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Photo: Pascal Duez
Coiffeur, Rouen, France

As a former editor whose favorite thing was to work with a good designer, I appreciate different kinds of typeface and what they convey. My husband and I have actually watched movies on typography. Helvetica was a fun one.

Now from twitter by way of @gwarlingo and @presentcorrect, a funny collection of wildly different typefaces that hair salons have chosen to express their essence.

Photo: Peter Bruhn
Salong Inga-Britt, Malmö, Sweden

The effort to collect these reminds me that somewhere I have saved my list of hair salon names that are a play on words. For example, I used to be a client of Mr. Robert (now retired) of the Hair After. Across from that shop today you can book a cut and blow-dry at the Mane Escape. Then there is A Cut Above and Shear Elegance.

The website Bellatory has a much more comprehensive list, in case you are going into the hair business and are stumped for a pun.

The signs here are from the website Fleurs Coiffures Liqueurs, which has also gathered numerous signs for liquor stores and florists. See all three themes here.

Update 9/14/17. Oh, boy. I found my old, old list of salon names, collected over several years: Undercuts, Hairs to You, Grand Strand, Prime Cut, Head Hunters, Shear Delight, Shear Magic, Hair and Now, Great Lengths, Hot Heads, Heads Up, and Head Start.

Photo: Florian Hardwig
Coiffure Strauss, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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