Question: What is the ruling concerning a woman cutting some of her hair?

Answer: With regard to a woman cutting her hair, then one must look into the motive behind her doing it. So if a woman cuts her hair in imitation of the disbelieving or sinful women, then it is not permissible for her to cut it while having this intention. As for cutting only a small portion from her hair or cutting it in accordance to the desires of her husband, then I do not see anything preventing this from being done. It is reported in Saheeh Muslim (no. 320) that:

''The Prophet's wives used to cut their hair to the point that it would reach the earlobes." [AI-Asaalah. Issue # I]