sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän How to pronounce salon (audio) , 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
Recent Examples on the Web Seems like The House of the Dragon comes with its own in-house salon! Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 20 July 2022 Bowman recalled one instance when a homeless man bathed for an hour in her salon and threw heavy metal chairs that nearly hit her employees. Fox News, 19 July 2022 Aprile made Manhattan her salon throughout her twenties as the majority of her career was spent as a freelance hair stylist specializing in celebrity clientele, working magazines, NYFW, television and film. Yola Robert, Forbes, 15 July 2022 Get your hands on customized sets by her salon’s artists, or place an order from Olive & June’s lineup. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 16 June 2022 And while Balenciaga opened his Paris salon in 1937, Dior opened his a decade later, in 1947. Laura Jacobs, WSJ, 15 June 2022 Even some professional groomers swear by the Furminator and offer it as a service at their salon. Carly Kulzer,, 1 June 2022 Her husband had often got his hair cut at their salon. Hanna Park, NBC News, 21 May 2022 Yaroslav Rudakov, 27, reopened his sleek hair salon, Sprut, last week, one of two or three that are now open to customers in the capital. Washington Post, 16 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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9 Aug 2022

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“Salon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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sa·​lon | \ sə-ˈlän How to pronounce salon (audio) , ˈsa-ˌlän \

Kids Definition of salon

: a business that offers customers beauty treatments a hair salon

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