Thanks Michelle O. for rockin the Bangs!... Little girls around the globe are free to play again.
Hair in her eyes, barrettes slipping and pony tail falling out, why are we doing this to our girls? Boys wake up and start playing; girls wake up and get their hair done, and then redo it all day long. Its bangs people, short bob and bangs, the only hair cut for girls with straight hair.
All of the counter arguments are flawed.
1. Daddy likes it long. Good for him, he can grow his out, or better yet he can enjoy it on women (not little girls)
2. She likes it long. Great, oh wait, too bad, she can't wash it, comb it out or keep it out of her face. And even if your princess is that narcissistic that she does it, too bad because it's not how we want her spending her time. Hide the mirrors! No really, cover the mirrors.
3. It's so pretty when we fix it up. What? To be ‘pretty' a girl has to have long hair? Oh Hale Berry I hope you're not listening!
4. She needs it long for dance. OK, when she gets into Julliard she can have it long, besides she'll have extra time from skipping all those meals, to play with her hair. Until then (BTW we both know she's not getting into Julliard) the girl haircut is bangs.
5. Her best friend has long hair. This is not a path you ever need to take. Repeat after me: "In our family girls have smart hair that lets them run, jump and play."
And to those beauty pageant moms out there, Stop! Put the curling iron, hair spray, and bobby pins away and send your daughter outside to play. Let her embrace her childhood. Not to mention during the time you're wasting the two of you could be doing something useful like sit-ups, legos, reading, jump roping. Don't create a princess that believes the key to her future lies in her locks.
As parents our job is to promote childhood by encouraging playing hard, climbing trees and getting dirty. We don't want her play interrupted because she has hair in her face, and she needs a quick do-over. Raise a strong confident girl that will be the mover and shaker of tomorrow, not a weak woman that spent her childhood crippled by her hair.
So thanks Michele, bangs are back, and little girls are free!