beauty shop


: an establishment or department where hairdressing, facials, and manicures are done

called also beauty parlor, beauty salon

Examples of beauty shop in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web William Leasure, killer cop, still denies the big crimes, the ones that put him in prison: orchestrating the contract murders of a beauty shop employee and a jazz bassist. Defne Karabatur, Los Angeles Times, 16 May 2024 The friends, who are often seen gathered at the beauty shop include M’Lynn (Sally Field), her daughter Shelby (Julia Roberts), Clairee (Olympia Dukakis), Annelle (Daryl Hannah), and Ouiser (Shirley MacLaine). Rebecca Angel Baer, Southern Living, 2 May 2024 Adapted from the off-Broadway play by Robert Harling, this tearjerker follows the lives, loves, and tragedies of a group of women gathered in a Louisiana beauty shop. Andrew Walsh,, 14 Nov. 2023 The girl dad is immersed in pretend play, a customer in his daughters' beauty shop. Angela Andaloro, Peoplemag, 24 Jan. 2024 DeVito did hair at Angie’s Jersey Shore beauty shop, an excellent way to study people and charm women. Karen Heller, Washington Post, 6 Oct. 2023 Even David Zinn’s set for the beauty shop’s interior, once the grate is unlocked and lifted, receives entrance applause. Jesse Green, New York Times, 3 Oct. 2023 The show is in one of the disappearing fixtures of Asian urban enclaves: a one-story mini-mall housing a motley array of businesses, including a beauty shop, a butcher, a money transfer service, and a 99-cent store. Aruna D’souza, New York Times, 21 June 2023 Find the higher potency product at a local beauty shop, or order it online. Jeanne Huber, Washington Post, 14 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of beauty shop was in 1890

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“Beauty shop.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

beauty shop

: a place of business for the care of customers' hair, skin, and nails

called also beauty parlor, beauty salon

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