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Hair Salon Names - Funny, Catchy and Hairbrained Ideas

Updated on August 22, 2016
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Rochelle Frank started writing humorous bits for her college newspaper. Her funny observations have continued in print and online.

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Hair Salon Names

Here's my current collection of crazy hair salon names. For a little more background, keep reading.

 
 
 
 
A Cut Above
Hair Accents
Hands Up Nail Boutique
Permanent Solutions
A New Creation Hair & Nails
Hair Affair
Hanz On Nail Designs
Prime Cuts
Acapella Salon
Hair and Beyond
Headhunters
Scissorhands
All Tressed Up
Hair Apparent
Headmistresses
Shear Beauty
Alpha & Omega
Hair Attitudes
Headquarters
Shear Brilliance
American Hair Lines
Hair Cut 2000
Heads Up
Shear Creations
Angel Nails
Hair, Etc.
Heaven On Earth
Shear Delight
As You Like It Hair Studio
Hair Images
Heavenly Nails & Hair
Shear Design
Bangs For The Memories
Hair Lair
Holiday Nails
Shear Elegance
Best Little Hairhouse
Hair Nouveau
Hollywood Nails
Shear Heaven
Blood Sweat & Shears
Hair Raisers
Hollywood Nails
Shear Madness
Bushwhackers
Hair Reflections
Just Cut Loose
Shear Magic
Clippety-Do-Dah
Hair Sebon
Just Teasin
Shear Talent
College Green Hair Cutters
Hair Stranz
Ken's Kuts & Kolors
Shearly Beloved
Comb as You Are
Hair to Eternity
Klassy Kuts
Shears To You
Curl up and Dye
Hair to Please
Kuts 'N' Kurls
The Bobshed
Cut and Caboodle
Hair to Please You
La Coiffure Salon
The Clip Joint
Dale's Nails
Hair to Stay
La Petite Salon
The Final Cut
Dye Hard
Hair Today
Le Mys Nails
The Hair Shack
First Lady Nails
Hair We Are
Le Nail Salon
The Last Tangle
For Your Nails Only
Hairborn
Mane Event
The Pomp Room
Foxxy's
Hairitage
Mille's Hair Mine
To Dye For
Gail's Nails
Hairloom
Nail Detail
Tre'ss Bien
Great Lines Hair Designs
Hairsmith
911 Nails
Upper Cuts

Are You Serious? Silly Might Be Better

Fanciful and attention-getting names seem to be mandatory for hair and nail salons.

Although naming your salon is serious business, most salon names clearly aren't meant to be taken seriously. Customers fearlessly and intentionally walk into businesses called The Clip Joint, Bushwhackers, and Headhunters without a second thought.

Wouldn't it be interesting if other businesses had similar naming strategies? Most don't, except for bars. But wouldn't you enjoy a financial institution that called itself Manny's Money-Making Machine, or The Kash Stash, or Fundz, Chekz and Loanz?

Wild Fun With Words

Salon names use crazy spelling, alliteration, questionable rhymes, puns, and pure silliness with reckless abandon.

Ken's Kuts & Kolors wins the prize for using the most K's in one business. Salons also offer Klassy Kuts, or Kuts 'n' Kurls.

Spelling violations also plague Hair Stranz and Hanz On Nail Designs, both of which are in Corona, CA—or might that be Korona, KA? Salon sign-makers have taken over the underused letters in our alphabet (like K and Z) and given them something to do.

Rhyming names are also popular for hair establishments. A few examples: Hair Affair, The Hair Lair, Great Lines Hair Designs, Nail Detail, Gail's Nails, and Dale's Nails.

For sheer puns you can get Shear Design, Shear Heaven, Shear Magic, Shear Creations, Shear Delight, Shears to You, Shear Brilliance, Shear Elegance, Blood Sweat & Shears, as well as Shear Madness, Shear Beauty, Shear Talent or even Shearly Beloved. I, personally, would tend to stay out of the establishments advertising blood and sweat.

Prime Cuts, Upper Cuts, Just Cut Loose, The Final Cut, and A Cut Above also attract attention with that hint of extreme makeover.

