salon

noun
sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän , ˈsa-ˌlän, sa-ˈlōⁿ\

Definition of salon

1 : an elegant apartment or living room (as in a fashionable home)
2 : a fashionable assemblage of notables (such as literary figures, artists, or statesmen) held by custom at the home of a prominent person
3a : a hall for exhibition of art
b capitalized : an annual exhibition of works of art
4 : a stylish business establishment or shop a beauty salon

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Synonyms for salon

Synonyms

gallery, museum

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Examples of salon in a Sentence

at its headquarters the company maintains a fashionable salon filled with works of modern art

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The wig looks just like her regular haircut, but in a bold color that doesn't require any real commitment or time in the salon. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kris Jenner Got Bangs and Now She's Kim's Twin," 8 Jan. 2019 The Duchess also visited residents in the home’s hair salon and unveiled a plaque and signed the guest book to mark the visit. Victoria Murphy, Town & Country, "Meghan Markle Reveals She's Feeling "Very Pregnant" During a Festive Visit to Brinsworth House," 18 Dec. 2018 Don’t look for a cut ’n’ graphene color at your local salon anytime soon, however. Gemma Tarlach, Discover Magazine, "20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Graphene," 13 Aug. 2018 As in all good origin stories, the makeshift setup of Batchelor’s teen years was unknowingly an early prototype for his new Union Square salon, the COH, a phonetic acronym for the Culture of Hair. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "At the Culture of Hair salon, the mission is top of mind — and head," 5 July 2018 JCPenney is also seeking experienced stylists for its salons. Katherine Feser, Houston Chronicle, "JCPenney hiring for back-to-school season," 28 June 2018 The company also is seeking experienced stylists for its salons, who will be paid $9.50 an hour plus 55-65 percent commission. Olivia King, Detroit Free Press, "JCPenney hiring 150 back-to-school workers in metro Detroit," 28 June 2018 Its Belle Époque salons, ballrooms, and suites have played host to the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Coco Chanel, and countless others accustomed to grandeur and privilege. Ray Isle, Smithsonian, "Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain," 23 May 2018 Fresh from a visit to the Shawn Mendes salon, Camila Cabello returned to social media with another enchanting moment of fun for fans. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Camila Cabello Did Her Best Hermione Granger Impression During a Trip to a Famous “Harry Potter” Film Location," 19 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for salon

French

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salon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of salon

: a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)
old-fashioned : a large room in a fashionable house that is used for entertaining guests
: a regular meeting of writers, artists, etc., at someone's home

salon

noun
sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän , ˈsa-ˌlän\

Kids Definition of salon

: a business that offers customers beauty treatments a hair salon

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