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What age did you give your son/daughter their first haircut & what should a 1st time parent expect?

  • Andrea
    Dec 03

    It really depends on the child. My son had his first at 2.5 because we really couldn’t bring ourselves to cut his curls. He did great! We went to a special kids place and they had cute decorations and put a show on for him and everything. But he’s also a relatively tolerant kid in general. Thankfully, my 17 month old has super short hair still because there’s no way he would ever be able to sit for a haircut at this point. I can barely keep him sitting on my lap for 30 seconds. He’s very active and in full go mode at all times. Also, at this point, we are totally over the “kid salons”. Because while they do a pretty good job of distracting the kids, they generally are rushing through the cut and it ends up not being very good. You can get a better cut for the same or less money simply by finding a regular salon or barber shop that handles kids.

  • Christa
    Dec 03

    We have decided not to cut our sons hair. It will get light trims to keep the ends healthy, but since he is part Native American we are going to keep his hair long and braided.

  • Brittany
    Dec 04

    My daughter is almost 16 months and she has had her bangs cut 4 times and hair trimmed once. I just set her on my lap and she does fine. She was born with lots of hair.