--- Making a Permanent Impression Since 1994 ---
It's the hair, stupid
By Katie Jordan
new has popped up at Chippens Hill Middle School -- the boys' hair.
intriguing new do has taken the school by storm.
hairdo is a perfect example of what a guy would look like if he ran into a door
at top speed: the frontal portion of the hair is molded and shaped until it
stands up on end.
the only way to truly say, "Look at me; Iíve got hair gel!"
as if this wasnít enough, some budding artists have taken to adding a splash
of color to the do. Who wouldnít appreciate the oh-so-natural look of a blond
stripe down the top of their head?
MacDonald, an eighth grade student at the school, has been spotted sporting the
accomplish this hairdo, MacDonald said, "You just comb it up with a little
for maintenance, MacDonald said he doesnít have many problems. But he said,
"It might get a little fuzzy after gym."
student donning this impressive flip is Garrett Lavertu, an eighth grader at the
seemed like a good thing to do," said Lavertu. "Everyone else was
said he first saw this style when he was in sixth grade, but only started it
people think it's stupid," says Lavertu, but that didn't affect his choice.
did these two students and all the others with this hairdo get the idea? Eighth
grader Joe Kulak claims he was the first person with the daring do, and he's
did it to be different," says Kulak.
said he came up with the idea in the summer of '98, before he entered the sixth
how he came up with it, Kulak said, "First I parted it, then spiked it, and
then combed it to the front."
students gave the hairdo mixed reviews.
Chelsea Keegan and Terri Fawcett said they like it. Hair makes a big impression
on them, they said.
Haley said it looks nice.
pretty jiggy," Haley said.
Shana Pilewski said she doesn't like this style because everyone does it.
not James Holickís style, either.
hate it, because I hate preppies," said Holick.
says he's never tried the hairdo, and most likely never will.
someone paid me a million dollars, maybe," he said.
Holick named the hairdo he hates, he says he'd call it "mutation, because
they look like they have a horn growing out of their heads."
has his own unique style, which he calls "spiked."
He said he achieves this style with three things: "Gel, gel, and gel."
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