Monday, July 14, 2008

It only took three years to get her first haircut!

Paige has been ready for a haircut for quite some time. The thing is, I wasn't. And neither was Neil. Her hair has been a part of her identity. It's beautiful, it's a sort of light chestnut brown, it's thin and wispy and very pixie like. You can see why the decision to cut it was difficult. It wasn't just hair, it *was* Paige. But lately, I've been thinking about preschool and it might be fun for her to get a cut just to give her something new to start preschool. So, yesterday after church, just the girls went to our favorite hair cut place, Snip Its, and took on the daunting task of letting go of those baby wispies.



i guess i couldn't get enough of the 'before' photos

now, normally i wouldn't advocate such an involved haircut the first time, but when we tried to comb out her hair to see what kind of style we wanted to go with, we found tangles and bits of food in her hair...yeah, slightly embarrassing, but we fixed that...


aaaaand, the first snip!




it's not perfect unless we have something pink in our hair!

At the end of her visit, we took home a lock of hair and a cool certificate that documented her bravery and courage in getting her first haircut!!

As you can see, the haircut wasn't as drastic as we all anticipated. Dad requested layers, and since she has such fine hair that turned out to be a good move because it's supposed to make it look thicker and fuller. When we got home, I had to scramble to get everything out of the car in time to beat Paige through the door and see Dad's reaction. After the initial hugs and kisses and how beautiful she looked, he said something along the lines of "oh, your hair looks...........the same", lol.

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Paige's before video
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and the after video. enjoy!

7 comments:

Dawn said...

What a great, fun post!!! She looks great!

Jess said...

awwwe, what a cutie! who cares if it doesn't look different? i bet she loved being pampered. :)

emily said...

she is SOO cute! I can totally see the sibling resemblance with Drew...

And she looks GREAT!

dana said...

awe! she's so cute! lol @ neil's comment on her looking the same...

Mandalynn said...

Oh, she looks so sweet! And, I'm totally at the same place you are on hair. Elsie hasn't had hers cut yet either. She does need it as I've found a few split ends in the last couple of months, and I had it all set in my mind that we were going to cut her hair before bil's wedding...but, I scheduled the appointment a couple of weeks ago and something came up at the time. I never rescheduled it, and we're leaving for Missouri tomorrow...so, unless we do it there, she hasn't had her hair cut yet.

Mandalynn said...

forgot to say...send some vibes of bravery and courage my way!

MrsMoma said...

Hi i'm from Blogaholics Anonymous! This post is adorable! How fun that the beauty salon made it all about her too :)