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November 22, 1996 | by Joe Clark, Daily News Staff Writer
George Fitchett, a lifelong beautician whose motto was "I'm a beautician, not a magician," died last Friday. He was 60 and lived in West Oak Lane. He also was a part-time bartender. But it was in Alice's Beauty Salon, at 16th Street and Nedro Avenue, where Fitchett earned his reputation as a "happy-go-lucky" person. It was where he also got his nickname, "George the Beautician. " A veteran of the Korean War, Fitchett served four years in the Air Force. After his discharge in 1957, he attended a beauty culture school on the GI Bill.
NEWS
December 10, 1992 | by Becky Batcha, Daily News Staff Writer
Take it from someone who once Scotch-taped her hair to her face overnight in an effort to straighten it: Trendy hairdos almost always take some doing. Take it from this voice of experience (lots and lots of experience . . . the tape job, circa 1973, was my effort to look like Laurie Partridge!): Now is an excellent time to be a teen-ager with "problem" hair. What's so great about this year, especially as opposed to last year (and, of course, 1973), is that virtually anything goes.
NEWS
April 18, 2002 | By EVE ST. GIRARD
BLACK FOLKS, we've got a problem! "Dere is a whole heap a colored people who ain't got da news, SLAVERY IS OVER!" We are under siege by the hair police, the thought police, "da speech poleese," and mercy Lord, the how-to-be-black police, by Negroes who think it is their right to tell other Africans how to wear their hair etc., while important issues are ignored. Martin Luther King longed for the day when we would be "judged by the content of our character. " But it ain't just white folks doing the judging.
NEWS
November 22, 1990 | By Michele M. Fizzano, Special to The Inquirer
Primp, crimp, spray, clip, push, pull and pray. Women especially color the gray, hide the thin spots and spend oodles of money to treat damaged hair. But few cosmetic problems are as heart-wrenching as a female balding head. Mary Lou Enoches has been a hairdresser long enough to encounter clients and friends who have developed cancer or other maladies whose treatments have led to baldness. When the 25-year beauty veteran began laying out the floor plans for her new hair and body care shop, La Difference, on Market Street in West Chester, she including a special room.
BUSINESS
October 20, 1992 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Herman Allen, owner and president of Innovations Inc., works on Phyllis Vernon yesterday, during a symposium for African-American cosmetologists at the Adams Mark Hotel on City Avenue. The hair-care products presented by Ohio- based Innovations, which are sold exclusively to salon operators trained by Innovations professionals, were part of a symposium entitled "Keeping Your Business Alive in the 21st Century. "
NEWS
July 12, 1986 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Staff Writer
For years - no, for centuries - man has worried about having peace in his time, food on his table, clothes on his back and love in his heart. Mostly, though, he has worried about hair on his head. He need worry no longer. First, there was the wet look. Then, the dry look. Later, the mousse look. Now, many a troubled man may rejoice. Finally, there is the thin look. Consider the heroes of our time, the men that men admire and women adore. Jack Nicholson, Bruce Willis, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and his fellow basketball player Gus Williams, Peter Jennings, Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood, Robert Duvall, Bill Murray, writer William Kennedy.
NEWS
November 28, 2008 | By Michelle Melloni
In the current economy, people are finding all kinds of ways to save a few bucks - including doing without trips to the barber. That's nothing new for me, though. I've been cutting my husband's hair for at least 12 years - since shortly after Ken and I were married. I had never cut hair before. Well, I did try trimming my friend's bangs once in middle school, but that went horribly awry. I lopped off too much of her bangs. (Despite that, we're still good friends.) After that, I never cut hair again until Ken. I'm not licensed.
NEWS
September 5, 2008
YOUR ONLINE poll the other day, asking "Do you think Sarah Palin will wear her hair up or down for the big speech tonight?" is, in a word, disgraceful. I'm sure that had Mitt Romney or Tim Pawlenty been named the vice presidential nominee, you would have been worried about the color of his tie, rather than the actual substance of the speech he was planning to present, right? Evan Davis Philadelphia IN REGARD to Mr. Andrew Dankanich's comments on the Democratic Convention: He asked, "Is this what politics is all about, the art of illusion and trickery, maybe sabotage and intimidation?"
NEWS
November 30, 1988 | By Douglas J. Keating, Inquirer Staff Writer
A lot of hair has been shorn in the 20 years since the rock musical Hair glorified the spirit of the hippie movement. So, in light of the Temple University revival of this tuneful paean to the flower children of the '60s, it is pertinent to ask: Is Hair still pertinent? As social statement it is not, and that is probably a good thing. The Vietnam War and the rancorous dialogue between young and old that spawned both the youth rebellion and the musical are in the past, and no one who lived through those distressing times would want to see them return.
