PSF: Emma’s Hair-Going, Going, Gone

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Right before we moved Emma decided it was high time she shed some hair. I really, really didn’t want her to cut it, but she was tired of the tangles so we went for the big cut. My sister in law (whom you all know now as “she that leaves no stone unturned”) was gracious enough to do the honors and snipped 10 inches. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such a happy hair cutting camper. Emma beamed the WHOLE time and has been thrilled with her new do. It doesn’t hurt that she was able to donate all that goodness to help another child either.

How’s that for going green and recycling?

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  1. Lacey in the Sky says

    Man, that’s some gorgeous hair! I like the new do! She’s beautiful!

  2. She has THE most incredibly gorgeous hair, and even after the cut it’s still beautifully long. Plus, she’s helping a sick child who’s out there somewhere.

    Definite win-win.

  3. I also love that hair. She’s a beauty.

  4. oh lord, this kid is gorgeous. and glamourous. and GIVING! what’s with your genetics??? i’m starting to get a little annoyed…

    she’s got her good deed taken care of for a while. sweet girl.

  5. Stu Pidasso says

    Nice. Learning to help others and still loves herself. Keep smiling sweetness!! GB!

  6. Scary Mommy says

    That Locks of Love child will be getting the most beautiful hair ever! That is so wonderful. She is just gorgeous!

  7. Wow, look at all that beautiful red hair.

    Even with it 10 inches shorter it still looks great.

    Oh to have untouched young hair, huh?

  8. What a beautiful head of hair your child is blessed with.. and what a loving kind heart too…

  9. I imagine she’s loving her new do; she’s got “swingability” now.
    Quite a doll you got there!

  10. holy moly! that’s a lot of hair. what a wonderful thing she did by donating it. her new cut looks adorable, and is still pretty long.


  11. she has the most beautiful hair… women would kill for hair like that… it is still beautiful even a little shorter.

  12. Oh my goodness…I love her new haircut. She has beautiful hair and how wonderful that she donated it.

  13. What gorgeous hair! And such a special treasure to get a beautiful cut and donate your hair! Beautiful!

  14. How great! And can you even believe how long her hair still is?!? 2 of 8 has LOOOONGGG hair and will occasionally allow us to harvest some of it!


  15. What gorgeous Locks! Someone will be so thrilled. Can’t believe she still has long hair after the cut. No wonder she got tangles!

  16. Wow! Her hair was LOOONG! It looks very cute now- thick and healthy too. Beautiful!!!

  17. I’m going to show these pictures to my daughter. Her hair is just as long but she already has an attachment to…no doubt created by me. I’m trying to convince her that donating it to Locks of Love would be awesome and that her hair would grow back quickly. Maybe seeing that your daughter still has length to her hair might convince her. Thanks!

  18. I love the haircut! Natalie recently got hers cut off too. She had been begging me for a haircut but I liked it long.

  19. I’m Jealous in more than one way! I wish I had her hair and wouldn’t it me so nice to have a little girl to do her hair! Oh well, what can I say, I was blessed with boys. Good for her, she looks beautiful.

  20. First of all, I would commit highway robbery to have hair that color. GORGEOUS!

    Second, her hair is beautiful long, but wowza–I am loving it “shorter.” She is beautiful, and definitely has a future as a Pantene model. Way to go, Emma!

  21. that is incredible that she donated her hair…i am thinking of doing it too (again). it looks beautiful!

  22. Mrs de Miranda says

    Emma’s hair is gorgeous!! It must have been hard to watch it cut off, but at least it’s going for a good cause!

  23. mommaof4wife2r says

    what a great little gal! she’s so pretty and has agood heart for others too! i know you are proud…and you already know how stinking pretty she is! love that sweet smile!

  24. What a beatuiful idea! Her hair is absolutely stunning and any child will be lucky to have it. 10 inches and her hair is still pretty long. Amazing!

  25. Tiaras and Tantrums says

    WOW – her hair was LONG – and it is still long and gorgeous!!
    I’m so jealous – My daughter has NEVER had a hair cut and it is just to her shoulders – I dont’ think baby girl will have long hair with all those curls!!!!

  26. sassy stephanie says

    Wow! It was REALLY long if she’s donating that much and it still is lengthy. It is so beautiful!

