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"Estética" is a noun which is often translated as "aesthetics", and "salón de belleza" is a noun which is often translated as "beauty salon". Learn more about the difference between "estética" and "salón de belleza" below.
estética(
ehs
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teh
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tee
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kah
)
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
1. (art and literature)
a. aesthetics
La estética tiene que ver con la percepción de la belleza.Aesthetics is about the perception of beauty.
b. esthetics
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Vemos pintura, música y fotografía en el curso de estética.On the esthetics course, we look at painting, music, and photography.
c. style (of a particular artist or movement)
Todas las películas de Almodóvar comparten una misma estética llena de color.All of Almodóvar's films share the same colorful style.
2. (look)
a. appearance
La estética de nuestro jardín ha mejorado mucho con las nuevas flores.The appearance of our garden has been greatly improved by the new flowers.
3. (beauty treatment)
a. cosmetology
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Está haciendo un curso de estética porque quiere ser esteticién.She's taking a cosmetology course because she wants to be a beautician.
b. beauty therapy (United Kingdom)
Al acabar su curso de estética, Dorotea estaba decidida a abrir su propio salón de belleza y peluquería.After completing her beauty therapy course, Dorotea was determined to open her own hair and beauty salon.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(medicine)
a. cosmetic surgery
Sandra se hizo una estética de nariz.Sandra had cosmetic surgery on her nose.
5. (establishment)
Regionalism used in Mexico
(Mexico)
a. beauty salon
Mañana voy a ir a la estética a hacerme la manicura.I'm going to the beauty salon tomorrow to have a manicure.
b. beauty parlor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Me cortaron el pelo en la estética.I had my hair cut at the beauty parlor.
c. beauty parlour (United Kingdom)
¡Qué guapa está Paulina tras su visita a la estética!How lovely Paulina is looking after her trip to the beauty parlour!
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salón de belleza(
sah
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lohn
 
deh
 
beh
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yeh
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sah
)
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
1. (establishment)
a. beauty salon
Me corté el pelo y me depilé las cejas en el salón de belleza.I had my hair cut and my eyebrows plucked at the beauty salon.
b. beauty parlor
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Tienes que ir a hacerte las uñas al salón de belleza que hay en el centro comercial. Es buenísimo.You have to get your nails done at the beauty parlor in the mall. It's really good.
c. beauty parlour (United Kingdom)
Nuestro salón de belleza le ofrece peluquería, manicura, depilación y limpieza de cutis integral.Our beauty parlour offers hairdressing, manicure, waxing, and full skin cleansing.
d. beauty shop
Sonia hace pedicura y manicura en un salón de belleza del barrio.Sonia does pedicures and manicures at a local beauty shop.
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