If you take pride in your teen daughter's long locks of hair that you have encouraged her to take care of since she was a young child, it can be disappointing to learn that she would like to have her hair cut into a drastically shorter style. Before embarking upon this change in her appearance, guide her with choosing a style and accompany her to her a stylist's salon.
Be Objective When Discussing The Change
Acquire insight from your daughter about her sudden interest in changing her appearance. Is the new hairstyle one that is trendy and that many celebrities or young ladies in her school have chosen? If so, she may merely wish to fit in. If your daughter expresses that she is just tired of the weight of her hair and the amount of time that it takes for her to comb through her tresses, then maybe a shorter style will be beneficial.
The first thing that you should do is request a photograph or two of the style that she prefers. It may be shocking to view a drastically different style, but try to remain calm and objective. Let your daughter know that you will support her decision, but that you would like her to really think things over, since she won't be able to change her mind once her hair is cut.
The worst-case scenario would be that your daughter will have a change of heart and will wish that she hadn't made a hasty decision. If this becomes apparent after a styling appointment, it won't be the end of the world and your daughter's hair will eventually grow back to its original length.
Speak To A Stylist
If you are completely opposed to the short length that your daughter prefers or are concerned that the new style will be one that is hard to care for, seek some advice from a hair stylist. Tell your daughter that you would like to treat her to a makeover, but during the initial session, a basic trim is what you have in mind.
During the initial appointment, ask the stylist about the hairstyle that your daughter is interested in and the amount of care that will be involved with the new look. The stylist may prompt your daughter to choose a different style that will still be flattering or may encourage your loved one to receive a less drastic cut that will still provide your daughter with an alluring and updated appearance.
After the initial hair trimming session, determine if you are ready to move forward with the haircut that you and your daughter have agreed upon. If so, make an appointment for the style upgrade and reassure your daughter that you think the new hairstyle will make a positive impact on her image.