August 12, 2013 |
You might wonder what ingredient in a Mexican-made hair gel called Moco de Gorila - or Gorilla Snot - got its distributor in trouble with the law. It's probably not what you're thinking. It was the styling product's smog-forming compounds that prompted California air regulators to take action against Midway Importing Inc. The Houston-based company, which distributes health and beauty care products nationwide, paid $213,000 in fines for selling the line of hair gel in violation of consumer product regulations designed to protect air quality, the California Air Resources Board said Monday.
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.
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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.