Liz here,

When Beth and I first cooked up this project in November, 2012, I started doing image searches to figure out what I wanted to do. One of my searches led me to an awesome pinterest board “Cute, sexy, awesome hair.”  I was scanning through the amazing blue, purple, and rainbow-hued do’s, but there was one that immediately caught my eye:


I have a long-standing love for all things lizard (from a childhood/HS nickname of “Lizard”), so when I first met with my stylist Maggie last December, I showed her the picture of the guy on the far left. “I’m open to all kinds of cuts and colors,” I said, “but I definitely want to do the lizard mohawk.”


Maggie said ok, and recommended that we close out the year with the mohawk, since there wouldn’t be much hair to work with afterwards. A few times during the year, she did ask me “are you sure you don’t want to try a different mohawk? like that guy from JPL?” (he is awesome!)


But I had my sights set on the lizard do, and Maggie was convinced.  We started out with some lizard clipart, and Maggie sized it and made a paper template.

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Maggie shaved around the template (with a second person holding down the paper.)


I did have a little bit of a quiet freakout when the sides of my head were fully shaved (not to mention having supershort hair in the middle of an historic cold snap.)  All in all, it turned out fantastic:

IMG_3069 photo 1 (3) (One toe had to be eliminated and two toes on another foot were merged into one.)

IMG_3074IMG_3065We had some “eye stickers” leftover from a craft at work, which added some personality to the lizard.

89509111314737296_aTt0DzYF_c  IMG_3067Pretty dang close to the ideal version! (My only regret is that I forgot to save a “tail”, but that’s what clip-in braids from Claire’s are for!)