Beauty, SPA and Salon

The terms salon and spa are frequently used interchangeably, but they actually refer to two distinct types of businesses. Though some of the services offered at salons and spas may overlap, each offers a unique experience. The primary difference between a salon and spa is that a visit to a spa tends to be an all-day experience, whereas one might visit a salon simply for a single service, such as a haircut.
The differences begin when arriving at a salon or a spa. A salon is typically much smaller than a spa, and while it may have a few private treatment rooms, most of the services take place out in the open, in the main room. A spa will typically be a much larger facility with a number of private treatment rooms. In addition, a spa will likely have areas for water therapy, including a whirlpool tub, showers, and possibly a pool, as well as a sauna. Visitors to a salon will generally remain in their street clothes, while clients at a spa will often switch into robes.
Some of the services that may be offered at both a salon and spa include haircuts and other hair styling, facial treatments, waxing, manicures, and pedicures. Some salons might also offer spa treatments, such as a massage. A spa, on the other hand, will frequently offer all of these, and many more treatments.