March 1, 2016 |
Mikal has definite plans for his future. The 19-year-old has set goals for himself and is strongly motivated to work toward attaining them. He would like to obtain a college degree and then pursue a career in the arts and entertainment field. His many interests include cosmetology and fashion design. Another goal for Mikal is to be an advocate for equal treatment of LGBTQ youth. "What's important to me now is just to know before I go to bed at night is that I have reached and helped as many people that I can during the day," he says.
February 9, 2016
C ARLA CLARKSON, 35, of Strawberry Mansion, who styles herself the Hair Maven, owns a salon in North Philadelphia and is opening a second in Old City in March. Clarkson counts both celebrities and professional working women among her clients. She was hired as a stylist for the movie "Creed" and was a Daily News sexy single in 2009. Q: How'd you get in the hair biz? A: My grandmother and I both attended the [former Edward W.] Bok [Technical] High School in South Philadelphia.
December 18, 2015 |
THE PEOPLE close to Shelly Hawkins had names like "My Onliest," "Mooda Mook," "Lumpy" and "Diggity. " Shelly's sister, Sheila Linton, got her nickname for the simple reason that she was Shelly's only sister. The others, all her children - well, only she knew the origins of their names. Giving nicknames to people in her life was an expression of Sheila's quirky sense of humor and the kick she got out of living. For instance, she and sister Sheila bore a striking resemblance to each other and people often got them mixed up, to which her rote reply was: "I'm Shelly, not Sheilah.
September 30, 2014 |
Loretta considers herself a "people person. " She's energetic, humorous, and friendly when she gets to know you. At 17, she also has an ambitious plan for her future. She intends to be a cardiovascular surgeon. She decided on that career three years ago, inspired by programs she had seen on television health channels. "I heard that there are some heart diseases that do not yet have a cure," she says, "and I hope some day to help find a cure. " Until then, Loretta keeps busy with a wide array of activities.
December 13, 2012 |
THERE WAS something about Catherine Leatherbury that drew people to her. Friends and neighbors would drop by her house in Overbrook just to be with her and soak up the warmth of her loving personality. Catherine devoted much of her life to caring for others, especially children, for whom she had a special place in her heart. Catherine LeVere-Leatherbury, a retired beautician, an active churchwoman who traveled to Europe and Africa on missionary excursions, an artist, a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died Dec. 3. She was 89 and was living in Dauphin, Pa., but had lived most of her life in Philadelphia.
May 24, 2012 |
A Garden State cosmetology and hairstyling exam offers none of the dish, disco, or "Jerseylicious" attitude of, say, a salon. Except for the snip-snip of scissors and the swoosh of sprays, silence rules as aspiring stylists labor on live models under the razor-sharp gaze of licensing examiners. "We take it seriously," says Barbara A. Ambroise, a program development assistant with the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling. "It is serious. " During a 2½-hour mass exam Tuesday at Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton, the faces of about 150 young women and a dozen young men are fierce with concentration.
December 9, 2009 |
When Anthony Fiore wanted to go into the family barbering business, he had to learn not just to cut hair, but also how to perform manicures, pedicures, and other services he never planned to offer to his nearly all-male clientele. That's because New Jersey barbers have been required to get cosmetology licenses, which involve much more than learning to give a shave and a haircut. For Fiore, a cosmetology course left less time for learning the staples of a classic candy-stripe-pole barbershop.
April 3, 2009 |
IMAY BE a hair too slow on the uptake, but I didn't pay much attention at first to the brouhaha about Brazilian waxing in New Jersey. You know, the one that started a couple of weeks ago when the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling drafted a proposal to ban south-of-the-border deforestation in the state's spas and salons. (And we're not talking about the Pine Barrens.) At first, I didn't see what all the fuss was about. If a woman wants to have what appears to be a painful, useless and completely narcissistic procedure, that's perfectly fine.
March 30, 2009
In hard times such as these, government officials everywhere are at pains to appear indispensable. In other words, it's the perfect moment for a fit of flagrantly unnecessary bureaucracy. Enter the New Jersey Board of Cosmetology and Hairstyling, which inadvertently took its obscure brand international this month by considering a crackdown on a popular (if merciless) kind of hair removal. Having collected complaints from no fewer than two women claiming injuries as a result of a so-called Brazilian bikini wax, the board put some of the state's indispensable bureaucrats on the case.
September 2, 2007 |
At beauty schools throughout the area, students are giving the royal treatment. As young men and women near the end of their cosmetology training, they take on clients - residents who enjoy a wide range of hair services, manicures, pedicures and even facials. And with haircuts starting at less than $10, the prices are a fraction of those at salons. The students have completed at least 600 hours of cosmetology study and are eligible under New Jersey law to work in school salons offering professional services under the guidance of licensed cosmetology teachers.