Mom Caves to Daughter's Desire for a 'Fauxhawk'

Jackie MacDougall has received messages from moms who say her child is too young for haircut.
4:02 | 06/06/13

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story sparking a lot of debate. That 6-year-old wanted to get a pretty short haircut of the you see but her mom blogged about her agony over the decision and abc's abbie boudreau has the story. Reporter: This morning, 6-YEAR-OLD lucy MacDougall fauxhawk is creating hair-raising headlines. I'm so happy now. Reporter: Her mother, jackie, loves it too defending her daughter's mowhawk-inspired style to bloggers online. To you what is the limit? Where is drawing the line? She is 6. She's 6. I mean tattoos and piercings, no. I mean it's hair. Reporter: The great hair chop was actually the kindergartner's idea. I was thinking and thinking a lot of days and then I came up with it and it was in my head. Reporter: At first her mom who also has two sons said absolutely not. She thought keeping her daughter's hair long was more acceptable for a little girl and she had flashbacks to her own childhood. I had a lot of self-esteem issues growing up and I think as girls we all do, but I don't know that we're born with them and she hasn't gotten in. Why was I putting my years of experience and trying to please other people and look a certain way on someone not feeling that. Reporter: After six months of her daughter's relentless begging jackie finally gave in. How can I raise her to be a strong, confident woman when I'm dictating at 6 years old this is the way you're supposed to look. Reporter: So off to the salon and off with the hair. When they were cutting to take off the ponytail she just had a look that says, my mom believes in who I am and will help me express that. ter: SO WHAT DO YOUR Friends think of your haircut? Oh, they thought I was a boy, but they saw my earrings and it looks fantastic on me. Reporter: Yeah, it does. It really does. Lucy's mom agrees. But never predicted that cutting ten inches would be so inspiring. I've learned a lot from this and my daughter, as well. Reporter: For "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. Looks fantastic. There she is. Dr. Karen gordon is we are us again. It sparked huge reaction online. I have to confess, I don't understand what the big deal was. Me too. I was reading what different people's responses are. Are we giving too much power to kids or authority but it's hair and, you know, especially in light of -- it and it grows back and especially when we think about, you know, r difficult situations like what's going on with parents. This is -- to me this story is like this is in perspective. You don't think the mom caved. No, I was impressed with how the mom made the decision. A very thought out decision. She wants her daughter to make these decisions by herself. I think that's power tulle and not caring what other people think. You have to pick your battles. Mommy, I want to wear a skimpy bikini. I want to cut my hair and it's going to grow back. The little girl will have to look back at those photos. She's not asking to be in a skimpy outfit but what age does it become -- what if she wanted a tattoo or a piercing of some sort, what is the age you let the child be a child or a teen or that you step in as a parent? Anything harmful to themselves or other parents parents need to step in and more permanent so tattoos are more permanent. This is hair. It's going to grow back. One of the things I liked, the mom didn't say yes right away. She said let's think this over for six months. At the end if you still want to do it, and she gave the hair to wigs for kids. I love that. I know. Some of the lessons for the rest of us. I actually applaud this mom and helped us all a little bit.

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