Lily's First "REAL" Hair Cut at age 11

Friday, August 10, 2012

Lily's first haircut at age 11!  Sure she has had some trims, that we have done ourselves.  She has even had trims that were inspired by her taking the scissors to her own hair at the scalp.  She went around once with 1/2 bangs.  Yes, she looked funny!  It always seemed to happen at school too.  She would sneak away with the teachers scissors and cut the front of her hair at the scalp!  She got over giving herself a trim when she was 8 and since than her beautiful red hair has flowed freely and long.  Her bangs grew and her hair became all one length which at age 11 is to her bottom.  Her hair has always seemed to be what defined her beauty.  Everyone always said what beautiful hair she has.  Even strangers would come up to us and touch her hair and tell us how beautiful her hair is.  Maybe, that is why I could never imagine cutting it off.   She loved to wear it down with colorful headbands.  She loved to go into the pool and let her hair float to the surface and sway her head back and forth.  She loved to feel it on her naked back.

Lately, Lily has been talking of cutting her hair.  Wasn't sure if she wanted her hair cut because her sister, Hanna, had her hair cut short.  Or if she really wanted it.  I kept thinking, she doesn't  understand what it would mean to have short hair.  Which is ridiculous to think lily does not know what she wants or what the consequences would mean.  Lily is always sure what she wants.  Whether it is food, toys or clothes.  Lily knows!  Looking back, I know it was me not wanting her to change.  What if all her self confidence is cut away with her hair.  What if the only thing that people compliment her on is gone.  WHAT IF!  After much begging on Lily's and her sisters, part I took her to get her hair cut!  I was shaking so bad.  Lily was just giddy with excitement.  She climbed right into the chair and gestured to the stylist to cut!

She looked so pretty when the stylist was done.  And than I asked the stylist to please giver her bangs.

I had never seen Lily more happier or confident!  In fact, she became one sassy chick! 

We went to Publix afterwards.  She was showing everyone her new haircut!  The sweetest part was donating 13" to Locks of Love.  What a great gift my daughter's beautiful hair is.  Kind of takes some of my sadness away.

What I keep seeing is an all new Lily.  She lost all her little girl look and now looks more mature.  She is definitely ready for Middle School!  Lily always knows best!


Becca said...

Beautiful!!! I love her new cut! I was surprised by Samantha's willingness to cut and donate her hair, too. And I totally get that realization that it was *me* not *her* that was resistant to the change. But now that we've done it, we both feel relieved.

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