Beauty salons


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A beauty salon or beauty parlor is an establishment dealing with cosmetic treatments for men and women. There's a difference between a beauty salon and a beauty parlor which is that a beauty salon is a well-developed space in a private location, usually having more features than a beauty parlor could have. Usually a beauty parlor concentrates on a specific treatment such as styling either for men, women or for both. Also, a beauty parlor is a smaller place which can sometimes be located at an owner's home. In some cases the owner is not only the boss, but probably the only worker, not having any other crew members. Other variations of this type of business include hair salons and spas.

Beauty salons provide extended services related to skin health, facial aesthetics, foot care, nail manicures, aromatherapy — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths and many other services.

Body massages are a popular beauty treatment, with various techniques offering benefits to the skin and for increasing mental well-being. Hair removal is offered at some beauty salons through treatments such as waxing and threading. Some beauty salons style hair and some also offer sun tanning. Other treatments of the face are known as facials. Specialized beauty salons, known as nail salons, offer treatments such as manicures and pedicures for the nails.
Source: Wikipedia
  1. What kind of treatments are usually done at a beauty salon?

  2. Which offers a more expansive selection of treatments?

  3. Where are beauty parlors usuallly located?

  4. What are waxing and threading for?

  5. Where are you more likely to see a team of beauticians working?


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  1. How often do you go to a beauty salon?

  2. What are the most popular services offered by the beauty salons in your area?


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