CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1999
A Newport Beach man is scheduled to be sentenced today to 16 months in prison after admitting a scheme to sell up to $1 million of counterfeit John Paul Mitchell hair products, authorities said. The company has a plant in Saugus. Joseph Frederick Thompson, 33, was charged in 1997 with selling 10 tractor-trailer loads of fake Mitchell-brand shampoo and conditioner to a New York distributor, but fled the country before he could be prosecuted.
January 4, 2005
* Alberto-Culver Co., the world's No. 1 seller of hair products to salons, said it bought beauty products distributor CosmoProf of Chatsworth to expand into Los Angeles and Hawaii. Terms weren't disclosed. * SuperGen Inc., the Dublin, Calif.-based maker of the Nipent leukemia drug, said it withdrew a U.S. application to sell a pancreatic cancer medicine because regulators indicated that they would reject it.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1998 |
When, after several days of trying, Madam C. J. Walker was finally allowed to speak at a 1912 convention of mostly male business owners, she described herself as a woman who started in the cotton fields of the South, was promoted to the washtub and finally promoted herself into manufacturing. Walker, the first female African American millionaire, just got another promotion: onto a first-class U.S. postage stamp. The 21st stamp in the U.S.
September 25, 1992 |
Hair has always served as a rebellious symbol of the times. Coco Chanel lopped off her long locks to create a defiant bob that announced independence to roaring '20s suffragettes. Four decades later, hippies wore their hair straight and long to defy an Establishment that was shipping shaved-headed men off to war.
June 19, 1987 |
If hair styles carry a social message--feminism, look out. The new word is hindsight--from smooth blankets of Veronica Lake locks to what the Sassoon people call "less aggressive" hair. The salon uses a Marilyn Monroe look-alike in photos that clinch a sex kitten message. "We're right in the middle of this gorgeous hair thing," pronounces New York modeling agent Eileen Ford. "We've all grown our hair, and I don't see anyone asking for short hair." L.A.
April 5, 2014 |
Amy Soergel's lip gloss was making her sick. The problem, she realized, was gluten -- hydrologized wheat protein, to be exact. Then she went to the hairdresser who used a shampoo that made her neck burn. Again, it contained gluten. "There's hidden gluten in many places you may not consider," including stamp and envelope glues, toothpaste and lip balms, says Soergel, who has a store, Naturally Soergel's, near Pittsburgh that caters to people with allergies. Indeed, for people with celiac disease, a bit of gluten that might get swallowed from a lipstick or a stream of shampoo in the shower can be enough to cause illness.