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  • Naked from the Neck Up

    10/04/2009 10:23:41 PM PDT · by neverhome · 55 replies · 1,565+ views
    Burkhart's Blog ^ | 10.04.09 | Alan Burkhart
    For the last several years I’ve been despairing over what to do about my hair. I used to wear it long, but it grew too thin, so I briefly tried wearing it short with a rat tail (remember those?). I quickly decided that this looked ridiculous and clipped it off. Grew it out long again, whacked it off short, back and forth. By the time I hit fifty the top of my head was pretty much a clear landing strip for insects and small birds. I have several friends who shave their heads and all of them are happy with...
  • Tyra Debutes her True 'Do; Talk Show Host Takes off Wig, Extensions

    09/12/2009 4:29:30 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies · 2,023+ views
    Comcast The Fan and E-News ^ | 12 Sep 09 | None
    Video HERE
  • Why Michelle's Hair Matters

    08/28/2009 5:47:16 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies · 2,421+ views
    Time ^ | Monday, Sep. 07, 2009 | Jenee Desmond-Harris
    When the First Lady attended a country-music event in July without a single strand of hair falling below her jawline, the blogosphere exploded with outbursts ranging from adoration to vitriol. Things settled down only when her deputy press secretary clarified that there had been no First Haircut. In the aftermath, a didactic post on MichelleObamaWatch.com proclaimed that anyone "familiar with the amazing versatility of black hair" would have known that the new summer look was simply "pinned up." Many Americans have dismissed this hair hubbub as simply more media-driven noise — like the chatter about Michelle Obama's sleeveless dresses, J....
  • Nairobi great place to get hair done: Clinton

    08/05/2009 12:12:00 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 22 replies · 871+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/5/09 | AFP
    NAIROBI (AFP) – US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Wednesday gave a ringing endorsement to one feature of the Kenyan capital Nairobi -- its hairdressers. As she launched an 11-day tour of Africa, Clinton noted -- and not with pleasure -- that Americans have long paid close attention to how she wears her hair. "My hairdoes have been the subject of Ph.D. theses, so I want everybody to know that I got a good one in Nairobi," Clinton said in an aside to an economic forum involving some 40 African countries. Besides doing a commendable job on her hair,...
  • Michelle Obama debuts new haircut at White House reception

    07/22/2009 11:59:46 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 74 replies · 4,356+ views
    NJ Star Ledger ^ | July 22, 2009 | Vicki Hyman
    First Lady Michelle Obama debuted her new 'do at a White House reception for country music stars Tuesday night. (Charley Pride, Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss and Union Station performed.) She stuck with sideswept bands, but the look is much shorter on the sides and in the back. Note: Can't post the pic of the new doo because of copyright restrictions (Getty Images), but you can peek at the chic by clicking HERE.
  • Palin's Hairdresser is POed....(Vanity)

    07/19/2009 2:51:22 PM PDT · by ak267 · 50 replies · 1,990+ views
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | 07-19-2009 | ak267
    Palin Hairdresser: NYT Was Lying About "Hair Thinning" Claim By Tim Lindell Chalk this up as Stupid Palin Meme of the Week: In a July 12th hit piece published on the front page of the New York Times, reporters Jim Rutenberg and Serge Kovaleski (assisted by Kim Severson and William Yardley in Alaska) made the following claim: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Friends worried that she appeared anxious and underweight. Her hair had thinned to the point where she needed emergency help from her hairdresser and close friend, Jessica Steele. “Honestly, I think all of it just broke her heart,” Ms. Steele said in...
  • The World Beard and Moustache Championships 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska

    06/19/2009 6:31:44 PM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 548+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 19 June 2009
    Click on the link.
  • Tokyo scientists find hair loss gene in mice

