This is Beth. And it’s April.

1. The Do—Brunette.

Inspired by many (sweet-looking) brown-haired beauties:

Anne Hathaway Audrey Hepburn, The Nun's Story (1959) directed by Fred Zinnemann Diane Lane Emma Watson Jennifer Lopez Julia Roberts Katie Holmes Tina Fey Maggie Gyllenhaal Natalie Portman Natalie Wood Rachael Ray Sarah Michelle Gellar Taylor Swift

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, I don’t get to pick do-appropriate songs. This time what I heard, noticed, remember: American Pie and Have You Ever Seen the Rain (early ’70s this time).

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: I do get to choose the do-appropriate drink. This time, red wine. And not just any red wine that any brunette might sip… okay, well, yes, it was.

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4. The Theory—Girl next door. Nice, smart, serious, studious, brainy, even tempered, stable, competent. Also plain, boring. But, don’t forget trustworthy, faithful, confident, self sufficient, mature, clever, gifted, worldly. I learned that brown is a typical hair color for most ethnicities, so it’s relatively common—that may be why brunettes tend to get pegged as stable and dependable while rarer hair colors get flashy, more dramatic stereotypes. By the way, “brunette” probably best captures my natural hair color.

5. Reactions—Some of you will say that it’s the same as February and March. Others might recognize the “nice dimensional brown” as Monica put it. So, we’ll see… And please remember, we have several months of new dos a-comin’ plus (drum roll) hopefully another big change from Liz this month. Cheers!

April done do

P.S. Title song: Adam Ant from Friend or Foe