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Jack A. King

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October 2, 1938 - May 8, 2015 Hairstylist extraordinaire, Jack King was one of the first hairstylists in the world to dedicate his life to providing the most memorable haircuts for his customers. Jack would give children their first haircut and hospice patients their last haircut. As a result, he touched the lives of those who were newest into this world and those who were promptly leaving it. Jack hairstyling skills made his customers look good, feel fresh, beautiful, and ultimately prepared them for the next or final chapter of life. Jack was born and raised in London, where he developed his career in the hairstyling industry. Jack moved to LA, California and opened the very first children's hair salon in the 1980's, called Tipperary, which is currently located in Beverly Hills, California. Jack's distinctive personality and winning style made Tipperary famous and very successful. Celebrities repeatedly took their children to see Jack for their haircuts. Jack always provided his clients with a laugh, animal crackers, a lollipop, and a beautiful, unforgettable experience. Jack opened a 2nd hair salon in Calabasas, CA called Cowlicks and again was innovative in the industry by providing parents a video of their child's first haircut. Jack was a pragmatic influencer who valued integrity and inspired everyone with his positive attitude, great humor and warm smile. Jack believed in being bold and persistent, and his forward thinking and positive outlook are what made him exceptional. Jack retired in Palm Desert, CA and volunteered for several organizations, including: the Braille Institute, a local food pantry, and for Hospice patients. He was passionate about dancing and movies and leaves behind his loving family: a wife, children, grandchildren, good-friends and relatives. Jack is buried in Mount Sinai Memorial in the Hollywood Hills. Donations in his memory can be made to the Braille institute, www.brailleinstitute.org
Published in the Los Angeles Times from July 8 to July 9, 2015
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