As it’s now been over a year and a half (!) since Lena last had an at-home trim, I thought it might be a good idea to get her hair cut while we were still here in Virginia. (This is what she looked like after her last hair trim.) I wanted to get it cut to her shoulders, but Elliott vetoed that! Anyone else have a husband and/or dad who loves long hair on his girl(s)?
Anyway, I took Lena to a little shop that just opened near my parents’ house. I didn’t tell Lena too much about it beforehand, and I was worried that she’d freak out when someone else cut off her hair or would act out to the brushing/combing. She hates it when I brush her hair! (Mom tip: brush and fix your daughter’s hair while she’s eating breakfast. She’ll be sitting still for at least three minutes.)
Thankfully, she did really well, and mostly sat in awed silence. I was so glad for that. I don’t know how I would have handled a meltdown in the middle of the beauty parlor. Everything must have been so new and amazing, and the haircut probably felt relatively relaxing. She particularly enjoyed the finale…
… and now is totally into hair dryers!
The hairdresser took me very seriously and only cut off about an inch. I thought “an inch” would be “oops, two inches!” But it wasn’t, which I guess says good things about Great Clips, but means Lena’s hair is still long. Oh well, I guess winter is coming.
She looked so purty. Off to get a frozen yogurt treat with her Grampa Garber!