About Beauty Salons

by Linda St.Cyr

About Beauty Salons

Thomas Wanhoff, Wikimedia Commons

Beauty salons are a place of magic for many women and even some men. In a beauty salon, the customer is pampered and made beautiful. Haircuts and styles, nail care, makeup tips and even spa options make a beauty salon the place where beauty happens. Customer satisfaction is key in a beauty salon business so that customers keep coming back.

Function

A beauty salon is just that--a place where beauty treatments take place and products for beautifying are sold. They may be called many things, including a beauty parlor, beauty salon and even beauty shops. Cosmetic treatments for men and women are made available in a beauty salon with certified estheticians, professional massage therapists and certified hairstylists.

Types

Types of treatments found at beauty salons can range from a focus on specific treatments to expansive and include a little bit of everything. Many great beauty salons have everything a customer needs to beautify skin, hair and nails. Some of the types of treatments found at beauty salons may include massage therapies, facial treatments, cosmetic applications, tanning options, waxing options, manicures, pedicures and hair care areas. Some beauty salons have started offering specialty services such as body scrubs, baths and also permanent makeup procedures.

Features

A customer can go to a beauty salon to get the treatment she desires. Each treatment offers features that the customer may seek. The features of a massage are that the skin benefits by being touched (sometimes with beauty products) to promote relaxation and well-being. Manicures and pedicures are for the hands and feet; these treatments may feature hand and foot massages as well as treatments to soften the skin in these areas. Facials are one of the biggest features at beauty salons, because there are many different types for different types of skin and skin-related problems.

Considerations

Before heading to a beauty salon, it is important to consider the cost of treatments and a pre-visit consultation with a certified professional. A pre-visit consultation will let you meet the person who will perform the beauty treatments on you and also give her a chance to go over any specifics you may need. The treatments may need to be tailored to your needs if you have sensitive or allergy-prone skin.

Benefits

There are numerous benefits to going to a beauty salon. Relaxation, a healthy glow and a friendly atmosphere are all secondary benefits that a beauty salon offers customers. The primary benefits include beauty treatments to meet your needs, therapies for stress and tension, and professional staffs that can meet any of your beauty needs.

Photo Credits

  • Thomas Wanhoff, Wikimedia Commons

About the Author

Linda St.Cyr is a published author and freelance Web writer. Samples of her work can be found at Demand Media, Examiner, Associated Content and Helium. Her short stories will be appearing in anthology collections including Elements of Time, Relationships: Good, Bad and Funny, and a Halloween anthology collection.