Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cut It Out.....or Off

Thursday was a big day for Keri. When Keri was five, she came to me with a very specific idea of how she wanted her haircut. I took her and let her get the haircut she wanted. I have always let my girls make their own decisions about how long or short to wear their hair. After all, it is their hair. Since then, she has NEVER had a real haircut. Only the occasional trim. So she just woke up one morning and decided she wanted a haircut.

 So that was that. As we were walking out the door, I literally felt queasy. Her hair was REALLY long. 

I think she was sort of freaking out. By this point, I was pretty resigned to what was about to happen.

And so the hair cutting began. Sniff.

She has the prettiest hair color don't you think?

When I saw this, I started feeling queasy again. Gulp.

At this point, Keri was REALLY excited. I have never seen a girl make such a big decision about her hair, then just completely embrace it the way she did. 

Even THIS pile of hair did not freak her out in the least.

She was SO thrilled with the end result. She made a very good decision about the cut and style. Even I was extremely pleased with the way it turned out.

I love the layers. That was Keri's own idea and it turned out great.

All that hair gone. In just a few short minutes. Yep, I'm fine with it.........really!


Mental P Mama said...

That haircut is adorable!

Farrell said...

she looks adorable!! I have to bribe sophie with candy just to let me get her a trim - she just loves her long hair. For now:)

Laura said...

It looks lovely :)

And even cooler that she made the decision herself!

Astarte said...

She looks adorable!!

HW said...

That hairstyle is really beautiful.

She's got some bouncin' and behavin' hair.

So cute.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

The haircut looks great! A couple of weeks ago, my 6-year-old decided she wanted to chop off all her hair. She went from long, trying to grow out her bangs hair to a pixie cut. Quite drastic, but turned out really cute.

Merrie said...

Awww, I love it! She really did make a smart choice, and it looks absolutely beautiful on her. Her color reminds me of my own daughter's, and it IS gorgeous.