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April 9, 2003 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ralph Most, 77, of Rittenhouse Square, who started out as a hairstylist and eventually became owner of the Adolf Biecker Spa/Salons and Jean Madeline beauty schools, died Monday of esophageal cancer at home. The son of a junk-shop owner, Mr. Most had originally planned to train for sheet-metal work at Bok Technical High School in South Philadelphia, but ended up being assigned to a beauty shop, he said during an interview with The Inquirer in 2000. He spent his last year at Bok before graduating in 1943 working for $1 an hour at the Savoy Beauty Shop on Germantown Avenue.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2014
WHITE GUYS who can cornrow black women's hair? In all the hundreds of hours I've spent in beauty salons all around the country, I've never seen anyone but a black stylist perform this traditional braiding technique. But at Panache Hair Design, the white, male stylists have been doing it for years. Co-owner Frank Altomare pretty much taught himself back in the 1980s by practicing on his own hair. These days, not only can he cornrow black hair, but he also does relaxers and sew-in weaved styles that would make even Beyonce do a double take.
NEWS
August 4, 2016
By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan Forty-eight percent of millennials believe the American dream is dead, according to a 2015 Harvard University Institute of Policy study. Their pessimism is understandable, especially if we believe the American dream is that one can achieve success through hard work. In 1995, 62 percent of Americans with high school diplomas had jobs. Today, only 54 percent do. That's 5.7 million jobless high school graduates who, 20 years ago, would have had jobs.
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April 26, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
People around here are serious about hair (see: Jerseylicious ). As is true in the central New Jersey milieu of that "reality" TV show, getting a new 'do can be a theatrical experience in South Jersey, too. A salon in the 856 or 609 area code can offer Jerseylicious -style mash-ups between melodramas and musicals. But at Moxie Blue, "we're a no-drama zone," Licha McLennan says, standing amid the buzzy hum of the Marlton salon she owns with her husband, Danny. " Jerseylicious doesn't do our profession any good.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
C ARLOS AND ADRIENNE Rogers, both 44, of Riverton, N.J., are a married couple who co-own Hush Salon Philadelphia. The salon, which opened in 2008, recently moved into a former women's boutique on 3rd Street near Cherry in Old City. I spoke with Carlos. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the biz? A: I was doing self-taught barbering in between other jobs. In 2002, I decided to go to beauty school. At the time, I was dating my wife, who'd been a hairdresser for 10 years.
NEWS
December 13, 2015 | By Hillary Rea, For The Inquirer
Wednesday night's Q102 Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center was a not-so-well-oiled machine of back-to-back mini-sets showcasing musical acts, most not well known, performing their radio hits live. Ten solo artists, a duo, and an Australian mall-punk band took the stage, gyrated a bit, performed two to four songs, said, "God Bless," and exited. Within minutes, the stage rotated 180 degrees to reveal the next act. The crowd treated each set as a break from taking selfies with their friends.
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March 25, 2006 | By Gayle Ronan Sims INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
John Nicholas DeSipio, 77, the retired boss man of Old Original Nick's Roast Beef at 20th and Jackson Streets in South Philly, died of complications of Alzheimer's disease Tuesday at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby. Mr. DeSipio, a lifelong resident of South Philadelphia, started working in his father's beef-and-ale business when he was a child. Nicholas DeSipio founded the restaurant in 1938. Mr. DeSipio and his brother, Eugene, who died in 1989, picked up the beef on their bicycles at 11th and Federal Streets before going to school in the morning.
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January 9, 2003 | By Kristin E. Holmes INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pearl Cherkas Shapren, 93, of Northeast Philadelphia, a retired beautician and businesswoman who founded the Greater Northeast Beauty Academy, died of heart failure Saturday at Hillcrest Center in Wyncote. Mrs. Shapren decided to be a beautician not only because she thought it would be glamorous, but also because it was one of the few lucrative careers available at the time for a woman with limited formal education. Known as "Pat," Mrs. Shapren grew up on farms in Bucks County and South Jersey and quit school in the eighth grade to help support her family.
NEWS
June 12, 1988 | By Curtis Rist, Inquirer Staff Writer
Helped by puppets and her first-hand knowledge of dairy farming, Tiffany Yeager, a high school junior, was named Chester County's Dairy Princess for 1988. "I figured the farmers don't have enough time to promote milk, so they needed someone else to help them," Yeager said several days after her victory last Sunday. Dairy farming is dear to Yeager's heart. The 16-year-old has two Jersey cows that she raised as a 4-H project. She is the daughter of Harry and Leona Yeager of Spring City, who have several dairy cows, and she is the niece of a dairy farmer.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2011 | By Patricia Montemurri, Detroit Free Press
DETROIT - Anna Fionda, a hairstylist who occupied the first chair at Edwin Paul Salon in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., for 27 years, drove herself to the hospital emergency room on Valentine's Day 2010. She was queasy, dehydrated, and feverish. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital bed on March 13. She had developed a bacterial infection, which led to septic shock, and her body had shunted blood away from her appendages to save her vital organs and brain. Her limbs were black up to her elbows and knees.
