So I ask my DH to take DS to get haircuts. DS's hair was getting in his eyes but I just loved it's longer cut and blonde waviness in the back -- it was SO adorable. I get home last night after VERY hard day at work and there they are BOTH of them with nearly buzz cuts!
I got SO MAD at DH we actually had a fight about it. He didn't like the cuts, didn't want the cuts so I asked him how the hell did you end up with the cuts. "well she asked if she should just do a 'little boy's cut' and I said yes." Every other time he's gone all they got was a trim. This was a different person available that day.
I'm SO sad b/c I LOVED LOs hair, I also liked DH's hair longer but -- that's another story.
I know there is no way to "undoo" it (as it were) but I got upset with DH anyway. I mean how the hell do you go in and let someone else decide how to friggin cut your hair?! Who the hell does that?!
I know... I Need to learn to pick my fights.
Sniff, sniff, I miss running my fingers through DS's gorgeous locks! It will be MONTHS before it's back where it was.
This message has been edited by sangelas on May 2, 2012 2:07 PM
I would be beyond pissed, too. Two of my little guys have curly hair, my eldest has crazy curls, the younger has curls in the back. I taught myself to cut it so I don't have to bring them to the hairdresser. Mostly because my older DS has special needs and would never sit through it. But I'm glad I did because I know if DS#2 had to go to a hairdresser, they'd do the same thing you're describing happened to your DS.
My BIL and SIL had the same exact thing happen as you describe. BIL brought their son to the hairdresser, was a different stylist, and she cut off all of their LO's curls. My SIL was beyond pissed. She SCREAMED at BIL and didn't talk to him for days. Even now, a year later, she gets steamed thinking about it.
Been there . . . my intro to what a #1 haircut meant . . .
May 2 2012, 8:10 PM
Bob was sitting in my lap at the hairstylist, and she says to me, perhaps I should just do a #1 all around, b/c he looked a little like a bantam rooster as he arrived. And I didn't really know what a #1 was, but with a large, squirmy toddler in my lap, I wasn't inclined to probe too much. He left looking like Auschwitz Internee Bob. Like this:
Oh jeepers thats wicked Sas.
I know how you feel unfortunatly. But I am to blame. Got R's haircut nearly two weeks ago. The man just kept on cutting.
I asked P what to ask for next time and he said 'short back and sides'. I'm aiming for a 'royal' haircut for R. e.g. floppy on top and shortish back and sides.
Only ONLY consolation is that it does grow back. Don't send your man out with such an important job again.
100% sympathy for you Sas, best, THK
because I was standing RIGHT there and when the woman asked if we wanted a little boy's cut I said, um, yes... duh, right? not!!!!! She grabbed the shears and before I could scream "NO!!!!!" (which followed), she swiped half his head. I was horrified but once she'd done that huge stripe, what choice did I really have, but to finish? We're just not that hip to pull off any other course of action. I cried the whole way home and DH stared at me from the passenger seat of the minivan like I was totally nuts. It's funny NOW, but it wasn't funny THEN.
Then when DD1 cut DS' hair off... OMG.... seriously, that was two months ago, and it has STILL not grown out properly on top, so he has a big hank of hair in the middle of his head and then very little in the front. Again, it's SORT OF funny. Or it will be LATER, when his hair has grown back! And that's the good news, m'dear, it WILL grow back. Hugs,
IF that had happened to me (I went out and got DS's cut like that), my DH would have been upset -- maybe not as upset as I was but...upset. I can see from your description how it could happen. He probably bit his tongue to keep from saying something when he saw where it was going but it was already too late.
Am starting to like the new doo a bit more. DS is ALWAYS cute to me!
I have 2 boys and have discovered that if they ask you if you want a "little boy's cut" - this means the razor. If you don't want this, you have to be clear and specify a "SCISSOR CUT" - then you stand over them and say "let me tell you just how much to cut". My youngest has straight hair that goes all over the place when really short so a scissor cut is best for him as it will help his hair to lie flat. If you cut it too short at the crown it just sticks up like a cockatoo! My older DS has wavy hair so a short razor cut (about a #3) is good for him.
Also, my boys hair grows so fast - 6 weeks and I bet you are almost back to where you started.
Anton's hair was so long and curly he looked like a girl so I took him for a "trim". He screamed and kicked, I just couldn't hold him I told the hairdresser to just get the clippers out whilst me and the nanny held on to him. You'd think he was being tortured. Anyway, the end result was short back and sides with a little and I mean little length on top, his hair is now long again but is not as curly as it was before. I have never cut Dayna or Allanah's hair.
My DH got mad at me b/c I just got DS's haircut short 2 weeks ago. While I loved his wavy hair, I just thought it would be best if cut short for the summer. It definitely was a huge change and really makes him look grown up. He was not the best customer for this haircut, so I also thought that by doing this he would not have to go through this again for a while.
Glad to read that you are getting used to it, and I bet he still looks adorable. I have gotten used to it being short and really like it.