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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Scott quit his job a year and a half ago and now is at the salon full time. Quoron Walker,, "TouchByJ Hair by Jeicoby Salon Celebrates Four Years, Expands," 19 July 2019 The scene at the salon was all cheers and hands waving — the signal for clapping. Sophie Carson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Lawmaker who vowed no haircuts until sign language interpreter bill passed finally gets buzz cut as deaf community cheers," 2 July 2019 Kaur threads eyebrows at a salon and video chats with him during lunch breaks. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Sikh drivers are transforming U.S. trucking. Take a ride along the Punjabi American highway," 27 June 2019 If running to the salon to solve your split end problem is not going to happen any time soon, consider coconut oil your right-hand man for a quick fix. Maya Allen, Marie Claire, "10 Ways Coconut Oil Can Give You the Best-Looking Hair of Your Life," 12 Apr. 2019 Per Steal Her Style, Bieber wore an oversized Dries Van Noten blazer for her trip to the salon, along with a gray cropped tank top by Prix Workshop, and Cotton Citizen sweat pants. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Hailey Bieber Just Dyed Her Hair Bubblegum Pink, & She Looks Incredible," 12 Jan. 2019 The decision by Judge O’Connor, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, invalidates other aspects of the law, among them a tax on tanning salons, state Medicaid expansions and performance measures that now determine hospital pay. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, "Ruling Against Health Law Puts Political Divide in Stark Relief," 15 Dec. 2018 Michael meets us out front at 2:45 p.m. to head to the hair salon. Luzanne Otte, Town & Country, "A Day in the Life of Southern Charm's Patricia Altschul," 12 July 2018 Natalie Kelly, who manages the tanning salon in Woodstock that Prindle’s mother owns, started a GoFundMe campaign to cover the 18-year-old’s medical expenses. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Warrant, friend shed light on DUI case of Cobb teen who fell from SUV," 9 July 2018

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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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to make a temporary encampment

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