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. Manda

    May 27, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Another awesome Tera hairdo! She’s great and Anders looks extra handsome!! :)

  2. Alicia

    May 27, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    I love it! I just wish my 4 year old boy had thicker hair that I could do that with.

  3. mommymae

    May 27, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    totally cute. my 4 year old is rocking the shaggy surfer look. his hair has some curl to it, so it moves a bit more. i think the short do completely suits anders.

  4. Julie

    May 27, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    He has the prettiest eyes!
    I almost wish you hadn’t used his real name :)

  5. Sarah Brown

    May 27, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Your son is DREAMY.

  6. Allison

    May 27, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Good God, he is adorable! I am loving the new longish/messyish do so much more than before! Absolutely amazing!!

  7. amanda

    May 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    If only you could do a children’s hair website! My poor 3 yr old son has similar issues to Anders, but with super super thick hair. I love it longer but poor kid gets soo hot. And my 1 yr old daughter has fine curly hair that I have no idea what to do with. She hates it in her eyes, so it’s always pulled back, but it keeps breaking. I’m NOT cutting bangs. I’m sure I’m not the only mommma with these dilemmas.

  8. Kristabella

    May 27, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    SO CUTE! We love the new look Wito!!

  9. hillary

    May 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm


  10. helen wallace

    May 27, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Wito’s hair is the best ever! HFW

  11. lucy

    May 27, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    He looks awesome!!!!

    p.s. I may not have a website about hair, but I also take my daughter (almost 3) to my stylist and bring photos of how I would like it to look. Call me crazy (my husband does), but I must say, she has the best hair in mother’s day out!!!

  12. sizzle

    May 27, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    It’s perfect!

  13. Amanda

    May 27, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    That last pic of him is SO GOOD! Love the haircut! Jack got mistaken for a girl the other day and it was the same sorta deal..I mean dude had a jackalope brown t-shirt on and khaki cargo shorts. I’m pretty sure its the curls he has. I just really hate to cut his hair right now when 6 months ago he didn’t hardly even have hair. We worked hard to grow this hair people!

  14. slynnro

    May 27, 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Oh Wito! So cute!

  15. linette

    May 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Wito should be featured in the next crewcuts catalog!