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This is Beth. Unprepared to talk about the pixie, but I kinda like it so far.

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(Five elements of the do to come.)

P.S. Looking forward to Liz’s December do…

The friendliest guy at work.


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P.S. Go for the cinnamon caramel latte, stay for the infectious good mood.

This is Beth. Reporting on the short bob, also called a shingle bob.

A classic:

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I wore it straight a few days:

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But mostly kept it curly:

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Most of the time I tucked the bangs back with a bobby pin.

Folks said they liked it. Mostly I felt like I had puppy dog ears.

Month nine notes – Dos converged for me and Liz:


And Michelle’s surpassed mine in length:

Beth and Michelle

P.S. Comb of the month pics:

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This is Beth. With more hair stalking. Admitting that the do Liz accidentally imitated:


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I copied from the girl:


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Who copied from (who copied from):

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P.S. More mimicking – ponies:

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This is Beth. With September’s back-to-school, happy new year look.

1. The do—Short bob.

Inspired by crop-topped celebrities:

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Monica called it a box bob, graduated, textured. When Mandi saw me she deemed it an A-line bob. Another take on a classic.

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, this time Joel told Pandora to play some do-appropriate tunes. Ultimately we got great variety, including Stormy Weather, Misty Blue, Can’t You See, Spirit in the Sky, and Georgia on my Mind.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—This time I showed up with the wrong drink, so I ran up the block where the very nice woman at the liquor store helped me select the perfect beverage – New Age:

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4. The Theory—Women with short hair are less feminine, less attractive. Or have we moved past that sort of thing? From “True, the flowing mane has always had a powerful allure… Clearly, flowing locks are a source of power… In many quarters, a woman cutting her hair is still seen as a woman committing an act of rebellion… Among a certain segment of my mother’s and grandmother’s generations, a short cut was an admission that you were middle-aged and no longer interested in making the effort. But for plenty of women, hair is just a canvas upon which to creatively express themselves.”

Also, this is the third “bob” I’ve had this year – is it boring? Not as fun as Liz’s rainbow, but we’ve seen a little variety, right?

And, remember, we still have a few months left!

5. Reactions—We’ll see…

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P.S. The post title is a misquote of a misquote. From Wikipedia, “‘Play it again, Sam’ is originally a misquotation of ‘Play it, Sam’ from the 1942 film Casablanca. It may also refer to: Play It Again, Sam (1972 film), based on the Broadway play by Woody Allen.”

This is Beth. And this is one of the most dramatic hair transformations I’ve seen recently, complete with great story!


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In Suzuki’s words:

Since you asked about my thought process, a less-is-more spirit has been compelling me. After a lengthy period of neglect, I recently overhauled my office, cleaned out my closet, pruned my fruit trees, and stepped into a hair salon for the first time in a decade. (My husband is now off the hook for trims.) The time had come for an actual hairstyle!

Specifically, I desired a 1920s style that would work with my waves. I had to cut it a few times before it approximated what I had in mind.Then I had to figure out how to let it dry and get it styled into a somewhat decent shape. (The alternatives provide family entertainment. I can now look just like a human Q-Tip or like my head’s on fire.)

One thing I noticed after the latest cut was: Oh, I have a neck! Suddenly, jewelry seems apropos and looks right.

The style itself is a work-in-progress and I’m having fun experimenting. Change is good!

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:

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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:

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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


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