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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And while the shows deliver the experience, the salon visit delivers the details. Jordan Roth, Vogue, "Jordan Roth: A Man’s View on the Haute Couture," 28 Jan. 2019 Adding a few drops of oil to your nails and cuticles in between salon visits will keep them hydrated. Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "4 Mistakes You’re Making When Wearing Gel Nail Polish," 25 Jan. 2019 Taking part in the viral #10YearChallenge trend, the Quantico star decided to post a current picture rather than a throwback and, in doing so, left us all feeling that a little bit of blonde is the only choice to make on your next salon visit. Lucy Wood, Marie Claire, "Priyanka Chopra Just Revealed a Blonde Hair Makeover," 21 Jan. 2019 Tip #1: Cover Unwanted Grays In Seconds With Instant, Easy Color There's nothing worse than gray hairs popping up in-between salon appointments. Redbook, "How to Look Like You Just Left the Salon," 27 Nov. 2018 Other popular activities include seeking out the best oysters (check out Neptune), visiting the eclectic salon-style art display at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and catching a ball game at Fenway Park. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Do not miss this museum’s deep blue Great Hall, a soaring, two-story space with dozens of paintings, American and European, hung salon style. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "New England museums to visit this summer and fall," 4 July 2018 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

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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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