A hair stylist or barber is a person whose occupation is to cut, groom, and otherwise style hair. A barber shop is a primarily male focused establishment, whereas a hair salon is the female equivalent. Hair salons, also called beauty salons, also tend to offer other services, both cosmetic and health-related. These services include skin care, facial treatments, hand and foot care, as well as some treatments focused on relaxation, such as aromatherapy and mud baths. Many thousands of years ago, humans were covered nearly head to toe in a much thicker coat of hair than we are today, primarily to keep us warm.
As we became more civilized and started producing clothing and developing shelters, our need for that extra layer of insulation shrank, and over time we were left with the few remaining patches of hair that we have today. While the hair on our heads does still keep us warm, in modern times it serves a primarily cosmetic purpose. Hairstyles have become an expression of personal style, and many people coordinate the look of their hair with their outfit, adjusting it based on the occasion. If you've got an important event to attend, such as a wedding, a trip to a hair salon or barber will have you looking as glamorous and stylish as your hair will allow.
In Victoria BC, hair salons & barber shops are all over the place, so if you're thinking of touching up your look or changing your hairstyle altogether, first check out our member offers below for more information.