Friday, November 14, 2008

What's a Girl to "Do"?

It's kind of depressing when you're 16 years old and you just don't like the way your hair looks - especially when your hair looks 'normal' and you just aren't a 'normal' hair kind of girl like Amanda has proven to be. So ... what's a girl to do in a case like this??

There's nothing to do but get a new 'do', of course! And that's exactly what Amanda did this past Saturday - got her hair cut Mohawk-style.

At first, I was pretty resistant to the whole idea as I just couldn't envision the hairstyle Amanda was trying to describe. To me, a Mohawk is completely shaved on the sides with a just a strip of hair in the middle that sticks straight up (hey, I've seen "Last of the Mohicans"!) but apparently that's not exactly the case anymore. As the stylist clipped and cut and shaped Amanda's massive mane of hair, I could finally see what she was talking about and had to grudgingly admit that it wasn't bad at all. In fact, it was kind of a good look for her.

It's short on the sides, still long over the left side of her face, and has a longer section that goes from the top of her head down the back which can be teased and sculpted with a ton of hair products to form the Mohawk part of the cut. To me it kind of looks like a spiked pony's mane or something but Amanda is quite happy with it and has gotten lots of compliments from the kids at school.

Oh, and she's promised me no more funky colors if you can believe that! Right now her hair is sort of black with a little bit of last summer's pink still showing through in places and then her normal color on the sides. Eventually she'd like to go all black again but for now, I rather like the different colors and highlights.

Next up for a new look - an eye doctor's appointment next Thursday with the challenge of picking out a new set of specs! She's had this pair for two years so it's time for a change of probably both lenses and frames. This could be interesting ...

Oh, speaking of interesting, I've had to turn comment moderation on for a little while but hopefully it won't have to be for too long and not to worry, there's still no dreaded word verification to slow you down from leaving a comment!

22 comments:

  1. I love this kids courage. She just blows me away. I really hope she picks a career that she is able to use her imagination every single day. Totally Cool

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  2. us women and our "hairs" ...I completely understand the need for a new 'do. I need one myself. I think I'm too old for the mohawk look. I'll leave that to the 16 year olds.

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  3. i think it looks cute! and i did your show your crib today, i didn't remember where i saw it but found it here now. thanks!!

    smiles, bee
    xxoxoxoxoxxoxoxo

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  4. Amanda is such an artistic and imaginative teen. She has style, that's for sure. The new do looks good on her. ;-)

    I need a new do, I'm just not brave enough to go for it!

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  5. she looks great with the mohawk. (although in the first photo she looks sooooo sad...how could you not grant her request?)

    the "younger" generation always raises eyebrows with their hair...remember DA's?...the shaggy Beatles of 65?....and those long haired hippies?

    my oldest shaved her head when she graduated from college....the next one colors her hair as often as Amanda. I can't get the boy to go without an eph-n hat. My mama keeps telling me to cut mine....laughing...

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  6. Looking 'normal' is not what a teenager wants to hear. They have to be different. Stand out if you will. I like it. Good for Amanda. :)

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  7. A lot of teenagers go through this stage and survive. Believe it or not the parents survive too. I know I did. My daughter had her wild days and grew into a lovely young woman. I think it is normal for your daughter to want to be her own person. The only problem I see with this hair cut is some people may ridicule her for it. Tell her to hold her head up high and be proud that she has a mind of her own and is seeking to be who she is and not who everyone thinks she should be. I think she looks great!

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  8. Amanda is an absolute treasure with her adventurous spirit and artistry. Of course you are spoiling half the fun of being a rebellious teenager. How can you rebel when your mother takes a look and says, "That looks nice". :-)

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  9. I could never muster that amount of courage! I had the same straight do for 20 years!

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  10. she's beautiful either 'do' but she sure looks happier in that last photo

    Brava to you for letting her be herself. My son shaved his football # into his hair, then he got his tongue pierced, sure made the earrings seem tame!! lol

    but he was always a really good teen - polite, thoughtful, loving - and that was what I cared about

    So you qualify as a 'cool Mom' :)

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  11. She has a mind of her own. Strong and a bit headstrong. Like her mom, perhaps? :)

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  12. I'm for anything as long as it does not require a lot of work.

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  13. What else can be said? ROCK ON, Amanda, ROCK ON! Your daughter has more courage in a strand of that wacky hairdo than I ever had in my whole body when I was in high school! She's gonna go far in life - and everyone is gonna know it!

    :-)

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  14. Good for her. I am a normal hair kind of person, but I always wish I wasn't. Cool hairstyle . . . on her. :>)

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  15. Amanda looks a bit pensive in the top photo. But she looks quite satisfied with the final product. You may have been resistant at first, but she compromised with the hair color.

    And she lkks great!

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  16. Nice... I miss my green hair.

    I used to have them color just the top and leave the sides alone, that way i come hide it under a hat.

    Nothing like showing up to the Board of Education meeting in a three piece suit, complete with fedora to give a presentation, and then whipping off the hat and watching them fall off their chairs.

    Good times.....

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  17. I have to admit that Amanda's "do" is pretty darn cool looking...not too drastic yet very unique and flattering. As an admittedly obsessed "hair" person, I bow to her flair!

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  18. welllll, all I can say is YIKES AND YOWZERS!

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  19. Amanda's versatility always amazes me.

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  20. I think you both are terrific. Amanda is terrific because she isn't afraid to just be who she is. And you are terrific because you aren't afraid to let her be who she is.

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  21. Holy crap! That sure is brave :o)

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  22. What I wanna know is what kind of hair spray is she using?! I need to get me some of that. I can't even get my bangs to stay put.

    It's a pretty cool "do". :)

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