This is Beth. Getting a jump start on July.

1. The do—Curly Bob.

Inspired by carefree-looking, fun-having, slightly-smirky free spirits:

Curly Bob 2 Curly Bob 4 Glamour Magazine 2009 Women Of The Year Honors - Arrivals Curly Bob 1 Curly Bob 3

Not sure why they’re all blond; mine will stay the same medium-to-getting-lighter brown for now.

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. The solon bustled this week; I only noticed one song (playing when Monica switched off the blow dryer): Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror. All about more-then-hair change. Nice, relevant. “Make that change.”

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, gin and tonic. Classic, refreshing summer drink.

July G&T

4. The Theory—The Curly Bob: it’s a little bit shorter, a little bit less labor intensive. A little bit boring in our anything-goes hair culture?

According to Wikipedia, a bob is “a short haircut…in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level, often with a fringe (or ‘bangs’) at the front.” From “This classic short hairstyle is low maintenance, high style and flattering to every face shape. Many versions can go from straight and smooth to curly and tousled.”

Fun, easy, happy, perfect for summer, perfect for vacation. We’ll see if I can keep the mood light and relaxed to go with the hair.

5. Reactions—This month they’ll be international. We’ll see.

Curly Bob done 1 Curly Bob done 2 Curly Bob done 3

P.S. Music Links:

Title song Curli Hair by Hawkeye and Hoe from He’s Got the Whole World in his Slacks. Careful, it’s a catchy one. From their website: “Hawkeye and Hoe are an English duo playing good time country, bluegrass, rockabilly, farmer folk, skiffle, rock n roll, pub polka, irish, cajun, folk roots and what they like to call ‘BEER DRINKING MUSIC.'”