  27. Bonnie the Boss says

    Her hair is so gorgeous even after the cut. You are so green!

  28. I would have done almost anything for that hair as a kid (I dreamed of being just like Crystal Gale when I saw her in Sesame Street once. In fact, I even prayed about it)!!! It’s GORGEOUS!

    The cut looks fabulous and KUDOS to her for donating it!!!

  29. MommyWizdom says

    Wow, good for her – now that’s the spirit of giving! πŸ™‚ She looks very happy indeed. Carmi’s Thematic Photographic theme this week is happy – you should post this entry there πŸ™‚

    Have a great weekend!

    Monday is the big announcement day about my blog party, come check it out! I am soooo excited!

  30. Oh my gosh her hair is soooo beautiful!!!! I can’t believe she was so happy to cut it off! She is beautiful either way, but of course I am partial to those redheads!!!

  31. Wow. Her hair is so pretty, and it is great that it will go to help someone else.

  32. She still has a ton of hair even after the dramatic haircut!

  33. Hot Tub Lizzy says

    Holy cow she has a lot of hair – and it’s gorgeous… looks like a shampoo commerial.

  34. I LOVE her hair! No matter what length, it is gorgeous! I imagine her being in shampoo commercials.

  35. Live.Love.Eat says

    It looks beautiful, shiny and bouncy!!!! She did a good thing!!!!!!!!!!!! And she’s a mini you! Have a wonderful weekend.

  36. she’s beautiful in any do.

  37. Some child is going to be very happy to receive a wig made from her beautiful red locks!

    My redhead has donated her hair twice. Just warms you heart!

  38. That hair is to die for! The color, the shine…love it! Some little girl will be very lucky! Way to go Emma!! She is beautiful!

  39. You’ll both be happier combing through it now after bath time, and it’s still as beautiful as ever. πŸ™‚

  40. She looks like a pretty little mermaid! I’d LOVE to have hair like hers! I donated my hair once, what a sweet, sweet little girl!

  41. Bye bye hair. When I was her age, I had hair that long. And I begged my paretns to cut it short, but they didn’t let me until I was like 12:) Kids should decide what they want to do on their own. Its gorgeous hair.

  42. 10 inches and its still that long! She is stunning. I love all that red hair!

  43. Munchkins and Music says

    She really has great hair! I like the new hair cut, it’s probably eaiser to carry around all day now too! πŸ™‚

  44. I love the outcome!! it looks so cute!

    I wish my daughter had even 1/2 that!

  45. What beautiful hair…I love the color. I had hoped that one of my three would end up with my red hair, but alas none did.

  46. I love the new haircut! She is such a beautiful girl. Good job on donating, too. I have done a few donation cuts on family members. Isn’t it awesome they can make pretty hair for kids that need it?

  47. WOW! Love the new cute!

  48. what a beauty! So glad she loves the new do.

  49. WOW…lots of hair!!! So glad to hear she is donating it for a good cause!!!

  50. les_mason_curt says

    Her hair is so beautiful, I can only hope to have another red-head and have it be a girl… Ah, a girl can dream…

  51. you must be so proud!!! she’s gorgeous!!! hugs and prayers…

  52. Reluctant Housewife says

    Oh my gosh! She has such pretty hair, what a wonderful colour. It’s wonderful that she donating it – I’m sure the recipient will be thrilled.

  53. beautiful before & after! πŸ™‚

    my sister's girls donated hair earlier this year…not quite 10" though…that's a lot! what a wonderful gift she's giving!

  54. That’s a crime to cut that hair. I”m with you man.
    She still looks beautiful though and at least she’s donating it.
    Good girl.

  55. Wow! What beautiful hair she has! And it is still longer than anything I’ve managed to accomplish in my life!! Mine somehow just STOPS at my shoulders. Weird!

    Good for her!

  56. Wow! her hair was soooo long, 10 inches, and she still has long hair! Good for her!

  57. Wow good for her ! And so happy that someone can benefit from the hair.

  58. She does have some gorgeous hair! Beautiful color and extremely shiny and thick! Wow! What a wonderful lesson to teach her as well. Locks of Love is a wonderful thing. πŸ™‚

  59. … and yet she still has more than me!!
    (and it’s prettier πŸ™‚

  60. MoziEsmΓ© says

    Beautiful! Both before and after!

