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This is Beth. With the December Pixie post.

1. Inspired by:

D5 Jennifer Lawrence D1 Anne Hathaway D2 Cherlize Theron D3 Emma Watson D4 Jamie Lee Curtis D6 maggie gyllenhaal beyonce hair cut D7 Michelle Williams D8 Miley Cyrus 2 D9 Natalie Portman D10 Pamela Anderson

2. Music (what happened to be playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Don’t remember much except we did hear a classic-sounding version of Let it Snow and a holiday song by Stevie Nicks.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Went to the liquor store with good intentions of concocting a spirited seasonal cocktail based on awesome suggestions from friends (thank you Shawna, Michelle, Bill, and Melanie!), but… I had trouble finding ingredients that added up to anything and ran out of time. Ended up rushing out of Argonaut with this:

Dec Drink 1

Not bad in a pinch.

4. The Theory—Everybody knows that long hair on women is more feminine and attractive than a close-cropped do. Right? Probably as true as any stereotype. Just look at the assortment of fetching females above!

5. Reactions—Have heard some nice comments. And I get the short hair thing now – it’s easy. Though I’m still surprised sometimes when I see myself in the mirror.

Dec Pix 3

This is Beth. And this is how I look turning 45 on 12/10/13 (a “helfie,” [thanks Michelle!] – the color is for the girl who has strongly suggested blue from the start of all this [sorry I don’t have a bow]):

dec helfie

Here’s the post from last year:

It’s my birthday and I’m going to a party tonight. The party is not for me, and I hope not to cry.

I do expect to cry during 2013, however (and probably sooner). Sometimes over my hair.

I wanted to take this opportunity to document the starting do. This is how I look turning 44 on 12/10/12:

bday bday bow

(Thanks photo’ers Jilly & Mae)

What will I look like turning 45 on 12.10.13? Whatever the do, I do promise to redo the bow-on-head pic.

P.S. Links to the song: Lesley Gore and Amy Winehouse.

P.P.S. I just learned (thank you Google) that I share a birthday with Ada Lovelace. From opensecrets.org: “Female bloggers owe a lot to Ada Lovelace, the imaginative and intelligent “enchantress of numbers.” As the first person to envision the use of computers for purposes beyond mathematical computations — and considered by many to be the first computer programmer — Lovelace not only paved the way for all those who use the Internet to communicate and educate, but continues to serve as a hero for women and girls involved in math, science and technology.” Also, a nice do.

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

dec done

(Five elements of the do to come.)

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

This is Beth. Readying for the final cut Wednesday, wondering what to drink. Suggestions please…

What I consumed previous months:

January – whiskey & ginger:

Jan drink mixin's

February – tall dark Russian:

Feb drink mixin's

March: Bellini martini:

March mixin's

April – red wine:

April drink fixin's

May – rum & coke:

May shag drink mixins

June – PBR:

PBR

July – gin & tonic:

July G&T

August – kitchen-sink punch:

Aug drink 1

September – last-minute wine:

sept drink

October – whiskey. straight:

Oct drink

November – sounded-good bloody mary:

nov drink

December – It’s gonna end up pretty darn short!

This is Beth. A year later, with Liz and Michelle.

LC & BK Nov 2013 MJ & BK Nov 2013

November 30, 2012 saw the first changingthelocks.com post – Inspired by a six year old, kind of. Here it is:

The girl wanted an asymmetrical cut so we Googled it and told friends. Liz said people in Hollywood change their hair all the time, wouldn’t it be fun. . . So – crazy idea, new project: Liz and I will get new hairdos every month for a year and blog about it. Silly and irrelevant in this world of much seriousness and sadness, plus time consuming, but potentially fun, distracting, and hopefully entertaining.

short_redhead

The girl picked this pic to show the haircutter. Her $12 cut – not so short, not so red, and looks a bit like she cut it herself. But we like it.

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The boy got his hair cut too, based on this pic.

P.S. (A year later) It has been silly and irrelevant in this world of much seriousness and sadness, plus time consuming, but also fun, distracting, and hopefully entertaining. Thank you Liz and Michelle!

This is Beth. Celebrating.

Exhibit opening 2012:

November last

(That’s me on the left.)

Exhibit opening 2013:

November this

(That’s Liz on the right, me next to her sporting a spiky version of this month’s do.)

What strikes me (besides dramatic do change): how fortunate I am to work on projects like these, with fabulous people.

This is Beth. Last year, after we started blogging but before we started cutting, I posted about what I was willing to do with my do. At that time I said no Kate (from Jon and Kate Plus Eight), yes Katy (Katy Perry blue bob, or any Katy Perry really).

I also drafted a post way back then when I met  a woman whose do so moved me that I asked her if I could photo it. Kate agreed to the pic, and offered without prompting to send her inspiration/haircutter instruction image and did so immediately. She followed up with even more visual material. I like this woman. And her hair. I like everything about this story.

Kate at work:

Kate2 Kate1

Kate’s inspiration pic:

Kate3

Past pics of Kate and more inspiration:

Kate 1

Kate 2

Kate 3

Kate 4

I hadn’t looked at the pictures in months. Now I realize that I’ve gotten pretty close to her do. Though it looks better on Kate, and she didn’t need a hair/blog project as impetus!

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

A classic:

sept end shingle sept end shingle 2

sept end hist

I wore it straight a few days:

sept 1 crop sept 3 w mrj crop

But mostly kept it curly:

Sept end 2 Sept end 4

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:

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And Michelle’s surpassed mine in length:

Beth and Michelle

P.S. Comb of the month pics:

sept comb dome comb

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

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sept two hats

I copied from the girl:

(before)

girl before 1 girl before 2

(after)

girl after 1 girl after 2

Who copied from (who copied from):

jj ld 2 cm copy

P.S. More mimicking – ponies:

pony 1 pony 2

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

1. The do—Short bob.

Inspired by crop-topped celebrities:

short 1 short 3 short 4 short 6 short 13 short 10 short 8 short 11 short 2 short 12

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:

sept drink

4. The Theory—Women with short hair are less feminine, less attractive. Or have we moved past that sort of thing? From salon.com: “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…

sept short 6

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.”

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