5.22.2008

Hair catastrophe . . . with a happy ending

Before:
Before we went to Kim -- looks like a sad sad cut, eh?Before: you can see some of the huge choppin' brother did

Our hair event went fine. I never imagined it would, but it did. I also prayed a lot going into it :c)

First of all, I was so scared Maia would fall asleep on our 30 minute drive to the hair place, but I was able to keep her awake. Falling asleep would mean a very cranky uncooperative child when we got there, as most of you can relate.

Then I was afraid Maia would not sit in the chair. My darling Heather went with us, and Maia wanted to sit on her lap. That worked out well and I am being completely honest when I say that my child did not move an inch. She sat there like a princess completely still, moving her head in the directions Kim asked her to, everything.

My 2-year old was a princess! I still can't hardly believe it because I was going into it pretty negatively thinking it would be a total waste of time. It was all good. I couldn't have been more proud of her!!

Going into the cut, Kim said, "what's more important to you? Keeping the length even or the length itself?" I thought about it for a second and said "probably the length itself".

I honestly did not want it cut up to her ears. She was born with long hair and I wanted it to stay long. It was hard for me to imagine her with short hair. Neil was actually more against her having short hair than I was. I think he was frightened he'd come home and she'd look like a boy. (He's out in Salt Lake City right now.) He kept saying "please let Kim decide what's best". He didn't trust me!! (ha!)

I honestly never imagined Kim could cut it, allow it to stay long and it still look decent. While it's definitely far from perfect because there's just no way to perfect the way Noah chopped her hair without cutting it all the way off, Kim did do a great job just making it look presentable. It's still noticeably got some chunks missing, but at least I can still put barrettes in it and pony tails. (All that really matters right?!) I am soooo very thankful for that. And I know it's "just hair" but at the same time "it's hair". I love hair, I love Maia's hair, hair expresses (I believe) so much. I just wasn't taking any of this hair ordeal very well.

I got a few snaps at the salon along with a before and after. Here's a before and here's an after!
Her beautiful length soon to be gone . . .From the front you can hardly tell really that her brother demolished it!

You can see the salon ones and a few others here.

Thank you for the support with the emails and phone calls in relation to the hair catastrophe. It definitely had a good ending.

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

I think it looks cute on her!!
And I bet it grows fast too so it can be fixed better as it does, right?
I'm glad it all worked out well!

Anonymous said...

So glad this is over for you all! She looks adorable!
love, vic

Louise said...

Very Very cute!!

Candi said...

So glad it had a happy ending. I love that last pic in the set (on flickr)--too cute!

Erin said...

It's beautiful, dear. She's still gorgeous! Yay for happy endings : )

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

what a good girl and shes so beautiful
Jen

Alexis Jacobs said...

I think it looks very cute! WTG Maia! :)

Leslie said...

Aw, a happy ending! She looks adorable.

Johanna said...

She looks so cute! I want to know what happened to Mr. Noah! :)

mysecondjournal said...

Very cute..I love that she was such a princess during the cut..

FYI: Matt Damon is in STL today filming for your movie!!

mama2dibs said...

I'm glad it all worked out. I head out with the girls in about 15 minutes so that we can get Libby's hair cut for the same reason. We were at a friend's house and he thought she should have a cut. It doesn't look terrible, but still enough that it needs to get cut. I am not as attached to hair so I'm just praying that she will sit still. Our last haircut was a disaster.

Deborah said...

it looks adorable. Glad you guys were able to salvage the length!

lil ole' me..... said...

Maia looks adorable, as usual!
Kim did a good job!!!! :)

Is Maia ready to cut Noah's hair in retaliation?

Becoming Me said...

Cute! A happy ending indeed.

Noel said...

Oh well she just looks beautiful. Eventually...like in maybe 5 years you will all be able to laugh about it. Maybe...hopefully.

Stacey said...

Oh Val I was thinking about this today--and come over and see what I already suspected--that your friend would be able to fix this! She's such a beauty, with hair and likelye without (but glad she has it still!!!) xoxo

Stacey said...

Oh Val I was thinking about this today--and come over and see what I already suspected--that your friend would be able to fix this! She's such a beauty, with hair and likelye without (but glad she has it still!!!) xoxo

Chel said...

See? It's fabulous! Hair changes are always fun.