Little Locks: Haircuts for Young Kids
Kids' haircuts can be a big deal for both parents and young children. Here are some valuable tips for minimizing struggles while making the experience both fun and rewarding.
When to Get the Cut
Whether your little one was born with a full head of curls or as bald as can be, eventually he’ll need a haircut. Having a child’s locks cut can be a sentimental event for parents, but an uncertain and possibly scary time for babies and toddlers. That initial trip to the salon or barber deserves special attention—because when it comes to your child getting his or her first haircut, planning can make or break the experience.
Have you been trying in vain to brush your son’s bangs from his eyes or clip your daughter’s hair back, yet it’s still unruly? It’s likely time to take action. Heidi Swan-Mikich of WhimsiKidz, a boutique and children’s hair salon in Elm Grove, Wisconsin, says kids usually have their first haircut before or around age one, though their salon’s stylists have cut the hair of babies as young as two or three months. “As soon as the hair starts to wisp and looks straggly and unkempt, we recommend a good haircut to keep it healthy,” says Swan-Mikich.
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