raising strong girls

The BIG Cut

Ever since Isabelle was able to express herself, she’s worn her hair a little above her shoulders with a bow holding back her bangs. Last week, for whatever reason, Isabelle declared she wanted to get a shorter haircut when we visited Joy at her new salon. (I’ve followed my hair stylist to four salons now. When you find someone who cuts curly hair well AND will cut your curly daughter’s hair too, you follow her everywhere!) And so, here’s a before, during, and after from Isabelle’s big cut (which I LOVE!):

Bye-bye shoulder-length hair.
A little iPad time while drying under an infrared dryer.

No bow (for the rest of today)!

17 thoughts on “The BIG Cut

  1. Awwww. I remember getting perms under those dryers back when I was 7, 8, 9. My mom said that’s when I decided to pay attention to that part about me finally. I can’t believe how fast Isabelle has aged! Even with the filter she looks so old but still adorably sweet. How surreal and wonderful for you.

  2. It’s so freeing to be able to choice your own hairstyle. Ever since my daughter had an opinion she’s chosen her own hairstyle. I also know what you mean about your hairdresser. We moved but I still drive 2 1/2 hours every 5 weeks so my guy can cut my hair. Crazy. I know. Lol

  3. While our daughter is a bit older, when she came back from college, she said, “I want a change.” She has beautiful blonde hair which flowed over her shoulders and down her back. She came back having cut 12″ inches, which she donated to Locks of Love. She’s now says, “Taking care if my hair is SO MUCH EASIER now!” Choice is always important, no matter how old you are! 🙂

    Thanks for your slice today!

  4. Love Isabelle’s independence and new look! As you know, Megan cut her own pigtails last fall. We are still working on growing them back….

  5. When I read your teaser which included the words “The Big Cut’ and no pink tails for awhile, I was so afraid that Isabelle had cut her own hair. Relieved that it was a planned cut. It looks so cute!

  6. LOVE the cut! My girls wore their hair somewhere between Isabelle’s before and after and ALWAYS bow! I laugh now when my oldest still wears her hair clipped the side, no bow thank goodness!

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