Some of the children are first cut at the age of one year – they cut the curl or shave it baldly, others are brought to the hairdresser for the first time at a more conscious age.
At first, I decided not to touch my daughter’s hair, especially since the length and density of up to two years did not differ, even there was nothing to collect in the tail.
But then we decided to make our young lady bangs and align the tips so that the hair looked neat. I hope our experience will be useful to you.
In our area there are several children’s hairdressing salons – instead of ordinary chairs there are rockets and cars, and instead of a children’s mirror, it entertains TV with favorite cartoons. One of my friends still goes there only with her son’s favorite CD, because he refuses to get a haircut otherwise.
The disadvantage of such children’s salons is that they are located on the territory of a children’s store with toys. Therefore, it is quite problematic to go out from there without a purchase, and at a certain age, many children have already skillfully manipulated: Cut out if you buy me this !. So it turns out a considerable amount allegedly for a haircut.
I decided to cut my daughter in an ordinary barber shop, especially since I usually visit one salon where all the masters know my baby well, and she knows them. More than once it happened that during my manicure or haircut she was next to me and the masters entertained her with nail polishes or brushing her hair.
Specifically, the child wizard is now difficult to find. Usually, hairdressers provide a fairly wide range of services, including children’s haircuts. Given the fact that my daughter said several times that she wanted to Light, we decided to go to this girl.
Here also the ability of the hairdresser to find a common language with children matters – just to lisp is not enough, and it is not necessary. For example, our Light clearly and calmly explains all her actions and the purpose of the objects in her hands. For example, here is water, I spray it so that it is more convenient to cut and the hair is not electrified, This is a hairdryer, it dries hair, etc.
And, of course, it is important that the master works quickly, because it is very difficult for a small child to sit in one place. Do not forget to pay attention to the fact that all tools before work are disinfected.
For small children, there are special soft ottomans that are put on the chair so that the master can be more comfortable to cut. The first time my daughter refused to use it, so I had to hold her in my arms.
True, this is how we cut our hair only once. During all subsequent visits I just stood nearby. Usually a daughter’s haircut takes about 20-25 minutes – this includes trimming bangs and hair ends.
After three years, my little girls began to be interested in princesses – with their hairstyles and clothes. That’s when we stopped the problem with washing hair. Who does not want the hair to be lush and fragrant? Therefore, we even started to do hair at the hairdresser. Moreover, we usually arrive in the morning when there is no work for the masters, so they practice on the daughter’s head for free.
It is very important not to instill in the child the fear of a barber shop. Do not start to intimidate in advance: Do not worry, it does not hurt, If you do not finish it, let’s go to cut hair, Do not worry, aunt will not cut with scissors, etc. What kind of pain in general, I do not understand.
Much better to say: How lucky you are, you go to the salon! How I would like to have a haircut for you! etc. If fears are in your head, then let them remain there, they are completely useless to a child.
Now I drive my daughter to get a haircut once a month and a half, sometimes she does her hair before the holidays. It also happens that my mom cuts her, although she is not a hairdresser, but she is doing great. True, the daughter still prefers to go to the salon.
And how did your baby have their first haircut?