February 4, 2016 |
A little more than a week after the holiday hoopla ended, Maria Edelstein was still pooped. But she wanted to do something special for husband Jay's birthday. So Edelstein, 53, downloaded the ManeStreem app on her iPhone. And in much the same way she would hail an Uber cab, she ordered a 90-minute massage for him. Within the hour, a masseuse ($150 including tip) and a stylist - after all, a lady can always use a blowout - arrived at her Voorhees home. The stylist was comped because Edelstein was a first-time user.
January 24, 2016
DEAR ABBY: I gave birth to a beautiful baby girl three months ago. I had breast-fed my 15-year-old, so it was natural for me to do the same with my new daughter. The problem is my husband, "Jerry," does not support me breast-feeding in public. I'm somewhat large-chested, so I always cover up for fear of offending strangers. The last time we went shopping and the baby got hungry, when I attempted to feed her in a dressing room, Jerry got so upset he stormed out of the store and took the baby bag and stroller with him. I had a receiving blanket tucked into my tank top and had covered my breast so no one would see anything.
June 15, 2015 |
Hello there Jason was ushering at his Germantown church, as he did Sunday after Sunday. But on this particular Sunday in summer 2005, in walked a man with a gorgeous Philadelphia-style beard and a bit of swag. "I kept staring at him the entire time, trying to get his attention, and he would just not give me anything back," Jason said. Two weeks later, Jason was in a telephone chat room for singles and phone-met a very interesting man named Anthony. They got along so well Jason invited him to his place near the Temple campus.
January 30, 2015 |
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.
January 27, 2015 |
You won't get any complaints from Shaleenee about going to school. The 19-year-old is an ardent learner in a program with both academic and vocational components. She pours her time and effort into her studies, and conscientiously completes assignments. Enthusiastic and friendly, considerate and caring, she's always ready to help her classmates. Shaleenee has a talent for singing and dancing, loves painting and playing basketball, and never passes up a funny video. She also keeps an eye on the latest hair and nail trends, with the goal of one day becoming a stylist.
January 26, 2015 |
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.)
December 18, 2014 |
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.
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.
April 29, 2014 |
Nick Berardi's hair salon is seven blocks and a world away from the homeless shelter in a church basement on Broad Street, just a block north of City Hall. Every week, Berardi and his stylists handle more than 400 customers. Clients pay top dollar for cuts or color, with an average bill of $100. For Clarence Briscoe, 71, home is a cot at the Arch Street United Methodist Church. He'd still have an apartment in Northeast Philadelphia if he had not lost a $200-a-month rent subsidy.
March 10, 2014 |
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.