Although hairdressing and aesthetics are different services that can be carried out in specific centers, the premises that offer both activities are usual, providing an integral service. A hairdressing salon is a place where aesthetic services related to hair care are offered, mainly haircutting and combing, while in a beauty or aesthetic salon, services related to the care of the image are provided.
Those are two different activities that can be provided in specialized centers, it is increasingly common the existence of establishments that offer services of both activities, presenting a comprehensive service offer.
Hairdressing: we can define hairdressing as the establishment in which aesthetic services related to hair care are provided, consisting of washing, cutting, combing, dyeing, waving and similar activities in hair, performed by hairdressers. Additionally, some hairdressers can offer complementary services of aesthetics, such as depilating, manicure or pedicure, among others, in addition to the sale of related products, such as hair products or articles of perfumery and aesthetics. Generally, in the hairdressers for men, in addition to the hairdressing service shaving service is offered, in which case they are also called barbershops, being the professional that the barber makes it.
Aesthetics: a beauty salon, also called beauty center, beauty or aesthetic institute, is an establishment in which services related to the care of the image are provided. In this type of commercial establishments, clients are usually offered all kinds of beauty treatments, performed by beauticians, such as hairdressing service, skin health services, facial aesthetics, hand and foot care, aromatherapy, mud baths , hair removal centers, tattoo and piercing studios, nail treatment and many other services. An aesthetic center can offer several services related to the image and beauty, or be specialized in one of them. In addition, aesthetics can be a differentiated business or a complementary service to other activities, since other centers such as hairdressers, gyms, specialized shops in perfumery and cosmetics or tanning centers, often offer beauty treatments.
Currently, hairdressing and aesthetics can be found in differentiated establishments with specialized professionals, as well as in establishments that incorporate various services of both activities together, for example, coupling aesthetics to hairdressing, which allows the client to offer a complete service.