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Blow Jobs

“Blow Jobs” was a audaciously-named hairdressing salon in Bournemouth in the 1980’s that had enlightened locals (not that there were many of them, due to a high presence of coffin-dodgers) sniggering as they passed by. Of course it's just one of many pun-tastic names thought up to front "barnet"-styling emporia. This has inspired me to keep a lookout for examples to feature on this site, and I have posted some below. Should anyone wish to make further contributions, feel free to email me

Update July 2013: I have added a load of new salons, but in addition to taking some more photos personally, this time I have also trawled the internet. Therefore some of the pictures are not as good as they could be. I have also jumbled them around a bit from last time for geographical variety, so apologies if you've seen some of these already...

Situated on a corner (naturally)

If they also did waxing, would they have a section called "hairstrip"?

This salon has a punchy name...

...but this one's a knockout!

Do they work on models? Also, note cross-cultural pun next door

Mo(o)re highlights than footlights

The place to get well-groomed

For rock fans 1: Ginger Baker's favourite crop shop?

For rock fans 2: Approved by the Motors? (note: there is not-so-funny "Nailport" above the shop)

For rock fans 3: Mullet Sir? Or how about "I just dyed in your arms tonight"

For rock fans 4: Does U2's guitarist get a trim here?  (answer: no, because he has no hair to trim!)

For disco fans 1: probably not named after the "Boogie Nights" band

For disco fans 2: probably named after the Odyssey hit (I preferred Lamont Dozier's original version). Also, note Finbarr Saunders-style name of the sandwich shop next-door (fnarr fnarr)

How does this name grab you?

Taking care of frizzyness

The indisputable friseur of the strands (thanks to the thesaurus for that one!) - also note Mecca-of-hair location...

A case of "Hair today, gone tomorrow"

The inheritance went to the Dogs' Home...

Do they do "Face"-ials?

The classic

...and again

...and again

...and yet again

this one's slightly different (it's a rock 'n' roll thing, if you will)

Coming up with witty captions for these pictures is hard work - I'm fresh out of ideas now

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And finally - not a hairdresser's but top marks for punning anyway:

Holy blocked sink!

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