Hair Apparent, Hair and Beyond, Hair Raisers, Hair to Please You, and Hair to Stay are apparently here to stay.

The Best Little Hairhouse in (whatever state) might make you do a double take. There's even a Hairhouse Warehouse for beauty supplies.

Hair Today, Bangs for the Memories, Mane Event, All Tressed Up, Hair to Please, The Bobshed, Scissorhands, Headmistresses, Cut and Caboodle all compete for silliness with Headquarters, Heads Up, Just Teasin', The Pomp Room, Clippety-Do-Dah, Comb as You Are and All Tressed Up.

French Salon Names Add Klass

A French Impressionist captures the essence of styling.
A French Impressionist captures the essence of styling. | Source

Up, Up, and Away

Hair salons want to raise the tone of the discourse, to go upscale, to reach new heights -- so a lot of salons seem to think that having a French name is classy, or even Klassy.

Among them are La Coiffure Salon, Le Nail Salon, Hair Nouveau, La Petite Salon, Le Mys Nails, Tre'ss Bien, and Hair Sebon.

The Harlow Jantee salon in Carmichael, California (now closed) had a "Manicureste.” If law firms wanted to add French class, they might name themselves Le Trois Avocats, or Le Ballet du Justice.

In one city you can choose between Hair Images, Hair Reflections, Hair Accents, Hair Attitudes, The Hair Shack, or Foxxy's, perhaps depending upon the social level you aspire to.

Some salons seem inspired by popular entertainment. For Your Nails Only sounds like a clandestine adventure. There's also The Last Tangle, but it's in Chico, not Paris.

More than one shop far from Hollywood has called itself Hollywood Nails. Then there's the more Shakespearean As You Like It Hair Studio.

A few hint at vanity on a higher plane like Angel Nails or Heaven On Earth. A New Creation Hair & Nails hints at rebirth, while Alpha & Omega Hairstyling Salon covers the subject completely.

You can get Heavenly Nails & Hair in a town which also has a shop for extreme nail emergencies, 911 Nails. Then there's Hair We Are. Where? In Cotati, California, and no doubt elsewhere.

First Lady Nails seems like they have limited their clientele as much as Holiday Nails has limited its seasons. Hair Cut 2000 may have changed their name by now, or else their calendar is a little slow.

Salon Names With Clues

Occasionally salon names reveal some detail from the real world. Acapella Salon, for example, probably does its styling without instrumental musical accompaniment. The Hands Up Nail Boutique may have had its name inspired by a recent robbery.

The Hairsmith salon sounds like they use hammers and anvils, which seems an unpleasant way to have your hair styled.

There is a College Green Hair Cutters. Do they cut only green hair? Do they also clip lawns?

Mille's Hair Mine opened in California's gold country after the gold rush ended and people began mining hair instead of precious metal.

Hair, Etc. seems to be a popular name, though it may leave too much to the imagination.

For those who like something a little more historical or traditional, there's Hairloom, or a number of Hairitage salons.

Hairborn, Hairport, American Hair Lines, and American Hair Force all sound aeronautic. Perhaps they are located at airline terminals.

Terminal Punning

Speaking of terminals, there's To Dye For, Dye Hard, Hair to Eternity and Permanent Solutions. My favorite along those lines is Curl Up and Dye. That establishment is located near a retirement community—and yes, community residents use the services.

Choose your salon name carefully. It will be with you for a long time and may determine if your business lives or dyes.

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      Donna Campbell Smith 9 years ago from Central North Carolina

      LOL, we have some of those, too.Hair Trends Studio, Heads Up Hair DEsign, Kidz Kuts and Kutz & Such, Nu Locks, Nu Look Beauty Salon, Suntanz Tanning, Hair, Nails & Tattoo, Skilz Unlimited, Shear Brilliance, Shear Magic, To Dye For Hair and Nail Spa are a few in the yellow pages.

      That's nothing. I should write a hub on naming horses: Sweetheart on Parade, Thunder's Spotted Bull, Spatter Butt, Hih Lite's Hallelujah Cody, Dash for Cash, etc.

