Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Unfortunately, Briannah, my younger granddaughter, is more skeptical of the whole beauty process. Her hair grows more slowly than her sister's. She didn't even need a haircut until this year. When it became necessary to have a hair cut (and not just a little bang trim) she wasn't too thrilled about the prospect. She suggested skipping the ordeal and spending extra time in the kid's play area instead. On one occasion she vehemently refused to cooperate. Rather than take a risk, the instructor suggested we not force the issue. Briannah may only be four years old, but she was experiencing something so many of us crave - to be truly listened to. The preschooler came in for a new style, but she came out with more. A true test was in the final product. In addition to the haircut, Briannah had asked for a braid. The child's hair isn't long enough for a traditional braid, so Rosalinda created a halo-like braid around the back of Briannah's head. This was not Alicia's vision for her daughter (although she wasn't opposed to the idea) it was Briannah's idea. Rosalinda listened and like Captain Jean Luc Picard from Star Trek, the Next Generation, she demonstrated she could "make it so" and did. Needless to say, Briannah was absolutely thrilled with the results.

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


Haircuts for Girls Beautiful

Haircuts for Girls Beautiful


When everyone was coiffed and styled (including daddy Greg) the family went to a rock and mineral show at nearby Mesa Community College. I could see both of my grandchildren were satisfied with their new "look" and felt more confident. When they approached one of the rock booths they chatted up one of the vendors. I'm sure the cute little girls were a welcome sight compared to the old codgers like me who generally attend these events. Before we walked away the vendor gave each girl a free baggy full of rocks and explained what each one was.