Nose To See You is a pop-up salon in North Point Shopping Centre in Hull. We are offering clients the opportunity to have a false nose made of their own nose in red, blue, yellow or white. The service is free and and by appointment, or on a first come first served basis.
You sit down and we make a cast of your nose (using the alginate that dentists use to make impressions of your teeth). It takes about 5 minutes. While you continue with your shopping (or you can watch us if you like) we will make a mould from the cast. Once that has dried, we make a vacuum formed plastic version of the mould (to your colour preference), cut off the excess and string it with elastic. Hey presto: here is a false nose of your nose.
Bang slap in the middle of our faces, the nose is often overlooked. There are odes to beautiful eyes, sonnets on the perfect shape of lips, hair practically has a strand of literature to itself. The nose, however, is often cut off.
The nose does occupy a prominent place in the English idiom, almost universally in a pejorative way. People are nosy parkers, poking their nose into someone else’s business, they get up someone’s nose, they are led by the nose, they pay through the nose, we look down our noses, turn up our noses, put someone’s nose out of joint, put our nose to the grindstone, thumb our nose, rub their noses in it, and cut off our own nose to spite our face.
Nose to See You offers you the opportunity to have your nose done, the same way in which you would your hair or your nails. It’s so easy and effective, and it’s free.