SETTING THESAURUS

HAIR SALON



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HELPFUL TIP:

Settings should always be chosen with care. Consider the emotion you want your viewpoint character to feel and how setting choices, weather elements, and symbolism might build a specific mood in the scene, create tension and conflict, or even raise the stakes.
SIGHTS:
A front counter with a computer and phone
Couches and tables in the waiting area
Piles of fashion and hairstyle magazines
Glass shelving stacked with products for sale (shampoos, conditioners, hair repair oils, gels, waxes, hairsprays and mousses)
A display of jewelry and hair accessories
A hair washing station consisting of a wall of sinks with dark towels stacked in cubbies, large shampoo and conditioner dispensers, garbage cans, and reclining chairs
Individual stations that may include a padded swivel chair that can be raised or lowered, mirrors, antibacterial washes for combs and tools, a hair dryer, hair products, a water bottle sprayer, different sizes of scissors, electric shears, brushes, and combs
Hair scattered over the floor
Industrial hair dryers
A broom in the corner
Posters of models displaying designer haircuts
A display of hair extensions and wigs
Books of hair color samples
Bowls and brushes for mixing colors
A movable storage tower containing clips, combs, bands, rollers, and foil for highlights

SOUNDS:
Water splashing into sinks
Hair dryers blowing
The snip of scissors
Music on the radio
Water spraying in the sink
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