"Oh, well I thought you wanted to grow your hair out like Repunzel?"
"But if you have short hair, we can't curl it anymore."
"If you cut your hair, it won't be like mine."
And to each of these, to no avail, Miss C-Jaz said, "Oh, it's okay. It can grow out." How mature of her...at four years old...
Well, a few weeks passed, and I was cutting Daddy-oh-ee's hair again. Miss C-Jaz did not forget. She was pretending to be my next customer awaiting her hair cut. So, finally I sat her on the bar stool in the washroom. Daddy-oh-ee would be in for a surprise after his shower and his new cut. I sprayed water on Miss C-Jaz's hair, had my comb in one hand and scissors in the other. The cutting part wasn't going to be a problem. I was prepared to cut her hair to sit above her shoulders, then to show her it was super short, I would take my hand and brush her hair against her neck with the illusion of much shorter hair. Besides, it wasn't like I was cutting her bangs like I did a few years ago prior to leaving for Sweden making her accidentally look like a Romulan.
Remember those bangs, and ignore the raised eyebrows and ridges along the forehead!!! You'll be seeing this hair cut soon...
So, Miss C-Jaz's hair was cut, nice and fresh, no resemblance to being a Romulan, and I thought I was out in the clear. Nope! Not today. I was prepping her today, reminding her that we were going to make Daddy-oh-ee look more handsome with a haircut. (If I don't 'prep' her mentally with reminders, sometimes she's is very uncooperative and stubborn.) Then, all excited she said, "Of course!" Again, all mature sounding. "And we can cut my hair too! I'll get bangs."
Daddy-oh-ee overheard this and tried his own way of reverse psychology. Fail. Her mind was made up. "Don't worry Daddy, it won't look ugly."
Here we go again. Inside, I was freaking out for real...bangs?! Outside, I didn't say much, other than, no matter what, you're always pretty.
I felt like the people in Matrix who downloaded information at an instant. I retrieved information in my brain from all my previous experiences getting a hair cut and tried to envision the various techniques I've witnessed sitting in the hairdresser's chair.
I must proudly say, that I did it! I've come a long way from the Romulan bangs to a more pleasing style. A style that I truly believe Miss C-Jaz was envisioning in her own mind, which was truly her intention behind getting bangs...
Yes, Rachel Berry. As soon as Miss C-Jaz saw her bangs in the mirror, she couldn't stop looking at herself. "Mommy! I look like Rachel Berry now," she exclaimed with so much enthusiasm. She was running around, showing Daddy-oh-ee, Gamma, and Gammpa. Miss C-Jaz was going back and forth between mirrors. She was happy with her new do, so now we'll see how long the looks lasts for her. Soon after her shower, she had a hair pin in her hair keeping the bangs away from her eyes, which is great!!! In the end, the bangs are a super cute look for her, and yay for my 'mad skillzz' (as my bff commented) as the personal hair dresser for Daddy-oh-ee and Miss C-Jaz :)
The 'asymetrical romulan' look.
The 'Rachel Berry' phenomenon.
The cutest little mature 4-year old I know.