But I have straight, chin- to shoulder-length hair. Even a bad mistake isn't *that* bad with my length of hair, unless the stylist were to grab a handful and cut it down to the scalp.
DH and I woke up one morning to hear giggling coming from the dining room. He said, "they're having too much fun, go see what they're doing" (Dunno WHY it's my job to check on them, they're his kids too...) So, I walked out to the dining room, and DD#2 and DD#3 were sitting under the table, cutting each others hair. #2 was in 2nd grade, and #3 was nearly 4 years old. There were two fistfulls of curly red hair sitting on the floor under the table.
I sent them to their room and told them I would hurt them if I saw them again before I left for work - in an hour).
Got home that night, having cried a little at work and laughed a little at work, to find that #2 sort of gave #3 a monk's tonsure - the hair around the front was fine, she had reached around to the back of the skull and chopped curls off. #3's hair was mostly about 6 or 7 inches long, except the center back where it was about 2 inches long. Her beautiful curls on the floor! I took her to the hair salon a week later and got it trimmed and she looked like Little Orphan Annie. I cried more.
#3 had shorter arms, however, and gave #2 a mullet. A REALLY short and ugly mullet. Like, some of the hair at the front hair line was 1/4 inch long!!!
She cut all the hair from the front to above her ears. The longer hair remaining was nearly to her collar bones. The hair in front had scissors marks for months because it didn't grow enough to trim it for at least 4 months - the only thing I could have done at that point was shave it to the scalp. The cutest kid! The ugliest hair cut!
Apparently, cutting each others hair had been a recent theme at #3's preschool, there had been a few episodes of it when I went in to talk to the teacher and warn her that #3 looked a little bit odd today, and here was the reason. I have pictures of that year I'm not allowed to post.