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From December 15, 2012:

Once upon a time we could drop our kids off at school without feeling so scared.

I started this hair/blog project as a frivolous distraction from seriousness and sadness in the world.

But some events demand attention. They deserve full focus.

We give them that, and simultaneously we keep living. We remember the good. We encourage our kids to embrace life and love and beauty and magic and laughter. We have a good cry and then we allow ourselves to have a good laugh too.

Maybe, when we’re ready, we could laugh at the hair of fictional characters. A dozen dos for you to peruse:

Olive-oyl-pictures-61 Princess-leiaCousin-Itt-addams-familyhunger-games-effiePipibernini_medusagirl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-06TANGLEDbride-of-frankensteinQueenamidala 220px-Marge_Simpson

Oops, that’s only eleven. Who would you add?

P.S. On Friday night I thought about gun control and mental illness. I wondered why people bring children into this world. And I thought about my own choice to do so without a partner in a way I never had before. I hugged the babes and I cried to Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXxcMw5PTDg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLHCC3geTpc. I knew I could only begin to imagine what people more directly involved were going through.

P.P.S. Thanks Bill.

This is Beth. The January do inspired folks to mention and send links to some fabulous redheads:

FlorenceMach

NekoCase

Tori Amos

Tiffany Pratt

Yayoi Kusama

Singers Florence Welch, Neko Case, and Tori Amos; stylist and blogger Tiffany Pratt; artist Yayoi Kusama.

And my favorite image, sent by B.Erin (watch for her upcoming guest post):

Redhead matches

Finally, how could I forget? Disney:

Disney Jessica RabbitDisney Little MermaidDisney Amy Adams EnchantedDisney BraveDisney step-sister Anastasia

This is Beth. Kicking it off with the fiery redhead.

1. The inaugural do: Reddish-orange inspired by The Fifth Element (Milla Jovovich as Leeloo)

Milla Jovovich Fifthe Element

and many famous female firecrackers. A small sample:

Maureen O'haraLucille Ball 1Tina Louise 3Molly RingwaldJulianne Moore 2Debra MessingChristina Hendricks 3 Alyson Hannigan

To be worn straight most of the month, although I may play with styles.

2. Music: Couldn’t hear much with sinks (3), dryers (3), and foils (many) spraying, blowing, and crinkling in my ears, but did come up for air long enough to catch Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer and Madonna’s Like a Prayer. Hum.

3. Drink: Spicy ginger beer, whiskey, and lime.

Jan drink mixin's Jan drink & foils

4. Theory: Redheads = hotheaded, passionate. Note: My hair has been various shades of reddish-brown at various times in my life, from auburn to burgundy. This do is a bit, well, less subtle. So maybe I’m actually testing the… vibrancy more than traditional redhead stereotypes (see #5).

5. Reactions – to be reported if/when needed throughout the month.

Jan done

What will it spark?

P.S. Links to the songs: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=129kuDCQtHs (“…wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face… come on baby the laugh’s on me.”); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDK9QqIzhwk (hair!); http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ8YGwUOHUQ (some fire in that one).

P.P.S. Thanks to Monica of course and Kylie and Crystal of Bang.

This is Beth. How do you measure a year? Liz and I will measure 2013 in 12 new dos each. Wishing everyone lots of love to measure in too.

Happy New Year.

 

P.S. Here’s a link to a live performance of the song from the Broadway musical Renthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1i1ZGhBcLWA&NR=1&feature=fvwp. Or borrow the soundtrack from me.

This is Beth. Today I went to see Monica the doer of dos. She’s also a planner. We made a plan.

A few weeks ago when I went for a regular maintenance cut and color I told Monica about the concept for this little hair/blog project. As suspected, she’s perfect for it – I could almost see ideas spinning in her head. She’s an artist. I think she appreciates a canvas.

I don’t know Monica well. I do know she likes music, knows music, sings along, frequents live shows even in other states. She has great tattoos and likes themed costume parties. Once she was excited about a trip to the container store and organizing her space at home. I trust her with my hair. I expect my relationship with her will last beyond this project. (Please Monica, tell me you’re in for the years of growing it out!)

Bang1 Bang2

Monica can be found at Bang Salon: http://www.bangsalon.net/park_hill_salon.html

 

P.S. No, I’m not revealing the plan.

This is Beth. Looking back before moving forward.

In preparation for do-planning sessions, here’s the me me me post previously threatened. Some dos I’ve done:

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In no particular order, the pics pretty much showcase dos from the last seven years, most were taken in the last couple years. Coming soon: a scary assortment of dos from the more distant past. Maybe.

 

P.S. Links to the song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMQ0Ryy01yE David Bowie (great hair)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbnJo88kuP8 Davis Bowie (also great hair)

& check out the Shrek 2 motion picture soundtrack for the version by Butterfly Boucher featuring David Bowie (it includes a couple other good dance-in-the-kitchen-with-babes tracks as well).

This is Beth. Once upon a time we could drop our kids off at school without feeling so scared.

I started this hair/blog project as a frivolous distraction from seriousness and sadness in the world.

But some events demand attention. They deserve full focus.

We give them that, and simultaneously we keep living. We remember the good. We encourage our kids to embrace life and love and beauty and magic and laughter. We have a good cry and then we allow ourselves to have a good laugh too.

Maybe, when we’re ready, we could laugh at the hair of fictional characters. A dozen dos for you to peruse:

Olive-oyl-pictures-61 Princess-leiaCousin-Itt-addams-familyhunger-games-effiePipibernini_medusagirl-with-the-dragon-tattoo-06TANGLEDbride-of-frankensteinQueenamidala 220px-Marge_Simpson

Oops, that’s only eleven. Who would you add?

 

P.S. On Friday night I thought about gun control and mental illness. I wondered why people bring children into this world. And I thought about my own choice to do so without a partner in a way I never had before. I hugged the babes and I cried to Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXxcMw5PTDg and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fLHCC3geTpc. I knew I could only begin to imagine what people more directly involved were going through.

 

P.P.S. Thanks Bill.

This is Beth. Planning a post about my own past dos. Feels so, “I wanna talk about me Wanna talk about I Wanna talk about number one Oh my me my What I think What I like What I know What I want What I see; I like talking about you, you, you, you usually; But occasionally, I wanna talk about me (me, me, me, me) I wanna talk about me (me, me).”

Can I blog and be not so sure I wanna talk about me?

And just in case you don’t already have Toby Keith singing under your do too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CT4wOkAyi5Q; or, for the worst in gender streotyping, the official video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxUuDPNbkJk.

Finally, Google image search revealed many pics of Toby in hat, but love the one with hair showing AND I’ve added bandana to accessory list.

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This is Beth. The girl and I were surfing styles. “Why is Justin Bieber there?”

haircuts-justinbieberJustin-Bieber-shag

“That looks like Justin Bieber too.”

And Emma Watson:

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Not sure the message here. Except that it helps to be young and attractive. Maybe that’s why this is a good experiment for the rest of us.

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P.S. Did you know there were boys in New York (luckily back before my babes were old enough to notice celeb styles) getting Bieber-inspired blowouts? And not admitting it had anything anything to do with Justin. The original with flip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe00S22Fa0Y

flip

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