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Rapunzel, Rapunzel … Time to Cut Your Hair

July 28, 2011

Well my friends, it was time.

Time for Sophie to get her first major haircut. After nearly four years, it was time to trim Rapunzel’s golden curly locks for a cute summer cut (so what if summer’s nearly over).

So I called in Auntie Kayli, the haircut guru. Kayli is my “baby” sister, ten years younger than me. She is a true independent free-spirit.  She’s a “board-certified” hair stylist; earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology; owns her own dog-sitting business; has a tattoo of Snoopy on her wrist; and her pet is a rabbit named Sampson. So who better than to give Sophie her inaugural haircut than cool Auntie Kayli?

Here’s the before picture, with Sophie looking a bit nervous.

Look at that beautiful hair! I think I was more upset about cutting it than Sophie was. She was just shy of the “Locks for Love” 10-inch minimum. Otherwise I would have donated the mane.

There it goes…

The results … a cute summer style with freshly-cut bangs that are now out of her face.

Personally, I LOVE it! And more importantly, the little Coppertone Kid loves it too. She looks like such an older kid now! She was so excited to show of her new hair-do to her preschool teachers and friends. My little Sophie is growing up!

25 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2011 1:06 am

    Hi Leah! I found you through your post on She Writes. Your daughter looks adorable. Scarily, I’ve been cutting my own hair for years. I may have to call in my own Auntie Kayli. 🙂

  2. July 29, 2011 3:28 am

    My father still talks about he’d take my sons to “Louie” and how fidgety they were getting haircuts. He remembers my brother running out of the barber shop. And you know I have to wait until the grandsons will be 3 before their first haircuts! I think I have a lock of Lydia’s hair somewhere. My sisters and I remember my mother always making us get very short haircuts “pixies” for the summer- which we hated. Great memories!
    (did you see my “hair” post?)

  3. July 29, 2011 3:44 am

    Awwww…. she’s so cute! And growing up! How’re you doing, mom? (sigh)

  4. July 29, 2011 4:36 am

    Gorgeous! I bet she loves it. It is amazing what a nice haircut can do for the soul, whether we’re 6 or 60! Kayli is a good stylist. .

  5. July 29, 2011 5:49 am

    What a cutie! And so brave… I am pretty sure I wasn’t nearly as so when I cut mine as a kid 🙂

  6. July 29, 2011 6:11 am

    What a great ‘do!! It looks wonderful on her, she is blessed with awesome her – what a lucky girl! Love the bangs, your sister did a great job. Enjoy!

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  8. July 29, 2011 6:18 am

    she looks so cute!!

  9. July 29, 2011 6:51 am

    She’s adorable! Her auntie sounds really cool too. I mean, anyone with a Snoopy tattoo has to be cool, right? 😉

  10. July 29, 2011 7:18 am

    So glad she’s proud of her new cut. She looks adorable!

  11. July 29, 2011 7:19 am

    Whether long or short, Sophie’s still a cutie patootie!

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  13. July 29, 2011 1:02 pm

    Sophie is a real cutie-pie. I like her new haircut. 🙂

  14. July 29, 2011 2:10 pm

    I love Sophie’s new haircut! She looks really, really cute! Good job Auntie Kayli!

  15. July 29, 2011 2:17 pm

    What a doll! I liked her hair long too!

    Stopping by from SITS!

  16. July 29, 2011 7:25 pm

    Beautiful! Nice that you have such a good connection with your sister. I hope you’ve been styling her hair all along. My girls were a little older than usual when I tried this (probably due to sheer exhaustion) and they wouldn’t let me anywhere near them! Fortunately, they would let my friend…

  17. July 29, 2011 9:01 pm

    Adorable! My grand-daughter just had the same thing done! She had long, wavy hair to her hips and it was cut to her shoulders. She LOVED it! She felt so grown up!

  18. July 30, 2011 8:31 am

    Love this Leah! It is great to get to share in theses precious moments. Sophie is precious!

  19. July 31, 2011 9:11 am

    Aw, she looks great with her new haircut! It’s funny how sometimes it really is harder for mommies (and daddies) than kiddos for these milestones. I also loved the description of your sister. Sounds like a fun aunt!

  20. July 31, 2011 7:47 pm

    Love it! We are about to get our youngest son’s hair cut. Our oldest son had curly locks, so we waited until he was about 10 months old to cut it. We decided (I decided) to do it ourselves, and he looked ridiculous! Wish I’d have had a cool aunt to help us out! We’re taking Evan to the barber’s for sure….

  21. Kim Bruch permalink
    July 31, 2011 8:19 pm

    love it! 🙂

  22. August 1, 2011 4:20 am

    She’s got gorgeous hair!!

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  24. August 4, 2011 8:19 am

    They always look older when they get their hair cut and they lose their baby teeth. Great before and after pictures. Such a cute little girl!

  25. August 8, 2011 3:38 pm

    Absolutely darling … and the “before” photo from the back? Looks like a Clairol ad!! I loved the results … but hard not to be cute with such a sweet face 🙂 MJ

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