I’ve been meaning to take Eliana in for a haircut for quite some time. Her hair on the back was starting to look scraggly. But I was waiting for her bangs to get longer so that I could get it cut it all one length into a shoulder-length bob and then grow it out long.
Well… a certain little girl took scissors to her hair… not just once, but TWICE! In the span of a week.
So that bumped up the haircut.
The part I was most upset about is that she cut her bangs. Thankfully, she did a nice job of layering them sideways. But you can tell on the back of her head where the hair was cut. I wasn’t willing to cut her hair that short, so I was hoping that a hair stylist would be able to work with it. A friend told me about a lady that cuts hair out of her home just down the street from us! She was able to work us in for an appointment. I took tons of pictures, of course, and Eliana was quite happy with the end result.
Here is the front of hair before the haircut. You can sort of see the cut bangs swept to the side. She was a little nervous about her haircut, and wanted to bring her special blanket and Eliana Bear with her to the appointment.
Back of her hair. You can see the cut hair up by her neck. I didn’t want it cut this short. Also, there are tuffs of hair about 1″ long on the top of her head. Yup, that’s another section that she cut.
Miss Karen and I talked about what should be done. We decided to go ahead and go for a shoulder length bob like I had originally intended and we’ll go back every few months for trims until the hair all grows out to one length, and then will let it grow out long. Eliana sat on a big cushion so that she’d be high enough for Miss Karen to cut her hair. I had her take a bath before we went to the appointment, so Miss Karen just had to wet it down. Here, she is combing it all out. And you can’t tell, but she’s holding her blanket under the pink haircut tarp.
Making the first cut!
Tapering the bangs.
Adding some layers.
It’s all cut! Time to blow dry Eliana’s hair!
It’s all done! Eliana’s first photo of her finished hair cut!
Eliana admiring herself in the mirror after her 1st haircut!
Eliana’s hair after the 1st haircut!
She really likes it!
And so does her mommy! I think it really makes her look more grown up! She’s becoming such a cute little girl!
Miss Karen picked up the longer chunks of hair and gave them to me for her scrap book. I’m going to miss her baby blond locks, as her hair is turning brown like her mommy and daddy. But her hair looks and feels healthier, and I love her new grown up look!