hair thursday makeover 90

Meet Anders.

Anders’ hair:

A tad bit straggly

From his “email:”

Dear Sarah (Mom),

I’m in need of a new look for summer. Don’t get me wrong – I like my longer hair and get compliments on it, but it’s really bugging me now that the weather is heating up. I mean, I’m a busy guy! Swimming, playdates, birthday parties, park visits…all of this hair on my neck makes me a little crazy. Plus, I soon will be in possession of the coveted title of Big Brother. I take that designation very seriously.

And really, can we talk about the UPS store incident last week? I strutted in with my banged-up knees and monster trucks and the employee remarked to you “what a beautiful girl” I was. REALLY? What’s up with that? Now granted, that UPS chick looked like she might be missing a few marbles, but still? A GIRL? I’M ALMOST FOUR.

Please send me into the summer months in style! Oh and please, no clipper cuts. I am a Man of Distinguished Style, you know.


Well, Anders, you have come to the right place. I will have you looking dapper in no time.

My issue with Anders’ hair is that although I like it longer, it tends to look a little stringy. And although it would be a breeze to get out the good ol’ clippers, that happened once and it just did NOT work out. Trust me. The super short cut did not suit him AT ALL.

So what do you do? I knew I wanted to take the sides and the back much shorter, but leave his bangs longer in the front to keep the overall style from appearing too short. Lo and behold, I saw this child in the J. Crew catalog and was instantly smitten.

I loved the messiness, the longer bangs and the fact that the sides and back were much shorter for the summer months. But most of all? I liked that it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill preschool boy haircut.

I emailed the photo to my stylist and told her we were coming in ASAP.

Let’s stop right here. I know some of you are asking yourself a few questions. Namely:

1. Why is this woman searching for haircuts for her 3 1/2-year-old boy?

2. Why is she emailing photos to her stylist of potential haircuts for her 3 1/2-year-old boy?

3. Does she really request her stylist (who doesn’t usually cut children’s hair) to cut and style her 3 1/2-year-old’s hair?

And my answer to you is:


So! Check it out!

Look at that hunk of love!

And the best part? You can make the style all funky or just let it chill out.

Another Hair Thursday success, don’t you think?

(How beautiful is that boy? Yeah yeah yeah, I might be a LITTLE biased…)

  1. Good Girl Gone Blog

    May 27, 2010 at 11:37 am

    So, so, so cute!!

  2. Angella

    May 27, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Aw…LOVE. I miss that kid. (You too, of course.)

  3. Krameymartin

    May 27, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Could he be any cuter? I love this cut!!!

  4. samantha jo campen

    May 27, 2010 at 11:40 am

    OMG I love it!

  5. Melissa

    May 27, 2010 at 11:42 am


  6. Kerri Anne

    May 27, 2010 at 11:43 am

    It looks AWESOME. Derby is totally rocking that cut. Also: he’s adorable, naturally.

  7. Kristen

    May 27, 2010 at 11:44 am

    OMG, love this so much. And this might sound super dumb, but (not having children or really any preschool boys in my life), I had never thought about how to upgrade a kid’s cut without making it into something that required a bunch of work, you know?

    Anyway, ADORABLE. The End.

  8. Justine

    May 27, 2010 at 11:49 am

    So cute… that kid is irresistible, especially with his ‘big boy’ hairdo :)

  9. Carrisa

    May 27, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    That kid in the photo even looks like Wito! Love the cut. Good job Tera.

  10. tracey

    May 27, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Good lord he is cute!! Your readers would expect nothing less from you!

  11. Amy in StL

    May 27, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I kinda wondered when you posted your last family photo why you had let his hair get so long. Good for you for injecting some style into your son’s life. Maybe if my mom had worked with a stylist all the pictures from my childhood wouldn’t include me in such a bad hairstyle. While I really don’t like children, I’m always glad to see a mom bringing them to the stylist and getting them a decent haircut.

  12. Danielle (elleinadspir)

    May 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    It is perfection!!!!!!

    And where did you get the Stax shirt? Love it, and so will Brian.

  13. Annika

    May 27, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Oh man, I think Sam needs your help.

  14. Miguelina

    May 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm


  15. agirlandaboy

    May 27, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Rock ‘n’ roll all the way! That really does suit him.