NEWS
April 26, 1986 | By KURT HEINE, Daily News Staff Writer
An expert hired by accused murderer Jay C. Smith said yesterday that FBI tests on a hair and rug fibers said to link the former Upper Merion High School principal to slain teacher Susan Reinert are "inconclusive and improper. " Samuel J. Golub, a hair and fiber analyst for 30 years, challenged some of the prosecution's most damaging evidence against Smith. He claimed a single brown hair found in the basement of Smith's King of Prussia home - said by an FBI agent to be "consistent" with Reinert's hair - actually was more likely Smith's hair.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Face it. Beards are everywhere - and we're not talking about a little stubble. More guys are wearing full-out fuzzy beards and mustaches - scruffy and dense like bracken, or elegantly coiffed and pointed like topiary - and the evidence of facial fawning grows. Manhattan's International Beauty Show this month hosted as many bearded models and clipper demonstrations as it did colorists and tall coifs. Cosmetic surgeons such as Ardmore's Rumer Cosmetic Surgery offer facial hair transplants (for $3,000)
SPORTS
March 20, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
AS DEANDRÉ BEMBRY seized the inbounds pass, he felt the left arm of Treveon Graham all over his left shoulder. A spin to his right and a mere dribble shed the VCU standout and presented Bembry an avenue to the rim. The 6-6, 250-pound Mo Alie-Cox slid 10 feet to his left and leapt, but all it got him was on the unfortunate side of a vicious dunk. Sitting in the 11th row of Section 105 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, Chris Chavannes saw the play develop. He had, after all, witnessed plays like it so many times before, in games, practices and open gym sessions.
NEWS
March 10, 2014 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katie Anne Castaldi, 31, of Sadsburyville, a stylist and image consultant who helped clients at a Jeffersonville hair salon show the world their best faces, died Tuesday, March 4, of injuries suffered in an auto accident on the Route 30 Bypass in Caln Township. Her car veered off the roadway just after 9 a.m. and struck a bridge abutment. Pennsylvania state police were seeking to learn the cause of the accident, which occurred the day after a snowfall. With honey-colored shoulder-length hair, green eyes, and a sprinkling of freckles, Ms. Castaldi was movie-star beautiful.
NEWS
February 21, 2014 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
IT WAS JUST like Jack Thompson to think of plucking a hair from the tail of a tiger. Well, he didn't pluck it himself. He got a keeper at the Philadelphia Zoo to do the plucking by holding a piece of meat in one hand and grabbing the hair with the other. "It was a great thing," said Jack's wife, Mary Pat Timony. "He was jumping up and down. " What, you might well ask, did Jack Thompson want with the hair of a tiger? He was working as the advertising manager for a company called Nuclide Industries, which made mass spectrometers - used to "determine the elemental signature of a sample," as it is described - like the hair of a tiger.
NEWS
February 7, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
"THE HUNGER Games" is just sci-fi, set in a future we'll probably never see. Right? No decent society would allow its leaders to throw working-class teens into a deadly meat-grinder in order to create an authoritarian public spectacle designed to keep the rabble in line. Keep telling yourself that as you watch the hair-raising documentary "Kids for Cash," based on the notorious case of Luzerne County judges convicted of sending juveniles to a new for-profit prison that they endorsed building and whose developer paid them under the table.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 16, 2014 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
In 1994, two 28-year-old friends who met at Paramus Catholic High School in northern New Jersey had just opened their Old City technology consulting firm and were looking to get down, so to speak. "Honestly, we were single, new business owners, so it was all about having a top-shelf party to meet potential customers, new employees, and ladies," said Dan Cronin, who, with Rob Molinaro, founded Chorus Communications. A hundred people, the most prominent being onetime Eagles linebacker Michael Reichenbach, attended their "Hair o' the Dog" ball in January 1995.
NEWS
January 8, 2014 | By Kevin Riordan, Inquirer Columnist
At the Copacabana, Edna Raphael Belle would stop the show with a swirl of curls. "Oh, honey, let me tell you," says Belle, 100, whose professional dance career as "Sandra Lydell" spanned four decades, including a six-year stand at the fabled Manhattan night spot. "I had real long hair, beautiful black hair, up in a Mexican hat. I'd take the hat off, put my back to the audience, let my hair fall . . . and the house would come down. The house would come down !" The retired showgirl - whom one writer described as "torridly terrific" - and I are chatting in her home at the Oaks of Weymouth, an Atlantic County retirement community close to the casinos she loves.
NEWS
December 29, 2013 | By Melissa Dribben, Inquirer Staff Writer
Do you pick your skin until your arms are pitted with scabs? Bite your nails down to bloody nubs? Tear the calluses off your heels until walking is painful? This year, you won a small, bittersweet victory. Your condition made it into the 2013 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). Its name: "excoriation disorder. " With this published acknowledgment of the problem, sufferers may now be eligible for health insurance coverage for the cost of treatment.
SPORTS
November 22, 2013 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
AS MALVERN PREP senior John Nassib fielded questions inside the health room at the school's O'Neill Center on Wednesday, an announcement blared over the public address system. Wearing a white dress shirt with a gold tie and cream-colored vest that matched his pale-blonde hair, the 6-6, 245-pound Nassib stood on a desk, reached up and turned a knob that lowered the speaker's volume. "Don't ask me how I knew that," he whispered, settling back to the ground, his face a tinge red from the effort.
SPORTS
November 8, 2013 | By Chris Melchiorre, For The Inquirer
The hair was not supposed to make a statement - at first, anyway. "It started basically because I didn't like doing my hair in the morning," Carin Arline said with a laugh, describing her somewhat retro Afro hairdo that is two-tone and spans about two feet in length and width. It has become something of a trademark. "People will yell, 'Get the girl with the hair,' " said Arline, a senior striker for the Burlington Township girls' soccer team who also has added neon cleats to her game-day wardrobe.
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