    05/26/2009 11:09:46 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 34 replies · 971+ views
    News.com.au ^ | May 26, 2009
    * Study finds hair loss gene in mice * Gene shared by both mice and humans * Could lead to cure of baldness in humans EXPERIMENTS on mice have revealed a gene that is linked to early hair loss, a Japanese researcher said today, sparking hopes for a treatment to prevent thinning and baldness in humans. The research team found that the absence of a gene known as Sox21 -- which it said is shared by humans and mice -- can lead to early hair loss. The scientists biologically engineered mice by blocking the gene and found that the rodents...
  • Chicago Company Introduces Blago Shampoo (Video)

    05/14/2009 2:04:50 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 2 replies · 251+ views
    You can have a head of hair like Hot Rod Blagojevich, too funny..
  • Prince Harry Hasn't Washed His Hair for Two Years

    05/01/2009 11:06:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 79 replies · 3,847+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | May 02, 2009
    Prince Harry has reportedly owned up to his friends that he has not washed his hair for two years. The Mirror online reports, the 24-year-old is said to have made the startling admission on a night when he was out drinking with his army mates. "It's been two years since I last washed my hair," he blurted out. He was out celebrating at the Tally-Ho pub in Sleaford, Lincs, with fellow trainee pilots after completing the first stage of Army Air Corps training at RAF Barkston Heath.
  • 10 Greatest Sideburns in the World

    04/27/2009 7:42:52 AM PDT · by Notoriously Conservative · 8 replies · 849+ views
    Now That's Nifty ^ | 04 27 09 | Nick
    10. Luke Perry, sporting some handsome sideburns on Beverly Hills 90210. Well trimmed, well groomed, and combined with some nifty hair. 9. Wesley Snipes as Blade in "Blade Trinity." You've seen stairs in sideburns, but have you ever seen such elaborately shaved sideburns in all your life? It's as if Monet came back from the dead to give Wesley Snipes a haircut.
  • HOW TO STAY HEALTHY... DON'T CUT YOUR HAIR

    04/06/2009 1:11:56 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 81 replies · 1,889+ views
    DailyExpress ^ | April 6,2009
    A doctor claims his patients remain healthy because he does not cut his hair. The medic, 79, made the link between healing patients and not trimming his locks more than 60 years ago. Traditional Chinese medicine practitioner Peng Fu said: "I stopped cutting my hair and people started to get better." "My medicine became more effective the longer I let my hair grow. Now I will never cut it." The hirsute healer now has to carry his eight-pound mane rolled up in a bag on his back, according to the Austrian Times. It stretched nearly nine feet the last time...
  • Mites causing local squirrels to lose their hair

    03/28/2009 6:56:32 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 19 replies · 1,512+ views
    kansas.com ^ | 03/28/09 | BECCY TANNER
    WICHITA - You may have noticed them tiptoeing in branches of trees, along high lines or scampering across streets in front of cars: squirrels with receding hairlines. Increasing numbers of balding squirrels. In Wichita. And Salina. And wherever there are large populations of squirrels. The hairlines are the start of the classic symptoms of notoedric mange, said Charlie Cope, wildlife biologist for the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks in Wichita. The animal first experiences hair loss over the chest and shoulders, Cope said. The mange then eventually spreads over the entire body, causing the animal to become nearly bald....
  • German firm 'used hair from Auschwitz to make car parts'

    03/03/2009 6:56:01 AM PST · by BGHater · 25 replies · 1,508+ views
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 03 Mar 2009 | Tony Paterson
    One of the pillars of German industry, the giant but debt-crippled Schaeffler car parts supplier, was accused yesterday of using hair shorn from at least 40,000 Auschwitz death camp prisoners to make textiles at its factories in Nazi-occupied Poland during the Second World War. The highly disturbing allegations were contained in new evidence unearthed by Polish historians at the Auschwitz museum, who said they had found rolls of fabric made from camp inmates' hair at a former Schaeffler factory in Poland's southern region of Silesia. The discovery was the latest in a series of damaging blows for the ailing Schaeffler...
  • Indian grocer has world's longest ear hair

