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Woman Angry About Haircut Tries to Kill Barber: Cops

But she may have messed up her own hair

(Newser) - We've all been there: You go to the hairdresser and your new cut doesn't come out quite how you envisioned. But a 29-year-old San Diego woman took things a bit farther than most would, police say: Three hours after her haircut Wednesday, Adrian Blanche Swain allegedly returned to... More »

Legally Blind Barber Gets $100K for Wrongful Termination

He says his condition didn't affect his work

(Newser) - A legally blind barber was awarded $100,000 by a Massachusetts commission against discrimination after it says he was wrongly fired. The Boston Herald reported Saturday that Joel Nixon had been working for Tony's Barber Shop in Norton for a year before his boss discovered his condition. The 29-year-old... More »

Barber Gives Naughty Kids 'Old Man' Haircuts

Georgia's Russell Fredrick offers free 'Benjamin Button Special' to fed-up parents

(Newser) - If you're a frustrated parent in Snellville, Ga., who doesn't know how to get your child to behave, there's a barber who thinks he knows how to cut that naughtiness off—by literally cutting your child's hair off. Three days a week, A-1 Kutz owner Russell... More »

Italian Parliament's Barbers See Pay Cut—to $125K

It's proof of 'unjustified privileges,' says civil servants union

(Newser) - In Italy, the average nurse earns about $30,000 a year . A high school teacher typically brings home about the same, reports. The barbers who snip the hair of Italy's members of parliament? Well, they rake in just a bit more: $125,000 a year—and that'... More »

Is Your Beard Racist?

Style's history is pretty tangled, writes Sean Trainor

(Newser) - These days, beards are big, in all senses of the word. But most of those wearing them probably have little idea of their troubled history in the US—one that is inextricably linked with racism and sexism, writes Sean Trainor in the Atlantic . For free black men in the early... More »

'Topless Hairstylist' Faces Criminal Charges

But not for what you might think

(Newser) - A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn't cutting hair without a top. It's cutting hair without a license. The Longmont Times-Call reports 46-year-old Suzette Hall was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of practicing cosmetology without... More »

In Recession, Homes Become Hair Salons

Shaggy-headed cut their own locks to cut costs; results not pretty

(Newser) - Hair cutting is quickly becoming a “do-it-yourself” endeavor for the cash-conscious—and the results aren’t so pretty, the Wall Street Journal reports. Hairdressing “may look easy, but it's not,” said the head of a cosmetology group, who notes that mid-range and high-priced salons have taken a... More »

10 Careers With Staying Power

Career site lists the jobs that won't wear out before you do

(Newser) - For most people job security is a thing of the past, and obsolescence a looming threat.  Happily though, there are some roles that never go out of style. lists the most unshakable jobs, along with median annual income.
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