T has reached an age where she wants to make decisions about her hair that go beyond what clips she wants in that day. I asked her to ponder this for a few weeks since she has only had hair down to her waist as long as she can remember. But she was determined. I could tell she was nervous when she saw a ten inch strand hit the floor. And she was very confused when I said I was going to give her layers.
However, afterwards she nearly floated on air and couldn't wait to show dad!! T said she wanted it long enough to do pigtails, but otherwise as short as possible. Now her hair is very bouncy and lively on her: it perfectly suits her. She now reminds us of a dear college friend: "Huffy", who could also brighten any room with her joy and bouncy short pigtails just as T now does.