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 Bar owners will have to show Abbott that their establishments are just as committed to curbing COVID-19 as barber shops and hair salons are, said Shelley Luther, who owns a hair salon in Dallas and attended the protest. Khristopher J. Brooks, CBS News, "Texas bar owners suing state's governor over forced closures," 30 June 2020 Press-on nails require less maintenance than going to a salon to get acrylic nails. Amber Ferguson, Washington Post, "The creative ways beauty pros are facing the pandemic," 18 June 2020 In Long Beach, California, a mural of Floyd outside a hair salon was vandalized (though it was later restored by the artists). Giulia L. Heyward, The New Republic, "The Righteous Power of the George Floyd Mural," 15 June 2020 Ten Nail Bar, a nail salon with two locations in Detroit, is doing away with, too. Adrienne Roberts, Detroit Free Press, "What to expect as Michigan hair and nail salons, barbershops and spas reopen," 15 June 2020 Newsom said last month that a nail salon was associated with one of the earliest reports of community spread of the coronavirus, which involved a case in Solano County. Erin Allday,, "When will nail salons, tattoo parlors reopen in California? State updates guidelines," 12 June 2020 Missouri health officials discovered no new coronavirus cases after two infected hairstylists served dozens of clients at a Great Clips hair salon. Author: Chacour Koop, Anchorage Daily News, "Two infected Missouri hairstylists were wearing masks. None of their 140 customers, also masked, contracted coronavirus.," 12 June 2020 About 30 of her older clients aren’t coming back to the salon because of COVID-19 worries. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Salons, barber shops cope with rush as clients return after shutdown," 1 June 2020 Despite her newfound press-on nail success, Wright thinks her sales will drop once her salon is able to operate again and people feel more comfortable venturing out. Amber Ferguson, Washington Post, "The creative ways beauty pros are facing the pandemic," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of salon was in 1699

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3 Jul 2020

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“Salon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jul. 2020.

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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


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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