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      Rochelle Frank 9 years ago from California Gold Country

      Do it, Donna! And expalin it if you can-- I know that a lot of race hore nanes come from combining the dam and sire (mommy and daddy-- not sure if that is the correct terminology).

      Thanks for commenting.

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Rochelle! what a fun hub... We have "Head Hunters", "Noggins", the next town over also has a "Best little hairhouse". I just love these play on word names for businesses... I named my tailor-shops 'Sew its seams'...

      I loved the hub regards Zsuzsy

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      Rochelle Frank 9 years ago from California Gold Country

      Now that would work---so it seems. I got to thinking about utility companies, dental clinics, car repair shops, home improvement stores and funeral homes.-- everybody should lighten up, don't you think?

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      Lexica 9 years ago from Germany

      Hi Rochelle, I've long suspected that half the world's creative potential goes into naming hair salons and you've just confirmed the fact for me! Please note that this is an international phenonemon - the names in Europe are equally "hair-raising."

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      2patricias 8 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      There's a hairdressers about 10 miles from us (south coast of England) called 'Hair Flicks'. The name should raise a smile from Brits of a certain age, but younger ones will be mystified!

      IN another nearby town there is 'Barber Blacksheep's' (say it aloud).

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      byee 8 years ago

      Awesome hub. I love seeing funny signs and business names!!

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      funnebone 8 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

      can you imagine my dissapointment when I made a hazordous you turn to pull into " bangs for a bucK"!

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Sounds lke a bargain, no matter what.

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      "Hair Today..." would probably be a bad name, eh?

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Excellent! Much better than a lot of them.

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      desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Glad I found this one...never thought to compare names of hair salons with banks or law firms...but have never personally chosen to have my hair cared for at an establishment with a 'cute' name. Connection? Who knows...maybe I'm just a cautious sort when it comes to my hair.

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Blondes have more fun?

      I used to be a blonde,...Naturally as a kid, and less naturally as a teen. Then I decided to let nature take its course and became a brownette. Now that a little grey is seeping in. i'm considering blonde again-- probably will do what seems easiest.

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      spryte 8 years ago from Arizona, USA

      LOL! Great hub and yes it does work for the HubMob!

      My sister is a hairdresser (on the side now) and she used to work for a place whose name made me cringe. It was called "Hair on the Hill."

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Maybe that's true in some places, Research Analyst--(I see squirrels on every corner-- but I'm not in a city). Might be because it is often a woman who opens this kind of business-- and for starting a small business it is one that doesn't need a lot of start-up capital, compared to others.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      reading is fun because of hubs like these.

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Great Hub, again! I loved the Bushwackers one. I wonder how many customers they actually have. I don't think I could walk in there lokking for a haircut, I might if I needed a bikini waxing.

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks Benson and Gwendymom--

      This hub is not one of my personal favorites, but it has by far and away the most views of any I have written -- especially by sources outside of HubPages-- don't really know why. Must be high on some search.

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Great Hub! We have some of those too, but we also have "Just Cuttin'", "Cuttin' Up", "The Cutting Edge", "The Wild Hair", "The Cuttery", "Hair Masters", and "Hair We Are".

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks-- this is my highest hub in visits-- but I really don't know why, probably some other sites picked it up. It was fun, but not my best in my own opinion.

       Thanks for commenting-- I appreciate every visit. And I love what I have read of yours.

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      Rebecca Graf 8 years ago from Wisconsin

      There are some unique names out there. I've always thought of how funny they were and who could come up with these.

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      Lori 8 years ago

      Looking for a name for a shop I will be opening in my house. We live on a corner, and I will be having a Coastal theme in the shop, however I do not live on the coast. I was trying to use words that relate to the coast and hair for an excample Waves of the hair and waves of the ocean. HELP!

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Interesting concept. Don't know if I can help... Ocean waves.... Shore to please Styles ...

      SurfStyles...? I'm sure yu will find something perfect. Anyone else have suggestions?

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      Lori 8 years ago

      Thanks for replying!

