Impressions

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I guess it’s a good thing this sign isn’t out front, or people might make a first impression before going indoors for some peeling. There is of course the sign’s condition which probably looked casual even when new. And then there is also the subliminal message sent by the razor blade stuck in the lattice-work, which you probably did not see until I mentioned it.

This sign is for a hair stylist – I searched for a web site, but only came up with a directory listing. Below is a short excerpt from a multiplicity of typical services.

“Ultrasonic peeling is an alternative approach to the classic facial and is particularly suitable for people with ultra-sensitive skin. … Microdermabrasion works by gently exfoliates (sic) th[e] outer epidermal layer, the stratum conreum, buffing away dead and dull skin cells to reveal a fresh, younger-looking skin beneath. Pure, sugar-fine mineral crystals gently sweep away the damaged surface cells, encouraging the skin’s natural renewal process, so that radiant, refined skin can shine through. The procedure is quick and relatively painless.”

The sign is perfection in the sign-makers art – surely when you look at it you are given a sense of peeling, abrasion, exfoliation and perhaps even “relatively painless”.

 

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Canon Elan 7N, Canon EF 50/1.4, Kodak B&W 400 Expired 08-2005

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