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Definition of Salon

Salon

  1. An apartment for the reception and exhibition of works of art; hence, an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris by the Society of French Artists; -- sometimes called the Old Salon. New Salon is a popular name for an annual exhibition of paintings, sculptures, etc., held in Paris at the Champs de Mars, by the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts (National Society of Fine Arts), a body of artists who, in 1890, seceded from the Societe des Artistes Francais (Society of French Artists).
  2. An apartment for the reception of company; hence, in the plural, fashionable parties; circles of fashionable society.

Salon Quotations

I never make a trip to the United States without visiting a supermarket. To me they are more fascinating than any fashion salon.
Wallis Simpson

For years now I have run a kitchen-sink punk salon in my house, called Salon du Gay. In the early days, people would pay for a riot grrrl bob or a passable bleach job with a mixtape, $3 or a selection of baked goods - whichever they could afford. More recently though, with Gossip doing well, I've performed these punk hair transformations for free.
Beth Ditto

'The Dictator' lands somewhere between wan Mel Brooks and good Adam Sandler, whose 'You Don't Mess With the Zohan,' about an Israeli Special Forces soldier at a hair salon, manages to strike better contrasts with vaguely similar culture differences - it's a nuttier movie, too.
Wesley Morris

I don't know why, but women in a hair salon share their deepest secrets.
Penelope Cruz

There were so many pretty girls coming into the salon as clients, and others working in the salon. And I thought, 'Hmm. This is rather nice.'
Vidal Sassoon
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Salon Translations

salon in Danish is aula
salon in Dutch is zaal, salon
salon in French is salon
salon in Italian is salotto, negozio da parrucchiere
salon in Swedish is salong
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