"The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."

~Robert Frost

Saturday, January 8, 2011

A Tale of Two Heads

My friend Hallie told me I needed to do before and after shots of the girls' hair after Ashley went crazy with the scissors on Thursday. And I pretty much do whatever Hallie tells me to do! (Just kidding, Hallie...except, well...kind of not. ;-) Good thing you're usually right!) So without further ado, here is Ashley's before shot:

Do you see how high up she hacked it on the right side?? Like 8 inches! It was in pigtails when she cut it and somehow that resulted in a really strange cut pattern, worst on each side. Turns out we still were lucky, though, because I was told yesterday about a girl whose sister cut her entire pigtail off. Her entire pigtail.

She loved sitting in the big chair at the salon and felt altogether too special and happy about it, if you ask me. :-P We ended up taking off about 4 inches and layering the rest; it doesn't look perfect, but it's way improved and easy to handle now with certain hairstyles. The back looks unremarkable now that it's fixed with just some length off, so her after picture is from the front to show that she's still adorable!

Bethany's is more dramatic from start to finish. I don't even like looking at her before picture. See how those beautiful red curls are going along and then they just...stop? Yeah. :-(

Bethany was a little doll at the salon and completely won over the stylist. I was stunned that my daughter who seems physically incapable of not moving for more than about .3 of a second actually sat motionless for her whole turn in the chair.
We didn't have to take off 100% of her curls, but more came off than stayed on. And I know this is terrible of me to say, but...I think my little girl looks a bit like a little boy now! And no, this picture isn't her reaction to the haircut, I just thought it was hilarious. ;-)
One last note: thank you all so much for your response to my request for more "followers"! You took us from 19 to 27 all within twenty-four hours! It makes me feel special. :-)


  1. Oh goodness! Bethany's was pretty bad! Even if you never can fully appreciate those pictures, I at least got a laugh out of them. :)

  2. EVERY one I know seems to be going through the hair cutting stage. Way to go with the adorable pictures. My friend with a four year old boy just cut a HUGE chunk of hair right of the top of his head...down to the scalp! Silas would have to really want to cut his as short as he he has it right now.

  3. Hahaa, That was probably your reaction to the hair cut....I know it would be mine.

  4. Well, I was right! They are still STINKIN' cute little girls! :)