    02/17/2009 9:53:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 43 replies · 5,457+ views
    Daily Telegraph ^ | Feb 17, 2008
    Mr Bajapi having his ear hair measured Photo: NIKLAS HALLE'N/BARCROFT MEDIA Officially recognised by Guinness in 2003 as having the longest ear hair in the world, Mr Baijpai has grown his hair from five inches (13.2cm) to their current length. Considered by Mr Baijpai, 58, to be symbol of luck and prosperity, his ear-hair has been growing since he was 18 and more importantly has never been cut. Maintained by a specially prepared blend of herbal shampoo, Mr Baijpai has so far resisted the pleas of his long suffering wife to cut it off. "She has always been asking...
  • Rapid greying of Obama's hair raises the question: Can stress turn hair grey?

    01/20/2009 5:13:56 AM PST · by Loyalist · 62 replies · 2,134+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | January 20, 2009 | Helen Branswell/Canadian Press
    TORONTO - Barack Obama appears to come by his nickname honestly. Despite stepping into the U.S. presidency at perhaps the most difficult juncture in decades, No Drama Obama seems as unruffled - and as youthful - now as he did nearly two years ago when he announced he was seeking the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Except, that is, for the small matter of his hair. Since last summer, Obama's once jet-black hair has gone grey at a startling clip.
  • Blagojevich Lawyer Seeks to Subpoena Obama Aides

    12/25/2008 4:47:33 PM PST · by COUNTrecount · 14 replies · 1,308+ views
    WSJ ^ | Dec. 25, 2008
    <p>CHICAGO -- An attorney for Gov. Rod Blagojevich has asked the Illinois House committee considering whether to impeach the governor to subpoena more than a dozen witnesses, including President-elect Barack Obama's incoming chief of staff and a senior adviser.</p> <p>State Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie said Thursday that the House committee received a letter from Blagojevich attorney Ed Genson asking it to subpoena Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Valerie Jarrett and more than a dozen others, including Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.</p>
  • WOLF BOY'S HOPE (Columbia U. Dr. may have discovered cure to 'Werewolf Syndrome')

    11/20/2008 2:37:20 AM PST · by Stoat · 21 replies · 1,946+ views
    The New York Post ^ | November 20, 2008 | JEREMY OLSHAN
    It's not easy being a preteen "wolf boy" - but scientists at Columbia University are confident they've finally found the silver bullet that can cure one. Pruthviraj Patil, 11, suffers from a rare genetic disorder known as hypertrichosis - or "werewolf syndrome" - which causes a thick coat of hair to grow over every inch of his body except his palms and feet. (edit)When he was born in a village near Mumbai, his mother was told she had given birth to a god, but in school, there have been more bullies than believers. Christiano and her colleagues at Columbia...
  • Woman with 8-foot-long dreads hopes to set record

    10/24/2008 3:20:29 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 22 replies · 1,035+ views
    YahooNews ^ | Oct 23, 2008 | staff reporter
    MIAMI – Asha Mandela has hair that could rival Rapunzel's. The South Florida woman who started growing her hair 20 years ago now has locks longer than she is tall. Mandela has submitted her hair, which measure 8-feet, 9-inches long, to the Guinness Book of World Records for the Longest Dreadlocks, the first entry in a new category.
  • RNC shells out $150K for Palin fashion

    10/22/2008 7:21:50 AM PDT · by Issaquahking · 55 replies · 1,582+ views
    Politico ^ | 10/22/08 9:24 AM EDT | JEANNE CUMMINGS
    The Republican National Committee has spent more than $150,000 to clothe and accessorize vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family since her surprise pick by John McCain in late August. According to financial disclosure records, the accessorizing began in early September and included bills from Saks Fifth Avenue in St. Louis and New York for a combined $49,425.74. The records also document a couple of big-time shopping trips to Neiman Marcus in Minneapolis, including one $75,062.63 spree in early September. The RNC also spent $4,716.49 on hair and makeup through September after reporting no such costs in August. The...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 10-21-08 ("Ayers," to the tune of "Hair")

