Monday, January 19, 2009

Chloe's First Haircut

Being my first little girl, I have been apprehensive to give Chloe a haircut.
But at 20 months old, her hair was starting to get a little out of control. She has her daddy's fine straight hair, which just doesn't look polished if you don't spend a lot of time on it. And let's face it, I don't have a lot of time to spend on her hair most days.
So, I decided to take the plunge on Friday and get Chloe a haircut.
I took her to the place I took the boys when they were babies. They are all set up for kid's cuts and have movies for the kids to watch & snacks to eat during the haircut to distract them.
Chloe didn't know about this whole haircut idea at first. She fussed a little when I set her up on the horse. {Instead of a chair, they have a horse and a swing for the kids to sit on, similar to those you'd see at a playground.}
But once she got her cup of animal crackers to eat and Barney was playing on the tv, she was perfectly content.
I thought I'd better document this event by sharing the before and after photos.

Here's the before...

And, the after...

{Notice that out of all of the photos, Chloe isn't looking at the camera in one of them. Not one. This girl has had her picture taken so many times, she doesn't even pay attention to me anymore!}

I absolutely love how Chloe's hair turned out. It's a cute little bob, all one length, and it lays down so nicely, unlike before. The only downfall is now she looks even more like a big girl, which by the way, she's been saying all the time lately.
'I a Big Girl,' Chloe says in a really high-pitched voice, at least a billion times a day.
I guess there's no more babies around our house, except the one in mom's tummy ;)


Anonymous said...

Cute! It's amazing how a haircut ALWAYS seems to make kiddos look older. I wonder what the cutoff for that is? I mean, when you're 80 you don't look older when you get a haircut.

Unknown said...

Good point...I'm thinking the rule applies mostly to kids ;) How about yours...does Thing 1 still have a full head of curls? He has great hair!

Anonymous said...

AWWW How cute! It does make her look so much older. I considered that look for the girls but with their curly/wavy hair it didn't look right. I LOVE it on Chloe though.
We took Kinz to a fun hair cutting place for her first cut. It was AWFUL! Tim ended up having to hold her and I held her hands down. No barney bribery for her! :)

Anonymous said...

Yes! Thing One has a wonderful head of curls. I've never taken them any place to get a cut, though. I just chase them around with scissors for a couple of days and try to hack off a little on each side, so that when they get sick of the haircutting, they won't look ridiculous until the next day when I can do more. Of course, Thing One is old enough to complain a little but otherwise sit through a whole haircut now. When it's nice out, we do haircuts while they play chalk and bubbles outside. The other 6 months a year, I just have to vacuum after!