The Week contest: Sad cuts
This week's question: The owner of a British hair salon was temporarily blocked from publishing a help-wanted ad seeking "a happy stylist," after a government agency decided she had "discriminated against unhappy people." If a group of unhappy hairdressers were to open their own salon, what name could they give the glum business?
THE WINNER: "When Hairy Met Sadly"
Doug Johnston, Erie, Pennsylvania
SECOND PLACE: "Dyeing Inside"
Miles V. Feld, La Mesa, California
THIRD PLACE: "Shear Misery"
Norm Carrier, Flat Rock, North Carolina
T. A. McDonnell, Pittsfield, Massachusetts
"Groom & Doom"
Linda Hood, Manchester, New Hampshire
"The Un-Chipper Clippers"
Mary LeMieux, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
"Bobs and Sobs"
Ken Kellam III, Dallas
"Misery Loves Comb-pany"
Greg Erickson, Tuckahoe, New York
"We'd Rather Dye"
Stuart Burkhoff, Great Neck, New York
Paul Buchheit, Chicago
"Can't Get Out of Bed Head"
Adam Shapiro, River Vale, New Jersey
"Oh, weave us alone"
Noel Fishman, La Jolla, California
"Groom 'n' Gloom"
Phyllis Klein, New York City
"Styles, Not Smiles"
Jean Little, Plano, Texas