Most young people will appreciate parental help with the process of deciding what hairstyle to choose and which hair products to use. Parents should balance their desire to provide some hairstyle against their children’s need to learn to make independent decisions. Allowing children to have a say, if not the deciding vote, in determining their individual hairstyles is important. In the end, it doesn’t really matter if Johnny wants to have a buzz cut or a shaggy cut, or if Emily wants to wear a ponytail. If too much hair comes off as a result of a novelty cut, it will grow back.