Saturday, May 31, 2008

halle's new look is on the "cutting" edge

About two weeks ago Halle mentioned she wanted to cut her hair. I was shocked--shocked--because it hadn't been more than a couple days since she'd talked about how happy she was her hair was growing long, "like a princess". Deep down, I loved the idea of cutting her hair, because as a preschooler, she'd always looked adorable with her little bob-cuts. I presented her with the pros and cons of short & long hair and bargained. I told her she had to think about it real hard for a week, and if at that time she still wanted it cut I'd take her to a salon. (I wasn't about to attempt this myself...a grown woman has a difficult enough time overcoming a haircut gone bad. Can you imagine what a dramatic 6 1/2-year old's reaction would be???)
A week later she said she was still thinking about it but that she thought she wanted it cut. I kind of ignored it, partly because I didn't really have the time. Then she didn't mention it again, so I assumed it had been simply a passing thought. However, out of the blue, while she was taking a bath last night, she shouted out sternly to me, "Mom, come in here!" I quickly ran to her bathroom thinking something was wrong. I was met with a resolved, "I've decided I want to cut my hair and I want to do it tomorrow." Ohhhhh-kay. It had been decided.
So this morning at 10:30, she said goodbye to her long locks and hello to a fun new "do".
Take a look:

Feeling a bit jittery.
I asked her, "Are you nervous?"
Her brave reply was, "Almost."

'Thank You' to my stylist, Heather at Serenity Salon,
for fitting us into her busy morning!

Halle's first glimpse. She was shy, but loving it.

I think it makes her look a little older.

What d'ya think???


Shanna & Brent said...

oh so cute!!! I love it, i love short hair on little girls (well, on big girls too!!!) very cute.

Mandy said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! I love it!!!! She looks so grown up!

Jake & April said...

Her hair looks fabulous. Makenna was just telling me yesterday how she wanted a new, short haircut for summer. Halle just got cuter...if that's possible.

joyce.kremin said...

The most important thing about a hair do is if it can be done quickly each morning. That alone can make or break a do for me. I love it but then I loved your hair done almost that same way. "way to go Halle!"

Josephine said...

My goodness! What a lady! i think i would like to cut my hair like that!

Annie said...

What a cute haircut! It turned out great! I love it!

Jen said...

Her haircut looks great and it does make her look older!

Tif said...

So cute! I'm glad you were able to find someone to do it at the last minute. Halle was very brave. I think she looks terrific!

ARRON N' L!SA said...

hooray, i can view your blog again. i love the new haircut it is soooo dang cute and sassy!

Josh and Kristen said...

So cute! Halle you are a cutie! Isn't it funny how you think that kids forget about things, but they rarely do?

Brynn said...

She is so cute and I love the hair cut! Yes, I'm in Utah. We live in Payson!

Ashlee said...

I love the new look! Halle is so pretty...she knocks me off my feet. It was fun to see Brett Halle and Wyatt last Sunday. I'm sorry Carson got sick, we missed seeing you two.

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