These photographs are of a high-end salon or beauty parlours as they are called in India, although not top of the heap. Thousands can be charged for a single treatment. It is fully air-conditioned and caters to women only.
A nail bar shows the various lipsticks which the patrons can choose. A customer can be seen at the right side of the image with her feet up. She has come for a pedicure.
A beauty salon in the West.
This is a photograph of a girl threading a customer's eyebrows. Threading is a common method of trimming eye-brows and other facial hair and has been so in India for decades. Even today many salons employ this method. It is a technique that several college girls master to avoid paying at a beauty salon. It requires no equipment...just a strong piece of thread which is used as a scissor.
Or Woman selling hair outside temple in India