Kenneth Battelle: The Hairdresser Behind Jackie’s Bouffant

Posted on 05/15/2013 by |Who's News | Comments

Beauty & Fashion | Bulletin TodayBack in 1961, the New York Times ran a lengthy article to mark the 34th birthday of a Manhattan hairdresser who had already reached such a level of renown that the paper dispensed with its traditional practice of referring to a news subject by his surname and the title “Mr.” Instead, it simply referred to him as “Kenneth,” and proclaimed, lyrically, that “being besieged by a bevy of beautiful women is all in the line of business for one young man.” …