Wednesday, November 4, 2009

The Great Transformations

Many of us in our family had big changes in the hair department lately. Here's some before and afters.

I went first. My hair had been over grown and bothering me for going on 6 months. It's hard to decide what to do when you're ready for a big change, and then to have the money to spend on it, and to make the time to do it with sitters and all. But finally I made it happen! Unfortunately the hair dresser didn't understand what I wanted even though I brought 3 pictures and gave a very clear verbal explanation. So I ended up with something totally different. After giving it a couple of days I decided that I really didn't like it and got my money back. So, I guess I can't complain much about a free haircut and lucky for me my hair grows pretty fast. In no time I'll have the look I was going for, a medium length slight wedge cut. But here I am with my REALLY short hair (he shaved my neck).
Ironically when Sierra saw my haircut she wanted to get hers cut the same way. I have trimmed it several times but this time we were going for a whole new look so she got to go to the corner family hair place. Here's the before:
And here's the after:
Funny, that was the look I was going for myself! Totally cute and it fits her so well. She loves it!
But the biggest change was Josiah's! He'd been growing his hair out all year. I decided even before kids that I did not want hair to be an issue and would let the kids decide what styles they wanted as long as they kept it clean and groomed. Josiah actually has very nice hair and long hair is 'in' right now. He did have to endure lots of flack from other adults in his life though. This didn't bother him at all. But, when Grandpa Nordstrom offered him a few incentives to get it cut and keep it short he found it a no brainer and we went for it. He also incorporated it in to his Halloween costume and had it cut like High King Peter of Chronicles of Narnia. So, here's his before:
And his after:
What a handsome guy! I have to admit, I'm loving seeing his gorgeous face again.


DAVIS said...

Did Sierra get her hair cut before Halloween? If so, how did I miss that???? I totally noticed Josiah's and said something to him, but not Sierra! Please tell me I'm not losing it!!!

momaof4 said...

haircuts make them look so grown up!! I love little girls with short hair. I think they look so cute.

SLMW8MAN said...

I just gave Micah a haircut. Only 1cm off. I wish he would do the "Josiah cut". People call him a girl all the time. Even if he dresses like a boy they think he is a girl.

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