Monday, July 18, 2005

Welcome to "Hair by Heather" - feel free to browse through the magazines while you wait

I played hairdresser this weekend. (Check out the look of concentration on my face!)

Nikki ended up with blonde highlights. And Julie's is kind of purplish burgundy. (The box said purple, but it's a little more burgundy than purple.)

Hey - I figure there are worse things they could want than funky hair. Julie's been bugging me for blue hair for awhile now, but had to settle for purple when that was all we could find.

It was kinda fun. Pulling strands of hair through a plastic hood sure beats picking lice out of hair. Yes, I've done that too (way more times than I like to admit - there was a scourge of them in their school a few years ago), and I'd choose THIS hands down.


Linda said...

You are one cool mom, letting your kids dye their hair like that. I hope they realize that!

Anonymous said...

how long does the colour last?

Heather said...

Julie's is supposed to last 8 to 10 shampoos. Nikki's is permanent (yikes! But I'm hoping it will blend as it grows, since it's just highlights.)

If you look closely, you'll also see that Julie has a henna tattoo on her arm. She's determined that when she's 18, she'll get a REALY tattoo. I may be cool, but the only things I'll allow at this age are temporary!

Suzanne said...

I'll echo Linda's comment -- how cool to have a mom who not only lets her kids color their hair but even does it for them! I wonder how cool I'll be when my kids get older -- probably less than I'd like to be....

Gina said...

I think you are right to allow them to express themselves in this way.

If kids feel like they have had no freedom of expression, when they leave the restrictive roost, they go nuts.

I have been hearing some horror stories about that lately, and I have vowed to be a little more laid back about that kind of thing. But I agree with you on the tatoo!