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I've had a bit of a baby boom in my salon over recent years. That, coupled with the fact that I now focus some of my energy writing a parenting blog, has given me a wealth of experience in cutting hair of small kids.
Let me tell you, I had no idea how much toddlers hate, and I mean hate getting their hair cut. Especially little tiny boys. I have some theories on why boys hate getting their haircut. As parents, we comb and style little girls' hair after they practically exit the womb. That's really not the case with boys. The other fact to consider is boys typically get their first haircuts around the age of one, whereas girls are usually quite a bit older and have a greater ability to understand their first haircuts.
Over the past year I've had approximately ten little boys between the ages of 11 months and two years as regular clients in my salon. All but two of them have sincerely and utterly hated getting their hair cut. They scream, cry, kick, and pout. Their behavior would lead me to believe that my shears are electrified, honestly. It can be stressful for both me and their parents.
I've discovered a few things that can make the experience a little easier for everyone involved and have put my tips together here. If you're struggling with your child's tantrums at a haircut appointment or you're ready to take your child to their first haircut, I'd encourage you to read these tips.
My Advice on Kids and Salon Service