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Liz here,

This past weekend, I got to experience up close one of my big inspirations for the hair project when I attended KCON in Los Angeles.

KCON (short for “Korean Convention”) is a two-day festival of Korean pop culture, and 2013 is only the 2nd year they’ve held it.


The big draw was the concert on Sunday night which featured several different K-Pop groups.  Two of the biggest draws for the concert are also my hair heroes:



And the 12 member group, EXO:

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Sadly, G-Dragon and EXO are pretty boring hair-wise at the moment (basic platinum is K-Pop “boring.”) Fortunately, new group Teen Top stepped up to the plate with some fantastic hair. It looked even better in the gold lamé ensembles that they wore when performing.


There was also lots of time on Saturday and Sunday to go to panels, wait in line for silly prizes (free ramen cups! flashing green ears!), pick up Korean BBQ at food trucks, and most importantly, people watch! There was so much fantastic hair:

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This was only a tiny, tiny fraction of the amazing, fun hair on display! The video recap has a few more excellent examples:

Who knows what my hair will be like in 2014, but I might have to check out KCON again, just to see what’s happening in the colorful world of K-Pop hair.

This is Beth. And it’s finally here… June.

1. The Do—Mullet.

Inspired by, sigh, a few classics:

Mullet Billy Ray Cyrus Mullet Andre-Agassi Mullet David Bowie Mullet Florence Henderson CLOONEY: 1980s HEADSHOT Mullet John Stamos Mullet Patrick Swayze Mullet Scarlett Johansson

And Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett (with mullet, not shag):

Mullet Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, I don’t get to pick do-appropriate songs. This week I didn’t even notice the music with all the hair going on.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: I do get to choose the do-appropriate drink. This time, PBR. Liz and Gretchen joined and I think at least one of the talented Bang hair doers had some. Cheers!


4. The Theory—You know what they say: business in the front, party in the back. From “To say that the mullet is a hairstyle barely even scratches the surface of the issue. The mullet is a way of life, it is a state of mind, it is every person who wears it.” From “It is the sign of the redneck.”

5. Reactions—Before I disappoint, I have to admit that my mullet is not that short at the top and sides. Monica did it under protest; with her artistry and the help of extensions, the front-to-back ratio is well proportioned. We’ll see if it reads as a mullet.

Mullet 2

P.S. Music links: Title song The Vandals I’ve Got an Ape Drape; and Billy Ray.

This is Beth. At the begining of April I posted the five elements of my “brunette” do, including several sweet-looking brown-haired celebrity inspirations – trying to capture the “girl next door” element of the streotype. Here’s the same set of celeb pics paired with steamy, sultry poses for contrast:

Anne Hathaway Anne Hathaway sexy

Audrey Hepburn, The Nun's Story (1959) directed by Fred Zinnemann Audrey Hepburn sexy

Diane Lane Diane Lane sexy

Emma Watson Emma Watson sexy

Jennifer Lopez Jennifer Lopez sexy

Julia Roberts Julia Roberts sexy

Katie Holmes Katie Holmes sexy

Maggie Gyllenhaal Maggie Gyllenhaal sexy

Natalie Portman Natalie Portman sexy

Natalie Wood Natalie Wood sexy

Rachael Ray Rachel Ray sexy

Sarah Michelle Gellar Sarah Michelle Gellar sexy

Taylor Swift

(Okay, she’s really a blond)

Taylor Swift sexy

And – my all-time favorite:

Tina Fey

Tina Fey sexy 1

Tina Fey sexy 2

Tina Fey sexy 3

Tina Fey sexy 4

Tina Fey sexy 5


April drink April wild one wine

This is Beth. As I sat getting the April Brunette do done, I came across this:

Many dos of Keira Knightley

The many dos of Keira Knightley – a perfect example of the kind of celebrity lock changing that inspired this little hair blog project.

This is Beth. Reporting on February Dark.

It was dramatic enough to elicit several “I didn’t recognize you”s. That’s as mysterious as I got.

Feb fun

I also heard, “You look like a different person” more than once. It made me think of Billy Joel’s The Stranger.

Billy Joel The Stranger

“They’re the faces [hair] of the stranger but we love to try them on.”

The “You remind me of”s amused me: Charlie’s Angels, Jersey Girl, Bono’s Sister (if he had one), and Madonna in Like a Prayer.

Charlies Angels hair Jersey Girl hair BonoMadonna like a prayer hair

Friends sent me examples of dark hair:

Amy Winehouse Gina Gershon Idina Menzel "Take This Waltz" After Party - 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Jewish celebrities (apparently a “type” some find attractive).


black hair cat


P.S. Thanks to fabulous February guest bloggers

BEC hair n beer MRJ end Feb Karen

and baby


P.P.S. Random comb-on-the-street shot for February:

Comb Feb

This is Beth. And it’s February.

