the old noggin
SINCE AGE 4, Susie Faber has suffered from partial alopecia,
a disorder that prevents the hair follicles from reproducing.
In 2004, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and lost her
eyebrows and eyelashes during chemotherapy.
has had complete alopecia (no hair anywhere)
for 12 years.
In 2005, these Costco
members formed Stylish
gins.com) to help others
without hair live with
dignity, grace and beauty.
Miltenberger (l) and Faber “We wanted something for women and children that was fast, convenient, stylish and comfortable,” Faber says of their customizable
headwear, which ranges from hats to scarves to snoggins (for
sleeping or staying warm) and costs between $7 and $25.
Faber handles the manufacturing side from her home in
San Diego, and Miltenberger the creative and the paperwork
aspects, but the two work together to pick out materials from
the Los Angeles garment district and to oversee production
at Melinda’s Sports Gear in National City, California.
In addition to their full-time jobs—Miltenberger, 37,
in printing, and Faber, 57, in landscape and real estate—
the two also run support groups and give seminars on
dealing with baldness.
Faber recounts, “One of our first clients told us that for
the first time since she had started this process [she was
undergoing chemotherapy], ‘I feel beautiful, and I can
devote my energy to fighting this disease.’ ”—Shana McNally
reco rd holder:
JOHN CASSIDY has been attracted to magic since he
was 6 years old, when his parents give him a magic
set for Christmas. He first set a Guinness world
record on May 10, 1999.
It was for most balloon sculptures
of his stag
fastest bal in one hour—he completed
dy still holds that record—
he’s up to 747. The
mber, who buys most
e-show supplies at
in King of Prussia,
nia, also holds
r most modeling
flated in one
; most balloon
dog— 6. 5 seconds.
If you know a
Costco member who
holds a Guinness
record, contact The
(see box at below left).
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T ERRI H ARDIN has been
an artist, a puppeteer and
an actor for more than 25
years. While her efforts
have been seen in such
films as Ghostbusters,
Men in Black and The
Flintstones, and she has
worked with The Jim
Henson Company, the
carved a niche
as a pumpkin
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with one of
on her Web