Wednesday, March 11, 2009


I took Elizabeth for her first "real" haircut. I've always done it myself up until now. I had wanted her to have an A-line bob (kind of like mine, but with bangs). I think I didn't communicate as clearly as I should have, because we ended up with more of a bob than an A-line bob. Or it might have been that it's really difficult to cut the hair of a 2 year old who won't hold still. Plus, her hair is so fine and thin that it wouldn't have looked like mine no matter what.

The more I looked at it, the more I realized that the front was a little shorter than the back instead of the other way around. And I started to think that I wanted to fix it.

So I spent over an hour trying to get the back shorter than the front. (Trying to wrestle with your two year old while holding a pair of scissors is a dangerous endeavor!) The front was already so short that I didn't have much to work with as far as truly making an angle. I even had to get out the clippers and shave her neck. But I think I got more of the look I was going for. Now we just need the whole thing to grow out a bit (especially the front). I will say I'm getting more used to it. And I'm coming to grips with the fact that I'm going to have to round brush it every time I want it to look cute. (For the record, these pics are of 3rd day hair that's been slept on 3 times and round brushed twice, the ones in pink are right after I round brushed it from wet to dry, so that's why those are fluffier. I'm hoping that when I do this from wet to dry, it will look better.) Nate also FINALLY decided to cut his hair (thank goodness). He decided to first give himself a mullet! Business in front. Party in back.

He wanted to leave it for a day, but I talked him out of it, using the logic "you wouldn't want to have to clean up hair twice."

Interesting observation: No one at work noticed, or at least they didn't say anything. EVERYONE at Enrichment noticed last night when he came to get the kids. I guess LDS women are either A) more observant than male engineers or B) appreciate a clean cut hairdo more (probably both).

Harrison also got a haircut and I got mine done 2 weeks ago, so we are a family full of new do's.


Tiffany said...

I love Elizabeth's hair! It's so cute. If you remember last summer I had a similar endeavor with Averi's hair... cut it myself and almost cried when I ended up shaving the back of her neck.

I think it turned out totally cute! And, if you want the body to hang around longer, just throw in a little mouse (or whatever you use) when you round brush it. I used to have issues putting product in kids hair, but with Joylyn it was a necessity, so I got over it :) As I'm sure you've noticed, I'm all about doing my girls hair as little as possible!

Melissa said...

First of all, your two-year-old lets you round-brush her hair? With a blow dryer? That is quite an accomplishment. And Nate's hair is hilarious.

Ann or Mike said...

Nice to know my husband isn't the only one that likes to cut his hair in stages--lucky it doesn't stop at the mullet =)
Elizabeth's hair is so cute!! Maybe now I'll have the nerve to do the first haircut on our Elizabeth.

Nash said...

she looks cute.
this story totally reminded me of myself with kennedy. i cut her hair into an a-line bob at age 2 (provo). she would sit in the sink and i would round brush it. it didn't take too long.
a little pomade on the very end of her hair in front will help it look a little more pulled down (long). if that made sense.

Camille said...

I think you did a good job with Elizabeth's hair. Like I've told you before, whenever I go to a salon I always end up coming home and cutting it more to the way I actually wanted it.

And I was laughing at Nate's haircut. My brothers totally cut their hair in stages, but they usually leave it looking hideous for a day or so. But that's probably because they don't have wives to convince them otherwise!

ray said...

When I saw Nay's hair, I honestly threw-up a little in my mouth.