  61. Wow! She has GORGEOUS hair! And, so wonderful that you were able to donate so much. What a wonderful thing to teach your daughter.

  62. Kacey Randolph says

    So brave and independant. I love it. Her hair looks gorgeous!

  63. WOW I never realized her hair was that long. She looks so cute. LOVE that she donated the hair. What a great kid.

  64. Holy crap! Her hair is still amazingly long after cutting so much off! She is lucky to get such beautiful hair!

  65. What a wonderful gesture and experience for her! πŸ™‚ Very giving!

    She’s got lovely hair!

  66. Wow she had some LONG hair!!! She’s as cute as ever!! I know so many people that have been donating their hair lately I think it’s such a great thing to do!!

  67. Jenni Jiggety says

    WOW is her hair fabulous!!! Is it wrong that I am jealous of a little girl’s hair? LOL!

  68. Mama's Losin' It says

    Beautiful! Before AND after…that little one can NOT go wrong!!

  69. She looks great and someone else will too with her hair. So sweet of her to donate the snipped pony. B plans on doing the same with her hair when it gets long enough.

  70. It would have caused me physical pain to see that hair go.. Oh. My. But like you said… good cause and all. I went with my sister to cut off 18 inches of her hair to donate… the hairdresser let me do the honors and cut off the braid… and my sis looks fab with short hair…

  71. Wow. I would love to have her hair. It still looks absolutely gorgeous at its new “shorter” length

  72. that is some long hair and what a good thing she did.

  73. Honey Mommy says


    Her hair is absolutely beautiful! That is the kind of hair that many women are dyeing to achieve!

  74. Wow, that hair is beautiful — even a little shorter.

  75. wow. i love her hair. i wish i had her hair color. gorgeous! and her new hair cut looks fabulous!

  76. So gorgeous!
    I thought it would be a lot shorter than it still looks!
    I love the strawberry blonde too! So pretty!

  77. wow that is beautiful hair! WTG on the donation too–THAT is a spectacular lesson for your little one. Great job Emma!

  78. Casey's trio says

    I can’t believe how long her hair was! And totally cool that it went to locks of love.

  79. Wow…She looks great..Her hair was so long!! That’s awesome that she’s giving back!

  80. Jennifer P. says

    She cut off so much, but it still looks long! I would LOVE to have a wig made out of pretty red hair like that! What a wonderful thing to give!

  81. Mark and Kiss says

    Way to go Emma!! I am so proud of you. You look absolutely adorable with your new cut. I’m glad I got to see it in person.

  82. bermudabluez says

    Your daughter has GORGEOUS hair!!! And my daughter would have loved to have done the honors…she’s a cosmetologist and she loves cutting hair!! She just did her half-sister’s hair and donated to locks of love. It’s such a great charity!! Good for her!!

  83. Wow her hair is gorgeous! It was and it is!!! So nice too that she was able to donate it. One of my girls has hair long enough she could donate and she wants to once she decides to cut it.

  84. Do you know what I would pay for hair like that?

    Seriously, it is so gorgeous.

    What a wonderful gift!

  85. wow it looks great! Have you ever cut it before or are you guys just blessed with awesome hair?! Did she donate?

  86. 10″ and she still has a lot left! It will be a shock for her for awhile when she goes to touch it and her hand falls off the bottom.

  87. Veggie Mom says

    When I was a kid, I would have killed (well, metaphorically speaking, anyway) to have a gorgeous mane like that. And so wonderful that you donated it! BTW, don’t forget that we’re starting a Great New Pop’rs Halloween Giveaway at my place today…22 different, fun prizes. Even Previous Winners like you are eligible, too…Come play, today!

  88. Katy Lin :) says

    wow! love the new look, gorgeous hair and an absolutely beautiful daughter πŸ™‚

    i’ve tagged you! stop by if you’d like to play along πŸ™‚

  89. Clark Captions says

    Beautiful hair!! And we know from experience, that she truly is helping another child! Way to go Emma! And, thanks for your donation too!

  90. awww, sooo sweet. My lil P just had 11 inches cut and donated. she has a little stack now, looks so cute with bows!!sweet blog, thanks for sharing the pics.. L A

  91. manic mariah says

    My daughter donated her hair also. It was crazy. 10 inches is a lot of hair.

