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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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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Some salons will use vinegar for a pre-mani soak, but that’s also a no-go, according to editorial nail artist Honey, who explains that the acid in vinegar could make your nails brittle. Janell M. Hickman, SELF, "9 Ways to Not Ruin Your At-Home Manicure," 29 June 2018 Her products – soap, massage oil, and tea – all made of moringa leaves, are currently available in several hotels and beauty salons in her native Antisiranana. Lova Rabary-rakotondravony, The Christian Science Monitor, "How one Madagascar program grooms young entrepreneurs, leaders," 14 June 2018 Of course, booking a salon appointment can be prohibitively expensive, not to mention time consuming. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fix Bad Box Hair Dye," 10 July 2018 The social network, for example, was recently criticized for mistakenly rejecting ads from businesses such as restaurants and hair salons that were not political. James Rogers, Fox News, "Facebook, Wes Cook Band, work to resolve patriotic song 'censorship' row," 6 July 2018 The Google Assistant will follow later this summer with automated calls that make hair salon appointments and, yes, book restaurant reservations. Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, "Google shows off how Duplex can call restaurants, first identifying itself as a bot," 27 June 2018 Eventually, Google says, the test will expand to allow people to book restaurant reservations and make salon appointments. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "I talked to Google’s Duplex voice assistant. It felt like the beginning of something big.," 27 June 2018 The company was sold in 2004 to Regis Corp., a worldwide hair salon company. David Lyons,, "Hair Club expanding North American HQ to new Boca office building," 19 June 2018 Democratic rival Ben Jealous, meanwhile, visited a Baltimore hair salon to unveil proposals to boost the state’s economy. Luke Broadwater,, "As early voting starts Thursday in Maryland, campaigns getting aggressive," 14 June 2018

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of salon

: a business that gives customers beauty treatments (such as haircuts)

: a large room in a fashionable house that is used for entertaining guests

: a regular meeting of writers, artists, etc., at someone's home


sa·lon | \ sə-ˈlän , ˈsa-ˌlän \

Kids Definition of salon

: a business that offers customers beauty treatments a hair salon

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