After my post last week, I suddenly was hell bent on getting London’s hair cut, so Wednesday night after work, Cameron, London and I headed for a local salon that specializes in children’s hair cuts in Fair Oaks.
After stopping to let the chickens cross the road, we arrived at EJ’s. It’s located in an older part of the city and the building definitely smelled old and musty, but looked inviting all the same.
We arrived just as another child was being seated to have his hair cut. With only one person working, we were told it would be 15-20 minutes. The little boy did have a lot of hair, but the need for 20 minutes had more to do with his attitude. His mom and her friend could not control this kid, who was crying and whining the entire time!
I feared London would catch on to this, and while she did, she acted more concerned for the little boy than being scared of the haircut.
Finally it was our turn. We opted for the first hair cut package that included a certificate, before and after photos and a lock of London’s hair. I couldn’t resist, what can I say? London was much better than the little boy before her, even if she couldn’t sit still the whole time.
Luckily, the hair stylist is quite used to children moving and bobbing, so she was patient and only cut when she knew she could. And with a basket full of toys, London was kept entertained. The hair stylist did note London’s strong cowlick in the front and said that now is the time to establish a new bang line versus having all the hair on London’s head coming forward from the back. We’re working on it.
At the end, the hair stylist worked to put London’s hair in pig tails, which made her more adorable than normal. I may try to do this for London’s 2nd birthday party too. We’ll see, as it takes patience and time! Not to mention a second person to distract her.
All in all, I am quite pleased with the results, especially now that London can see without having hair in her eyes.