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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Synonyms for salon


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 Bronx rapper and the independent senator from Vermont filmed a voter outreach video in Detroit on Monday at the Ten Nail Bar, a nail salon owned by two black women. Janelle Griffith, NBC News, "When Cardi B met Bernie: The rapper and Sanders talk 'future of America'," 30 July 2019 The club also has a full-service salon specializing in haircuts, color, makeup and special event styling. Sarah Kuta, The Know, "Serious self-care: A guide to Colorado’s must-visit spas," 30 July 2019 Offerings include support groups, libraries, lectures, massage, yoga, exercise classes, dietician consultations, art and music programs and a wig salon. Hannah Drown,, "See yoga class for people impacted by cancer at The Gathering Place and learn more on Facebook Live," 30 July 2019 The video was formed at a nail salon in Detroit owned by two African-American women, according to CNN. Jaclyn Reiss,, "Cardi B teases sit-down with Bernie Sanders in new Instagram post," 30 July 2019 To add Cardi’s signature razzle-dazzle, the video was filmed in Detroit on Monday at the Ten Nail Bar, a nail salon owned by two black women. Nardine Saad, Los Angeles Times, "Cardi B and Bernie Sanders are politics’ odd couple but share a vision," 30 July 2019 Masami moved to New York City in 2012 from Tokyo and opened Vacancy Project in 2016 as a gender-neutral hair salon. Tatum Dooley, Teen Vogue, "The Step Mullet Is the Next Big Hair Trend," 26 July 2019 In April 2018, Robles was getting his hair cut at a Lakewood, Pierce County, salon when two armed men wearing ski masks came in and ordered everyone to turn over their belongings. Nina Shapiro, The Seattle Times, "After one year in sanctuary, Jose Robles detained by ICE after leaving Seattle church," 17 July 2019 The rapper is sitting in a hair salon under the dryer, chatting with another customer about a dude. Angela Trakoshis, Allure, "Cardi B's Super-Long Nails Saw New Lengths in New Reebok Ad," 18 July 2019

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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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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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