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August 4, 2016
By Antony Davies and James R. Harrigan Forty-eight percent of millennials believe the American dream is dead, according to a 2015 Harvard University Institute of Policy study. Their pessimism is understandable, especially if we believe the American dream is that one can achieve success through hard work. In 1995, 62 percent of Americans with high school diplomas had jobs. Today, only 54 percent do. That's 5.7 million jobless high school graduates who, 20 years ago, would have had jobs.
NEWS
December 13, 2015 | By Hillary Rea, For The Inquirer
Wednesday night's Q102 Jingle Ball at the Wells Fargo Center was a not-so-well-oiled machine of back-to-back mini-sets showcasing musical acts, most not well known, performing their radio hits live. Ten solo artists, a duo, and an Australian mall-punk band took the stage, gyrated a bit, performed two to four songs, said, "God Bless," and exited. Within minutes, the stage rotated 180 degrees to reveal the next act. The crowd treated each set as a break from taking selfies with their friends.
NEWS
September 23, 2014 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
As New Jersey's state teacher of the year, Delsea Regional's Kathleen Assini has had experiences she wouldn't trade. Traveling. Shaking hands with President Obama. Spending time with inspiring educators from all over the country. But when she returned to the classroom in September, it wasn't like coming back to toil after a fabulous vacation. It was coming home. "It was neat being out among all those amazing people," Assini, 58, said, "but I feel more real and more me being with the kids.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 26, 2014
WHITE GUYS who can cornrow black women's hair? In all the hundreds of hours I've spent in beauty salons all around the country, I've never seen anyone but a black stylist perform this traditional braiding technique. But at Panache Hair Design, the white, male stylists have been doing it for years. Co-owner Frank Altomare pretty much taught himself back in the 1980s by practicing on his own hair. These days, not only can he cornrow black hair, but he also does relaxers and sew-in weaved styles that would make even Beyonce do a double take.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
C ARLOS AND ADRIENNE Rogers, both 44, of Riverton, N.J., are a married couple who co-own Hush Salon Philadelphia. The salon, which opened in 2008, recently moved into a former women's boutique on 3rd Street near Cherry in Old City. I spoke with Carlos. Q: How did you come up with the idea for the biz? A: I was doing self-taught barbering in between other jobs. In 2002, I decided to go to beauty school. At the time, I was dating my wife, who'd been a hairdresser for 10 years.
NEWS
October 5, 2013 | By Rita Giordano, Inquirer Staff Writer
FRANKLINVILLE Kathleen Assini, New Jersey's new teacher of the year, is an educator all the way. Since coming to Delsea Regional Middle School in Gloucester County as a social studies teacher in 2004, she has applied her passion for learning to students of every level, special education to honors. A leader in mental health and anti-bullying initiatives, a role model to other teachers and students, she is the kind of educator, said her superintendent, who changes lives. But first, she did hair.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 6, 2012 | By Dan Gross
DAVY JONES , who died last Wednesday, had been scheduled to appear at Wizard World Philadelphia in June at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, show organizers said yesterday. The Monkees singer and former Daily News Sexy Single was 66. Wizard World promoters expressed condolences to his family. Jones was a popular guest at the 2009 Wizard World Comic Con in New York and had been booked to appear at its conventions in Philadelphia and Chicago this year.   Car-wash blues Throughout his long NBA coaching career Larry Brown offered tips to many players, but we're told he is less generous with his tips at the Bryn Mawr Car Wash (931 W. Lancaster)
ENTERTAINMENT
October 12, 2011 | By Patricia Montemurri, Detroit Free Press
DETROIT - Anna Fionda, a hairstylist who occupied the first chair at Edwin Paul Salon in Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., for 27 years, drove herself to the hospital emergency room on Valentine's Day 2010. She was queasy, dehydrated, and feverish. The next thing she remembers is waking up in a hospital bed on March 13. She had developed a bacterial infection, which led to septic shock, and her body had shunted blood away from her appendages to save her vital organs and brain. Her limbs were black up to her elbows and knees.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
People around here are serious about hair (see: Jerseylicious ). As is true in the central New Jersey milieu of that "reality" TV show, getting a new 'do can be a theatrical experience in South Jersey, too. A salon in the 856 or 609 area code can offer Jerseylicious -style mash-ups between melodramas and musicals. But at Moxie Blue, "we're a no-drama zone," Licha McLennan says, standing amid the buzzy hum of the Marlton salon she owns with her husband, Danny. " Jerseylicious doesn't do our profession any good.
NEWS
October 26, 2009 | By Kia Gregory INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
For 55 years, Sly's Barbershop sat on a corner of 29th and Dauphin Streets in Strawberry Mansion. Its barbers styled generations through conks, Afros, boxes, and fades. And they once catered to the likes of Billy Paul, Nat "King" Cole, and Muhammad Ali, whose signed portrait hangs on the back wall. But early one spring morning, as Derrick Ford, 52, approached the shop for his weekly haircut, he found it dark and empty. His longtime barber's car was nowhere in sight. Ford called him and got the news.
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