well, it's done. the bean is no longer a hair salon newbie. at least, not as a client.
because of some conflicts in our schedule for today, we ended up canceling the appointment at the fancy-schmancy children's spa and instead opted for a children's hair salon closer to home - little kuts, on lake avenue in pasadena. it was $10 less and they had an opening available later in the day, so we went for it. i remembered seeing this place a long time ago, on my way to anthropologie and the right start.
the hub had spent the morning golfing at a nearby course with some co-workers, so he met us there. we got there a little early, so while he grabbed a snack at sansai, the bean enjoyed a pre-haircut cookie.
the teen and i were amused at the sight of this...um, interesting outfit.
the place was pretty small, so this sign instructed us to leave the stroller outside.
after checking in, the bean got to sit on the carousel horse. she liked the pink cape she got to wear, and we were both mesmerized by the hair on our stylist, amore.
we told amore that we wanted to go for a suri cruise-esque do, and preferably keep it shoulder-length. and then the first step was to wet her hair, gather it into a low ponytail, and then - snip! bye-bye, hair.
the bean was quite a wiggle worm, which we anticipated. i tried to help by holding on to her as amore worked on shaping her new 'do, and the teen handed her a toy from the stroller so she would stop sticking that pretty pink cape in her mouth.
she got bored sitting there (i don't blame her, really) and got a little upset.
a few more snippety-snips, and then that was it. here's a side and rear view of the end result.
she seems pretty happy with it. i think. and yes, she had an outfit change. there was hair all over her - amore didn't bother to brush her down or even blow it off with the hair dryer. meh.
but she definitely enjoyed playing with her daddy.
i guess you really can't see what it looks like too well, but then again, i want to wash and style it myself. amore did a shitty job of it - as soon as she finished cutting those bangs (too short, as far as i'm concerned, and this is far from shoulder length), she moved on to the next client. i had to ask the girl at the desk for a comb to style it a little. let's just say that we won't be returning - or, at least, we'll be requesting anyone BUT amore. i didn't love her at all. get it? [groan]
that ponytail is in a little baggie, attached to a "first haircut" certificate. it's total cheese-whiz, and so lametastic that i didn't even take a picture of it. of course, i'll stick it in her baby book, but it's ugly as hell. i'll probably find a nicer way to display that lock of hair in the book, too.
the teen said "she looks like a boy now." but i don't think so! i think she still looks adorable, and now her hair looks shiny, healthy, and thick. as it grows out, it'll look even better. and at least the bangs can be easily combed to the side and secured with a cute clip. i mean, come on - could you really mistake this face for a boy, short hair or not??