    10/21/2008 3:03:59 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 24 replies · 442+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | October 21, 2008 | Charles Henrickson
    Hot off the press, from yours truly, Charles Henrickson, the wag tailoring the doggerel. Click the music link and sing along! AYERSTune: "Hair" (Don't ask this guy) When I knew Ayers or why I'm beggin' noon and (nighty, night, night): Keep Ayers out of sight! I met him long ago But don't ask me why ('Cause he don't know) It's not for lack of years Sharin' our careers (Dreamin') Was I in bed with Ayers Bill "Radical" Ayers Burnin', hatin' Bombin' his own nation Get me out of where (Ayers) Served as my old mentor (Ayers) Near Barry Obama...
  • Biden On Debates, Duty, and Palin's Great Hair

    10/13/2008 8:01:37 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 20 replies · 900+ views
    seebsnews ^ | 10/13/08 | Ryan Corsaro
    (DOVER, DEL.) - Joe Biden loves a crowd of Democrats as much as a crowd of Democrats loves him, and he had no trouble flexing his wit and his political weight tonight in Delaware. Biden had a suggestion for his fellow Democrats when they watch the final debate between Barack Obama and John McCain – kill the volume. “For this debate, for part of this next debate, do what I did for part of the last two debates. Literally, turn the sound off. I’m not being…I’m not joking now. Literally, turn the sound off. And just watch. Watch the body...
  • Are Crazy and Funky Chignons Hot or Not? (Elvis Hair on women: good or bad?)

    09/05/2008 3:29:28 PM PDT · by Mister Ghost · 11 replies · 176+ views
    The Fashion Time Magazine ^ | Sep 4th, 2008 | The Fashion Time Magazine
    Crazy funky chignons, reminiscent of Elvis Presley’s hair-do popped up at the Emporio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Sinha Stanic and Sportmax Fall/Winter ’09 fashion shows. Take our poll and tell us, are they hot or not?
  • Will I end up with a hair transplant like Senator Joe Biden?

    08/23/2008 4:20:18 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 13 replies · 1,098+ views
    ReGrow Hair ^ | Sept 17, 2006 | Joey
    I have a large bald area in the crown (top/back) with more hair in the front, but still thinning with a high hairline. I am concerned that a hair transplant in my case will show significant improvements in the front but I’ll still have a large bald spot on top/back. Here’s an example of my concern about hair transplantation - Sen. Joe Biden. He looks like he’s had a hair transplant (if you compare now to old photos) and looks pretty good in front. But when his head is tipped forward, the top and back are quite sparse compared to...
  • Calling in the Experts: What's up with Obama's Hair?!

    08/17/2008 1:25:32 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 49 replies · 4,796+ views
    Photoshelter Blog ^ | August 5, 2008 | Rachel Hulin
    Whoa. My morning news perusal has brought me several stories discussing Obama's hair color, and the very important debate about whether he has a little Revlon secret. New York Magazine posted two images of Obama from Getty; the one on the left is from July 27th, and the one on the right is from yesterday. Their synopsis: "Barack Obama has begun talking about how he's 'going gray' lately, and it's true -- the man's hair is going silver faster than you can say 'Anderson Cooper with a tan.' So fast, in fact, that we have to wonder at the legitimacy...
  • Native American beliefs clash with rural district's dress code (5-yr-old boy)

    07/18/2008 1:00:22 AM PDT · by rawhide · 27 replies · 402+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 7-14-08 | Eric Hanson
    A small rural school district in Fort Bend County and a determined mother are tangled in a dispute over hair. Michelle Betenbaugh says her 5-year-old son, Adriel Arocha, wears his hair long because of religious beliefs tied to his Native American heritage. But the leaders of the Needville school district have strict rules about long hair on boys and don't see any reason to make an exception in his case. The dispute illustrates a problem American schools have faced for decades: how to balance individual student rights against rules designed to maintain order and discipline in the classroom. The case...
  • Campaign trail a gray area for Obama [Grecian Formula Alert!]