      I do wish to add I wish to have incorporated into the name somewhere, "Corner"

      Like Corner Shades & Waves However I think it sounds like I'm selling sunglasses on a corner in the shade. Ha Ha Ha. This is why I am asking for Help.

      Corner Cuts, Shades & Waves ???? Too long

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      Lori 8 years ago

      Okay, I came up with a name that is shorter and catchy as well. I orignally wanted something to link up with Beach Theme like " Waves in the hair and waves at the beach" However... I wanted something with the word corner in it too because I live on a corner. So sometimes simple is best I've decided on

      Cutting Corners and placing this with a pair of sissors opened up to make it look like 4 corners!

      I can still have the Salon in a coastal theme. People will see it soon enough. However when I make my price list for the people I will make the words come alive.

      Thanks for the help

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Good luck in your business!

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      ReuVera 8 years ago from USA

      Haha, nice! My sister-in-law used to have a beauty shop called "Hair and Company". Also there's in town "Cool Noggings", "Mere Image".

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      LondonGirl 8 years ago from London

      Great hub! "A cut above" is depressingly common here, and I've come across a hairdresser's called "Hair today..."

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      ReuVera-- Mere Image is kind of cool, because it IS all about the image.

      Londongirl-- "Hair Today" really does make you wonder if they will be around tomorrow.

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      newsworthy 8 years ago

      as somene said earlier this is a fun hub. just what i needed - to let my hair down! im going see if i can get some bed hair. my hair looks like fun hub hair but it sure is work!

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      Lori 8 years ago

      I have quite a few things for sale before my big move. One thing that I have for sale is a Eugene LTD Perming Machine and matching Dryer from the 1900's, would anyone know what this would be valued at or anyone have any idea's on what I should sell it for??? This isn't something I can keep as for I will not have the room for it. (I hope no one will buy it thinking there going to use the thing)! Ha Ha Ha I know things make come backs, but God I hope our jobs get easier not harder.

      Thanks Lori

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      Very funny! I don't think I have any funny name salons in my town. I feel left out. I tried to come up with some, but it seems as though they are all actually taken. How about wig shops? "Flip your Wig," or "You Grow Em, We Sew Em!" Nah.

      Anyway, great hub. Sorry I missed it first time around. I've got lots of catching up to do!

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks, Christoph.

      This one has been posted for quite awhile-- and though I don't think it is my best , it has been ( far and away ) the most viewed  each day -- must be linked somewhere.

      It's still a mystery to me why it continues to get 30 to 50 views a day, while others are lucky to get one.

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      Lori 8 years ago

      More names :

      Hair We Are

      Hair I am

      Hair 4 U

      We Tease 2 Please

      Fringes and more

      Trimming your Tangles

      Cosmo Day Spa

      Bella Vita Day Spa

      Rituals

      Hubba Hubba Hair Designs

      These Salon names above are used around my area.

      Thanks

      Lori

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      The more the merrier! Thanks, Lori.

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      Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      Just had to throw these in:

      Hair Maintenance (except in their TV ad, the H is obliterated with some sort of graphic, so all you see is "Air Maintenance". Meaning when the stylists that come on next talk about the services offered, you aren't sure if. it's a hair salon or a heating/AC company)

      Hair Razors

      Eclipz Studio

      Jagged Edge

      Mane Thing Salon & Spa

      Not So Plain Jane's

      The Snippery

      Running With Scissors (?????????)

      Tips 2 Toes

      Twirl-A-Kurl

      And no pun intended, one that cuts right to the chase: You're SO Vain (caps theirs, not mine)

      As for why people keep finding this hub - who cares?  A page view is a page view, whether you consider it one of your best or not. ;)

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks, JamaGenee !

      I would be afraid of "Running with Scissors"-- we were always told not to. My haircutter uses a razor, but doesn't run.

      I agree about the views-- but seems very weird that it has almost 3000-- and the next highest has 600-- then 500-- and steep decline from there. As you say, who looks at numbers?

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      Lori 8 years ago

      The Jaggered Edge, The Hair World, Larry Moe and Curly Doo's, The Curly Q Studio, Shades & Waves, The Country Clipper, All the Trimming's

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      Proud Mom 8 years ago from USA

      And the winner is........................

