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April 13, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON - Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. "I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about 24/7," Chhabra recalled. But the dream died before he even reached boot camp. When he tried to enlist, Chhabra, a Sikh from Reno, was told that his long hair and beard, which Sikhs are religiously mandated to keep unshorn, collided with Air Force grooming requirements.
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April 13, 2014 | By Lalita Clozel
WASHINGTON - Raised on his father's and grandfather's tales of military service in India, Amitoj Chhabra wanted nothing more than to follow in their footsteps and join the U.S. Air Force. "I dreamt it. I slept it. It was all I ever thought about 24/7," Chhabra recalled. But the dream died before he even reached boot camp. When he tried to enlist, Chhabra, a Sikh from Reno, was told that his long hair and beard, which Sikhs are religiously mandated to keep unshorn, collided with Air Force grooming requirements.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
James Spader has gorgeous hair. You've seen it in "Pretty in Pink" and other Brat Pack movies. You've marveled about it when he was on "Boston Legal. " It's been a trademark throughout his career, which included his recent TV stint on "The Office. " But when viewers first spot him in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist," the suave actor is wearing a distinctive derby. When he takes it off, his hair is -- well, he barely has any. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Spader's appearance is one of the distinctive calling cards of the NBC show, in which he stars as former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, who has become one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler . That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio -like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine. " He has been harder to pick out this spring. Handler shed the hair for charity this past Christmas, donating it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged people younger than 21 who had long-term hair loss because of medical treatments.
NEWS
March 13, 1988 | DOUGLAS FRANTZ and DAN MORAIN, Times Staff Writers
Wayne Franklyn Chinn was a painted bird among the dark-suited men who inhabit the gray streets of the Montgomery Street financial district here. The one-time encyclopedia salesman shunned the traditional stockbroker look, preferring shoulder-length hair, boots and leather-fringed jackets. Often the jackets concealed another item not regularly part of a businessman's garb--a handgun.
NEWS
July 17, 1992 | ROBIN ABCARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"What's a good way to describe your reaction when I tell you I want to cut my hair off?" I asked my husband the other day. "I wince?" he replies, wincing. "No, I think your reaction is a little more dramatic than that." "I smash a brick against my forehead?" "Yeah," I say, "that's more like it." My husband also clutches his chest sometimes when I tell him I'm thinking of going short. But he's not the only man who confuses a woman's sexuality and beauty with long hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2002 | ERIKA HAYASAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man suspected of being the so-called Hair Bandit was arrested Tuesday at a Long Beach apartment complex, according to police. Acting on an anonymous tip, officers arrested Michael Lynn Howard, 47, about 4:30 p.m. at a building on Pine Avenue., said Long Beach Police Officer Jana Blair. Howard, who lives in Norwalk, offered no resistance, Blair said, adding: "Women with long hair can rest easier."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 2003 | Michael Quintanilla, Times Staff Writer
For one year, McKenna Friedman has been waiting for this day. And now her parents, John and Marlene, have to make good on their promise because for a 6-year-old girl "one year seems like forever," says McKenna, sitting in a Thousand Oaks hair salon, eager to get to the business of lopping off her gorgeous, waist-length brown locks. "Now, you're sure you want to do this, honey?" asks stylist Melody Martin.
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July 28, 1991 | JONATHAN GOLD, Jonathan Gold writes regularly for The Times.
"You rock!" is the highest compliment you can pay any band member younger than 30. And "You rock!" means roughly this: "You are capable of making me forget everything but the overweening need to shake my long hair in front of my eyes." Rock , the verb--as opposed to rock , the noun, which is what they used to play on KMET--has something to do with volume and feedback and aggression and a steady, idiot-simple beat.
MAGAZINE
July 17, 1988 | PADDY CALISTRO
PICTURE A surfer, his hair just about shoulder length, his skin glowing that California glow, his body cultivated to ripple in just the right places. Now take him off the beach and dress him in a business suit and necktie. Sound like a contradiction? Not at all. This is California style, circa 1990. In its formative stages, this pseudo-surfer mien was restricted to artsy types in oversize suits. But today the look is cropping up on Yale-bred attorneys practicing L.A.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2014 | By Christy Khoshaba
  Madonna has never been one to shy away from making a statement, but a new Instagram photo suggests she's definitely been shying away from her razor. The 55-year-old recently revealed a photo of her fully furry underarm hair -- real or fake -- with the caption " Long hair...... Don't Care!!!!!! #artforfreedom #rebelheart #revolutionoflove. " The first hashtag, #artforfreedom, is a reference to Madge's global initiative to encourage creative expression, aimed at shedding light on human rights violations.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 17, 2014 | By Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times Film Critic
It is, Kristen Stewart agrees, just like falling in love. "It's just a very familiar, necessary feeling when you read a script you want to do," the actress says, coming alive at just the memory. "I've gone with my gut, taken a lot of the thinking away, and been very lucky. "As an artist," she continues, her energy rising, "If you view what you do as product, you'll never do anything true to yourself, never do anything you're proud of. I've never thought, 'My career should go in this direction.' There's no way to be tactical for me. " PHOTOS: Sundance Film Festival 2014 | The Scene Stewart got that familiar feeling when she read writer-director Peter Sattler's script for "Camp X-Ray," which has its debut Friday as part of the Sundance Film Festival's dramatic competition.