    07/03/2008 6:30:57 PM PDT · by melt · 14 replies · 65+ views
    Politico.com ^ | 7/3/08 | CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN
    The realization almost always prompts a double take, a moment of inspection, maybe even a debate: Is baby-faced Barack Obama, the symbol of a younger political generation, actually aging in front of us? By his own admission this week, “the gray is coming quick,” so that it now dusts his head like snowflakes. The laugh lines cut a little deeper, and the crow's-feet around his eyes appear slightly more pronounced. The presidency ages presidents, but so, it seems, has the longest campaign in modern history aged a candidate. “By the time I’m sworn in, I will look the part,” Obama...
  • Unexpected origin of an early Eskimo

    05/31/2008 11:22:09 AM PDT · by BGHater · 13 replies · 803+ views
    Nature ^ | 29 May 2008 | Daniel Cressey
    But hair sample could have been from a wandering mercenary. An early wave of migration into the New World and the Arctic has been identified by sequencing a genome from a frozen hair excavated in Greenland. Archaeological evidence shows that there were two waves of migration to Greenland starting 4,500 years ago, first with the Saqqaq and then the Dorset groups, collectively known as the Paleo-Eskimos. Later, around 1,000 years ago, came the Thule culture which led to the current native population. The relationship between these three groups has been uncertain. Some theories hold that Paleo-Eskimos derived from the populations...
  • DNA Reveals Neanderthal Redheads

    05/20/2008 6:22:40 PM PDT · by blam · 63 replies · 5,967+ views
    Harvard Gazette ^ | 2007 | Steve Bradt
    DNA reveals Neanderthal redheadsNeanderthals’ pigmentation possibly as varied as humans’, scientists say By Steve BradtWith Neanderthals’ surviving bones providing few clues, scientists have long sought to flesh out the appearance of this hominid species. Illustration created by Knut Finstermeier, Neanderthal reconstruction by the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museum Mannheim Ancient DNA retrieved from the bones of two Neanderthals suggests that at least some of them had red hair and pale skin, scientists report this week in the journal Science. The international team says that Neanderthals’ pigmentation may even have been as varied as that of modern humans, and that at least 1 percent of...
  • Totally 80's Hair Attack Sandbox: "The Godd, The Bad & The Ugly!"

    05/18/2008 11:01:10 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 270 replies · 29,132+ views
    And The Winners Are....
  • Face of Defense: Sergeant Donates Hair to Help Children

    04/09/2008 4:11:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 50+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Tech. Sgt. James Law, USAF
    KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan, April 9, 2008 – An Air Force noncommissioned officer who had long hair all of her life decided during her deployment here to let her hair brighten some lives. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jenet Akerson, 451st Expeditionary Communications Flight Network Control Center technician at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, looks at her new hair style March 31, 2008. Akerson donated 13 inches of her hair to “Locks of Love,” a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with long-term medical hair loss. She is deployed from the 435th Communications Squadron, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Photo...
  • Hindu Locks Keep Human Hair Trade Humming

    02/20/2008 2:08:05 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 209+ views
    Spiegel Online ^ | February 19, 2008 | Britta Sandberg
    Halle Berry uses hair extensions. So does Angelina Jolie. Much of the hair they end up with comes from women who offer up their locks to Hindu gods in Indian temples. SPIEGEL followed one pilgrim's hair from Bangalore to Munich. It's a Tuesday in January, and Verena Franke is sitting in the Visage Hair salon in Munich's trendy Schwabing neighborhood. She wants longer hair because she is convinced that it's attractive and will make her look more feminine. Beyond that, she hasn't thought much about it. She has worked her way up to this day, saving €1,000 ($680) in tips....
  • Presidents' Hair on Display at Philadelphia Science Museum

