Friday, September 21, 2012

Haircuts we got this summer

Okay, there’s really only one haircut to discuss:  Emma’s.

For a few months prior, Emma had been talking about getting a pixie cut.  I’m all in favor of women changing their looks--not thinking that they are only pretty because they have LONG hair--but I thought it was a pretty drastic thing for a middle-schooler to do.  So I thought I’d let her really think it out and initiate it if she really wanted it. 

She didn’t stop bringing it up and, the day before school got out for the summer, my very talented friend/hairdresser Melissa cut it off.  She was going for the Keira Knightley pixie look (link here) and I think they got very close:

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She loves it and has done a good job making it look cute.  She gets lots of compliments and I basically think it’s super brave and confident of her to cut her hair off at an age when most girls equate Long hair with Prettiness.  (She definitely got some slightly negative feedback, from males old and young, but she didn’t seem to let it bother her.)

She’s not sure how long she’ll keep it like this, but we, of course, think she’d darling no matter what.

10 comments:

Lauren in GA said...

I completely agree with you. The look is DARLING and very, very, brave...especially at that age. I used to hide behind my hair, ya know? Well, it was the 80's after all...it was kind of a hair helmet...it made me feel secure. With as much hairspray as I used it really was secure...

...but enough about me...she looks fantastic both ways and I love that she is so secure.

Ashley C said...

I think she looks adorable both ways. She's definitely a beautiful girl.

Scholes TRAC said...

She is cute no matter what!!! I wish I wasn't too scared to do it:)

Rochelleht said...

Wow. That is brave. I had that cut in middle school, but it was initiated by my mom and I hated it. Love her confidence!!!

Ali said...

I read your blog regularly (well, when you post ;)) but never really comment, not just w/ your blog but pretty much all that I read, with that said...I had to comment to commend Emma's ability to have enough confidence to make such a bold and decisive move! =) She looks GREAT!

Brooke said...

It's sooo cute but you already know I feel that way since I copied her. :)

Cami said...

Oh men and long hair...don't get me started.

I like the power of short hair. Good for her.

Sally said...

I LOVE it. So cute! She is a darling girl.

jessica said...

Do I even need to say anything...no, but I will..first of all, I myself am a huge fan of short hair! I just cut mine off again...and I'm even a bigger fan of Emma so I love it :)

heidi said...

i love this. i especially love the picture of her and her dad sporting the same haircut on instagram. i just love seeing that relationship.
someday i hope i can be as confident as she is.