A Look at Some of the Most Common Beauty Salon Treatments

Common beauty salon treatments typically involve the types of therapies that are widely available and aren’t just exclusive to certain facilities. Some therapies are practiced by newly qualified therapists, while others might rely on advanced training to ensure that the most efficient results are achieved. In any event, here’s an introduction to the types of common treatments at a salon and what they involve:

Facial treatments

Facials, chemical peels and facelifts all fall into this category. They are a unique type of treatment that addresses the skin of the face, including the underlying dermal layers. As is the case with facials, these quick procedures can be a good way to remove dead skin cells from the surface of a client’s face and reveal a smooth complexion.

Chemical peels on the other hand use advanced chemicals and ingredients to strip the dead skin cells away, whilst buffing the surface layer to promote a soft, delicate appearance that defies the years. And facelifts rely on an advanced technique that acts to stretch the edges of the skin around a person’s face, removing the signs of wrinkles and age lines in the process for months at a time.


Typical massages include traditional, Thai, hot stone, sports and deep tissue. Each type will address a specific variant of massage, but most serve the same purpose – and that’s to help with alleviating stress and pressure that builds up within the body. If you consider traditional massage for a moment, it is the act of rubbing parts of the body from the thighs and buttocks right through to the arms and shoulders, to alleviate tension.

On the other hand, hot stone massage doesn’t involve much movement, instead relying on the ability of the warm stones to carry healing energy deep into the body. Different types of massage are suitable for varying purposes, with the most popular being Thai and traditional services.

Hair removal

Waxing, plucking, laser and threading are some of the most common types of hair removal treatments available. Each will need to be undertaken by trained professionals, particularly where lasers are concerned. Waxing on the other hand uses strips of specialised paper that are coated in hot wax, then applied to the skin. Using a pulling motion, the strip is lifted away, taking hair away with it.

Threading and plucking allow a more precise way to remove hair, while laser therapies involve the use of a high powered laser beam to remove unwanted hair from parts of the body for longer amounts of time (typically up to 6-8 weeks, but permanent solutions are also available).