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Shearing and Trimming Little Vivi

She has been looking a little rough around the edges for a few weeks now. Hair constantly in her face, only made worse by the fact that the long front pieces would get stuck to her boogers and land her with giant snot balls in her hair. Some days it looked as though she had worn a beanie and all the little ends had flipped out while other days it just looked like no one really loved her. Trying to keep a clip in her hair was like trying to keep a marble still on the Titanic, she’d tear those suckers off as soon as they were placed. Even little spout ponytails would get ripped to shreds in under a minute.

Addie didn’t get her first haircut until she was almost two, Vivi’s? Came just three weeks after her first birthday (and probably should have been done sooner, baby mullets are not a whole lot cuter than grown up mullets.) The salon that Addie and I go to wouldn’t take anyone under 5 so we packed up to the magical land of Cookie Cutters for baby’s first haircut.

She sat in a little red car and the stylist gave her a comb to hold. It took about 6 minutes, a couple dozen snips and the hair was out of Vivi’s face and no longer picking up stray boogers from her nose. It wasn’t a huge difference, but she certainly looked a lot less frizzy. Her little curls even began to take a starring role at the nape of her neck. I’ve only ever dealt with curly hair up until now and it looks like Vivi’s will have some curl to it which makes me enormously happy. Addie never had this much hair until she was 18 months.

It wasn’t quite the same emotional experience as it was the first time with Addie, but it was still a very big deal and I took enough photos to prove it. She was so chill about the whole thing it just proves to me that this furry baby of mine is growing up way too fast.

When did your babies get their first haircuts?

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