    02/10/2008 7:16:42 AM PST · by jdm · 7 replies · 121+ views
    AP via FOX News ^ | Feb. 10, 2008 | Staff
    PHILADELPHIA — It might be the strangest way to spend Presidents Day. For the first time, The Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia will display a scrapbook that includes the hair from the first 12 U.S. presidents. It will be on view from Saturday to Monday.
  • U.S. Demand for Human Hair Grows, Used in Wigs, Pizza

    01/07/2008 6:53:43 AM PST · by Scythian · 36 replies · 2,556+ views
    About 15 tons of it on a recent day, imported from China, neatly pressed into mats and ready to ship to farmers and nursery growers who swear by the horticultural benefits of Blacker's hairy wares. The mats stored in southern Miami-Dade County are part of a world marketplace for human hair. Uses range from the obvious, such as false eyelashes and wigs, to the more obscure: it's a common raw-material source for l-cysteine, an amino acid frequently used in baked goods such as pizza dough and bagels
  • Top Democratic Candidates Speak Out on Religious Views

    01/10/2008 11:01:03 AM PST · by Gamecock · 14 replies · 79+ views
    TomInTheBox ^ | 09 January, 2008
    Note: On Friday's edition of TBNN we will present the views of the top Republican candidates.It is no secret who the top to contenders are for the Democratic nomination. Since the beginning of the Presidential campaign, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have dominated the news. For both candidates, a White House win would mean a history-making first for the United States, Clinton being the first woman president, Obama being the first African-American to hold the office. Current polls show both candidates running neck-in-neck with one another, and both candidates are realizing that in order to win the nomination they...
  • U.S. Demand for Human Hair Grows, Used in Wigs, Pizza

    01/07/2008 8:46:19 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 74 replies · 94+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 01/07/08 | Associated Press
    FLORIDA CITY, Fla. — Walking into the small Florida City warehouse, Blair Blacker pauses to survey the towering pyramid of canvas bundles, each about the size of a punching bag, that contain the stock-in-trade of his business: human hair. About 15 tons of it on a recent day, imported from China, neatly pressed into mats and ready to ship to farmers and nursery growers who swear by the horticultural benefits of Blacker's hairy wares. "If you had told me when I was flying combat helicopters in Vietnam that one day I'd be sitting on 30,000 pounds of human hair," said...
  • Human Hair Market Growing Fast

    01/06/2008 10:31:37 AM PST · by JACKRUSSELL · 44 replies · 1,140+ views
    Sarasota Herald Tribune / The Associated Press ^ | January 6, 2008 | By Tere Figueras Negrete
    (FLORIDA CITY) -- Walking into the small Florida City warehouse, Blair Blacker pauses to survey the towering pyramid of canvas bundles, each about the size of a punching bag, that contain the stock-in-trade of his business: human hair. About 15 tons of it on a recent day, imported from China, neatly pressed into mats and ready to ship to farmers and nursery growers who swear by the horticultural benefits of Blacker's hairy wares. "If you had told me when I was flying combat helicopters in Vietnam that one day I'd be sitting on 30,000 pounds of human hair," said Blacker,...
  • Edwards Sports A New Look

    12/11/2007 1:23:54 PM PST · by opineapple · 9 replies · 55+ views
  • Ancient DNA reveals that some Neanderthals were redheads

    10/25/2007 11:44:28 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 71 replies · 217+ views
    www.physorg.com ^ | 10/25/2007 | Harvard University
    Ancient DNA retrieved from the bones of two Neanderthals suggests that at least some of them had red hair and pale skin, scientists report this week in the journal Science. The international team says that Neanderthals' pigmentation may even have been as varied as that of modern humans, and that at least 1 percent of Neanderthals were likely redheads. The scientists -- led by Holger Römpler of Harvard University and the University of Leipzig, Carles Lalueza-Fox of the University of Barcelona, and Michael Hofreiter of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig -- extracted, amplified, and sequenced a...
  • Hairdo don't (HS suspends student over afro)

