Have you ever moved into the best house on the block, but for the Pepto Bismol pink tiled bathroom, the avocado green appliance kitchen or the baby blue wall papered master bedroom? If you don't have the money to put into a total re-do, most designers will advise you to work with what you have. Until you can afford to change the things you don't like, make it appear that you meant to do that. Add chocolate brown and robin's egg blue accessories to the pink bathroom to pull off that Ikea look, go with the era and use other antique appliances in bright red to work with a retro vibe in that green kitchen, use more chocolate browns in the bedroom with curtains or a duvet cover to bring sophistication to that space.
Now, have you ever picked your child up from school to find something missing? Ever walked into the bathroom to see a chunk of hair in the sink, on the floor or floating in the toilet? With all that comes in childhood, I think experimenting with cutting their own hair must be at the top of most children’s' lists, don't you? As with the avocado kitchen, the pink bathroom or the blue bedroom, sometimes these are not things we want to have, but we are forced to work with them. Thankfully hair grows out faster than we can save the thousands of dollars to redo our homes, but in the meantime, this designer says, work with what you have.
If your child cuts her bangs to the scalp right in the front, I can usually shape some short chic bangs that pull off a European retro vibe that says, "I meant to do that" instead of "what in the world did you do?"
If they cut a gouge out of the side of their hair right above the ear, we cut a tiny little Victoria Beckham swing bob into the rest of her hair to shorten the time it will take to catch up, but also to draw attention to the overall haircut instead of the void over her ear. She can even tuck the hair that is left behind her ear and it will become even less noticeable.
In short - don't panic! Be creative or allow me to be creative. If you can be open to new ideas and let go of the look you might have had in mind for your budding little stylist, you might end up with a cute look that you would never have even thought of. Believe it or not, sometimes that's a good thing!
IF THIS DOES EVER HAPPEN TO YOU, DON'T HESITATE TO CALL ME. I WILL FIX IT AT NO CHARGE TO YOU. I CAN'T VERY WELL SEE ADDING INSULT TO INJURY!
Until then, keep all sharp objects out of reach of children...