      "Bangs for a Buck"

      Too many words to describe......

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      I got nothing. Oh, wait -- One of my favorite episodes of Bugs Bunny opened with him singing "I dream of Jeanie, she's a light brown hare. . ."

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      How come I'm not surprised you are a Bugs Bunny fan?

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      sedo 8 years ago

      what about:

      hair inside

      planethairium

      characthair

      samson and deliliah ....or

      s-he

      cutnsmile

      hair de lux

      once i saw a slon named -picadelly circus-

      why not

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      Chief Slurler 8 years ago

      Rightful Heir

      Hair of the Dog

      Lunatic Fringe

      Bob's Bobs

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      Whikat 8 years ago

      I loved the hub. My mom is a retired hair dresser, she was a beautician for over 40 years, I can't wait to show her this hub. Back when she was a beautician the biggest names were just plain like Cut and Curl, everything sure has changed. When I lived in New York, I used to go to the "Mane Attraction."

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      This hub has been farrrr and awayyyy my most sucessful in numbers. Even though I think I have a lot that are better.

      Hair is a major subject. you might want to try it .

      Thanks for looking in.

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      baby mama 8 years ago

      my good friend i went to cosmo school with bought a salon its been there as long as we can remember but the lady before named it mi salon! we are not sure if my salon was taken!lol any ideas?

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Maybe French? or another language? Do you knw the nationality derivation of the previous owners?

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      Good luck. Let us know what you come up with.

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      Susan Reid 8 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

      Getting one's hair coiffed should not be a hair-raising experience. I personally would worry about the capabilities of the stylists (not to mention the mental acuity of the salon owner) in many of these establishments. Call me a snob, but if it's got alliteration using "k's" I'm keeping my kurls out of their klutches for sure!

      A similar phenom seems to be occurring with spas these days. Spas are proliferating in my town (which means they must be proliferating elsewhere) like Starbucks in the 1990s. Seems there's on on every korner. Oops -- spas don't go for that.

      Fun hub, Rochelle.

      For the record, I used to get my hair done at Laura duPriest (the salon owner's name), then Encore Hair Designs, then Paula V's (again, owner's name) until Paula moved over to Bloom Salon...

      My nail salon has changed names so long I no longer change the entry in my cell phone:-). MM

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      baby mama 8 years ago

      thanks for the input let me know if come up with anything!

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      Michael 8 years ago

      Pretty beauty

      beauty host

      beauty workshop

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks Mighty mom, Babymomma and Michael (seems like a trend here.)

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      Trish 7 years ago

      Always nice to have a chuckle, even at the perceived mighty names that people may have come up with, perhaps that was the view of their 'kingdoms' and some make more sense at the time of making them up and later on down the line.

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      magnoliazz 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Nice hub! LOL...have you ever considered thinking about the local taverns and if they followed the salon naming game?

      How about the Drink & Wink, Or What Ales You, Sip N Sin, or maybe, Sit & Spin? Swill Your Fill, The Whinery...oh boy...I will be thinking about this all day now. It will be driving me nuts! LOL!!

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      There us to be a drinking establishment, in the town where I grew up, called "The Office".

      Men could call their wives and say they were still at the office, or had to stay awhile at the office , etc.

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      Alfreta Sailor 7 years ago from Southern California

      This is one of the cutest hubs I've seen. I'm going to bookmark it to use for conversation in some of my "old girl pajama parties." I'm looking forward to reading more of your hubs soon.

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      It is an early one -- and has (BY FAR) the most total views of any of my hubs. In fact out of my 109 hubs-- this one has about 1/3 of my total hub views.

      With several thousands of visits, I can only surmise that I accidentally tossed in some good SEO keywords. My theory is that all hair stylists long to own their own salon. When they have downtime, they get on the computer and search for names.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      samboiam 7 years ago from Texas

      Rochelle Frank, you are so funny. I am definitely a fan.

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thank you, samboiam. It's not all me-- the salon-namers are certainly funny.

