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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.
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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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January 30, 2015 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
ERNESTINE McCASKILL fancied herself something of a card shark. Pinochle was her game, and she was good at ignoring distractions to pursue her mastery of the cards, including the apparent efforts of her son-in-law, Ronald Nixon, to throw her off her game. Ronald talked incessantly to disrupt her concentration, her family said, but she would say to the other players, "Aw, just let what he's saying roll off your back. " "She could make you laugh while playing any type of game," her family said.
NEWS
January 26, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
The majority of us spend a lot of time (and money) to get rid of gray with high-powered weapons such as the get-it-golden double process and make-it-brunette balayage. But the winds of change are coloring the most stylish of women's tresses silver. The trendlet Yes, it's true. Women are paying stylists top dollar to have their inverted, shoulder-length bobs and short spikey-dos colored a perfect gray to silver ombre. (Much like bleach blondes, the first step is to strip the pigment, and then stylists apply a permanent gray dye. You can add a semipermanent rinse for a pastel effect.)
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Daily News Columnist
"I'M FROM Philly!" "Hey, went to school in Philly!" "Our agency is in Philly!" The shout-outs were plentiful to this Consumer Electronics Show attendee wearing a big "Philadelphia Daily News /philly.com" badge earlier this month in Las Vegas. And the salutations pretty much demanded that I stop, chew the fat on Philly connections and pick up on their cool gizmos at the huge confab. HOT STUFF: The smart-room-register Ecovent grabbed my gaze even before I heard that co-founders Dipul "Dip" Patel, Nick "Laus" Lancaster and Shawn "Bucky" Rose started collaborating as students at Drexel and Penn.
NEWS
January 14, 2015 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lou Ann Merkle intends to be shorn of something precious, something that helps define her as a woman: her hair. She's not doing it as a fashion statement, or because she's ill. Merkle plans to have her head shaved to protest the killing of young black men by white police officers. She and friend Sylvia Metzler will surrender their locks as a highlight of a Martin Luther King's Birthday march that organizers say will bring 10,000 people to Center City. In doing so, the two will embrace a symbol of grievance and mourning that stretches through societies and cultures back to the Old Testament.
NEWS
January 5, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Who knew the era of the metrosexual would permanently bend the gender rules governing fashionable dudes' style choices? In the last 10 years, we've seen everything from skirts on rappers, to meggings on pop stars. There are man purses, man clutches, and now, the man bun.   The trendlet This disheveled, sexy, tucked-under pony - also called a bun or a topknot, depending on its positioning - is the latest in girly looks gone manly. Unlike a plain ponytail that gives off bad-boy vibes, buns are the mark of a mindful man who appreciates high-quality hair products and cozy, plaid shirts.
NEWS
December 29, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Few hairstyles are as versatile as a side-swept braid. The tousled, almost-updo is edgy, darling, sexy, festive, and of course, fun. We are talking perfect New Year's Eve hair. The trendlet The Elsa braid. Yes, as in Disney's Frozen . Not only did the movie spawn the Oscar-winning song "Let it Go," it's behind this Vogue-worthy look. The single french braid, or inverted french braid (also called a cornrow), is woven along the right side of the scalp and the end is tossed over the shoulder for a perfect princess effect.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 2014 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Rihanna. Kate Hudson. Michelle Obama. All of these women have had their hair styled at one of the three Paul Labrecque New York locations. But while names like these would bring an undisputed level of swank to any beauty establishment, they don't single-handedly keep the salons' keratin treatments straightening, balayage processes coloring, or scissors trimming. That's why a team at the three-month-old, $5 million Hair by Paul Labrecque salon in the newly renovated Rittenhouse hotel is focused on building a book of Philadelphia A-listers.
NEWS
November 16, 2014 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Philadelphia police are searching for two teenagers in connection with vandalism at the Venice Island Park in Manayunk - with damages to the brand-new facility on the Schuylkill totaling $20,000 to $30,000. Police say that around 1:55 a.m. Nov. 8, Fifth District officers responded to the park - where a new recreation and performing arts center opened last month after years of work - and found "extensive damage. " Surveillance footage showed two teenage boys inside the park, with one breaking LED accent lights and pulling out rope lighting from a staircase railing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
HAVE A beard or mustache you're particularly proud of? Then Atlantic City is the place for you, as Golden Nugget Atlantic City hosts the modestly named Beard & Mustache Championship of the Universe. The Nov. 22 event, which is moving to AC after three years in Asbury Park, features 12 competitions in such categories as full beard (both under and over 12 inches), goatee and freestyle. The most prestigious is the contest from which will emerge the "Champion of the Universe. " "It's a giant, male-centric fashion show," explained Matt Chrystal, whose official title is Founder/Prez/Tyrant, Garden State Beard & Mustache Society.
SPORTS
October 30, 2014 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writer kernm@phillynews.com
SO, AS A professional golfer who once was ranked 12th in the world, how do you know when you're staring at the bottom? Well, it could be when you tell your caddie that he might want to start looking for a new bag to carry if he doesn't want to work on the Web.com Tour, which is the sport's Triple A level. Or it could be when you question whether the pursuit of getting back to where you were is actually worth the commitment. Or when you show up at the course and wonder if you can even break 70?
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