AVA MARIA LENDMAN AND HER DOLL, ELLA

5, kindergarten student<br>
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Style strategy: "Whatever is easy as long as it's quick to brush, quick to wash. I'm not one to braid her hair," says Ava's mom, Marsha.<br>
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Ava's verdict on a salon visit: "It's boring!"<br>
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Cost at human hair salon: Cut, $15, every six to seven weeks; $4 bangs trim every four weeks<br>
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Cost at doll hair salon: 2 braids redo at American Girl store, $15

( Nancy Stone, Chicago Tribune / September 6, 2011 )

5, kindergarten student

Style strategy: "Whatever is easy as long as it's quick to brush, quick to wash. I'm not one to braid her hair," says Ava's mom, Marsha.

Ava's verdict on a salon visit: "It's boring!"

Cost at human hair salon: Cut, $15, every six to seven weeks; $4 bangs trim every four weeks

Cost at doll hair salon: 2 braids redo at American Girl store, $15

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