First hair cut?

Meghan - posted on 02/10/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I just made the decision (today) to cut my daughters hair, I wasn't quite sure it was time, but it wasn't looking as beautiful as it once did (how far should the comb over go?) So I sat her down to watch her most coveted Blues Clues and cut - now she looks better ....but definitely like an amateur cut her hair...what should I have done? Are they old enough to go to a hair salon? Any advice for next time?

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Brooke - posted on 02/18/2009

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Well my son was born needing a hair cut he had so much hair! Finally at the age of 7 months I took him to a hair cuttery place and they trimmed his hair for me. I just couldn't do it. I was too afraid of chopping of his ear or hurting him, or making his hair look terrible... He is 15 months old now and has had 3 haricuts and about to get his forth...lol... Just call a hair salon and ask if he they can cut kids hair... And as long as your daughter sits still and doesn't scream and cry they will cut her hair... My son sits on his dad's lap and he is fine.... So yeah I would just call a salon and ask most of them will as long as she doesn't scream and cry and move all around.... Good luck for next time!!!

Tiffany - posted on 02/17/2009

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I have had my daughter's bangs cut 2 times now.  i take her down with me or my husband when we get our hair cut.  Our hairdresser has been cutting my hair for 15 yrs now, she slids my daughter in for a bangs trim and doesn't charge me.  lets my daughter sit on my or my husbands lap, makes her more comfortable. 

Heather - posted on 02/15/2009

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My daughter has had her hair cut twice...once by a stylist and once by me.  So far her bangs have been the only thing cut because they grow so much faster than the rest of her hair.  I think it is perfectly okay to have it cut professionally.  If the person cuts a lot of young children's hair then it should be a good experience for you and your daughter.

Ortha - posted on 02/15/2009

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I just got my daughters hair cut (born Oct 24 2007) for the first time...I didn't want to but it was always in her eyes and it needed even out...I took her to the same salon I go to and they were great!...My advise though is to call where ever you are going and make sure they cut childrens hair...make sure you tell them her age...Now my 15 moth old looks so grown up....not alike a baby any more

Patricia - posted on 02/13/2009

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BEANERS!!!! I love that place! My 3 year old does great there and always has. The 15 month old...well, it's a work in progress. The staff is fantastic there and they have a ton of distractions. They are fast and do a great job. I think it is aout $12 and, to me, worth every penny. Good luck!

Geneviève - posted on 02/11/2009

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My son's hair also grows super fast. He just had his third haircut about two weeks ago. I always go the the kid's hairsalon. It might be a little on the pricey side (it costs us about 23$), but its worth it. They are used to cutting kids hair and it doesn't really phase them if they cry (which my son did on the second time).

Carolyn - posted on 02/11/2009

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I have taken my son to a hairdresser twice now.  They are old enough.  Try and find a place that does cut kids....where I go they have a car that he sits in.  He wiggles to much for me to do it myself and they are quicker as they know what they are doing.  You could bring a favourite blanket or toy with her so she is more comfortable and I would go a little early so she can get familiar with the place and the hairdresser before the hair cut begins, especially if she is a little wary of strangers.

Maria - posted on 02/10/2009

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My 15-month little boy's hair grows so freakin' fast!! He's already had 3 hair cuts. My mom was able to do them, but the last one almost got his ear snipped off, he's so wiggly and busy now and won't sit still. I can't even cue-tip his ears and hardly cut his fingernails any more without him pulling away with his own agenda in mind. haha Anyway, his hair is looking so long and straggly now, that I've made him an appointment at my salon for March 4! I pray he will be good to get a cute style. I'll have to remember to get back in here and let you know how it goes! Should be interesting, haha

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My son just now has enough hair to move when the wind blows so I really don't know what to tell you.  Does it look better?  It's up to you really.  I mean, it's not gonna hurt her so why not?  Like with us adults, it grows back.  I have a friend who didn't cut her daughter's hair until she was 5 and even then, before she cut it, it was barely to her shoulders.  She was like my son though, a blonde baldie.  I think light haired babies hair grows slower for some reason.  Another friend of mine has a little girl younger than my son who is bi-racial (black and white) and she has enough hair to put into pony tails so...it must be that darker hair comes in faster maybe? 

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