I don't know how Emma got to be 3 1/2 with no haircuts, but we finally did it. Her hair was getting CRAZY, and was frustrating because it was always fro-like and messy, if I didn't pull it back. We cut off about 4 inches, and her hair is the thick, beautiful hair that I have always dreamed of. I am a little sad that her baby curls are gone. She still has a really pretty wave, but the curlies are gone... oh well, it looks so much better now.