NEWS
January 13, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay
Men's red carpet hair rarely goes beyond a swipe of pomade and some texture, but Sunday night's Golden Globes proved that winners wear man buns. Both musician Alex Ebert and musician-actor Jared Leto, who took home the gold in their respective categories, were sporting the do. Leto, who didn't look a minute older than his days playing Jordan Catalano on "My So-Called Life," twisted his long locks into a twirly updo. Ebert pulled his long hair into a mop atop his head, even utilizing hair clips and pins to keep the somewhat unruly strands in place.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 27, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
James Spader has gorgeous hair. You've seen it in "Pretty in Pink" and other Brat Pack movies. You've marveled about it when he was on "Boston Legal. " It's been a trademark throughout his career, which included his recent TV stint on "The Office. " But when viewers first spot him in the new NBC drama "The Blacklist," the suave actor is wearing a distinctive derby. When he takes it off, his hair is -- well, he barely has any. PHOTOS: Hollywood Backlot moments Spader's appearance is one of the distinctive calling cards of the NBC show, in which he stars as former government agent Raymond "Red" Reddington, who has become one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 16, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
In his career as an actor, Cory Monteith wasn't known for his film roles. But the “Glee” star, who died over the weekend at 31,  was starting to beef up his movie resume, and in September shot a film in which he played a man who struggled with addiction. Titled “McCanick” and directed by Josh Waller, the movie follows a cop by that name ( David Morse ) as he tries to solve a murder, and enlists Monteith's character, a street hustler who has just been paroled after a seven-year prison stint, to help him. PHOTOS: Celebrities who died young In a new clip, above, Monteith can be seen in hoodie and long hair as he leans in to McCanick's car, insisting he has a job and nervously deliberating on how much to tell the law-enforcement agent what he knows about a crime.
NEWS
January 2, 2013 | By Ingrid Schmidt
Beauty video blogs have been gaining in popularity. Which are the best to watch? The 10 here have topped YouTube charts in the beauty category in 2012, with the most number of views as of mid-December. The star vloggers (video bloggers) range from Los Angeles YouTube veteran Blair Fowler to a nameless Russian woman dubbed "4Oxygene" to rising personalities Venus Palermo of Britain and Anastasiya Shpagina of the Ukraine, who make themselves up daily to resemble dolls. Two clear trends emerge from the pack: The continuing popularity of braided hairstyles and a new enthusiasm for "living doll" makeup tutorials.
IMAGE
January 29, 2012 | Jenn Harris
The ancient story of Samson and Delilah shows how important a man's hairstyle can be. The tale has inspired sculptors, composers and screenwriters, and Samson's long locks are part of a long list of classic men's hairstyles. What follows is a look at other memorable men's hairdos throughout history and in pop culture. -- 2200 BC | Egyptian men wore their hair very short or they shaved their heads. Wealthy men or members of the royal elite would cover their heads with elaborate headdresses, wigs or hair extensions.
SPORTS
April 12, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Most UCLA football fans would say, "Who?" when asked to point out Sam Handler . That doesn't mean they haven't noticed him. Handler, the walk-on receiver who had Fabio -like hair, was easy to spot. Those locks earned him the nickname "Sunshine. " He has been harder to pick out this spring. Handler shed the hair for charity this past Christmas, donating it to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged people younger than 21 who had long-term hair loss because of medical treatments.
SPORTS
December 21, 2012 | By Houston Mitchell
If Tim Lincecum is related to Samson, we will find out soon enough. After years of having long, flowing hair, the San Francisco Giants pitcher has gotten a haircut. Jake Gravbrot, a hair stylist in Seattle, tweeted the news Dec. 9 and there are various pictures on Twitter showing Lincecum with short hair. Lincecum, of course, won two consecutive Cy Young Awards (2008-09) for the Giants after growing his hair long. He had an off season in 2012. Will he totally fall apart without the long hair?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
The signs on the freshly planted City Hall south lawn list a long string of don'ts. "No tents, stakes, camping, open flames or cooking.... No writing/painting/affixing signs, projections or other materials to trees, landscaping or public property. " The message that the past can't be repeated comes through loud and clear. It wasn't missed by the dozen gathered in the shade of a big tree Monday morning to commemorate the first anniversary of when Occupy L.A. set up camp on the site.
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