  92. hippos toes says

    Wow, what gorgeous hair. And it still looks gorgeous after cutting it. Wish I could have grown hair like that when I was young. Was, and still is fine and naturally wavy :).

  93. Her hair is just beautiful…I never realized it was so long!!

  94. Migraine Mom says

    Wow…she has beautiful hair and what a wonderful thing to do! Love the new do! πŸ™‚

  95. Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons says

    OMGosh her hair is beautiful before and after.

  96. Oh what pretty hair! Can I have some? I have always wanted my hair to be that great coppery color. And I’ve really been missing my long hair from high school. I’ve had it super short for the longest time. Oh well, at least I’ve got a grandson with that great red hair!

  97. OMGoodness. Her hair was (& still is) gorgeous! What a great gift she gave!

  98. DysFUNctional Mom says

    Oh wow, what lovely hair, before AND after! My middle daughter also cut her hair and donated it. I was proud of her and now I’m proud of Emma! =D

  99. Gunnisac Sandersons says

    Wow! She has a tun of hair. What a beautiful color. I think that is awesome you donated her hair. It is beautiful, I just can’t get over how pretty her hair is!!! Looks great Emma.

  100. It looks great, she looks beautiful. I’m so glad she was able to donate it.

  101. Megryansmom says

    Hi I came from Jenni’s, to congratulate you on all the new awards. Way to go Emma on the locks donation. I’m headed to enter the giveaway now, hope I’m not too late.

  102. RenΓ©e aka Mekhismom says

    Wow – she had so much hair and still does! The new cute looks beautiful!

  103. Kelli @ Gohn Crazy says

    She has gorgeous hair. How great that she wanted to donate it. She still has so much even after the cut. Kudos for her.

  104. Naturally Caffeinated Family says

    Oh she looks beautiful!! Such a cute new cut! πŸ™‚ And how sweet that she gets to donate her beautiful locks too!

  105. WheresMyAngels says

    I love how long her hair STILL is. I cry everytime I cut my youngest hair, I want her hair to be longer but it just gets so many tangles in it.

    Glad you were able to donate it, what a beautiful wig it will make.

  106. Wow!!! Beautiful, beautiful hair; longer or long, your daughter is so beautiful!

    Hello:) First time visiting you blog – you have one beautiful family!!

  107. it is monday. i am late.

    love that hair…what a great PSF!! what a beautiful girlie!

  108. Emma is just gorgeous! I can’t believe how long her hair was!

  109. Her hair is absolutely beautiful. I love that even though she cut it, it’s still long!

  110. Dang, look how many comments you have!

    Your daughter’s hair is gorgeous! BEAUTIFUL! And I can’t believe how long it was. Great that she donated it. I think it’s wonderful when people do that. She’s beautiful inside and out.

  111. Jonny's Mommy says

    Gorgeous hair! That’s great that she cut it for a good cause! And that she loves it!

  112. Some lucky girl is going to get some GORGEOUS hair!

  113. WOW that is some amazing hair. It always looks so awesome in her photos but I never realized how awesome it really was. What a wonderful thing she did in donating her hair. Beautiful and sweet….takes after her mama πŸ™‚

  114. Carrie and Troy Keiser says

    Holy cow! I didn’t realize that her hair was SO long! Way to go donating it! That is what we did with Savanna’s too.

  115. Oh my gosh her hair STILL looks incredibly long and thick to me! Beautiful hair!

  116. Crazy Daisy says

    WOW! And she still have long hair! And so pretty!

  117. Wow! That was some long hair! She looks so happy with her new “do!” And the fact that she was able to donate it is wonderful!

  118. What would I do for that hair????? Trade a child or two. No really, I might consider it.

    The new do looks fabulous. Emma, you are one gorgeous girlie!

  119. Gorgeous hair! I love the new do!

  120. I love her new do – and I love the fact that you guys donated it to help others! Way to go!

  121. Are You Serious! says

    β™₯ She has beautiful hair! πŸ™‚

  122. Love redheads, being one myself, out of my 5 kiddos; I only have one who is almost red (more strawberry blonde). My eldest donated her hair, but she didn’t have 10 inches; so she donated to Beautiful Lengths by Pantene. I’m considering doing that myself as well. Hair cutting party anyone?

  123. How sweet! Love these pictures!