Sunday, March 27, 2011

Haircut

Ta da!  Here's Katie with her brand-new look.  (A week later...I was having a hard time uploading pics to blogger.  Oh, well, whaddaya do?  It's free...)

For a while now, Katie had been asking to cut her hair again.  But much shorter this time.  She'd been hating the time it took to brush through it, and while she loves to look cute, she could take or leave the fancy hairdos I love doing.  When I asked her how short she wanted it this time, she shocked me by holding her hand up to her cheek!  It took me a couple of weeks to prepare myself for the loss of her hair, and in the hour before we left for the salon, I nearly had a panic attack.  Here are the before shots:


I am fully aware of how blurry this is, I'm struggling with an auto-focus problem with the lens on my camera, and this is the best we got.  Ugh!
I took her to Betsy Kirkland at Legends because Betsy does my hair and I trust her.  Normally I trim Katie's hair myself, but I don't know how to cut a style and I really wanted it to turn out cute, for my sake and hers.  We didn't think there was enough for Locks of Love (they require 10 inches, and it was about 8), but we braided it anyway just in case we could donate it, or to save it to remember. 



Look at Katie's reaction when Betsy handed her the braid!
She thinks these braids are so awesome! 
I have to say, I am so glad we did it!  These pictures don't do the haircut justice, it is adorable!  It's an A-line, so it's stacked in the back, and it really fits Katie's personality, sweet and sassy and stylish.  She is so happy that it takes 30 seconds instead of 30 minutes to brush through, and she loves blow drying it after a bath.  We've bought her some headbands and we're learning some new tricks to pull it out of her face for dance.  But we are super happy to have a new look! 

8 comments:

Colleen said...

So cute! I showed Pete and he said, 'What has she done?!" But I think it's really cute and I'm glad she likes it and it's easier to do. I just cut Mindy's hari last week too. I didn't even take any pictures, though! It's not that short, it's about to her shoulders. WE cut a good 3-4 inches off. She really likes it too. Now I'm jealous and want to get mine cut off!

Shelli said...

Of course we love Katie's new look! The kids at preschool didn't recognize her. One even said, "Who is that?!" It was pretty funny.

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Echolaylee said...

I LOVE IT! I think it makes her look so grown up! I wish Kay would let me cut hers off again. That was my favorite hair style because it's cute and really easy to maintain. Brave girls!

Stephanie said...

So cute! I love it too. I'm glad we took a few pictures of it long! You've inspired me to cut Savanna's. She'd be so much happier...

The Yoder's Four said...

Love it!! She looks adorable! I love having short hair on Madelyn. I think it's a super cute style for little girls, especially when you don't have to deal with tangles!

Cameron and Nonie said...

Adorable. I love my daughter's hair short, it takes so little time to made it look cute. Hey, you can donate to Pantene. They only require 8 inches. Just google it. :)

Molly said...

I love it! We are fans of short little girl hair at our house. There is something about saved hair that gives me the shivers. Weird, I know.