"Where'd you get your hair done?" When a lady hears that question, she doesn't want to respond with some barber shop chain with a boring name like Quality Haircuts or Styles for Women. She wants to drop a name with as much flair and swag as her newly-done coif. Luckily, St. Louis is a treasure tro ... More >>
According to these tour dates posted yesterday on Rolling Stone's website, Skrillex's haircut will be making a stop in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 17 at Chaifetz Arena. Performing with the stylish coif will be Dillon Francis, What So Not, and Milo & Otis.
Can we all just agree that the New York Times Style section is the most important source of news in our time? How else would we know about all the ways wealthy, Ivy League-educated residents of Williamsburg and Park Slope mingle, mate, marry, raise dogs and children and send those dogs and children ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 23. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City. $10.
In case you missed it, First Punch Film Production made this goofy lil' spot for the mayor: We find it significant that the only person with enough decency and respect to not litter is the kid with the faux-hawk. Maybe there's hope after all! (For the future of St. Louis, that is; the young ma ... More >>
Will Fischer A table of offerings from a previous Barter Fest. An alternative for holiday gifts exists just on the horizon, and it doesn't require spending a single penny! Gut Check would like to re-introduce a concept that most at least have vague familiarity with: bartering. Bartering, or ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
It's been fifty years since a hairstylist in Chicago first worked iconic magic with a rat-tail comb and a ton of hairspray. And now, her contribution to the planet's catalog of fabulous is being honored by the Chicago History Museum and Cosmetologists Chicago.Margaret Vinci Heldt invented the fam ... More >>
6 p.m. Tuesday, December 21. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Jon ScorfinaThe cultural importance of records extends beyond the music within their grooves. Generation after generation has defined itself by its vinyl aesthetic. From Elvis Presley to The Beatles, The Sex Pistols to Madonna, the album cover has become a cultural landmark that encapsulates ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Friday, July 2. The Chaifetz Arena, One South Compton Avenue.
Image source Frisby before her makeunder. Before you criticize, please bear in mind that this woman is 48 years old.Just so we're all clear, Mizzou journalism professor Cyndi Frisby does not actually teach classes in a little black dress. She wears regular work clothes. So it was ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, December 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
8 p.m. Monday, November 2. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Unreal just heard about some employees at a Chicago radio station who received an unexpected package last week, ripped it open and proceeded to laugh so hard that some of them peed their pants. The joke du jour: BLAGO Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner - For Really Big Hair. "IT'S BLEEP'N GOLDEN!" r ... More >>
The Beauty Bar is a name of a venue in other cities -- Austin and Las Vegas, for starters -- and now a "punk rock hair salon" in St. Louis. The grand opening is tomorrow, and will feature beer, BBQ, burlesque and tunes from Strawfoot. (I tried to continue the "B" alliteration, and just couldn't. Bum ... More >>
The St. Louis Cardinals are out with their promotional schedule for 2009. With the All-Star Game headed to St. Louis in July, this year will have no shortage of fan giveaways to commemorate the season. Among other things, the team and its sponsors will be giving away baseball bats, bobble-head dolls ... More >>
So hard for it, honey
6 p.m. Wednesday, February 11. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
Have you heard about Chris Rock's new movie, the documentary on African-American coiffure titled Good Hair?Rock got the idea for the film a few years back when his daughter complained to him about her kinky hair. The comedian was so baffled by his daughter's complaint that he set out to examine the ... More >>
MP3: Band Aid, "Do They Know It's Christmas Time? (Original 1984)" I couldn't find the best version of this song, which is an extended mix with a totally earnest spoken-word bridge featuring the tune's participants. But here's the original version of 1984's seminal charity single, "Do T ... More >>
7 p.m. Monday, November 24. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
9 p.m. Saturday, October 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
9 p.m. Thursday, October 16. Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
A Clayton salon owner claims his former stylists are poaching his upscale clients.
8 p.m. Thursday, December 7. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
7 p.m. Thursday, November 23. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue Sauget, Illinois).
Orange Girls are back -- and Bold.
7 p.m. Sunday, October 8. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Week of July 20, 2006
Hairspray is necessary for life
Larry Evilsizor Barber Stylist
Thu Do Hair Design
Keryn Shipman, KDNL-TV (Channel 30)
Week of March 28, 2001
For Libby Yocco, preparing for death included a postmortem coiffure by a loving granddaughter
A St. Louis barber-chair maker weathered the Depression, succumbed to Japanese competitors and adapted to changing fashion
Retired barber George Tucker stays active by cutting hair for the homeless