The mane event

by Beth Shepherd
( January 24th, 2014 )

Hair cut for my daughter


My daughter’s hair is her crowing glory. She has a thick, lustrous, curly mane. It is one of the first things people comment about when they meet her: “Oooh, her hair.”

It took me a year to cut her hair for the first time and another year passed before I had the courage to cut it again. As a curly girl myself, I know the drill: condition after shampoo, leave in conditioner, detangler before brushing, special brush. But after morning upon morning where we battle the brush, I decided it was time to really cut her hair.

Off we went to my stylist for her third hair cut. We even managed (with a lot of coaxing) to get Baby Bird’s consent for a hair wash before her cut, and a blow dry at the end. The only thing we forgot was Mr. Lion, our faithful companion on the previous two visits: “Oh no, mama, we forgot lion!”

Six inches fell to the floor, a dusting of sparkles was the frosting on the cut, and voila. Third time’s the charm!

This morning when I went to brush her hair, it was smooth and easy as BUTTAH…until I hit the section where she’d stuck a fork full of macaroni and cheese in her hair. Next up: how to use utensils.

Before picture


Before picture.


Are we done yet


“You done?” was the question asked repeatedly from the minute she got in the chair.


Please let me wash your hair


The hair wash pitch—she was not buying it.


Her first pro hair wash


First professional hair wash success.


The pink comb


The pink comb garnered extra brownie points.


Snip snip


Snip. Snip. Deer in the headlights.


Haircut


Bye, bye hair.


First blow dry


First blow dry. What once was curly, now is straight.


Almost done


Almost done.


Helping clean up


Helping clean up.


The do


The do.


Out the door


Out the door.


Steamed milk and banana bread


Steamed milk and banana bread to celebrate.


Big piece of banana bread


Really big piece of banana bread.


My piece of bread


Really small piece for mama.


Take the road less traveled, Beth

7 comments
 
Comments
1.
On January 24th, 2014 at 12:22 pm, CountryMidwife said:

Super cute! I just chopped off 6 inches from my girly too!

2.
On January 24th, 2014 at 12:39 pm, Beth Shepherd said:

But isn’t your girlie’s hair down to her tush?

3.
On January 24th, 2014 at 5:55 pm, Susan said:

So adorable!

4.
On January 24th, 2014 at 7:47 pm, Karla said:

She looks adorable.

5.
On January 25th, 2014 at 4:20 pm, Kate said:

Oh, B.B.! your new ‘do is fab! and I like your birdy barrette, too!

6.
On February 6th, 2014 at 9:46 pm, Stacey said:

That first photo about kills me. Those eyes are amazing. Cute, cute girl and she has an amazing mama.

7.
On February 6th, 2014 at 11:08 pm, Beth Shepherd said:

Aw…thanks :)

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