Stylin’ The Do

Well, Ace is one year old. He has a full years worth of hair growth. It’s long in some places and short in others. It hangs over his ears and he has the makings of one cool-ass rat tail. :D

So, we decided to have it cut for the first time. Here is a before shot…

Before Shot #3

So how should we get it cut? What would he like? Should we buzz it off so he looks like me? (which is impossible because he already has more hair than I do) Should we get him a tight fade? How about a flat top? Or should we let it grow into a rock-star like hair-do?

I went to http://ecarddesignanimation.com and made some virtual hair styles for the little guy…take a look at what I mangled up…

(Ignore the “FOR GOLD MEMBERSHIP” text. You gotta pay $20 or something to get rid of that crap, so you all will have to live with it, aight?)

Here is the pic I started with…

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and here are a couple of the looks that I created for the little guy?

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How about a little longer?

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And how about some shades and facial hair?

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Which one is your favorite?

After some in depth considerations we decided to go with this look…nice and simple.

Admiring his new hair-do.

We took Ace to a place called Cookie Cutters. This place was awesome. There was a small play area for kids to play in before getting their hair cut right next to where the parents sit.

The chairs that the kids sit in are even cool. Ace sat in a tractor. There were also chairs that looked like horses, trucks, airplanes, and boats! At each chair there was a TV. The kids can pick from a library of their favorite cartoons, or for the older kinds they can play their favorite Play Station game while getting a trim.

I think I might go there to get my hair cut next time (yes they cut Dad’s hair too) to get some uninterrupted Grand Theft Auto playing time. :D

Anyways, Ace loved the tractor. He immediately grabbed the steering wheel and was “Hoggin’ up the road in his P-P-P-P-Plower” (For all you country music fans out there.)

All was good until the clippers got close to his ears. Then you would have thought that something jumped up and grabbed him by his danglies!

Momma had to hold him for a while while the stylist kept on cutting. I grabbed a bottle of bubbles and blew bubbles at a higher rate than a professional bubble blowing machine…to no avail.

Then Ace reached for me, so I held him while the hair cut lady kept on cuttin’. Drawing his attention to the TV stopped the screaming for a few minutes, but it didn’t last long enough.

Finally, the torture was over and he came out with a brand spankin’ new hair cut. After cleaning up a few tears with a Kleenex and wiping a years worth of Ace hair off of my coat’s shoulder…we were done.

Of course Ace got a fancy certificate and a locket of his hair for keepsake purposes. Hopefully next time there will be a little less screaming and a bit more laughing! We might have to mess around with my hair clippers at home for some practice before our next visit. :D


14 Comments

  1. Honeybell says:

    I so wish we had a place like that near here! Poor little Monkey at the ripe old age of 2 has only had 1 haircut. He gets uncontrollable in the barber chair.

    (Love Ace in the purple glasses!)

  2. Kim says:

    His haircut is adorable.. just like him.. so glad you did not go with the red sunglasses and “bling” around his neck..LOL

  3. those computer visuals are quite scarey.

    You’re just jealous cuz he’s well on his way to more up top than yourself ;-)

  4. KylieM says:

    Very sympathetic ..my middle boy screams at haircuts as well, and he is 6! He used to scream when get shoes fitted, I just think he doesnt like people messing up his style!

  5. Dad Speed says:

    Wow! That’s quite a bit of hair for one year. Baby L will be one next month and she’s not got near that much.

    My dad’s hair is getting pretty thin… maybe she gets it from him :)

  6. Ashley says:

    Whoa that place sounds awesome! We don’t have jack like that around here. At. All.

    Lucky Ace. I want to sit on a tractor and get my hair cut. Life’s not fair.

  7. HP says:

    Nice ‘do.

    I’m blog hopping early because there are so many of us that I can’t get to them all!–HP

  8. Love the goatee!. His haircut turned out great! I can’t get my son to sit still unless he’s in my lap and has a succer.

  9. good choice for the final do. we go to Cookie Cutters too. Little Man seems to forget we are there for hair though; he just likes the slide.

  10. The red sunglasses crack me up. I would never have thought about doing photo-mockups of my kids first haircut. What a great idea!

  11. Jared says:

    Honeybell: This place is really cool! I’m definitely taking Ace back again. Hopefully next time it’ll be fun for him. :D

    Kim: Ah, c’mon… You didn’t like the pimp daddy style? :D

    XBox: You are right! I think he has more than me already! LOL!

    KylieM: at least I’m not the only one. :D I feel beter now…

    DadSpeed: Ace’s cousin is about Baby L’s age and she has extremely thick hair and it is down to her shoulders. Every kid is different…totally boggles my mind! :D

    Ashley: This place was pretty sweet! I can rrange for you to sit on a tractor and get your hair cut, but you’ll have to come to Ohio. :D

    HP: Thanks! Happy Hoppin’!

    Tiff: I’ll have to remember that and try it next time! LOL!

    OurCrookedTree: Thanks! This place would be cool for kids a bit older than Ace. Where were these places when we we kids. :D

    Winescorecard: It’s amazing what boredom will conjure up. :D

  12. Joe says:

    Great haircut, but I liked the third option from the hair club for babies. Funny pictures of ace just kinda like, duh, and the hair changing from picture to picture. He needs to see them when he’s older. Nice.

  13. Jared says:

    joe: I’ll be sure to save them for his high school year book. :D

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