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    beauty parlor?

    Hello Everyone,

    In US or Uk, is there a service site called beauty parlor. If yes, what service does it provide, hair cutting? Is it a common place there?

    As it seems to that parlor is a negative terms, which has something to do with porn?


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    Re: beauty parlor?

    I agree that parlour (British spelling) has no negative connotations.

    In the UK, 'salon' is more common than parlour when referring to places such as beauty salon/parlour, tanning salon/parlour.

    A beauty salon/parlour will provide hairdressing, manicures, pedicures, hair removal, tanning etc. Yes, it is common and there are unisex salons/parlours, as well as salons/parlours specifically for males or females.
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    Re: beauty parlor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    The word parlor has nothing to do with porn. A beauty parlor is a business that offers haircuts, permanents, manicures, and other services, mostly to women. There are also billiard parlors where people can play billiards. In addition, there are beer parlors where people can drink beer. Another meaning of the word is a certain room in a home, a room set aside for entertaining guests.
    Can you specify its other services here? And what do you mean by saying permanents?

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    Re: beauty parlor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Linguist__ View Post
    I agree that parlour (British spelling) has no negative connotations.

    In the UK, 'salon' is more common than parlour when referring to places such as beauty salon/parlour, tanning salon/parlour.

    A beauty salon/parlour will provide hairdressing, manicures, pedicures, hair removal, tanning etc. Yes, it is common and there are unisex salons/parlours, as well as salons/parlours specifically for males or females.
    What services do tanning parlour provide? And what about beauty parlour?


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    Re: beauty parlor?

    Quote Originally Posted by sky753 View Post
    What services do tanning parlour provide? And what about beauty parlour?
    A tanning parlour exists for people to get a tan. Either by using a sunbed, or using a spray-tan.

    I mentioned some of the things a beauty parlour will consist of. I'll say again, and more: hairdressing, tanning, manicure, pedicure, facials, hair removal, massage, spa, Reiki.

    Not all beauty parlours have all of these services. Some will have more services.

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    Re: beauty parlor?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillnetter View Post
    A permanent is a chemical conditioning of hair that forces the hair to stay in a certain position. Usually a woman (though I suppose a man could also) will ask to have her hair treated so it will stay curly. This treatment is called a permanent because the hair will stay that way for a long time - but certainly not forever; as the word permanent would imply. Maybe some of our female contributors could answer this question better but I think this defines the word well enough.
    Thanks, in Chinese it means 烫发,or 做一下头发 or 拉一下头发!

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