Help! she cut her own hair--what to do?

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Registered: 04-02-2003
Help! she cut her own hair--what to do?
Thu, 04-12-2007 - 3:44pm
My 3 1/2 year old DD cut her hair today. She had long straight hair. Now it looks like either I'll have to give her bangs or just let it grow back. Which would be better? Would it be terrible for her to have a growing-out-bangs look or should I just give her bangs? I'm kicking myself for forgetting to put the scissors away. She also cut up her clothes and a stuffed animal. I didn't think the little safety scissors she had could do so much damage.

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Registered: 09-07-2006
Fri, 04-13-2007 - 9:48am
Wow, that is a hard one. Take her to a hairstylist and see what they can do. They may be able to just blend them, or they may suggest to go ahead and cut bangs. You will need to let your agent know once you determine the best solution, this may change her look and you may need to send in some snapshots. Funny thing is that my dd when 4 did the same thing, however she cut her bangs were she only had about 1 inch total in length... we had no choice but to cut bangs, and really really short bangs. I am so glad she was not doing this acting/modeling stuff at the time... Good luck and know that they all try this at least once.
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Registered: 03-28-2003
Fri, 04-13-2007 - 10:50am

Boy have I been there, done that. My son, 3 1/2, does this on an almost regular basis it seems. (He has 5 older sibs so there are always scissors to be had.) After one of his more pronounced self-chops, he got a call for a direct booking for a commercial. I had to tell the agent about his hair so that she could relay the message with our regrets. Well, the producer had a quirky sense of humor and "wanted to meet the boy who cut his own hair" so he ended up doing the job. He was shot from pretty far away so the hair thing wasn't even noticeable. Since then, he's taking a little "break" from the biz because he got so squirrely/stubborn at auditions....but that's a whole other story!

Best of luck to you with this. IMHO, I vote for not cutting in real bangs because I think looks are more versatile that way.