Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Brianna's haircut

My daughter is seven years old and believe it or not she'd never had a haircut. Of course, we'd trimmed her hair several times but never a real haircut. It was time. I'd been trying to convince her for a while now but every time I'd mention it, she'd cry and/or say how she loves long hair and that she didn't want to cut it. Her hair was so long that it was hard to maintain. Washing it took a long time. Drying took forever. Plus, I don't like using the blowdryer on her, so you can imagine how long that takes. Brushing it out was always an ordeal. She'd have so many snarls that it was really starting to become a battle each morning. Her hair is not really straight so I think her curls hid just how dry her hair really was.
This morning, I brushed it out as straight as I could, so we could see how long it was. See how dry and damaged it looks like this?





We took one last "before" picture once we got to the stylist's.






There's no turning back now.






Soooooooooo much hair was cut off!





Much better!

12 comments:

Jesser said...

Hehe. Her hair looks great! :)

Yvett said...

Thanks. I just can't get her away from the mirror now.

foodiechickie said...

She looks so cute!

Yvett said...

Hehe, thanks. She looks so much more grown up now. Seriously, I wanted to cry when I saw her. I would always have her in pigtails with her long hair. Aww, my baby.

wyn said...

she looks great! did you keep some locks and donate her hair?

Yvett said...

Thanks, Wyn. No, I contacted Locks of Love but there are no local salons that they are associated with. Also, her hair was really sun and chlorine damaged, so I don't know how much of it would've been useful.

Jessica said...

It looks really good! I probably would have cried. There's something about haircutting :)

Yvett said...

Thank, Jessica. Yeah, I almost cried. I probably would have if there weren't so many people around.

Jodi said...

Very cute! I remember my first dramatic haircut when I was a kid.

Margie said...

Its not too long or too short. Its perfect!

I think it looks adorable!

Leslie said...

Wow! Brianna was very brave. . that's a hard thing to do! But she looks FABULOUS! ;)

And I'm happy for you -- her hair is much easier to maintain now! And I"m all for easy! :)

alexandria said...

she looks BEAUTIFUL! i love her new cut. heehee, i just went through this with jessica ( her hair was no where near as long as Brianna's but she didnt want it cut) ..it was also a big snarly battle... and now we finally did it and she is in love with her own image! haha.

girls! ;p