For a few months now, we've been saying that Katie Anne's hair needs a trim. I like her hair long (even though Saunders does not), and it looked really good as it grew out. However, it started to get stringy and was in need of some dead end removal. Unfortunately, this has been met with some serious resistance from Katie Anne ... in her words, "No one cuts my beautiful hair!" Just the thought of trimming her hair has brought her to the brink of a serious depression multiple times. So, we've kind of chickened out and avoided the battle with her, and let it get way too long ... and dry and crusty.
Actually, this bad parenting and laziness has turned out to work in our favor. The split ends make for lots of tangles, and there's nothing Katie Anne hates more than brushing out tangles. So, every time she's been complaining and crying about the tangles, I've told her that a trim would solve all those problems. Today, she decided today to take me up on the offer! We jumped on the willingness to get her hair cut with both feet, and I took her (and SJ, too - who spent the whole time in the Baby Bjorn as happy as a clam) to the nearest quickie haircut place to get that hair cut!
Here's the before shot...
Cute ... but definitely in need of some trimming!
During the haircut...
I couldn't believe she was so happy and easygoing about it!
Looking much healthier already...
The finished trim!
She loves her new style - thank goodness!
She also loves Capri Suns, which she almost never gets. But, after a successful haircut, why not indulge a little with a sugary beverage?
I can't decide if she looks more grown-up or more like herself a year ago with the new style ... but it's totally cute either way!
And, by the way, I was totally right ... the trim has eliminated the daily tangle battle. So, that's a win-win for everyone!