The oldest hasn't had bangs in her hair since she was quite small. I think she grew them out in second grade, at the request of her ballet teacher, so her hair could be secured into an appropriate ballet bun. I still remember the agony of her eyes disappearing behind that slowly growing fringe and the many barrettes we purchased so we could secure that hair away from her face.
She's getting ready to enter her last year of high school now and has decided, after I made an off the cuff remark, to get bangs cut into her hair again. She pulled up pics of Reese Witherspoon and Carrie Underwood, saved them on her camera, made a hair appointment and is all set for this new adventure. She wants a new look, a new visible 'attitude' and has determined a hair cut is the way to go.
She will most definitely not be conforming with this new look. Long, one length, straight hair is the norm these days. I remember when everyone had 'feathered' hair inspired by Farrah Fawcett. Or when many of us had hair modeled after Toni Tenille! Yikes!!
Now with hair extensions, feathers, colors etc, nothing is permanent and the options available, if you have the money are endless.
Tomorrow is the day for the hair cut. I think I'm as nervous as she is!