The BEFORE pictures. Look at all that long hair! It was "fun" to put in a bun every week for dance.
(Can we pause for a moment so I can say I absolutely LOVE MJ's hair color.
It's like caramel candy. It's gorgeous!)
The braids . . . Aren't they so Pippi Longstocking?
Then we pulled out MJ's ruler (yes, she brought one with her) to make sure we had a full 10 inches. The 10 inch mark is where the top rubber band is.
The first cut . . .
While the stylist was cutting MJ's hair, MJ was telling her all about how she got to cut my hair when I donated my hair & how she cut it crooked. It was really fun to tease her and say,
"Oops! Guess we'll have to buzz your hair after all!"
Oh no! It's all gone!
And the AFTER pictures:
The hair cut is totally cute on MJ. It's stacked in the back, then comes down at an angle to her chin - which you can't really tell cause she wanted to wear her headband - but trust me, she's a cutie!
This was a really fun experience to share with MJ. She's already asked me how much longer it will take for my hair to grow out enough so she can cut it again for Locks of Love - and she plans to grow her hair out again as well. I actually think my youngest daughter, Anna, will be the next one who has hair long enough to cut for Locks of Love. She'll be 3 years old next week. I think in about six more months, she'll be ready to make a trip to Great Clips, too. What a fun Mother-Daughter tradition!
Happy Valentine's Week!