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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Barbing and Beauty Saloons

I was endlessly amused in Cameroon with signs for barber shops and beauty salons. Each sign had paintings of heads, and the owners chose names that cracked me up. The barber shops use the word "barbing" and beauty salon is most often "beauty saloon." Here are a few of my favorites:

All My Life Barbing Studio
Ask God Why Beauty Saloon
Milli Vanilli Barbing Complex
Mrs. Ho's Beauty Saloon

I could add too, a name I saw in the Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya: Death Row Boyz Cutz.

4 Comments:

Blogger Maggie said...

Oh these are priceless! Death Row Boyz Cutz - too much!

7:55 AM  
Blogger meno said...

excellent names. Mrs Ho's beauty Saloon. Ha ha ha ha.

2:10 PM  
Blogger Susan as herself said...

Those are excellent. :)

3:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a really similar framed photo on the wall to yours: Ian took it in India. "Touch and Feel: Men's Barber."

I love these posts about Kenya.

3:31 AM  

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