CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1991
A Chatsworth cosmetics manufacturer was charged Wednesday by the Federal Trade Commission with falsely advertising that its hair color and other products do not harm the Earth's protective ozone layer. Under a proposed consent agreement to settle the charges, Jerome Russell Cosmetics U.S.A. would be prohibited from making "false and misleading" claims that its products are "ozone friendly" and "ozone safe."
June 30, 1995 |
If experiments by a San Diego biotech company live up to their promise, the hair dye of the future may be a merger of gene therapy and cosmetology. And the same high technology used to deliver pigment right into the hair cells holds promise for treating cancer patients with a protein that would block hair loss from chemotherapy, a scientist at privately held AntiCancer Inc. said.
February 16, 1995 |
"Does she or doesn't she?" Judging from the looks of drugstore shelves these days, lots of women do. In 1993, the most recent year for which statistics are available, 43 million American women colored their hair, up 7 million from 1991 figures. More than two-thirds of women who color their hair do so at home. "The numbers go up every time a baby boomer sees her first gray hair," says a L'Oreal representative.
February 18, 1996 |
The biggest blond joke going is that those stark bleached manes you see on TV can exist in real life. Because if you try to go blasted-out-TV-blond, you'd better have a hairdresser five feet away at all times. That, and a standing biweekly appointment with a peroxide bottle. Hairdressers in Los Angeles, the capital of blond, are increasingly steering their clients away from mega blond for these reasons, and because of their growing awareness of the psychology of hair.
November 30, 2007 |
What could unite such fierce competitors as Bristol Farms, Costco, Safeway, Albertsons, Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe's? A group of fish-eating consumers who want to know whether the salmon in the stores' display cases is wild or farmed. The grocery giants have formed an unlikely alliance to fight a legal bid by 11 consumers who contend California markets have failed to clearly distinguish salmon caught in the wild from its farm-raised cousin, which contains red dye to appear more palatable.
February 16, 1995 |
Read the Instructions: Most mistakes are made because people don't, says a Clairol hot-line representative. The single most common error in home hair color is removing the color prematurely. "The chemicals stop working after a certain length of time, so there is little harm in leaving the color on too long. But you will get unsatisfactory results from too short a time."
August 16, 1990 |
The trouble with "natural" food colorings is that they lose their color when heated. Beet-derived coloring fades 95%; red grape skin coloring fades 50%. Best bet so far has been red cabbage, which fades only 20%. A Glasnost of Brewski Bulgaria produces 3 billion bottles of beer yearly, one third of that being a brand called Zagorka.
December 3, 1988
Herbert and Nora Kaye Ross' eclectic collection--containing everything from blue chip artists' prints to ceramic cheese keepers and silver snuffboxes--will go on the auction block at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at Butterfield & Butterfield's new Los Angeles facility.
April 16, 1992 |
This year, when it's time to dye Easter eggs, set out pans of boiling water and fill them with food. If you use spinach, beets, paprika or onions, you'll end up with natural colors that will give the eggs softer, more subtle colors than those you get from commercial dyes. "The longer you let the material boil or sit in the water, the more color comes out into the water," says Jean Dougherty, environmental educator at the Pratt Center in New Milford, Conn.
June 25, 1999 |
Color them patriotic. Having seen the Nigerian team sporting multicolored hair in their victory over North Korea at the Rose Bowl on Sunday, a trio of U.S. players responded in kind Thursday. Backup goalkeeper Saskia Webber came out for warmups with a red, white and blue hairdo that would not have been out of place on the Fourth of July. Midfielder Shannon MacMillan and forward Danielle Fotopoulos were a little more subdued, favoring only a blue tinge to their hair.