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This is Beth. With a few more month-one tidbits.

Driving—I got a ticket on the way to do the first do. Speeding captured by photo radar.

Makeup— I added tinted moisturizer and eyeliner to the just-mascara look I’d been sporting since the mid-to-late ’80s. No one really noticed.

Theory—Early in the month I was presented with a book (thank you Derek and Jilly): The Roots of Desire: the Myth, Meaning, and Sexual Power of Red Hair by Marion Roach. Had planned to mine it for some good information to share before the January experiment drew to a close, but time ran out.

Redhead theory book

And, sadly, I didn’t gather much in the realm of personal anecdotes.

(As the month ends, the reporting begins.)

This is Beth. Reflecting.

Jan nother

Starting the little hair/blog project—I’d already published 17 posts by the day of the first do. Who knew I’d feel the need to write so much? Blogging=interesting outlet. I also captured the pre-January do – here with Kara and Michelle:

Jan start emrj park

Funny, one sports similar start style, the other closer to what I might end up with at year end.

Do done and documented—Fabulous photographer Neal brought equipment to work to capture the January Orange:

beth 4 low res

Neal shot a couple other coworkers too, unfortunately Liz had the Eisenhower Tunnel as model that day. (Yes, Liz helped photo I-70 sites including the tunnel for an upcoming exhibit; they even stopped traffic.)

A less experienced photographer took my new Facebook pic:

Jan Red fb

At at Jane’s request, I tried going curly for a weekend. Not so great.

Jan curly

The January hair reminded me of some foods, for example:

red cheetos

Mid month color boost The orange seemed to be fading fast so I got myself over to Bang. They call it a gloss. Monica recommended “Curry” with a little bit of something else mixed in… The result was still in the fiery red zone, darker:

Jan mid month red

A nice change to get me through to the new February do (debuting within the first week of the month).

P.S. Thanks to Mana, Jack, and babes for snapshot taking. Special thanks to Neal for expert photo taking:

Neal 3

P.P.S. Special thanks also to January guest bloggers Michelle and Bill!

MRJ end Jan  Bill bar

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. I wish I could see Red Hair (film).

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Red Hair is a 1928 silent film starring Clara Bow and Lane Chandler, directed by Clarence G. Badger, based on a novel by Elinor Glyn, and released by Paramount Pictures.

The film had one sequence filmed in Technicolor, and is now considered a lost film except for the color sequence at the UCLA Film and Television Archive, and a few production stills.


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.

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