Helpful Definition for: Health & Beauty Services
Health and beauty services of various types are provided by salons and spas, some of which specialize in a specific service (ie., hair, nail and tanning salons) and others that offer more full-service menus that may range from haircutting and styling to aromatherapy, massage, meditation and even life coaching. Many salons and spas offer services for both men and women, while others cater to women only. Beauty salons, sometimes called beauty parlors, provide a wide menu of services relating to skin care along with manicures, pedicures, waxing, threading and often massage, in addition to traditional haircare services such as cuts, coloring, straightening, styling and extensions. Day spas also provide skin, beauty and body treatments, but in addition may feature amenities such as saunas, pools, steam rooms and whirlpools for their guests' use. Holistic spas focus on treatments using alternative healing methods and nutrition, specifically macrobiotic or vegetarian diets, to attain the integration of body and mind.