or white hair, to change to a color regarded as more fashionable or desirable, to restore the original hair color after it has been discolored by hairdressing processes or sun bleaching.