Blue Hair

At two years old he cried and refused the idea- blue in his hair.

Haircuts at that moment were difficult- when we tried a couple different places, where he was held in the chair while some cut rapidly, clippers hidden away in an effort to keep him calm.

The scissor cuts were never straight.


The offer of a rock-star blue hair style was a bribery in an attempt to even get him near the chair willingly- which utterly failed.

A step up from the normal spiked hairdo that usually dried his tears that was never reached.

His first haircuts were easy and quick- the clippers going deftly around the ears and a little spike in the middle to make toddlers happy.

Then he rallied against them, and once was even a team effort with myself and Mr. Wonder to get him in a chair without tears.

We did take a break when his first calm haircut in a year led to a cut behind his ears from the clippers.

After three his hair grew longer. Less trips to haircuts, more opinion from Wonder Boy lent to longer haircuts.

I would take him in when he started to resemble a Beatle around the ears.

Longer hair in the summer meant long bold cold streaks that came in overnight.

A wedding came and went with only a little trim in the front and around the ears.

Funny enough, as cute as Wonder Boy was with his blond hairlights that never seemed to be trimmed away I mised the buzzy cut of his youth.


Especially when it was time to wash it.


Part of it, I'm sure, was just the nostalgia or when he was a toddler.

Part of it was how much older he looked with very hair cut.

This last haircut was sorely needed and I told him we'd cut it shorter for tee ball.

No hair shoved out of the back of tangled in a batting helmet.

No worries about that morning tangle that still happened on the way to preschool most days, making me wonder why I brushed it at all.

He gets to OK the haircut, since it's his hair and I knows he behaves better if he is confident about what is happening.

So when we drove the half hour to the mall that has his favorite haircut place, I told him I'd like it short for baseball but he can have them style it however he wanted.


He said he wanted it blue.



8 comments for “Blue Hair

  1. February 11, 2014 at 11:27 pm

    I am lucky in that my son has always sat mostly still for hair cuts. It was because his first hair cuts were done by a family friend… a family friend who decided that bleaching my 2 year old’s hair and dying it green was a great reward for him sitting so still. After a while it turned all puke colored. And she never cut his hair again. Your blue hair looks like it’s going to all wash out much nicer – and his hair style looks great by the way!

    • Megan
      February 12, 2014 at 10:02 am

      Thank you! It was just blue gel. I won’t let my boys dye their hair till 16 or so- it can affect the way it grows since they’re still developing. But that must have looked crazy cool for a little bit- a toddler with green hair!

  2. February 12, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Oh, I remember those days when my daughter used to HATE getting her hair cut and would cry . Your son looks adorable — with blond hair and with blue!

  3. mel
    February 13, 2014 at 8:41 am

    love love love this! About 6 months ago my daycare provider called to ask if she could put pink chalk in my daughters hair (her daughter had it and mine LOVED it), I researched it and it was washed out within a few days. I approved and months later she still had pink hair, we all laughed; except my mother who was beside herself :) {pink hair post}

    • February 13, 2014 at 11:06 pm

      Oh I thought about that! Easter was far enough away I figure if it tried to stay I’d strip it with Dawn or something.
      I never did the chalk but adore the look- I dyed my hair before BlogHer 11 and miss the peacock colors.

  4. February 13, 2014 at 11:43 am

    My son hated haircuts and was a moptop. Now, in his 20s, he has a buzz cut. I love the blue! Stopped by from SITS Comment Love!

  5. February 13, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    love the blue hair! I haven’t had mine in the chair yet, I do it myself and it’s horrid. I am scared to take him!


    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    • February 13, 2014 at 10:46 pm

      You are braver than me- I know my limits! All of his haircuts were done in a shop. Even the barber that just trimmed the front baby hairs when it got weird ;)

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