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 Offering curly hair services and products at a competitive price, the salon owner recently reopened her doors in the Bronx and has seen an outpouring of support from customers and the community. Nandi Howard, Essence, "Exclusive: Tory Burch Celebrates Women’s Entrepreneurship Day," 19 Nov. 2020 Among the speakers were political office-holders and candidates, including Shelley Luther, the Dallas salon owner turned Texas Senate candidate who faces a runoff Dec. 19 against incumbent Pat Fallon, a fellow Republican. Jared Weber, Dallas News, "Hundreds of North Texans rally in support of Trump, calling for investigation and ‘fair election’," 8 Nov. 2020 There are also fun cameos from Zoe Saldana as a nail salon owner and Wu-Tang Clan’s Method Man as a priest. Rodney Ho,, "8 new scary films and TV shows streaming this month," 20 Oct. 2020 The 33-year-old salon owner gets a regular weekly ultrasound because a history of seven previous miscarriages means her pregnancy is considered high risk. Emily Woodruff,, "Pregnancy care is dangerously distant for women in maternity care 'deserts’," 20 Oct. 2020 Susan Oludele, salon owner and celebrity braider, agrees. Amber Rambharose, Glamour, "Your Ultimate Guide to Knotless Braids," 16 Oct. 2020 Lan Anh Truong, a nail salon owner in Alameda, is anxiously watching the bills pile up. Erica Hellerstein,, "‘I’m so scared’: California nail salon workers face ruin as pandemic wears on," 19 Sep. 2020 The hearings stem from three cases filed by the Miller Johnson law firm and the Mackinac Center Legal Foundation on behalf of three medical practices, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Michigan, and salon owner Sarah Huff. Bruce Walker, Washington Examiner, "Attorneys spar with each other, Michigan Supreme Court justices over governor’s emergency powers," 10 Sep. 2020 The GoFundMe page set up for San Francisco hair salon owner Erica Kious amid the controversy with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has raised $132,000 as of Friday. Brooke Singman, Fox News, "Pelosi controversy: Fundraising page for salon owner nets $132G in 24 hours," 4 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of salon

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Nov 2020

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“Salon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 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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