My Carlie had hair down to the middle of her back. She had mentioned wanting to get a haircut soon. Around here, we try to do as much as we can 'at home' to save a little money. Plus being able to give a haircut is a useful skill! I always cut my husbands hair (haha, nothing hard about that, he likes to keep his head shaved), I cut my boys hair most of the time and I trim my girls hair when needed... (when Cameo was younger I cut it too).
A friend of mine on facebook posted a link to this blog.
It had this idea for giving hair layers in 5 short minutes. Carlie has somewhat thin hair and layers are helpful to give it body and a little volume.
The Mom suggested washing hair and combing it straight. Then flip the head over and brush all towards the front of the head and secure with a ponytail.
Then simply cutting it straight across wherever you like on the ponytail.
I cut a little and brushed it out. I could see the layers in the hair, but Carlie wanted a bit more drastic cut.
So we went several inches shorter.
Once I took her hair down, I ended up trimming it just a tad more on the ends to get rid of a few hairs I had missed. No big deal.
We dried her hair and we were both VERY happy with the results!
It looked great!
Now to handle how much older my 9 year old daughter looks...
That is a different issue all together!
So, all you Mom's out there, go with confidence that you can give your daughter a cute hair cut with
little effort and fear!
Hope you enjoy!