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Thursday, November 06, 2008

Catching Up: Haircuts

It had been over a year since Bryn's last haircut. We have been growing her bangs out and didn't see much reason to keep cutting the length while enduring this process. But Ben, Shay, and I all needed haircuts last week, so we decided that we might as well make a family night out of it. Because it had been so long, Bryn couldn't remember ever having had a haircut before, and she got a little nervous when we told her where we were going. She thought about it for a minute, and then declared, "Brynie cut hair like Mulan!" Apparently the only frame of reference she had for "haircut" was the scene in Disney's "Mulan" where the title character cuts her own hair with a sword in order to pass as a boy and join the army.... Well, we didn't go quite that far with the haircut, but it is now shorter, and very cute... she looks like quite the big girl.

And here's Baby Shay, getting her very first haircut. Bryn didn't get hers until she was over a year old, but Shay was already badly in need of one. Her "bangs" had grown ridiculously long and hung in her face, regardless of my best efforts to dry them going to the side or to clip them back with little barrettes. Since she kept getting both food and snot crusted in this long hair, and since people kept telling us that she looked like a little punk chick with the one chunk of long hair hanging in her eyes, we decided it was time for baby's first haircut.

Shay actually seemed to really enjoy the experience. She got to sit up in her own little "car" like a big girl, and she enjoyed getting to watch a video without big sister Bryn getting in her way. Thank goodness for Cookie Cutters child haircuts! We also had the stylist trim up the back of Shay's neck a bit, since she still had a faint trace of the rat-tail she sported as a 3-month-old. :)

And here's the finished product--my big girl! She looks great. I love being able to see all her adorable facial expressions without her long chunk of hair getting in the way. I have to admit that I'm not such a fan of the fact that the cut makes her look so grown-up.... she needs to stay a baby for a while longer!

7 comments:

Jenibug7 said...

Where is Bryn's "after" shot?

Corie said...

She looks so cute!

Cathy said...

I'm just glad that a haircut didn't take the "personality" out of Shay's hair, she's still got that great sticky uppy business, but now with the added bonus of being snot free and seeing her baby blues. Both girls look so grown up.

Andrea said...

Awww very cute. I'm jealous, since Hannah still doesn't even have bangs at 2.5, but very cute. ;)

Carrie said...

I love that last pic of the two of you :)

Melissa said...

great pics! love the new hairdos! you know, i've almost lived 3 whole decades and i've never had anyone other than my mother cut my hair. well, except for my short hair phase, when i also cut it myself (much like Mulan did actually). i think when the time ever comes for me to brave a salon by myself, i will be quite a bit apprehensive! maybe you and the girls could come with me!

Krysten said...

Wow! Sadie's hair is growing back in rapidly and we're placing bets for when she'll actually have to have a trim!