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The Beheld
By Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Examining questions surrounding personal appearance: What does it mean to be seen? What is the relationship between "beauty labor" and cultural visibility? And why do two lipstick shades combined always look better than one?
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Twenty Places to Get Your Hair Cut

Unlike the names in this McSweeney’s list, all of the below exist.


  1. Headz Ain’t Ready, Jackson Heights, New York
  2. Bushwacker, Houston, Texas
  3. The Hairy Elephant, Ballwin, Missouri
  4. Haffner’s Vacuums, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  5. Rusty Razor, Billings, Montana
  6. New Heads on the Block, Salem, Massachusetts
  7. Headonizm, London, England
  8. The Hair Force, Box Elder, South Dakota
  9. Chainsaw Massacre Salon, Victoria, Australia
  10. Hair We Are, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  11. Curl Up and Dye, Las Vegas, Nevada
  12. Hirsute, Rochester, New York
  13. Cut the Crap, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  14. Scissors of Oz, Millville, New Jersey
  15. Bouffant Daddy, St. Louis, Missouri
  16. Anita Barber, Abilene, Texas
  17. Sunny & Shears, Warwick, Rhode Island
  18. Best Head, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
  19. 911 Hair Salon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  20. Blood, Sweat & Shears, West Palm Beach, Florida
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