Sunday, March 11, 2012

PICS OF THE HOOD: Elena's Beauty Salon



In my neighborhood, there are lots of mom-and-pop businesses.  Mom-and-pops of all stripes dot the main thoroughfare, providing all kinds of services from auto repair to tax preparation to plumbing to baked goods to, for example, haircuts.  This is how you are welcomed to Elena's Beauty Salon:


Her:  Is Johnny going to ask me to the Enchantment Under the Sea dance?  Are we going steady?  Why does he have that funny look on his face?
Him:  I VANT TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD, ah-ah-ah.

There's a lot of interesting things happening in this sign, but of course, the couple stands out to me.  Do couples...go to beauty salons together?  Do men and women typically go to the same beauty salons?  Maybe in this hood, they do.

More importantly-- who is that couple?  Did someone model for this, or was an old picture used?  If there was an actual couple who served as the basis for this storefront artwork, was the girl really that worried?  Was the guy really a formally-dressed vampire?

The world may never know.  But you have to admit-- they are both well-coiffed.  Elena did her job well.  Maybe one of these days, I'll stop by and see what Elena can do for me.