September 23, 2014 |
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.
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.
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.
October 5, 2013 |
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.
March 6, 2012 |
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)
October 12, 2011 |
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.
April 26, 2011 |
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.
October 26, 2009 |
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.
January 28, 2009 |
The massages, facials and waxings booked in posh spas and salons aren't just luxuries for the self-indulgent. These days, they are a growing need for many. The simple reason, says Danuta Mieloch, owner of Rescue Rittenhouse Spa, is that it makes people feel better at a time when life feels hard. "I grew up in Poland where we stood on bread lines, but we always had our eyebrows tinted and lipstick - it's the feel-good factor. All you have is your health, how you feel and look. " The problem, salon owners say, is that at the very time the industry is growing, students are graduating beauty school absent of needed skills.
April 12, 2007 |
At five restaurants in the area, a meal has to make the grade. Literally. They are restaurants operated by culinary and hospitality schools, at which students plan menus with an eye toward costs, wait tables in regulation dining rooms, cook in state-of-the-art kitchens overseen by scolding, betoqued chef-instructors, and wash dishes - trying their best not to break too many. The clientele are parents, family and friends as well as seekers of adventure and a bargain. Top freight is $50 a head for the ambitious wine-pairing dinners at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill's "Great Chefs" room; most dinners at the schools are about $20, and lunches are under $10 - in sum, about half of what a commercial establishment would charge.