What a fun concept. Red Union Hair Salon has launched its 2nd Annual Severed Head Contest, in which students and stylists from participating beauty schools and salons transform mannequin heads into fabulous pieces displaying their talent for creating amazing hair and make-up. Anything goes, from outright stunning, funny, and thought provoking, to scary and ghoulish.

The public, as well other schools and salons, are invited to stop by Red Union Salon (1996 Union St) and vote on their favorite severed heads starting tomorrow, and the contest runs through October 30 at 5 p.m. Salon hours are Sunday through Friday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The winners will be announced on Halloween.