Friday, April 25

Before and After

New Haircut

Before :: During :: After

Edmund really wanted to let his hair grow long(ish). I happen to be partial to the classic Oliver North haircut but, you know, it's a little thing and I'm willing to compromise. Unfortunately for Edmund, he was not. The only rule I had was that his hair must be kept neat and more importantly, clean. I really don't think that is too much to ask. It seems it was.

Edmund is going through, what I can only hope, is a phase. He does not want to be clean. He fights with us about showering and absolutely refuses to wash his hair unless we threaten him with loss of privileges. Dirty hair was not going to cut it. It had to be cut. Unfortunately his lack of personal hygiene also meant that I had to cut it shorter than I would have liked. Compromises.

To say he was unhappy about the haircut would be an understatement. Chris had to catch him and hold him down for the fist few swipes of the clippers. After that, there was no turning back.

Although he doesn't want to admit it, he is happy with the new do. I know that when the Summer heat hits, he'll be thankful for the shorter hair. I think the cut makes him look older. I'm not sure how I feel about that!

I think I may need a smock for next time.


Anonymous said...

You did a great job!
And your son look much better.
He seems happyer on the after pic.
Iff you wear a smock or apron next time you will look more like a barberette. please post pics iff You do the next cut.
Greetings from the netherlands

Jamie said...

Welcome to the teenage years...LOL
Hygiene just seems to be a battle these days....but buzz cuts on a girl aren't so good. So my battle continues...LOL Thank goodness for ponytails :-)