It's already been three months since Harper had her first ever haircut. It was getting a bit gnarly again - those curls like to tangle. Harper was excited for the event, especially because afterward we were going to get pizza. She still is not interested in the shampoo chair, but that will come later. But she did pick out shoes especially because "Trish will like them." That's adorable.
Harper's hair has been growing since before she was born without a cut (we could see her curly hair in sonograms!), but finally it was getting a little out of hand. Curl maintenance is challenging enough on grown up hair, but a three year old? Nutty. So we booked an appointment with Trish, our family stylist, and Harper sat in the big chair. She was NOT interested in having her hair shampooed in the sink in back, so Trish prepped it with spray and a wet brush.
Harper was okay at first, but then got a bit freaked out and started crying.
Not a happy girl. But nothing a little candy and a funny phone app can't cure...
We didn't make it too short, just a couple inches. But that has made a big difference in the post-bath-detangle extravaganza that goes on about once a week at home.
Of course I saved a few curls.
And by the end, all was well, and we were all friends again!
About two days later she said, "Mama, I want to get my hair cut!"
LOVE my new hair! Just couldn't take the longer hair anymore, plus it had begun the postpartum fall out and there is hair everywhere. Couldn't stand it!
The girl who was washing my hair before the cut asked what I was going to have done and I said I was cutting it short. (I mentioned having a baby.) She asked "pixie short?" and I said not quite that short. Then she said "mom-bob?"
I live in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2006 I worked in Mexico City. Instead of sending out giant emails full of photos to friends and families, I started this blog. The summer turned out to be a crazy one and this blog and my camera kept me sane. I didn't want to stop observing and writing when I got home to LA, so I kept the blog going.