This is Beth. With September’s back-to-school, happy new year look.

1. The do—Short bob.

Inspired by crop-topped celebrities:

short 1 short 3 short 4 short 6 short 13 short 10 short 8 short 11 short 2 short 12

Monica called it a box bob, graduated, textured. When Mandi saw me she deemed it an A-line bob. Another take on a classic.

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, this time Joel told Pandora to play some do-appropriate tunes. Ultimately we got great variety, including Stormy Weather, Misty Blue, Can’t You See, Spirit in the Sky, and Georgia on my Mind.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—This time I showed up with the wrong drink, so I ran up the block where the very nice woman at the liquor store helped me select the perfect beverage – New Age:

sept drink

4. The Theory—Women with short hair are less feminine, less attractive. Or have we moved past that sort of thing? From “True, the flowing mane has always had a powerful allure… Clearly, flowing locks are a source of power… In many quarters, a woman cutting her hair is still seen as a woman committing an act of rebellion… Among a certain segment of my mother’s and grandmother’s generations, a short cut was an admission that you were middle-aged and no longer interested in making the effort. But for plenty of women, hair is just a canvas upon which to creatively express themselves.”

Also, this is the third “bob” I’ve had this year – is it boring? Not as fun as Liz’s rainbow, but we’ve seen a little variety, right?

And, remember, we still have a few months left!

5. Reactions—We’ll see…

sept short 6

P.S. The post title is a misquote of a misquote. From Wikipedia, “‘Play it again, Sam’ is originally a misquotation of ‘Play it, Sam’ from the 1942 film Casablanca. It may also refer to: Play It Again, Sam (1972 film), based on the Broadway play by Woody Allen.”