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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.

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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. 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:

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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 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…

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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. 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 dailymakeover.com: “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.'”

and

Michael.

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