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      Wezzie k 7 years ago

      Intend to open my own with First Impression as a name. Is that one cool.

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      That one actually sounds like a great salon name. Creative and sensible... And something everyone wants. Good luck!

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      Christine 7 years ago

      Hey there --- these are great. I'm opening a salon in an old victorian building. The rooms remind me of the old beauty parlors from 50 years ago. Lots of character, very cozy and sunny and I'm looking for a name that goes along with this. I thought of "The Parlor"....but I'm wondering if anyone else has any ideas????

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      That might be perfect, Christine. It has to be something you like. Good luck with your new business. Hope it does well.

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      Janettics 7 years ago

      Have to add Do or Dye Salon and Tattoo Parlor to the list.

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      boxxies 7 years ago

      What a cool idea for an article.

      I enjoyed it very much.

      Maria

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thank you, boxxies. Ideas are on every corner, it seems.

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      itakins 7 years ago from Irl

      Brilliant -I love your writing style,you've got a new fan:)

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      CrispinCruise 7 years ago

      I like your profile of the salon.

      Thanks for blog.

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      lottiecm 7 years ago

      I have a salon that is named SOS Hair Salon

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      Terre 7 years ago

      I'm a hairstylist who was out of the cosmo loop for quite awhile and now going back into the profession again. Almost 25 years ago I owned my own salon (twice) in Kansas. I moved there from Florida...(big mistake!!) anyway, I called my salons the "Comb-a-cabana" club and had it decked out like the Copacabana in Bogart's movie. I had tropical plants everywhere, an old piano in the corner, wore tropical attire and served non-alcoholic coctails. It turned out horrible! Those people didn't get it at all and I kept getting calls from old farmers wanting to know if my salon was a new beer joint! The old women in town - well, you can probably guess. They were so stuck in the past!! But I always loved calling my salons the "Comb-a-cabana"!!! If I open up another salon I'm sticking with it!!!!

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      I think that's adorable.-- maybe just not the right place. It would probably do fine in Florida or California.

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      nteseng 7 years ago

      I love your article. it is beautiful....I am opening a hair & beauty salon in a month and not sure what to name it. I loved celestial hair salon or B'yond Celestial hair salon...any ideas?

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      Rochelle Frank 7 years ago from California Gold Country

      I think the most important thing is that you are happy and comfortable with it. Good luck in your new business.

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      Brian Slater 6 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Rochelle great hub, when I was a small boy and used to go with my mum her salon was called "Patricks".

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      What? No silly name? Did "Patricks" refer to an owner name? Thanks for reading.

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      Lorraine 6 years ago

      I have just opened a salon in a beautiful "antiquey" small town in BC, Canada. The name of it now is Fort Hair Station (the name of the town is Fort Langley). This does not quite suite me, as I am extending the business to include, pedis, manis (with gels nails etc), lash extensions and waxing. So I am looking for a swanky name, Any ideas?

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Let your ideas simmer for awhile-- I'm sure that the "right one" will pop into your mind eventually. Good luck in your business. It's really hard work to do your own thing, but it can be very worthwhile.

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      Kricket 6 years ago

      What about the kids salons? Noticed that they too have just as many corner names? Here we have Kidz LIdz, Candy Hair, Snippetty, Locks of Fun, Lollilocks, Cool Cuts for Kids, Hollywood Kids (and it's in Australia!) and more I am sure I haven't discovered yet. Some of these are trendy and should do well, but some kids salon names are just plain sad. Can we come up with some strong trendy kids salon names to show the world here??? May prevent more of these 'fluffy' named salons from opening!

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      How about Kricket Klipz? Thanks for the comment. I didn't realize there were specialty shops for kids.

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      Gina 6 years ago from South Carolina

      I love this. My niece is a stylist and I sent it to her. My favorite here in SC is .... drum roll... Notty heads!!!

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks, ugagirl66. Another one for the list!

