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. SAJ

    May 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm


  2. Calee

    May 27, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Super cute. Makes me want to have a sit down chat with my mother-in-law and ask her to please stop trimming Audrey’s bangs EVERY TIME she goes to their house. We need a real cut.

  3. sarah

    May 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I thought the jcrew photo was anders, the new look is very cool yet still cute, love it.

  4. Darla

    May 27, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    I love it. I’m going to tag this style for the fall for my 9-yr-old rock star.

  5. cupcakes and cashmere

    May 27, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    not biased at all…he is SUCH a stud. and the hair cut is beyond brilliant!

  6. C @ Kid Things

    May 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m pretty sure you could shave it all off and he’d still be adorable.

  7. sarah

    May 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Ha! So cute, and I was completely thrown by your use of his given name. I just picture you calling him Wito all the time.

  8. sarah

    May 27, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I wish I could spend time thinking about what hip cut to get my preschool boy, and actually do it. But I’m too lazy. So his gorgeous thick shiny rich brown hair is currently less than half an inch long thanks to me and my drug store issue clippers.

    I’m in awe of your dedication to good hair.

  9. Allison

    May 27, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    It looks great!! And he looks so grown up and cool….

    Totally RAD hairdo sister!!!

  10. Sarah

    May 27, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Anders looks like Wito! I thought it was him, for a second!

  11. Krysta

    May 27, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Heavens to biscuits is he ever cute with that cut! Love it and it looks cool with out looking like it takes too long to make look cool!

  12. Chris

    May 27, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    truly handsome!!!

  13. Jessica

    May 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Is it wrong that I think he’s both gorgeous and handsome at the same time? What a charmer! Great cut, too.

  14. Camels & Chocolate

    May 27, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Holy crap, how adorable! What a great and trendy kiddie cut!

  15. Jody

    May 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I love it. He loooks completely adorable.