The photo makes it look better than it actually is. This is how it looked before it was completely dry and after smoothing it down quite a bit.
After the cut, the hairdresser brushed it, fluffed it out, took a hairdryer to it, fluffed it out some more, and then brushed and brushed and brushed and his eyes got wider and wider at how high it was going. (think: pyramid head) I was trying SO hard to keep a straight face but the girls didn't even try.
"Mommy! You look so...different."
Anyway, tomorrow will be the real test once I try to style it myself, because besides the styling issues, the real problem is that once it curls, it will bounce up and out. Yikes.
(ps: in case you're wondering, "Will Claire keep posting such unflattering photos of herself online?" the answer is, Probably. Because I've conquered my vanity, see?)