Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New 'Do'

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! 



  1. Thanks, I think I'll try this on me. I've been wanting to get my hair cut in layers, but have a fear of salons. ;)
    Let you know how it goes.

  2. I went and done did it. I really like the way it turned out. I have very curly -mostly frizzy-hair. This thinned it out and with a little de-frizzer it looks so much better.