A beauty salon or beauty parlor (beauty parlour), or sometimes beauty shop, is an establishment dealing with Cosmetics treatments for men and women.
[[http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/english/beauty-salon?q=beauty+salon AskOxford: Search Results]] Other variations of this type of business include hair salons and spas.
There is a distinction between a beauty salon and a hair salon and although many small businesses do offer both sets of treatments; beauty salons provide extended services related to skin health, facial aesthetic, foot care, nail manicures, aromatherapy, — even meditation, oxygen therapy, mud baths, and many other services.
for the body is a popular beauty treatment, with various techniques offering benefits to the skin (including the application of beauty products) and for increasing mental well-being. Hair removal
is offered at some beauty salons through treatments such as waxing
and Threading (epilation)
. Some beauty salons style hair instead of going to a separate hair salon, and some also offer sun tanning
. Other treatments of the face are known as facial
s. Specialized beauty salons known as nail salon
s offer treatments such as manicure
s and pedicure
s for the Nail (anatomy)
. A manicure is a treatment for the hands, incorporating the fingernails and cuticles and often involving the application of nail polish
, while a pedicure involves treatment of the feet, incorporating the toenails and the softening or removal of calluses
Beauty salons have proven to be a recession-proof industry across United States. Although sales had declined from 2008 highs due to the Great Recession
, they remain robust with long term positive forecast.
[[http://www.anythingresearch.com/industry/Beauty-Salons.htm AnythingResearch Report on Beauty Salons]]
Even though during recessions, consumers tend to be more price conscious, spending continues to go increase. With rising per capita incomes across the United States since 2015, beauty salons are booming with the industry generating $56.2 billion in the United States. Hair care is the largest segment with 86,000 locations. Skin care is expected to have revenue of almost $11 billion by 2018. This growth is being driven in part by a generally increasing awareness of the importance of skin care among American woman, but also specifically due to an increase in the market for men.