My youngest daughter decided she was ready for a change and wanted to cut her hair before school starts. I figured she wanted a couple inches or so trimmed off as she has always loved her long, long locks. But, I was wrong.
She had been researching hair donation and had determined she wanted to give her hair away to a good cause rather than have it tossed in the trash. I was completely on board.
This past Sunday afternoon was the time. She filled out the form online and printed it out. I grabbed a padded envelope from my stash and the hair cutting supplies. My oldest got some rubberbands out and grabbed the camera. It was a big deal!
|Ready for the cut & style|
I must have asked her a half a dozen times if she was sure about this and she never waivered. Then we sectioned off her hair, tied the bands and I told her to go into the bathroom and check the length to make sure one more time she was okay to go this short. Yep! She said she was.
|That was a lot of length to come off|
We carefully cut away each pony tail, then headed outdoors to complete her cut since it was a nice day, no wind and I could keep the mess out of my kitchen.
|The back & sides after her cut|
Ten minutes later I was done cutting her hair and told her to go inside and see what she thought. I was a nervous wreck, afraid of her reaction. It was pretty short.
|Such a pretty girl!|
But, she loves it! She is so very happy with her new shorter haircut and how much lighter it feels. She literally walks and bounces her hair, so cute! She told me quite a few times how happy she is with the cut.
|14 inches of hair!|
She chose Wigs For Kids Foundation to send her hair to. We placed it into a plastic Ziploc bag and tucked it into a padded envelope along with the paperwork. Then off in the mail it went.
I think she looks absolutely adorable. She made a great decision and I couldn't be any prouder of her.
The only problem I have is that she looks way too grown up now (sniff).