Because I am a hair stylist it just wouldn’t be right for me not to mention the Death of a major contributor to the Barber/Beauty industry.
On October 3rd Comer Cottrell passed away. The name may not sound very familiar but I’m sure you are very familiar with his hair care invention. Mr. Cottrell is the man who presented the world the Jheri Curl.
A family spokeswoman tells us that Mr. Cottrell, who was 82 years old, died in his home in Plano Texas.
Mr. Cottrell was the founder of Pro-Line Corp. in downtown Los Angeles in 1970. His intent was to provide more hair care options to black servicemen…Spawning the Pro-Line Curly Kit.
The initial invention, by Mr. Jheri Redding, was only available in Salons and Barber shops and could run a patron up-wards to $300…Mr. Cottrell created the “Home kit”, and monopolized by selling the kits in for $8 to Shops and drug stores.
The style was then popularized by a mass of black stars/entertainers and of course the movie Coming To America…
In memory of Mr. Cottrell, BuzzFeed Staffer, Tracy Clayton, presents us with
27 Of The Most Important Jheri Curls In History
Original post can be found at BuzzFeed.com
Jheri Curl from Hollywood Shuffle
Evelyn “Champagne” King
The Super Curl couple
Everybody in Ready For The World
Randy Watson (and some of the members of Sexual Chocolate)
Countess Vaughn as Alexandria DeWitt on 227
So many of the Jacksons
An Honorable Mention…The couch from Coming To America