thoughts on princess hair.

A friend recently recounted her experience at a salon. The story, which is copied from an e-mail, is too sweet not to share. 🙂

The mom was a Nordic redhead, and the daughter was totally adorable, clearly “biracial,” and about 8 years old. Mom is getting married tomorrow, and the hair stylist was working to make young Emma look like the princess she is. I listened while they all came to an agreement about where to part her hair, how to style it, and which barrettes to use.
The result? Oh, I wish I had a picture, because she looked so darling! I asked for mom’s and daughter’s permission and peeked at last to see sweet braids framing her face like a tiara, and a fluffy, bouncy gathered ‘fro in the back.
I couldn’t keep my mouth shut, and turned totally bubbly. She has great hair and looks like a princess, and I told her so. Then, I grinned at her mom, and was reminded of how important these things are to little girls, and the image issues we all have, because mom looked almost tearful and mouthed a warm “thank you.
Soooooooooo pretty! Little Emma practically floated out the door on a magic carpet of confidence & beauty that echoed her spirit. God forbid she should find her full identity in things like this, but all the same, she’s precious in God’s sight, body and soul.

[Note: The photo is just from a quick search via Google images. Taken from this blog.]

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About Kayla

I'm a full-time journalist turned work-at-home writer. I'm hitched to a shaggy-haired pastor and we're smitten with two wild + crazy boys: Joseph (3), who joined our family via international adoption, and Asher (1), who came the old-fashioned way. I drink strong coffee, I like pretty things, and I believe there's beauty in the broken. I hope Many Sparrows will encourage you to find worth and live a story worth sharing. When I’m not changing diapers and sweeping Cheerios, I’m tickling the ivory keys of my old school MacBook as a freelance writer and editor. And when I’m not doing that, I’m sneaking into the living room in the wee hours of the night to blog about all of the things. (Primarily faith, family, style, adoption, design, and happy thoughts.)
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