Embarrassing but true: these goofy caps ($3) will be forever deemed ear condoms in our minds. I'm not so sure these coverings would protect a client from getting nipped by a stylist's shears, even though the manufacturer touts them as so. But for protection against perm solution and hair color spills, they're perfect. Plus, they're just so odd-looking, I can't stop gawking at them. And if all else fails, they could always be incorporated into the next Doggie Gaga project.