I have an 11 year old daughter who wants a buzz pixie, which is a pixie hair cut with one side shaved off. I am completely fine with it, but the school doesn't allow it. Should I let my daughter have this haircut?
She already has a pixie cut and at her primary school she had a buzz pixie. Ridiculously, this school is a very liberal secondary school and her primary was a very traditional only girls school. However the head of Lower School has replied to her email asking whether the school rules about no dramatic hair cuts include this hairstyle with a very confusing email, saying that it will attract the attention of her peers and she may be labelled as stuck-up and attention-seeking. However, her friends have already backed her up, saying its a great idea, and on the exam day she was just fine with hairstyle. I made her grow out as I didn't want to make a bad impression, but I think I should have let her keep it. My daughter and I have also seen a few boys with partly-shaved heads, however it is considered 'dramatic' for girls. The Lower School Head then again replied, underlining the word no.
I think that I should let her have whatever hair she wants, and I should let her express herself, but I am worried there will to much backlash from the school, a very negative experience. I am also worried she will be blamed for something I okayed, and I don't want to get suspended after receiving a very clear no.