Amelia wrote:its hair. it's not that big a deal. waiting a few years until you can wear it however you please isn't a huge sacrifice
That depends what you do after school. For many, childhood is the only time of their lives where they have total freedom over their appearance.
My school actually blocked me from entering sixth form on the basis of my hair. They were willing to ignore almost perfect attendance for five years and mostly A's and B's at GCSE on the basis that my hair was 'a bit untidy' at that moment in time. Its when you favour physical appearance over proven academic ability that it becomes totally nonsensical.