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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:

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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.”

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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!)

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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.)

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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!)

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. Reporting on Mohawk Month. I liked it. Others seemed to like it too. After the first day of feeling a little self-conscious on the elementary school playground, I settled in and enjoyed it.

At the bar:

mohawk bar

At the ball:

October party hair

With a bow:

mohawk bow

Boring, down:

mohawk down

It grew out a bit and I played just a little with styling. At the beginning of the month:

mohawk early

Toward the end of the month:

mohawk wave

And, the result of wearing a Little Cat B (cat-in-the-hat) hat on Halloween:

mohawk hathead 2 mohawk hat head 1

Comments:

From the girl-child the first day – “It needs to be spikier.” And, “Wear a skirt so you don’t look like a boy.”

From people at work – “You look young enough to pull it off.” “Flock of Seagulls.” “It’s the middle finger of haircuts.” “Girl on fire.” “Movie star.” “Billy Idol.”

I got a lot of positive comments about the color. Monica’s an artist.

After riding the elevator up to the dentist’s office with a woman and a teenager I encountered the woman a few minutes later in the bathroom. “I love your hair,” she said, “I didn’t want to say it in front of my son.”

The day I wore it down a friendly mom on the playground accused me of cheating. She was right. The following week she asked me where I work. When I told her she replied, “I knew you had a cool job!” Yes, yes I do – I’m a very lucky girl.

This is Beth. Sharing photos by fabulous photographer Neal Wallace who brought his professional equipment to work, set it up (twice), and captured the memorable mohawk. Thank you Neal!

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This is Beth. And it’s October.

1. The do—Mohawk.

Inspired by fine female celebrities:

mohawk 1 demi moore the 2008 American Music Awards mohawk 3 kesha Nickelodeon's 26th Annual Kids' Choice Awards - Arrivals 2010 Lollapalooza - Day 3 mohawk 6 janet-jackson

And these guys:

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My mohawk. . . well, you gotta see it. Monica’s an artist – she dyed and cut and coached me on how to do the do.

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Couldn’t make out the music most of the evening, but by the end of the night heard the Ramones, including a nice version of “What a Wonderful World” by Joey Ramone. I learned from Wikipedia that it was released in 2002, after he died. Thanks Joel.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—This month, whiskey. Just whiskey.

Oct drink

4. The Theory—From nymag.com: “Back in the seventies, the British punk-rock crew adopted the audacious spiky haired look to signify their rebellious, anti-establishment attitude. But now, everyone and their mother — literally, like Gwen Stefani and her son, Kingston — will sport a mohawk to say, “I’m so tough, you guys.” Athletes do it to look more fierce on the playing field (David Beckham, Andy Roddick), ex-members of boy bands do it in a sad attempt to appear less Teen Beat (Lance Bass, Joey Fatone) and Ke$ha does it because Ke$ha does as she pleases. In all cases, the mohawk (or more commonly, the faux-hawk) is deployed when a celebrity or a character in a movie wants to make a statement.”

More, from Wikipedia: “While the mohawk hairstyle takes its name from the people of the Mohawk nation, an indigenous people of North America who originally inhabited the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York, hairstyles bearing these names more closely resemble those worn by the Pawnee, rather than the Mohawk, Mohican, Mohican/Mahican, Mohegan, or other phonetically similar tribes. The association comes from Hollywood and more specifically from the popular 1939 movie, Drums Along the Mohawk starring Henry Fonda. The Mohawk and the rest of the Iroquois confederacy (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Tuscarora and Oneida) in fact wore a square of hair on the back of the crown of the head. The Mohawk did not shave their heads when creating this square of hair, but rather pulled the hair out, small tufts at a time.”

5. Reactions—I’m so tough? Probably I’ll experience reactions more in the realm of this random blogger writing on mohawk theory: “When you are middle age. . . we will call it 40 – 60. . . a Mohawk makes you look like you are trying too hard. You usually bring a smile to someone’s face, as they contemplate how silly you look.”

Oct 1

P.S. Title song – The Mohawk Song, Future Stars featuring Olly Girls.

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