Dean’s First Professional Haircut!

Back when I was nine years old, I had my first hair cut (aside from when I would rock the 80’s wide, straight across, above eyebrow level bangs) It was down to my butt and I begged my mom for a haircut and she finally agreed. So I got maybe an inch off the bottom.

Then when I was about 11 or 12 years old, a family friend was watching us and she cut my sisters hair. I somehow managed to talk her into cutting mine too. Mom and I can’t remember the details, but somehow I ended up with my hair short. Like, to my shoulders.

I totally blame my mom for my obsession with keeping D’s hair long.

It gets so long that it covers his ears and gets into his eyes. He’s needed two cuts prior to today, both done by yours truly. Both a total hack job.

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Like many parents, I’ve tried to cut D’s hair myself to save some money. And to save us from the meltdown at the barbers, where I feel like I am wasting their time and traumatizing my son while they try to coax him into sitting in the airplane chair.

While it was never a total hack job, it never quite looked right to me either. My husband told me, after the last time I attempted it, that he looked like a lesbian. And I have to admit, he did look like a butch girl. So I swore to never cut it again.

And I didn’t. I let it grow until it was to his nose and covering his ears. And then I learned of a traveling hair stylist that works in Surrey. She’s a mom on one of the groups on Facebook I am part of. Jennifer came with many recommendations from other mom’s who, not only used her services for their children, but loved the results of their own cuts and colours.


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We popped him into his highchair and put on some Elmo on Youtube as a treat to keep him entertained.

Jennifer asked my what I wanted done with his hair, and I realized I hadn’t even really thought about that. I gave a quick description : “Short but with length” and she knew exactly what I was talking about. Thank goodness, because I didn’t!

He cried. And screamed. There were tears rolling down his cheeks and he held onto my hands. Occasionally, he would stop crying, entranced by the screen. But he didn’t flail and just sat there while Jennifer snipped away at his hair. She was done in ten minutes.

It seemed like there was more hair on the floor than his head, and I was a little worried about not liking his hair short. But it was a great cut and he looks so grown up now! I’m absolutely happy with his hair. And I am so glad that I went with a professional instead of wielding scissors and hoping for the best.


If you’re looking for a haircut for yourself, your husband or your children I would definitely recommend Jennifer! Below is a quick write up about her and how to contact her to schedule your appointment.

Jennifer is fully licensed and has been hairdressing for over 10 years. For the past six years she has been working for herself. She will come to you (Surrey, Langley, Delta, Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge free of charge; travel fee for anything across the bridge) Prices are $10 for children, $15 for adults cuts. Colour starts at $50, with a cut included with any colour service. She was amazingly quick, even with a screaming toddler. Hands down, we will be contacting her for D’s next haircut!
If you wish to book your or your families next cut, you can reach her on her Facebook account here or by phone at 604-805-4387.

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