About a week ago, Anne declared, "My hair is too long. I need a haircut." Her hair is not particularly long, but she refuses to keep it pulled back in a ponytail during the heat of summer. While her sisters grow their hair long and experiment with braids and messy buns, Anne wants a chin-length bob that she never has to think about and barely needs to brush.
I decided to make an appointment for both Anne and Clare and called our local Hair Cuttery. While we normally just walk in, I knew appointments were required during the reopening phases. To my amazement, we had to wait three days to get an appointment.
We arrived the day of our appointment wearing masks. Our temperatures were taken and Anne was quickly taken back for her wash and cut. The problem with social distancing when a 6-year-old is getting her hair cut is the stylist frequently needs to ask mom questions. I would wait at the front of the store and then run back to the stylist when she needed to check length with me. Because Clare is older, there was much less back-and-forth with her.
In the end, everyone was happy with their haircuts. The stylist did have to touch up Anne's cut a bit at the end, because a few hair had been stuck in her mask and, when they fell out, they were quite a bit longer than the rest of her hair. Oh, the problems of face masks. While Clare usually gets a deep conditioning treatment and a blow out (she enjoys seeing her how long her hair is straight), we kept our appointment short with just a wash and trim. We will save the fancy treatments for later phases.