The first time I saw the JCPenney's ad for free kids' haircuts in August, I thought there must be a catch. The second time I saw the ad, I believed it.
So Genevieve got a good 8" whacked off her hair by a pro for free. (I did tip the stylist, so technically the cut was not free). Furthermore, we went directly to Penney's and directly out when the cut was finished, so I didn't even impulse-shop as I'm sure they wanted - I had canning projects waiting at home!
Genevieve is delighted with her preppy little bob. I wished we had done it at the beginning of summer, to avoid the tears and travail of tangled-up hair through swimming lessons, the beach, and general summer laziness. I will miss braiding her hair or seeing her ponytails swish, but it will grow back.