This is Beth. Reporting on Mohawk Month. I liked it. Others seemed to like it too. After the first day of feeling a little self-conscious on the elementary school playground, I settled in and enjoyed it.

At the bar:

mohawk bar

At the ball:

October party hair

With a bow:

mohawk bow

Boring, down:

mohawk down

It grew out a bit and I played just a little with styling. At the beginning of the month:

mohawk early

Toward the end of the month:

mohawk wave

And, the result of wearing a Little Cat B (cat-in-the-hat) hat on Halloween:

mohawk hathead 2 mohawk hat head 1


From the girl-child the first day – “It needs to be spikier.” And, “Wear a skirt so you don’t look like a boy.”

From people at work – “You look young enough to pull it off.” “Flock of Seagulls.” “It’s the middle finger of haircuts.” “Girl on fire.” “Movie star.” “Billy Idol.”

I got a lot of positive comments about the color. Monica’s an artist.

After riding the elevator up to the dentist’s office with a woman and a teenager I encountered the woman a few minutes later in the bathroom. “I love your hair,” she said, “I didn’t want to say it in front of my son.”

The day I wore it down a friendly mom on the playground accused me of cheating. She was right. The following week she asked me where I work. When I told her she replied, “I knew you had a cool job!” Yes, yes I do – I’m a very lucky girl.