|She really wasn’t upset about the hair cut, more upset that I’d woken her from her nap|
|See! Happy baby!|
|I forgot to get an after pic while we were at the salon, but she does love having the bangs out of her face|
Let me preface this by saying this is not Bridget’s first hair cut, this is actually her 4th cut, I think? It’s hard to keep track, her hair grows crazy fast. We had to trim her bangs when she was about 4 months old.
My friend Dalene has been cutting my hair for years now so we usually go see her. It’s also a great opportunity to catch up with her.
I’d been putting her hair cut off for a week now since Dalene’s schedule and mine just weren’t working. Annnnnd it just couldn’t wait any longer. I had to get Bridget’s hair cut ASAP.
Bridget’s bangs kept getting in her face and pissing her off so we went to see my good friend Kendra at her salon.
I had text Kendra the day before asking if she had time to squeeze Bridget in for a quick bang trim and she told me to come on in the following day.
When we arrived we saw that the salon had put Bridget’s name on their “new clients” chalkboard.
It was so sweet, even though Bridget had no idea she was getting the “new client treatment” I really appreciated it!
Bridget did so great this time, well I think she did, Kendra may have a different opinion. She was probably one of her more “difficult clients” of the day but in my opinion, Bridget wasn’t as squirmy as she usually is.
I know it seems silly, but let your baby know what’s about to happen before you go and be reassuring. Maybe even let them see you get a haircut first.
Since this was a salon and not somewhere that I could let her crawl around, as I usually do at Dalene’s, Kendra let us sit in the chair and play around a little to help her relax.
I luckily have many friends that do hair and therefore Bridget is familiar and comfortable with them. I don’t think she’d do as well if a stranger came for her face with shears. If you don’t have any friends that do hair, go with a salon that is kid friendly and has experience working with squirmy babes.
If they let you, it helps to hold your little one and you can help hold their chin and whisper reassuring words to them.
And lastly, timing, make sure your little one is fed and well rested. Nothing turns a haircut into a traumatizing experience than a cry fest.
These are simple tips, the only real way to get your little one used to hair trims is to do them frequently. Let me know if there are any other tips you use!