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      get nailed 6 years ago

      I hope to be opening a nail and waxing salon in the next few months and am having a hard time coming up with a name. It will be a bar themed salon. Some ideas are:

      All Lacquered Up

      Lacquered Up

      Nails on the Rocks

      Martinis and Manicures

      Cocktails for Nails

      I don't want to name it The Nail Bar as there are too many of those already. I was hoping to come up with something that tied the cocktail theme into the name. I would love to hear more suggestions!!! Thank you.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      I assume you are not serving actual cocktails-- so I think the last two might be misleading. Maybe something with "mixers", "happy hour", "lounge"? Hope you find what that works for you.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Now, that would be a strange name for a salon-- and might be misunderstood.

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      dee 6 years ago

      opening a salon in weather that is fantastic, and every day you wake up its sunny out! Need name that is catchy to the eye.....

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Glad it is sunny there, It helps promote a positive outlook for everyone. The best name is one that pleases you and, perhaps, makes your customers smile.

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      Kristy H:) 6 years ago

      I have a salon in north georgia which is right outside of Chattanooga,Tn and there are some great names I have came across. My salon name is Generations Hair Studio b/c my mom and I own the salon. We have salon names like...DNA Hair Structure,Bella Mi Salon,Curl up & Dye.lol,The Lemon Drop,The Flirt, The famous..HairBenders,I do like HairFLingers,I like the Hair Shack as well. I hope this helps...but really watch long salon names!

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Naming your business is a very personal thing and I think it can make a difference. Long names can be hard to remember-- and sometimes hard to put on a sign.

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      chicafabulous 6 years ago

      Get nailed;

      I am also opening a nail bar Soon. Am looking for the same theme as you. What did you end up naming your place?

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      to chicafabulous; Get nailed posted three months ago- maybe she will come back and tell us. Hope you find something you like for yours.

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      Thor 6 years ago

      We have 2-3 depending on how you look at it of these names where I live. Scissorhands Salon, Mane Event/Main Event. I think the last 2 are owned by the same people just spelled differently.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      I wonder if 'Scissorhands' draws people in. I might not want to try that, but I guess the point is 'mainly' to attract attention.

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      Too funny , some people sure have some humorous imaginations and some maybe thought up over a few drinkies, -Hair brain idea? haha

      Ocassionally I have this name that often drops into my mind for a clothing label.

      One day I will win the lottery and use it.

      Watch this space ,lol.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Hair-brained name for clothing? I'm watchng.

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      Amanda F 6 years ago

      Hello!

      Ok so I am looking for a creative/ funny name for my Day Spa and am at a complete loss, everyone I pick has already been used. If you have any ideas that would be great! I dont do hair which is why none of the above really work for me :(

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      Eaglekiwi 6 years ago from -Oceania

      How about Spa Gaia...she was a Greek Goddess (Mother Earth)

      Rolls off the tongue nicely. Also, a Greek inspired theme would work.

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      Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks for commenting, Amanda and Eaglekiwi. Naming your business is an important decision. You might get an ideas by looking up the names of similar businesses (in places not near you) and thinking about why one appeals to you and another one doesn't seem to work.

      Your location might have an influence-- or you might want to create a sense of another location. For instance, if you are not near an ocean, you cold make your spa seem like a mini-vacation at on a tropical isle or a Mediterranean resort (like the Greek theme that was suggested).

      The name might also affect your décor. Hope you come up with some good ideas.

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      Buster Bucks 5 years ago from Sonoma County, California

      I spotted my favorite name while in San Francisco about 15 years ago.

      The hair salon was located on the second floor, and they had a sign pointing upward with their business name on it:

      "We're Up Hair"

      :-)

      Buster

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      That's actually pretty good. It's hard enough to attention for your business when you are on street level. That sign might get people to stop and think about climbing a flight of stairs.

      Thanks for commenting.

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      littlebarbe 5 years ago

      Hi I'm opening a salon and a German Community,i wanted used word's like,hair, love, peace, and german.Any ideas.

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Maybe you could ask some of the people of the community. One I heard of was Haarmonie (a combination of Haar, German for ‘hair’ and the German word for harmony)

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      It has to be something you like, personally. Maybe someone will suggest something for you.

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      Jackie 5 years ago

      I am looking for a name for our new hairdressers, were sisters so would like to incorporate this into the name - any ideas ?

