This is Beth. Unprepared to talk about the pixie, but I kinda like it so far.

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(Five elements of the do to come.)

P.S. Looking forward to Liz’s December do…

This is Beth. Reporting on the November do. I liked it.

Yesterday a coworker told me I look like this guy:

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Sweet.

Kind of a combination of these two happy looks (plus a hat):

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Cheers!

P.S. I enjoyed the October mohawk too, but mostly felt like the bad guy from The Incredibles:

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P.P.S. Thanks to those who suggested December drinks! I’ll be gathering supplies today…

This is Beth. Readying for the final cut Wednesday, wondering what to drink. Suggestions please…

What I consumed previous months:

January – whiskey & ginger:

Jan drink mixin's

February – tall dark Russian:

Feb drink mixin's

March: Bellini martini:

March mixin's

April – red wine:

April drink fixin's

May – rum & coke:

May shag drink mixins

June – PBR:

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July – gin & tonic:

July G&T

August – kitchen-sink punch:

Aug drink 1

September – last-minute wine:

sept drink

October – whiskey. straight:

Oct drink

November – sounded-good bloody mary:

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December – It’s gonna end up pretty darn short!

This is Beth. A year later, with Liz and Michelle.

LC & BK Nov 2013 MJ & BK Nov 2013

November 30, 2012 saw the first changingthelocks.com post – Inspired by a six year old, kind of. Here it is:

The girl wanted an asymmetrical cut so we Googled it and told friends. Liz said people in Hollywood change their hair all the time, wouldn’t it be fun. . . So – crazy idea, new project: Liz and I will get new hairdos every month for a year and blog about it. Silly and irrelevant in this world of much seriousness and sadness, plus time consuming, but potentially fun, distracting, and hopefully entertaining.

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The girl picked this pic to show the haircutter. Her $12 cut – not so short, not so red, and looks a bit like she cut it herself. But we like it.

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The boy got his hair cut too, based on this pic.

P.S. (A year later) It has been silly and irrelevant in this world of much seriousness and sadness, plus time consuming, but also fun, distracting, and hopefully entertaining. Thank you Liz and Michelle!

This is Beth. Celebrating.

Exhibit opening 2012:

November last

(That’s me on the left.)

Exhibit opening 2013:

November this

(That’s Liz on the right, me next to her sporting a spiky version of this month’s do.)

What strikes me (besides dramatic do change): how fortunate I am to work on projects like these, with fabulous people.

You probably already know that the word of the year, according to Oxford Dictionaries, is selfie. It’s been all over the news.  In some related report, I heard about variations on the “word,” including helfie or hair selfie.

I guess that’s what we’ve been doing all year – helfies…

In honor, here’s my November helfie. Please note that hair is touching my coat.  And it’s wet. And I’m wearing a coat.  Just how I roll.

Helfie

This is Beth. Last year, after we started blogging but before we started cutting, I posted about what I was willing to do with my do. At that time I said no Kate (from Jon and Kate Plus Eight), yes Katy (Katy Perry blue bob, or any Katy Perry really).

I also drafted a post way back then when I met  a woman whose do so moved me that I asked her if I could photo it. Kate agreed to the pic, and offered without prompting to send her inspiration/haircutter instruction image and did so immediately. She followed up with even more visual material. I like this woman. And her hair. I like everything about this story.

Kate at work:

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Kate’s inspiration pic:

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Past pics of Kate and more inspiration:

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Kate 2

Kate 3

Kate 4

I hadn’t looked at the pictures in months. Now I realize that I’ve gotten pretty close to her do. Though it looks better on Kate, and she didn’t need a hair/blog project as impetus!

This is Beth. Revisiting some early thoughts. From December 2012 (please note, the exhibit mentioned at the end opens this week):

I love Denver. I love love living where I live. I have a humongous (possibly out of proportion) sense of pride having been born in Denver.

The connection I have to my city – and, well, the whole damn state of Colorado – has nothing to do with my do. Or does it?

Liz and I are both from Denver. That means we came into the world and spent our child-through-young-adult-hoods (until college for both of us) in a very dry climate. We both, by the way, have naturally curly hair. For that reason, we’re kinda lucky to live in a low-humidity environment. Others feel the same way. Check out Reason to Love Denver #22 by Lindsey B. Koehler in 5280 December 2012. (to get directly to #22 click to page 4, though I recommend reading other rockin’ reasons as well).

But, don’t move to Colorado. While in many ways we’re happy to share the dry air with frizzy-haired friends, we’re already sharing with more folks than ever before. We’re dealing with problems of too many people, particularly in Our Mountains. The impacts go way way beyond hair. As Colorado becomes increasingly hotter and drier, what choices will we make?

It’s not too early to plan a visit to the History Colorado Center to explore real (way beyond hair) climate-related issues. Living West opens November 23, 2013. And meanwhile, tour the exhibits already on display – including Denver A to Z, a love letter to my city. And, hell, go on up to Our Mountains, I hear the snow’s great. (Well…)

*THANKS to Michelle for sending link to article. Thank you HCC for allowing us to think about the health of our state in way-more-important-than-hair ways; and to SMM, Jeff Hayward, and Janet Kamien for helping us do it.

Liz here, and time for the November hair.

Now that we are looking ahead to the longer winter nights, it seemed appropriate to go dark. The plan was to go with a dark brown, and I was feeling a little bit sad that I might have “normal” hair again for the month. Fortunately, the hair coloring had other ideas.

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How much more black could my hair be? and the answer is none. None more black.

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Hard to believe this is already month 11. The last time I wore this dress was in the spring,  I looked down and thought “whose blonde hair is that?” and realized that it was mine, from the April platinum do.

This is Beth. With this month’s do – the Pompadour.

1. Inspired by pomp – Presley and plenty of pop:

The 40th American Music Awards - Arrivals Pompadour Elvis Pompadour Alicia Keys Pompadour Gwen Stephani Pompadour Janelle Monae Pompadour Zayn Malik Pompadour Jenny McCarthy Pompadour Katy Perry Pompadour Travolta Pompadour Miley Cirus  Pompadour Rihanna

2. Music (what happened to be playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—All over the place. But, included We Are Young by Fun. with Jenelle Monae. Also When I Was Your Man by Bruno Mars. And Crimson and Clover but I don’t even remember what version.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Had trouble deciding again, so settled on what happened to sound good: bold and spicy bloody mary with a pickle (particularly good since I forgot to eat lunch).

nov drink

4. The Theory—Look at the photos above, kinda all over the place with a healthy dose of glam. I need to do some research. Meanwhile, a few more pics – Madame, Greaser, Rockabilly:

Madame de Pompadour kenickie rockabilly diagram new rosie

The definition: a hairstyle in which the hair is combed up from the forehead without a part.

5. Reactions—So far, sushi pal said she liked it and her daughter said “Pink” when she saw a pic. Yes. Oh, and the babes didn’t react.

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P.S. Title song – Raise Your Glass by P!nk (Slam slam oh hot damn)

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