1. The Do—Dark. Very dark. Inspired by famous females with shadowy tresses:

Alanis MorissetteAmerica FerreraAngela BassettAudrey HepburnCatherine Zeta JonesCherDiana RossIsabella RosselliniJennifer HudsonJoan CollinsKaty PerryLea MicheleLucy LiuNatalie WoodNaya RiveraPadma LakshmiSandra OhZooey Deschanel

New this month: inspiration from closer to home—friend and colleague Andrea generously gave me permission to share her image:


(Pics of others I know who have very dark hair to come in future posts.)

I’ll be doing my take on a very dark do soft & wavy most of the month, if the hair cooperates.

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, I don’t get to pick do-appropriate songs. This time what I heard, noticed, remember: Marvin Gaye Let’s Get It On and Al Green Let’s Stay Together. Like.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: I do get to choose the do-appropriate drink—I bring the mixin’s and mix. This time, Black Russian, the tall/dirty variety.

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Ice/Kahlua/vodka. A splash of cola makes it tall and/or dirty. Yum.

4. The Theory—Mysterious. Exotic. Stereotypes include: stormy, intense, angry.

5. Reactions—I’m pretty sure I can’t pull off exotic, we’ll see…

Feb done2

P.S. Title song: Led Zeppelin’s The Girl I Love She Got Long Black Wavy Hair (I do declare, yeah, she’s got long black wavy hair).

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



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. Michelle (good friend and guest blogger here) sent me a link to an article about the “Karlie” or the “Chop” – the cut of the moment, or perhaps the whole year. Lots of good stuff in there:

Karlie Kloss, the twenty-year-old model who can claim one of the names of the cut was quoted as saying, “having short hair ‘actually takes the focus off your hair and puts the focus on you. I’m starting to realize that it’s all about confidence.'” Yay confidence, no matter how you get there.

Karlie Kloss

Hairstylist Garren Defazio said, “I gave her a personality by cutting it.” Maybe I’m taking that out of context, but still.

And, “He is emphatic that it’s neither a bob nor a shag, but a one-length cut with a slight layer in the front.” In the pics of famous people with “similar” cuts I see much variation. Probably because I don’t have a trained eye. Might ask Monica about it.

And from the haircutter, “Short hair is in.” Unfortunately, I’ll be well in the shadow of the trend by the time I get that short (gotta save a little length to make it through the whole year).

Seems the new year has inspired others to redo dos as well. “Even the singer Kylie Minogue rang in the new year with a picture of a new, shorter cut and the message posted on Twitter: ‘New Year. New Haircut. Hello 2013.’” New and old:

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue2

Also from the article, “In a strange twist, Ms. Kloss recently walked in the Victoria’s Secret fashion show, where she was given extensions to simulate long, wavy hair.”

Finally, “A Huffington Post headline asked ‘Karlie Kloss’ Haircut: The Next ’Rachel’?’ referring to Jennifer Aniston’s Friends-era layered cut.” That’s a style I did back in the day. Makes me think of naming hairstyles after people and the Dorothy Hamill, which I learned through Goggle is a wedge:

Dorothy Hamill Dorothy Hamill2the wedge

Hum… might that be one of the 2013 dos?

In other hair-related news this week, Michelle Obama (another Michelle I greatly admire) got bangs:

Michelle Obama bangs


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: (“…wanna change my clothes, my hair, my face… come on baby the laugh’s on me.”); (hair!); (some fire in that one).

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

This is Beth. This is my bathroom. And a close up of the supplies currently in my bathroom.

bathroom product

I might have to invest in monthly do-appropriate products. Also considering accessories: scarves, hats, barrettes, clips, beads, headbands, bandanas, wonder it they still make those pony-tail holders with two big plastic balls and elastic. And makeup. I’m pretty serious about a tattoo on a shaved section eventually. Will I need a piercing to go with a style at some point? Just thinking. Starts with the do, but might mean doing a whole look. Or experimenting for a month.

For example, Anne Hathaway on newsstands – same month, think it’s the same cut:

anne-hathaway-covers-vogue-december-2012[1] anne-hathaway-glamour-cover-january-2013[1]

Do done different. Helps to have a stylist and.., and…. I may get a new barrette, but not a stylist. Maybe it’s as inexpensive as rubbing a little sugar water in the hair like early Rod Stewart, that’d be nice.


P.S. Thank you to friends who thought of hair accessories as holiday gifts!

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