A beauty salon.
Origin of salon
- French from Italian salone augmentative of sala hall of Germanic origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From French salon (“reception room”), from Middle French, from Italian salone (“large hall”), augmented form of Italian sala (“hall”), from Lombardic sala (“room, house, entrance hall”), from Proto-Germanic *salą (“dwelling, house, hall”), from Proto-Indo-European *sel- (“human settlement, village, dwelling”). Cognate with Old High German sal (“room, house, entrance hall”), Old English sæl (“room, hall, castle”), Old Church Slavonic селó (seló, “courtyard, village”), Lithuanian sala (“village”).