Throughout history, hairstyles and makeup have been key external signs of economic class, marital status and age, amongst other things. Now more of a reflection of the society, culture and personality of an individual, how we style our hair and have our face made up are a way of showing people how we wish to be perceived. As in the clothing fashion, many trends in hair and makeup stem from celebrity hairstyles and makeup, with people simply quoting the name of a well-known person as they sit under a hair dryer in a salon.
In addition to cutting, styling and colouring hair, hairdressers offer advice, services and products around hair care, treatment products, and accessories. They are one of the first stops to make before are going to a wedding, hitting the red carpet, or just whenever you need a new look. The days of men visiting a barber are starting to fade, as men’s hairstyles can now as varied and intricate as those for women.
No makeover is truly complete without a visit to a beauty salon. There are beauty salon services for just about everything:
Skin care oil treatments, exfoliation, facials and scalp massages for the head.
Waxing, laser hair removal, acupressure, and spray tanning for the body.
Manicures, French tips, full artificial nails, and pedicures for the hands and feet.
There is virtually no part of your body that you cannot have beautified in a beauty salon. Some beauty artists also specialise in tattooing.
One of the ultimate ways to experience pampering has to be a visit to a day spa. In many cases, this is an all-inclusive event. Beyond the health and wellbeing treatments on offer, are food and beverage services, makeup sessions, and even tarot readings. Spending time at a day spa can be about getting away from it all, or making a day of it with a group of friends. Many day spas offer exclusive packages for men, often a "no frills" alternative which focusses on relaxation, cleansing, and general wellbeing.
Your new hairdresser or beauty salon could be closer than you think. Find it in the Yellow Pages.