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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.

This is Beth. Reporting. The curly bob held up fairly well through July’s journeys.

At home:

Curly Bob home

In Australia:

July Sydney cropped July bus 1

In Alabama:

Birmingham 1

P.S. Did see some sites, learn some stuff:

July sunset

Birmingham 2

This is Beth. Getting a jump start on July.

1. The do—Curly Bob.

Inspired by carefree-looking, fun-having, slightly-smirky free spirits:

Curly Bob 2 Curly Bob 4 Glamour Magazine 2009 Women Of The Year Honors - Arrivals Curly Bob 1 Curly Bob 3

Not sure why they’re all blond; mine will stay the same medium-to-getting-lighter brown for now.

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. The solon bustled this week; I only noticed one song (playing when Monica switched off the blow dryer): Michael Jackson’s Man in the Mirror. All about more-then-hair change. Nice, relevant. “Make that change.”

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, gin and tonic. Classic, refreshing summer drink.

July G&T

4. The Theory—The Curly Bob: it’s a little bit shorter, a little bit less labor intensive. A little bit boring in our anything-goes hair culture?

According to Wikipedia, a bob is “a short haircut…in which the hair is typically cut straight around the head at about jaw-level, often with a fringe (or ‘bangs’) at the front.” From “This classic short hairstyle is low maintenance, high style and flattering to every face shape. Many versions can go from straight and smooth to curly and tousled.”

Fun, easy, happy, perfect for summer, perfect for vacation. We’ll see if I can keep the mood light and relaxed to go with the hair.

5. Reactions—This month they’ll be international. We’ll see.

Curly Bob done 1 Curly Bob done 2 Curly Bob done 3

P.S. Music Links:

Title song Curli Hair by Hawkeye and Hoe from He’s Got the Whole World in his Slacks. Careful, it’s a catchy one. From their website: “Hawkeye and Hoe are an English duo playing good time country, bluegrass, rockabilly, farmer folk, skiffle, rock n roll, pub polka, irish, cajun, folk roots and what they like to call ‘BEER DRINKING MUSIC.'”



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!

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