And a young hepcat, fresh off his triumphant "My God, it almost reaches the ceiling!" tour brings his mighty coif back to the Akron, Ohio area.
Many is the man who tried to duplicate the devil may care stylings of this late '80's icon (not to mention such celebrities as Paul Young, the lead singer from Ah Ha, Howard Jones and a drunken lead singer of Flock of Seagulls - who used WAY too much mousse during the final stages of the process and subsequently tried to hide his mistake behind a host of "I meant to do that!" excuses), but all fell short of the layered, ready to go look that defined this fashion trendsetter.
Metrosexuals of today owe a great deal of their existence to such pioneers (as well as quite a few Transexuals...such as Ellen Degeneres and John Travolta) for it was these brave men who first dared to stand up and say, "Gender be damned, I'm going to look like Phyllis Diller after a street fight no matter what my friends say!".
Sadly, hepcat was found almost beaten to death in 1993 after being mistaken for a member of the band Poison by Local 413 of the greater Cleveland area. Living just long enough for someone to get him some conditioner, his dying words at the hospital now adorn the arches above the main foyer of the Vidal Sassoon Research Center:
"I died from beauty...and severe head trauma...well...mostly the severe head trauma".
(sorry, dug this old photo up while cleaning out my email and couldn't resist making fun of myself