How to get him to feel more confident about his hair?
My nine year old brother lives with us and he needed a hair cut. His hair was always in his eyes and it hadn't been cut in a while so it was just uneven and messy looking. He likes to keep his hair on the longer side, we told him that he just needed a little trim to get it out of his face and even it out so he can look handsome for school and he agreed. We told the barber to take one inch off, well it was busy when we went in and he got him mixed up with another boy and he took off three inches. He was so sorry and it was really an accident and even offered to give us the cut for free. But, now my brother hates his hair. He has been up in his room pouting under the bed, he says that now he looks stupid and all of the kids at school will think he looks stupid. We told him all of the usual, that its just hair and it will grow back and that it looks great, and it really does, but he's not having any of it. How can we make him feel better about it and assure him that no ones going to care? It's been a hard year for him and I think this is just a straw that broke the camels back kind of thing. I don't post personal pictures on here, but here are pictures I found online that show his hairstyle before and after,
after (only his hair is dark brown and more even)