July 16, 2009
Arthur Goldman, 73, of Germantown, owner of a hair salon there, died of pulmonary failure Tuesday at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. A 1954 graduate of Simon Gratz High School, Mr. Goldman took business administration classes at Temple University for a few years before leaving. In 1968, he opened his salon, King Arthur's Court, in the lobby of the Hathaway House, an apartment building on Chelten Avenue near Wissahickon Avenue. In the late 1970s, Mr. Goldman renamed it Arthur's Hair Designers, which by then had a racially integrated staff and clientele, said his son, Peter.
May 2, 2005 |
A makeover for most American women doesn't involve a stint on the reality show Extreme Makeover, for which contestants undergo fairy-tale metamorphoses valued at the price of an executive home. No, most of us don't spend megabucks on lid lifts, tummy tucks and dental work that render us perfect strangers to family and friends. However, we may easily spend $100 a month visiting our favorite hair salon for color, cuts and styling that transform our everyday hairdos into Vanity Fair coifs.
July 26, 2011 |
Gloucester Township police are searching for a man caught on surveillance video breaking into Sun Island Tanning on Berlin Cross Keys Road over the weekend. Police say a thin-built man wearing a skull cap and bandana covering his face broke into the salon through the front door 2:10 a.m. Saturday. The video shows the thief heading directly to a cash register where he stole an undisclosed amount of money. Dressed in black, he wore a back pack and work gloves. Police are asking anyone with information to call 856-228-4500; or, leave a message on the Gloucester Township anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560.
May 12, 1999 |
A 33-year-old woman who ran a hair salon in East Falls was shot to death yesterday morning by her live-in boyfriend at their North Philadelphia home, police said. James Glover, 55, shot Suzanne Harrison at least twice with a five-shot revolver about 8 a.m. in the second-floor bedroom of their rowhouse in the 3000 block of North Bambrey Street, said Homicide Capt. Stephen Glenn. Glover, who reportedly worked as a barber at a shop on Lehigh Avenue, was still in the house when police arrived.
November 10, 2010 |
A Philadelphia woman died at the hands of an unknown assailant Monday in the Bucks County nail shop that she owned, according to police. Annie Huynh, 30, was found dead after police went to the store, Kim's Nails, when employees arrived there about 9:20 a.m. and found the business still locked. Police would not say where Huynh's body was found in the store, which is in the Pike Plaza Shopping Center, on Second Street Pike in Upper Southampton Township. No obvious signs of trauma were visible on her body, and it was only after an autopsy was completed Monday night that Huynh's death was declared a homicide, said Upper Southampton Police Chief Ron MacPherson.
July 15, 2002 |
Phyllis and Victor Freeman want to spread the word of the Lord. Their hook is haircuts. The couple opened their newest venture - and christened it Divine Touch - six months ago. The rules are posted on the white walls of the salon: no cursing, and no smoking. On a glass table, a Bible is opened to Psalms. Booklets of verses are just a hand-grab away. Take 'em or leave 'em. The Freemans say they don't want to push religion. Divine Touch has struggled in a depressed neighborhood and unsteady business district of Paulsboro, one of Gloucester County's poorest municipalities.
September 12, 1990 |
Homicide detectives are making a fresh push in their probe of a Southwest Philadelphia mother's March execution and have begun canvassing the victim's neighborhood with a new composite drawing of her hit man. Based on new information provided by people already questioned about the March 6 murder of Donna Willard, police believe the killer was accompanied by another man who waited behind the wheel of a large, dark-colored car. Willard, 34,...
August 22, 1991 |
Nothing like a coup to put life in perspective. "Politics is important," said Era Alevsky, 36, a manicurist from the Ukraine. "But you have to take care to be beautiful, too. " The talk these days is of glasnost and manicures at Shideh's, a nail and skin salon on 18th Street near Sansom. There, four Soviet emigres file, buff and polish nails while keeping a scorecard of who's who and what's what in the Kremlin. Much of the talk at lunchtime yesterday, before news of the coup's failure, was comparing the sudden and mysterious health problems of the self-proclaimed Soviet leaders.
August 17, 1999 |
Anthony Rulli has built a reputation for taming tresses, but now the South Jersey stylist is on the cutting edge. He's behind the wheel of a mobile hair salon, offering door-to-door service for kids and adults of all ages. Cuts, blow-dries and perms available - by appointment only. Rulli is the owner and operator of Hair I Go, a tiny hair cuttery packed into a 30-foot white Winnebago. The business just may be the first of its kind in the region. The only competitor known to Rulli is on the West Coast.
February 10, 2010 |
The Erotic Literary Salon pounds with words, those words, the ones not usually uttered in polite company - or in private without a blush. But few at the Bohemian Absinthe Lounge at Time, a restaurant-bar at 13th and Sansom Streets, look particularly shocked. Not Lou Ludovici, 70, of Fox Chase, a commercial radio engineer in the middle of a divorce. Nor Rachel Fogletto, 24, a social work student at the University of Pennsylvania who's interested in "anything on the taboo side.