"No more stubble. No more trouble" ran the Epilady ad. But for the Kroks, the 1990s have been all trouble. Matthew Heller reports.
"They don't want to get married when I tell them," Solly Krok once complained about his daughters. The millionaire South African businessman seemed to have better luck influencing the girls' professional lives. After Arlene, Sharon and Loren emigrated to the United States, he set them up in 1987 to market Epilady, a novel device for wrenching hair from women's legs. For two Christmas seasons it was one of the hottest-selling products of the nation.