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Who Does Your Hair?
Comments () | Published August 20, 2008

Courtney Knapp, twentysomething, Economic consultant, Bates White
Stylist/salon she swears by: Graham Webb Academy in Arlington, a training salon offering inexpensive cuts ($10 men, $18 women), color ($32 to $42), and manicures ($12). Knapp has been going since 2006 and feels the quality is consistent: “They took me from long to very short. I trust the people there.”
Products she likes: Redken CAT Protein Reconstructing Treatment, a “splurge” she uses once a week. For shampoo and conditioner, she likes Costco’s house brand, Kirkland. Knapp shampoos three days a week but conditions every day.
On her short cut: “I like how low maintenance and versatile having short hair can be. Also, I wear a lot of hats—I have hats like some women have shoes—and a lot of them look great with short hair. ”
How she ended up with a bowl cut at age five: “One day I was coloring and my hair kept getting in my eyes, so I snipped off all the hair that was in my way. I put the hair in a Ziploc bag and made a card for my grandpa that said, ‘This hair is for you since you don’t have any.’

Adrian Bond, 6, Student, London Towne Elementary School in Centreville
Where does he get his hair cut? “He has never had it cut,” says his mom, Meredith James Bond. “He did cut a big hunk in the front once while I wasn’t looking.”
Does he like his hairstyle? “Yeah. My hair grows as fast as it can.”
Does he get reactions from strangers? “People think he is a girl,” says his mom. “He doesn’t act like any girl I know.”
Products he uses: Carol’s Daughter, which gives Adrian’s curly hair the moisture it needs. “The line has gotten a lot of attention now that Jada Pinkett Smith represents it,” Meredith says.
What he wants to be when he grows up: “A basketball player!”

Phil Bescher, 67, independent computer consultant
On pulling off his look: “There are two kinds of people who can look like this—homeless people and PhDs who don’t care what other people think.”
How long has he had this style? “I’ve looked this way since the ’60s. I had it short before my father died because he couldn’t stand it, and I didn’t want to cause my mother grief. I only cut it when it starts getting stuck in doors.”
Why not go short? “It’s the same reason I don’t do anything about the lines on my face or the scars on my skin. It tells the story of my life.”
Does he get interesting reactions? “I get ‘Hi, Santa Claus!’ and ‘Hey, ZZ Top!’ This one little kid asked me, ‘Are you a wolf man?’ I said, ‘You bet!’ ”

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