Every school year Andrew lets his hair grow long until he very nearly looks like a tall hobbit.
When the boys were young and the summers started, they wanted to get their hair buzzed off. In recent years Andrew has had fun by getting a goofy haircut just before school let out and then cutting the rest off once school was out.
This year he went for a mohawk!
In the middle of the haircut.
A couple of times he has had it French braided. It looked kind of cool.
To prepare it, he cut out a cardboard form that goes around his head and holds the hair in a vertical position. Each day he put stuff into it to make it stand up (gel & spray). When he is done, the hair is somewhat springy.
A lot of work, but fun for a while.