There is evidence that even 2000 years ago, in the cultures of Ancient Greece and the surrounding countries, that women spent a time and energy making their hair look beautiful. There are murals of women dyeing their hair with henna (which turned their hair color red) and gold powder for those who were wealthier. It was also common for women to wear flowers in their hair, from what we can tell. Men kept their hair short, but both men and women were serviced by barbershops and the hair salon, usually run by slaves. Fashion was alive and well, and still is today.
The hair salon as we know it originated in France in the 1600s. It began with a woman named Madame de Rambouillet who actually used it as a place to escape the court life that she hated. She began inviting her friends to join her, and they would sit and talk, and would also spend time on their personal fashions too. She was an intelligent woman, and as women did not receive the education men did at the time, it also became a place where ideas were exchanged too.
This developed over the decades into the beauty salon we know today. It is a the kind of place that women can get a professional to give them a hair cut, help them develop their hair color, and otherwise get new ideas on fashion and beauty. It’s a place where the nicest products are kept in store, so you can get something better than is sold in department stores. It’s also a place where women like to go to sit back and relax, meet with friends or their friendly stylist, and just talk about anything that is happening to them. This culture is the result of a lot of evolution, and here we stand today.
The hair salon has existed in one form or another for several hundred years, but we know that for at least the past 2000 years women have been very interested in personal fashion. If you need some advice on where to take your style, or just are looking for a place to relax, the beauty salon is a great choice.