    10/11/2007 6:35:06 AM PDT · by absolootezer0 · 33 replies · 568+ views
    BET News ^ | 10.05.07
    A Detroit charter schools says one student's hairdo is definitely a don't and tells him to lose the Afro puff or don't come back. But the mother of Claudius Benson II says her son's school went too far, and she's suing. Benson, 14, hasn't cut his hair in 10 years. Officials at his school, Old Redford Academy, say the ninth-grader was suspended because his hair is too long. The dress code requires "close-cropped" hair. So why is his mom suing? Alecha Benson says she follows the Old Testament passages that she interprets as prohibiting the cutting of her son's hair,...
  • Western-style Barbers Get the Chop in Iran

    08/24/2007 11:15:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 11 replies · 631+ views
    Guardian ^ | August 24, 2007
    Western-style Barbers Get the Chop in Iran August 24, 2007 The Guardian Robert Tait in Tehran Police in Tehran have closed two dozen barber shops and hairdressers in a fortnight in the latest phase of a "morals" crackdown aimed at enforcing Islamic dress codes among young Iranians. The businesses were shut after being identified as purveyors of decadent "western" culture. Eleven women's hair-stylists were told to stop trading for offering customers' tattoos. Tattooed eyebrows - in which the hair is shaved and replaced with elaborate patterns - are popular amongst many young Iranian women. One women's salon was shut when...
  • Teacher suspended for remark "nappy"

    08/01/2007 4:47:17 PM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 47 replies · 1,189+ views
    tampabay.com ^ | 07/31/07 | THOMAS C. TOBIN
    The Pinellas School Board on Tuesday approved a one-day suspension for a white teacher who referred to the hair of an African American girl as "nappy." The board voted 5-2 in favor of the suspension and diversity training for Belcher Elementary teacher Porsha Call. Board members Linda Lerner and Janet Clark voted against the unpaid suspension, saying they did not consider the word racially offensive. "I don't use the term nappy. I've used the word frizzy for my own hair at times," said Lerner, who agreed with a related recommendation that Call receive diversity training. "I did not realize it...
  • China's hairiest man seeks Olympic torch duty

    08/01/2007 12:26:25 PM PDT · by Squidpup · 42 replies · 3,539+ views
    Times Online ^ | July 31, 2007 | Sam Knight
    China's hairiest man, a wannabe pop star who calls himself King Kong, wants to carry the Olympic torch on its journey to Beijing in 2008. Yu Zhenhuan, from the northeastern province of Liaoning, told the Xinhua news agency that his fame and extreme hirsutism qualified him to be one of the 21,880 people who will carry the torch on its roundabout, 85,000-mile voyage next year. "It would be a great honour to join the Olympic torch relay," said Mr Yu, a 30-year-old rock singer who was recently deposed as the world's hairiest man by a pair of Mexican brothers. "The...
  • Expert Unveils Election Forecasts Based on Hair Lines

    06/30/2007 6:30:45 AM PDT · by asparagus · 27 replies · 1,037+ views
    EarthTimes.org ^ | Dr. Leonard
    CRANSTON, R.I., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The political pundits and campaign strategists are overlooking one key to candidate success in the 2008 presidential race, and the history proves it, said Dr. Robert Leonard, who is offering his 20 years of experience to the discussion. "Hair is the winning factor," he said. "The historical record comes down squarely against balding candidates and shows that America wants presidents with hair," said Leonard, a hair loss expert. Call it the hair factor. It's an indicator more accurate than the Presidential Height Index. The only exceptions have been Eisenhower and Zachary Taylor. Leonard is...
  • Bye-Bye Comb-Overs? Hair Follicles Found Able to Regenerate

