we all knew choi boy was blessed with lovely locks long before he came home. and when he came home, it was weird-looking. then it grew to a decent look where we could tuck his hair behind his ears and push his bangs to one side so it looked kinda like a beib*er but way cuter. and then it kept growing.
so it was a little mullet-ish and shaggy. so it would get a little nappy in the back sometimes. so it would like he had a rat tail when it was wet. it was still kinda cute, right?
okay, so we were definitely do for a trim.
that's what we wanted. we wanted to keep choi boy's hair still relatively long to complete his cool rock star/surfer look. we thought he'd get a little off the rat tail back and a little off his side-swept bangs to keep them out of his eyes and just a teeny bit off the sideburns.
i suppose bad haircuts are kinda like parenting rites of passages as well as rites of passage for the child himself. because that's what we got. times 10. at least.
i went with my mom to the korean salon i normally go to. i wanted a korean stylist to cut cb's hair since sometimes the texture and fall of korean hair can be a bit tricky to cut. i figured a stylist who normally worked with korean hair would know what she was doing.
and she did. she just didn't listen. though, choi boy didn't really make things easy for her, so i think it was a combination of not hearing my wishes and not being able to do much with a screaming child.
as soon as choi boy saw the smock he'd be wearing, he started to cry. my mom (who was in the let-the-chemicals-sit-and-do-their-magic stage of getting a perm) held him in the chair while i held his hand (and took pictures -- i know, i'm so mean! but i had to document it, right? and i did stop when the screaming got bad, promise). for a split second, he was happy to munch on his fruit strip. until the scissors came out. and then all h-e-double-hockey-sticks broke out...
see for yourself:
the end result? so many kinds of awful it landed cb in a collage with these guys:
the dude on the bottom left is priceless, eh? heh heh.
the good thing is, unlike samson who lost all his power with his hair, cb still retained a good amount of his cuteness. even if his bangs are ridiculous looking.
i hope his hair grows fast. super fast.