2.01.2009

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow...

I have a love/hate relationship with my girl's hair.

I love it when it's clean and fabulous-smelling. I love it when they let me actually "do"it. On the other hand, I hate it when it already looks ratty five minutes after I just "did" it. I hate it when it's so long it becomes unmanageable. A certain 10-year-old I know still needs help washing it and only puts conditioner in it under death threats.


Jordyn has had issues growing hair, period. She's had exactly two trims in her five years on the planet so far. She's been begging for a hair cut for a LONG time now and Cara finally consented to a hair cut for herself. So, despite just getting over a stomach bug that forced me to leave school early on Friday (that's another story... I'm just glad I didn't hurl in front of my students... can you imagine the mental scarring that could've inflicted??) we set off to the magical land of Kool Kuts for Kids.

Jordyn's before. A windy afternoon...
Cara's before.
That's some long hair!


We went at the best possible time because the girls got right into the chairs and it seemed like people just streamed in behind us. Jordyn entertained her self by watching Barbie's Prince & the Pauper and Cara got to play Star Wars Lego on whatever game system they have there.

Without further delay, the finished products...

Jordyn's after. A sleepy smile...

Cara's after!!
Isn't that adorable?! They cut off 12 inches of hair that Cara is going to donate to Locks of Love. She looks so grown up! It's crazy to me how time is flying so quickly. I was pleasantly surprised that Cara loves her new 'do. So far there is no haircut remorse and I hope it stays that way. ♥

13 comments:

Erin said...

WOW!!! Cara's hair looks so cute. As I was reading this post I had a hard time not scrolling to the bottom first because I wanted to see the end results. Your girls are so darn cute!!! But you already know that.

Tyler said...

This is actually DeAnn. They look great. I love getting my hair cut! I bet you could have guessed that though. Cara that is cool that you get to donate you beautiful hair! We love and miss you all!

Joe & Ashley said...

That is so awesome that she donated it! I've thought about doing that but I am to selfish to let go of all my hair I think. But they doth look darling! And Cara's is so cute.

Aubrey said...

Oh my gosh, the haircuts are adorable. I absolute love Cara's haircut. She really does look old. Wow!

Gwen said...

The girls are getting HUGE! I'm loving the new hairstyles! I'm trying to convince Liz that she needs her hair cut too...but she's not having it. Poor thing, she actually thinks that her opinion counts for something. Oh well!!! As long as I have to do it, it has to be short enough for ME to manage it, okay! I think I will use your pics as an example of how a haircut can make you look so fresh and so clean. Thanks for this post :o)

Lori Gerten said...

Cara's hair is beeeyoootafull!!!

Mandie said...

WOW! Cara does look more grown up! They both look so cute!! =D

Tobi said...

Oh they are such beautiful little ladies with their new haircuts! They both look so grown up now.

Aleena said...

Cute haircuts! Short is the way to go with little girls - way more manageable!

Jillian Renee Davis Garcia said...

The two prettiest nieces ever! It is so crazy how much Cara looks like you! I can't believe how big they are both getting! Love you guys! Big Hugs!

Lisa Meyer said...

Great hair cuts, very, very cute!!

Courtney said...

I totally gasped when I saw her Kara's hair, wow! It is crazy cute! i love it!

Sue said...

I love the feeling when you wash your hair for the first time after having a haircut, y'know, the one where your hands slip off the ends and you say "whoa, all my hair's missing!"

The girls look great and you'll be praising your own genius everytime you brush their now manageable hair!