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Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

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June 19, 2007 8:12 PM


Posted by Jayda Evans

Storm guard Sue Bird knocked the curl out of her hair on Sunday. It was a big deal because she has forever wanted bone-straight hair without having to use a straightener - or whatever else is used to achieve this look.

If you know Bird, you know she's very particular about her hair. Apparently her naturally curly locks are funky, so she used to go through a two-part process that began at home and finished at the arena to achieve the ponytail we're used to seeing.

Well, after three hours and two employees at Vain in downtown Seattle working on her head piece by piece, Bird has permanently straight hair. She couldn't shampoo it for two days, so today will be the actual unveiling of her new look. Supposedly she'll hop out of the shower with straight hair, no fuss. The cost? Vain prefers to have a free consultation to determine price based on hair thickness, but it ranges between $200 and $600. Some other places even charge $800.

"It went really well," Bird said.

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