hair cut

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Registered: 08-02-2010
hair cut
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Tue, 09-28-2010 - 9:53am
DS is 2 years old. We never cut his hair its down to the middle of his back. Every morning we put gel in it and slick it back. Tried to take him to a kids place to get his hair cut he wouldn't sit they suggested buzzing it.I said no and left. I just wanted a nice little boy cut. Lots of people think he is a girl.
LAst night while in washing DS DH cut his hair just in the back. ITs weird looking and I am upset. ITs longer on one side like 3 inches and its just strange. I was going to get DS and DD pictures taken Monday.
DH asked if he wanted to cut DD's( 3 1/2 years old) hair. DD has never had her hair cut either its down to her butt. I told him no thanks I will take her and get her hair done.
I knows its not a big deal but as a kid my Aunt would cut my hair it was always strange looking. When I started to babysit I earned enough money to go to a hair salon, I was 10 it was the best day of my life.
I never put my baby pictures out with my weird hair.
I just don't want that for my kids.
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Registered: 11-08-2007
In reply to: trixie_1210
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 5:11pm

Understandable! I would have been a little upset too. My mom cut

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In reply to: trixie_1210
Tue, 09-28-2010 - 8:17pm

Try another kids place, I can't believe that they couldn't figure out how to quickly cut his hair. Our kids hair cut place has a seat with a steering wheel, has another chair that has a flat surface for kids to play with toys on. This sounds really awful, but I have started doing this with my 2.5 yr old, I downloaded a few free kids games for preschoolers to my iTouch. It's such a treat for her that she will sit still for 20min playing with it. Of course, I have to watch her like a hawk so she doesn't drop it on the floor, but maybe some sort of hand held electronic toy (maybe you could even borrow one from a friend) just to hold his attention long enough to get a hair cut.

I have seen the wiggliest 18 month old boy get a haircut, it can be done just have to find the right person.

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Cathie, mom to Audrey & Emily 12 yrs, Libby 2 yrs
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Registered: 08-02-2010
In reply to: trixie_1210
Wed, 09-29-2010 - 12:58pm
DH tried to fix it now the back is really short and the front is long. I slick it back with gel I am going to give it some time to grow in and take him somewhere else. DH is angry says he will never try to help again. Talking about taking DS somewhere else somehow translated into" you cut his hair".
DD wants to go to the little girl place "Sweet and Sassy". She asked Daddy not to cut her hair.
When DS hair is all slicked back with gel you can't tell how messed up it is and today someone actually called him a little boy. Usually people think he is a girl.
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Registered: 08-18-2006
In reply to: trixie_1210
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 11:40am

My DD freaked out initial 2-3 times when we went to a salon. It was a decent one but they didnt have kid friendly items except few toys..That was expensive too.



This is what worked for us. I go to a beauty salon which one lady runs at her home. I went there for hair cut once, took my DD with me. Next time, she offered herself to try out in the same place. It was fun and she enjoyed the sole attention she got from my friend who cut her hair, then she got a candy for being nice. Best part is she charges $5-$8 for a hair cut.



If there are ways that you can find out a local salonist who does it at home it will be great. We also took my DD once to melon head, which is meant for kids. She was excited to sit on the thomas train for her haircut, but guess what the lady who cut her hair, her hands were shivering all the time and she was not kid friendly. I was so worried that she was going to cut her head instead. We even made a complaint and my DD actually freaked out inspite of feeling nice to be in a kid friendly hair salon..It was a total waste of $25.

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Registered: 08-02-2010
In reply to: trixie_1210
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 1:18pm
DD went to Sweet and Sassy and she loved it. The whole place is kid friendly little chairs and glitter everywhere. They took a before and after picture. She got to pick her shampoo which of course smelled like strawberries. They put glitter in her hair. She loved it the hairdresser played games with her while she cut her hair. It was great. When DS hair grows out I have to find a "boy" place.
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Registered: 10-30-2007
In reply to: trixie_1210
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 3:41pm
I actually just bring Logan to the Fantastic Sams in my town. We used the one in the previous town we lived in.. and they were great. They have a tv that they put a movie in... and Logan knows he'll get a sucker when he's done. Though, we've never had an issue with him getting his hair cut... but its new to your DS.. so I can see how he might be afraid. I definately recommend trying different places (kid friendly) and see what works. Logan likes the current fantastic sams because the kids seat has a steering wheel on it ;)


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In reply to: trixie_1210
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 5:35pm

I cut my son's hair. It's really easy to do a little boy cut...but then, Boyd's hair is curly, so it is very "forgiving." My cousin went through beauty school so she gave me a basic lesson..esp since his hair doesn't show when you make a mistake (unless you really botch it, which I haven't)Boyd is out of control in the salon...so we just do it at home because we literally have to pin him down. He puts his hands on his hair and screams "OW" the minute he sees scissors. I've never cut, scratched him or anything...he just does it...(He does the same thing when I put him in the bathtub when he doesn't want a bath).

My SS used to be pretty bad too, but if he could sit on his dad's lap, he was okay. So he got haircuts on his dad's lap at the salon for years. We also had to take damp paper towels and a fresh shirt so he wouldn't be itchy (I'm rolling my eyes because he was SUCH a diva...but it worked)

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