We have to go back to the great and ancient civilization of Egypt to find mention of the first hairdressing or barber services. It was the high society and the priests who used all kinds of hairstyles and treatments for the hair.
In Roman and Greek civilization we also come across hugely elaborate hairstyles that we still see reflected in mosaics, statues and paintings.
And it was roughly in this period that the profession of hairdresser began to be established. Indeed the date 296 BC is when we first learn of the “tonstinae” or barbers.
In the 19th century there came a leap forward in such services – in the form of beauty parlors – Marta Mathilda Harper, for example, invented the reclining chair in which we all now take our haircuts and styling. A pity she never patented it!
But the 20th century was when beauty parlors became part of the mainstream and understood to be essential for every self-respecting woman.
Since then there has been a massive evolution in the services offered by such places. This is largely due to technological advances in products that can look after our bodies and our hair.
So it is well understood that going to a beauty salon should be a highly pleasurable experience, and that beauty parlors should combine:
- Well Being
Part of this, of course, is the design of the beauty salon environment to promote an atmosphere of relaxation and deep personal care.
The lighting, the materials, the colors, the textures and volumes should be carefully chosen to be both functionally appropriate and convey the atmosphere described above.
In this way, the act of going to the beauty salon is a sensual experience and perhaps not so very curly-wurly!
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