Zoning board reverses decision, will allow salon to keep controversial sign

Published: Feb. 19, 2019 at 5:44 PM EST
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The Perkins County zoning board has reversed its decision removing the sign from outside a local business. The sign became a point of controversy due to what many read as a double entendre.

Dawn Moon was struggling to come up with a name for her new nail salon.

"You don't want something that they can't remember or that they can't pronounce or say," says Moon. So she decided quite literally, to go back to the basics. "If you go in and get your nose done, it's called a nose job right? Well you come in and get your hands done it's a hand job!"

It made perfect business sense to Moon, the name would be Hand Jobs Salon.

"It really is what we do, we work on hands all day every day."

It tuned out to be a perfect and free marketing campaign for Moon's new shop.

"In less than a week, I think the whole country knows about us. You can't pay for that kind of advertising."

But not everyone in Perkin's Township in Sandusky is excited and supportive of the name. There have been complaints to the local zoning board. Megan Sherlund is the Perkins Township Zoning Director and says there have have been some complaints.

"Signs should not be text or graphics not be indecent or obscene in nature," says Sherlund. "We have no stance on it other than we have to take into consideration the entire feel and community of Perkins Township."

Moon says she is not changing the name and will fight it all the way.