My 5-year-old’s name is Westley. I affectionately call him Wild West because he’s, well, wild—as most boys his age are. And like Westley, his mane has a mind of its own.
It’s thick and curly, grows at an enviable rate (we ladies should be so lucky) and Westley has this swirl pattern in front that creates one crazy cowlick. So when it comes to cutting his hair, the stylist needs to really know what she’s doing. This can’t be her first time at the proverbial rodeo.
For a while, I was taking him to my hair stylist. But as Westley got older, my husband, Graham, took over the task. On the one hand, I’m grateful to Graham for helping out—since most child grooming responsibilities land on my plate, by default. But on the other hand, Graham was taking him to a whole bunch of random barber shops/salons – so there wasn’t any consistency. Sometimes the cut/style would be good and sometimes it would be really bad (like once when he brought Westley home with a buzz cut).
So a few weeks ago when HairCuttery contacted me about writing a review (as part of their #MyHCLook campaign), I immediately thought of Westley. It was perfect timing too because his hair was at an awkward length and he desperately needed it cut for spring school pictures. Hair Cuttery provided a gift card to try their services—so Graham took Westley to the closest location and a talented stylist named Debbie gave him a great cut.
Though I didn’t accompany them to the appointment, Graham relayed to me what a great experience they had at Hair Cuttery. Debbie took her time, was very patient with Westley and I am really pleased with the end result. I would definitely take Westley back there again. (more…)
Jennifer Aniston debuted a new do while promoting her new comedy “Just Go With It” in Madrid. I love a lob (long bob) – as you can tell from my updated Twitter avatar…it’s my signature style. But I’m not digging it on Jen. Is it just me or does it make her look older? She looks tired, right? Perhaps the the lighter blond is washing her out a bit. I think a little lipstick would have helped to sell me on this new look.
I’ve heard time and time again that “women of a certain age” should wear their hair shorter…well, if this doesn’t disprove that myth, I don’t know what does.
This haircut probably seemed like a fun idea at the time, but I predict that Jen will soon regret it (kinda like her fling with John Douchebag Mayer).
What do you think? Does Jen’s new cut make the cut?
This is a damn shame. A Milwaukee teacher cut off a 7-year-old’s braid after she absentmindedly kept playing with her hair. Um, isn’t that what 7-year-olds do…act up? If a teacher can’t handle a fidgety first grader, then she should probably look for a new line of work.
If I had a daughter and she came home from class with less hair than she went to school with, I’d be real tempted to schedule a parent/teacher “conference”…and make sure she didn’t have any hair when she showed up for work the next day.
I have issues with children sporting grown-up hairstyles. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for children expressing their individuality – but when I see toddlers and young kids with over-styled hair, I can’t help but feel that it’s the wackadoo parents expressing themselves through their offspring.
So when I saw photos of Will, Jada and their brood at the Nobel Peace Prize Concert, I threw up my hands. Jaden’s untamed afro appears that it might swallow his head whole, but he’s 11 and that’s the kind of style the kids are into right now. Willow’s hair, on the other hand, is a whole nuther story.
I don’t care who the parents are…no 9-year-old should have a Rihanna haircut. I don’t know what Jada was thinking to let someone shave half of her baby’s head. That poor child is gonna have one hell of a time growing that mess out. You would have thought Jada would have learned something from Cassie’s tress transgressions.
What are your thoughts on minors with major hairstyles?