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Maybe, "We Sisters" or "Sisters with Scissors"--- It will eventually have to come from the both of you. something you can agree on.

      I actually think that using the idea of sisters in your name would be great-- because people will get to know you and remember the sister part.

      I'm in no way an expert a salon naming-- but you might find some ideas here. Good luck.

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      Nicola 5 years ago

      Have just converted my shed and cover all aspects of beauty can u help with a catchy name for my shed,some ideas I've had is beauty barn,beauty cabin,beauty shack,beauty hut,kinda like them but don't k ow what to have.needs to cover all beauty tho.plz help tha is

      Nicola

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      Lori 5 years ago

      Have had a barber shop for seven years that's under the old owners name. Shop was established in 1965. Time for a face lift and name change. So many other shops in the area. Have an older client base. Need to attract a younger base. Husband came up with a clever name with my initial but not sure if it will offend anyone. "L" of a Cut Barber Shop. Want something catchy and clever. Also a name to be proud of. Any feed back would be appreciated.

      Lori

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Nicola and Lori-- it is hard to find a name that is unique and reflects your own personality. Sometimes it takes awhile, but I think you will know when just the right idea hits you. Good luck in your new businesses.

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks for adding to the list!

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      Angie 5 years ago

      This is a great list! wonderfulcomments, very clever ideas :)

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thank youu, Angie. I have enjoyed the comments, too.

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      bsue 5 years ago from Overland Park, Kansas

      Changing my salon name need ideas. Our style is victorian sofas, purple walls, marilyn and audrey artwork and zebra stations. Thinking maybe one word, but open to all ideas. thanks

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      It sounds like you have some specific ideas. I hope the right word comes to you.

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      Roxie 5 years ago

      To the woman who was opening a salon with her sister- we have a salon in town called two women doing hair. Could be two sisters doing hair.

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Sounds very much to the point. No nonsense.

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      Rob 5 years ago

      Cut 1

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Sounds like another winner.

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      kalumbu 5 years ago

      hair den,i think is an eye catching name for a hair salon

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks for adding one.

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      stifler 5 years ago

      i planing to open a nails shop in Malaysia~got any ideas?

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      Rochelle Frank 5 years ago from California Gold Country

      stifler-- look through the ideas in the article and comments, then try doing some free association with some of the words. The best ideas for your salon come directly from you. Good luck.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Oh these were too funny. I really love the one Curl Up and Dye. That is just terrible but also funny. Locally I go to one called A Cut Above, but I think I've gone to nearly ever "Shear" one on your list. Great topic for a hub.

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      Thanks, FlourishAnyway. Sometimes I think life would be much simpler without hair, but apparently it plays a big part of our economy.

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      prince 15 months ago

      i want to name it as " Hair housekeeper"

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      krishnan 8 months ago

      looking for a salon name,,

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      Rochelle Frank 8 months ago from California Gold Country

      Hop this article gives you some ideas.

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      afira.noor@gmail.com 7 months ago

      i am going to open a mobile beauty salon please suggest me any good name

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      Rochelle Frank 7 months ago from California Gold Country

      I think the best ones are personal. They relate you, your location, your specialty. I can't really suggest what might be best for you, but read through the suggestions and see what rings your bell.

      I think the name is important-- it makes people remember you. If you are mobile you might consider "------ on wheels" or maybe Hair to Go, "I'm Hair for You" ===== these are just off the top of my head ( as is my hair)..... get a couple of friends to help you brainstorm.

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      RTalloni 7 months ago from the short journey

      Name competition among hair salons really is fun stuff. Re the mobile shop, I like Curb Appeal Styles. Then, for a practical name consider Your Place Hair or Meet Me Hair, but for a little more flair try, Hair We Go or Curbside Cuts.

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      Rochelle Frank 7 months ago from California Gold Country

      Those are all good ones.

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      Hair Lover Salon 6 months ago

      This is a great name - Hair lover Salon. We love you. We love Hair. We treat your hair with love and respect. We are your Hair boyfriend/ girlfriend. We listen to you and we know what we are doing. Plus, we are your friend.

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