Friday, November 16, 2012

Brooklyn's First Haircut!

After seeing the movie Tangled, Brooklyn swore that she would NEVER get her hair cut short. But many tangles of her own and a lot of tears later, she finally agreed to get her hair cut after Halloween. (That way she could still wear her hair in Princess Leia buns for her costume before her hair was too short.)

So, on November 5th, Kevin and I took her to the mall to get her first haircut! Well...kind of her first. She did cut her pigtails off a few months ago, resulting in a 6 inch loss. And she cut her own bangs at least twice this year! But it was her first professional haircut.

Brooklyn also decided that she wanted to donate her hair to Locks of Love. That meant she had to cut a minimum of 10 inches. I never thought I would be the kind of mom who cried when her daughter cut her hair, but it was pretty hard to hold back the tears when all those pretty waves came off!

Although she was very excited to get her hair cut, Brooklyn was also very nervous. So nervous, in fact, that she NEVER moved while she was in the chair. She was PERFECTLY still!

A few big snips and some styling was all it took and then my little Brooklyn looked so grown up!

All the ladies at the salon just loved her and couldn't believe that a 4 year old would want to donate her hair... or that a 4 year old even had enough hair to donate! Here is a video of them cutting off the inches!

And that was that! Now our sweet little girl has a cute short hairdo and we both LOVE it! It has taken tons of time off our morning routine. She doesn't cry whey I brush her hair and bath time is cut in half. The one sad thing is, her curls all but disappeared. She still gets some crazy waves now and then, but her hair is mostly straight. (She is actually pretty happy about that though, it just makes me sad!)

Anyway, here she is in all her cute glory! Isn't she a doll! 


Sarah said...

She is absolutely adorable! I love it and that she was giggling to get it done. What a sweet little girl.

Tau said...

Brooklyn you look great! Miss u guys.

jksfam said...

So cute!

I found out about an awesome hair tool for tangles. It works great for Megan - wet or dry. It's called a Tangle Teezer. I just searched for it on Amazon. I got it at Sally Beauty for about $10 and they used to be closer to that on Amazon as well. Now they are $17 or more. :( Here is another option that looks the same and is less than $10:

Beccarigg said...

She looks so stinking cute with short hair, but I'm with you, totally would've cried watching them cut it. It's hard to see them look so grown up!

Heidi said...

I would totally bawl watching my daughter lose that much hair. She is definitely gorgeous and can rock short or long hair. What a sweetie.