Well I, like many moms, worried about who should, would, could cut Des' hair correctly. So after what I thought was careful research I set out to get her hair trimmed for no reason other than it seemed like the thing to do. I mean she was four and a half, right? Wrong, but you learn from your mistakes and hindsight is typically 20/20. Let me say that this post is not intended to scare or cause unnecessary fret for my fellow parents, this is simply my experience and I wanted to share.
Picture a couple of months before incident
So I go to the place where I had already spoke to the stylist, was sure that she was capable of the doing a trim on Des' hair. I brought Des' Godmother along for moral support. I spoke to the stylist again about what I was looking for, which was a basic trim, an inch or so off the bottom. As the stylist got by started by spraying Des' hair with water (o_O), I was talking to Des' Godmother. I look and she is combing through Des' hair and turn to talk again. Then came the shocked expression on her Godmother's face. When I turned to look, about 4-5 inches of Des' hair was gone in ONE snip of the scissors. Immediately her hair shrunk up to her ears. My heart sank. Des told the stylist, my dad is going to be MAD. LOL. The stylist said, oh it got really short. I said I thought you said you knew how to cut curly biracial hair. She said I thought I did. I left the establishment without paying, with an earful of apologies and a lot less hair on my baby's head. Needless to say, I am not one who believes stylist anymore. I need credentials.
Picture shortly after incident
I hope that none of you every have to go through this but I did feel like I need to share it with you.
Until the next time, stay blessed... <3