a reservation or an appointment [at a barber / beauty salon]

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Do you make a reservation at a barber or a beauty salon? Or, do you make an appointment there?
  • Cagey

    post mod (English Only / Latin)
    English - US
    I make appointments when I want to see someone at a certain time.

    A reservation is more likely to be for a space or place, in a hotel for instance, on an airplane, or at a restaurant.


    American English
    I agree with Cagey's comments.

    For a barber shop (which I frequent, depending on where I am), it's often on a "walk-in basis". Neither appointments nor reservations are needed.

    But in general, for barber shops and beauty shops: appointment.

    My mother often says: I have my hair appointment on Thursday.
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