February 4, 2007, 4:27 pm
Filed under: hair show, observation
mannequin heads can be creepy.

a big part of my job involves being around mannequin heads. now, these are not the type of heads you would see in macy’s or sears – these heads are are used for training hairdressers. they come in all forms and types – heads that have full thick hair, thinning hair, kinky curly hair, boy hair (some even have facial hair and kinda look like jesus; just ask cb). they even have names – seriously; the first one below for example is named “erika” (that’s how we order them; “give me 10 viola’s, 15 amber’s, 4 samuel’s and 20 erika’s).

these heads as a general rule do not freak me out (unlike my boss who seriously hates them). however, when your the only person in the bu idling on a sunday, and your co-workers are fond of using heads as office decoration – it can get a bit freaky when you see a head out of the corner of your eye.

this last picture is one of my favorites. last march, we did a huge hair show in london. at about 5am on the day of the show the various guest artists were arriving for final prep on their models. a friend of mine from germany who was in the show showed up with this ‘bag o’ heads” – in an ikea bag no less. i just thought it was dead-funny:

the night watchman however, he was seriously creeped out.


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Yeah, mannequin heads creep me out too. So do antique baby dolls, and those dolls with no faces that people stick in corners…

That’s funny that they give mannequins names.

Comment by Jason

Ya know what’s creepier than mannequin heads? The fact that you take pictures of them…now THAT’S creepy! 🙂 xo, hammer

Comment by Kari

The faceless heads are NOT that creepy. But the ones with eyes and stuff, yeah… not so cool.

My jesus head is freaky…

Comment by cb

8 heads in a Duffle Bag … that was a movie, right?

Comment by Kevin

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