It's hard to believe the progress beauty salons have made over the years. Cosmetology originated around 4000 B.C. The Egyptians were the first to cultivate beauty and experiment with hairstyling. During the 19th century in England, barbering became popular and soon dominated the field of cosmetology. Barbers in the 1800's would perform dental surgeries as well as shavings and hair cuts. It wasn't until the 1900's when female beauty salons erupted. They applied the fundamentals of barbering and embraced the art of hairstyling.