    05/18/2007 5:40:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies · 891+ views
    Scientific American ^ | 5/17/07 | Nikhil Swaminathan
    Study demonstrates that mice can regrow hair follicles at wound sites; the finding could lead to treatment for human hair lossAside from a few, fleeting empirical observations in the 1950s, adult mammals appear to be lacking regenerative abilities. Just ask anyone whose hair follicles have died—the result is baldness. But there is a glimmer of hope for the hair-challenged among us. Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania report that new hair follicles formed on the backs of mice that had suffered open skin wounds. The finding could pave the way for use in regenerating human hair. In fact, that possibility...
  • Top 7 Women's Hairstyles of All Time

    04/25/2007 7:31:26 PM PDT · by pissant · 153 replies · 6,232+ views
    PA News and Observer | 4/25/07 | Pissant Sasoon
    Straigtened, flat, messy and spiky. What a load. Hollywood types today spend almost as much as John Edwards on their hairdos, only to have them look purposely tussled as if they just rolled out of bed. No style, nothing to complement them. Granted, long gorgeous hair is nice anytime----if its combed. But the gals I grew up watching on the tube or in some cases, dating, at least took the time to try to be pleasing to the eye. Enough grumbling. Here are the top 7 sexiest styles of recent decades, in no particular order. 7. The Farrah look. Feathered,...
  • Running With Scissors (Dowd Takes Down Edwards)

    04/21/2007 5:23:01 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 71 replies · 4,759+ views
    New York Times ^ | 21 April 2007 | Maureen Dowd
    ...Americans have revered such homely leaders as Abe Lincoln. They seem open to balding pates like Rudy’s and flattops like Jon Tester’s. They don’t want self-confidence to look like self-love.[If this is original with Dowd, it is a very good summary of human nature]... ...Someone who aspires to talk credibly about the two Americas can’t lavish on his locks what working families may spend on electricity in a year. You can’t sell earnestness while indulging in decadence. Mr. Edwards, the son of a mill worker, moved from a $5.2 million, six-bedroom Federal mansion in Georgetown to a 28,000-square-foot behemoth in...
  • Mysterious Rock Growing 'Hair' Put on Display in Beijing

    03/27/2007 7:01:19 PM PDT · by Dacb · 43 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | 26 March 2007 | Feng Yiran
    On March 16, 2007, an unusual rock went on display in Beijing. This rock has "hair," almost identical to human hair, growing out of its "head." The rock is iron gray in color, naturally smooth and rounded, and is similar to a cobblestone. There is also a very thin layer of scalp tissue connecting the "hair" to the rock. The hair is grey in color and similar to the color of the rock itself. The hair grows quite naturally from the top with the longest strands being about 15 centimeters (6 inches) long. The hair is slightly coarser than human...
  • Romney's black hair natural, not dyed

    03/24/2007 10:22:11 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 32 replies · 585+ views
    Boston.com ^ | 03/23/2007
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. --Don't expect Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to endorse hair dye products anytime soon. The former governor of Massachusetts laid to rest on Friday any rumors that he dyes his hair black. His sleek dark coif, with just a hint of gray on his sideburns, is completely natural, he told reporters following a fundraiser in Milwaukee. "I don't dye it. I don't color it and you can take a real close camera shot and see there's a lot of gray mixed in with all that black," said a laughing Romney. Earlier this month Romney turned 60, an age...
  • Semen for lovely hair or is it a load of bull?

    03/11/2007 6:56:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 32 replies · 3,371+ views
    Fairfax New Zealand ^ | 02.10.07 | CHRIS GARDNER
    An upmarket London beauty salon's claims that bull semen can give hair the ultimate shine is likely to go untried in the Waikato. Hari's, in hoity toity Chelsea, offers a 45-minute Aberdeen Organic Hair treatment involving massaging a protein-rich mixture of bull semen and a plant root into the client's hair. But Julie May, who owns The Salon, in Garden Place, Hamilton, is not keen to try it in her establishment. "I would not want it on my hair. I know what the reaction from customers would be here and I know what my staff would say," she said. "It's...