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:
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.