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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. And this has been Up & Accessory month.

3/1 Messy tucked pony

3/2 Messy bun; tiny side braid for evening ’80s party

3/3 Messy french braid

March french braid

3/4 Low bun with corkscrew pins

3/5 Low side pony (worn with leg warmers)

3/6 Feathery beaded headband (salon visit!)

3/7 Twists around face with fancy pins (thanks Kara) with swoopy smooth back by Monica [attempts at other styles failed despite salon tutorial]; the girl wore pins too

March side pin March girl pins

3/8 Gibson roll with headband

fb March

3/9 Exceptionally messy, very high pony for weekend; winter hat for sledding and soggy zoo visit

3/10 Two low side braids, tied together to avoid Pippi Longstocking look

3/11 [after two failed updo attempts] Feathers! (thanks Ginni)

March feathers 2

3/12 Sock bun, smooth with lots of flyways (started with straight hair); the girl wore a bun too

March sock bun March girl bun

3/13 Attempt at Ginni’s three-little-buns-across-back-of-head (messy & didn’t look like buns but got a couple compliments); the girl high pony with sparkly bow clip

March pin buns March girl pony clip

3/14 Poorly executed gibson roll; the girl big bow headband and low back pony

March roll March girl big bow March girl big bow 2

3/15 Shiny blue flower pin (thanks Kara) on curly hair; the girl two french braids along face

March blue pin March girl braids

3/16 Two skinny white stretchy headbands, straight bangs, curly back

3/17 Two braid buns vertically stacked back of head

3/18 Three-little-buns-across-back-of-head by Ginni; the girl super side swept

March Giny buns March girl side March girl side 2

3/19 High sock bun (started curly this time) with black elastic headband

3/20 Super messy pony & pins, started straight

3/21 Headwrap (Asparagus Studio); the girl high pony

March asp stu March girl high pony

3/22 Knit hair “turbin” (Anthropologie)

March turbin

3/23 High curly pony with straight bangs

3/24 Twisted in back with pins, sections fell out throughout the day

3/25 Tucked pony with fancy clip

3/26 Low bun with corkscrew pins, started curly this time

3/27 High two-section pony, ends wrapped & tucked, no bangs

3/28 Two skinny black elastic headbands, pony pulled through 1 1/2 times

3/29 Front pulled back with fancy bobby pins, back down, bangs

3/30 Top section pulled back in a pony, hair wrapping elastic, back down & straight, bangs

3/31 Lazily pulled back with two bobby pins

March last

Best hairdo of the month: the girl’s “wrecking ball”

March girl wrecking ball

P.S. Special thanks to Ginni for hair advice and hair doing!

March Ginny pins

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. I once went curly on demand. For a guy. I was young. It was so long ago, in fact, that the straight do I had been doing was the Rachel. The relationship didn’t last, although a friendship did. The curly hair still comes and goes.

I think of it because a friend recently embraced her curls with the support and encouragement of her partner. She said, “he is pleased that in the past year he’s gotten me over my fear of my naturally curly hair. You may recall it used to be pin-straight all the time. I used to spend waaaaay too long on that! Now straight is an option, not a must.” He calls this her best hair year ever.

It’s a love story, with a hair component!

love story

Happy Day.

P.S. Thanks Kate and Troy.

P.P.S. Happy Birthday Liz!

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.

Feb drink mixin's Feb drinkin' Feb drink color card

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 reporting continues.

Overall people seemed to like the do I dubbed January Orange. Paraphrasing: you can pull it off, it’s a color you should go back to. Mostly from people who know me or see me fairly frequently. I didn’t get much of a reaction from strangers or individuals I don’t see much. The day after the doing of the do (when the color was most intense) the dentist asked politely if I’d changed my hair. A few days later a server mentioned I look different as he checked my ID (yep, got carded).

Far more interesting, though, is the small sample that indicates Liz and I were able to spread a tiny bit of joy. For example, we heard:

“Seeing you guys just makes me smile.”

“Happy hair.”

“You look like you’re ready to party, let’s go.”

And the best—sitting next to a colleague as she read a post for the first time. She laughed out loud. More than once.

We started this project as a distraction from seriousness and sadness in the world. There’s a lot of that going around right now. Any little smile, grin, bit of laughter is welcome.

P.S. The branded combs seemed to be a hit too.

Fun with combs3

P.S.S. In other comb-related news—While walking her dog, Liz came across an unfortunate squirrel in a mysterious position:

Squirrel with comb

We recreated the scene with our product:

Liz with combs1

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