I took my son to get his haircut about a week ago. I let him pick what he wanted from the books they had there. It's nothing too wild or out there. So I was shocked when my mom asked me why I let them do that to his hair. Then when I told her I let him pick how he wanted her hair she told me "Well that's not his decission!"
Here are some pictures of him with his haircut. I didn't "spike" it like how they had at the salon but only because it was almost bedtime. However, the style is that in the top on the front it has some "spiking" going on. So what do you all think?
This is a picture of him right after he got his hair cut. Not really the best bet you can somewhat see the style a bit better.
I never had a say until I started paying for my own haircuts, and let me tell you, I HATED IT!! My mom kept it short so it was "managable." Well, little girls really do not like being asked if they are a boy or a girl. (Yes, it was THAT short.)
I think it is awesome that you let him choose. I let my kids have input on their hair. I may veto some styles, but I never just tell them how it will be.
My 2 yr old hasn't had a haircut yet either. I've had his bangs trimmed but I just don't want to cut his curly locks yet. They always lose that "Baby" look when they get that first haircut. I'm not sure if I'm ready for that yet.
My 18 month old hasn't even had a hair cut yet lol! But cool you let him help! : )
My boys will be 2 in a few weeks so we haven't run into the situation where they have an opinion on how they want their hair, when we bring them to the barber for a cut I just tell him to trim it and make it look neat. I would do just what you did in the future, listen to what they want and let them look through books. Unless it was so totally outrageous then I would put my foot down, but I think it's nice that children can have some sort of freedom to chose things they like and have their opinions count.