This is Beth. The reporting continues.

Overall people seemed to like the do I dubbed January Orange. Paraphrasing: you can pull it off, it’s a color you should go back to. Mostly from people who know me or see me fairly frequently. I didn’t get much of a reaction from strangers or individuals I don’t see much. The day after the doing of the do (when the color was most intense) the dentist asked politely if I’d changed my hair. A few days later a server mentioned I look different as he checked my ID (yep, got carded).

Far more interesting, though, is the small sample that indicates Liz and I were able to spread a tiny bit of joy. For example, we heard:

“Seeing you guys just makes me smile.”

“Happy hair.”

“You look like you’re ready to party, let’s go.”

And the best—sitting next to a colleague as she read a post for the first time. She laughed out loud. More than once.

We started this project as a distraction from seriousness and sadness in the world. There’s a lot of that going around right now. Any little smile, grin, bit of laughter is welcome.

P.S. The branded combs seemed to be a hit too.

Fun with combs3

P.S.S. In other comb-related news—While walking her dog, Liz came across an unfortunate squirrel in a mysterious position:

Squirrel with comb

We recreated the scene with our product:

Liz with combs1

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