The girls got haircuts today! It was Lacy's very first haircut, and Rose has only had her "rat tail" trimmed, when she was 13 or 14 months old, but other than that, no haircut for her, either. Our wonderful neighbor Lindsay did it for us, for free (she went to beauty school and she just loves cutting hair! She is so sweet). We were looking at $40 at a children's salon, maybe $20 at a discount place, so that really saved us a bunch! Considering our budget for haircuts is $0, that was perfect for us!
Lacy's hair was getting pretty scraggly. And Rose had a short side and a long side. As an illustration, check out this picture from Christmas. Note the right side of her head has a spot without any long hair. It looks fine when her hair is up, but when it's not, it looks terrible.
And it only got worse between then and now. She likes to pull out her ponytails. Pretty much the only rubber bands that will hold her hair are the teensy tiny little rubber ones (her hair is super fine and anything else just falls right out) and they tend to grab other hairs on their way off the hair. So every time she would pull out her ponies, she would grab a good clump of hair, and she always went for the right side first.
So, since I can't keep her hair looking good while it's up anyway, I may as well have it looking good when down.
So today was the day. Lacy was so looking forward to it. We went over to Lindsay and Brandon's house at about 4 this afternoon, and got started. Rose was up first.
I don't think she really knew what was going on yet.
Our lovely neighbor beginning the haircut... Rose is still a bit unsure, but very cooperative.
I'm including this one because you can see how scraggly Lacy's hair is. And, oh, her eczema is getting bad again. Bummer.
The finished haircut.
She was a little bit excited.
The finished cut! She looks so cute, if I do say so myself.
The girls with their stylist for the afternoon
They were both so well behaved. I was impressed with their behavior, especially considering we've had a really hard week. They both were angels through the whole process.