Consider this a follow up to an earlier post - Willow Smith's Hair: Too Cute Or Too Much? Because the youngest girl in the Smith clan has done it again!
When I was nine, it was all about getting the exact kind of floppy hat and waistcoat as inspired by Blossom. Soon after that came the Cross Colors phase and the burning need to own a leather Africa medallion of my very own. My parents may have shaken their heads at my whimsical fashion passions, but they allowed me to express myself. And for that I am grateful, even though I look back at photos of myself and cringe.
Someday, young Willow Smith may do the same when she sees this head-to-toe animal print ensemble that she wore to her brother Jaden's premiere for 'The Karate Kid,' but right now I know she is feeling fresh dressed like a million bucks, from the mohawk on down to the combat boots.
She is so cool and self possessed, and just nine years old! What some grown women would give for that kind of confidence!
Willow's style and hairstyle has been provoking some truly interesting online responses. For every commenter online saying "you go girl, express yourself!", there's a voice of dissent casting judgment on Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith as parents cosigning this look. Most specifically, the hair.
Which begs the question -- at what age do you decide to let your little girl or boy shave their head into a complete mohawk?
I'm thinking nine is a little young for regular folks outside of Hollywood, but hey -- I myself am not yet a mom. So I respectfully ask you, the parents who read BVHairTalk.com. Theoretical question: Your 9 year old wants to get a mohawk. What do you do?