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Jheri Redding
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Entrepreneur
    (March 2, 1907-March 15, 1998)
    Born in Rantoul, Illinois
    Birth name was Robert William Redding
    Hairdresser and cosmetologist
    Founded the companies Jheri Redding Products (1956), Redken (1960), Jhirmack (1968) and Nexxus (1979)
    Inducted into the National Cosmetology Hall of Fame (1990) and the North American Hairstyling Association's Hall of Leaders (1997)
    He gave the world the Jheri curl, the chief rival to the mullet as dumbest hairstyle of the 80s.
    The Jheri curl softener damaged the hair.
    Flammable Jheri products contributed to Michael Jackson catching fire during a Pepsi commercial (1983).
    Many of his products ignore the fact that hair is dead and pumping vitamins, for example, into it won't bring it back to life.
    He invented the first modern-day conditioner and pH-balanced shampoo.
    The four companies he founded continue to operate with different owners.
    Jheri curl products were parodied as 'Soul Glo' in the film 'Coming to America.' (1988)

Credit: C. Fishel


    In 2018, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 3 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 8 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 13 Votes: 92.31% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 26 Votes: 84.62% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 67 Votes: 35.82% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 27 Votes: 59.26% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
 
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