Neat haircut
Parenting, Toddler

A first (and maybe last!) haircut

So Bodhi’s hair has been getting long for a little while now, hanging over his eyes and his ears. It was a little wispy at the ends but very blonde and neither me nor my husband really wanted to have it cut but it was getting to the point where he couldn’t see out.

Long hair
The morning before the first haircut

I managed to get an appointment for both Charley and Bodhi today. I’d decided that I’d say to the hairdresser I only wanted the front cut and be firm about this, as they always want to snip a bit more off.

Charley sat in her seat first happily and was as good as gold.

With Bodhi in his seat I said to the hairdresser that I only wanted the front cut. So she sort of nodded at me, saying that she could see he had a bit of surfer, cool dude look going on to go with his name. Ok, well whatever but I just love his blonde hair, his baby hair that has curly bits and I don’t won’t it short! She said about cutting some of the back so that it grew in a certain way. What? NO? Did I say this though when she started cutting it, did I heck!

As it was, as soon as she started cutting, Bodhi started crying (obviously didn’t want his hair cut either!) so I was trying to comfort him and amuse him while she was cutting away.

He was soon calm and ok in the seat, looking serious but not crying, so at least I was happy about that.

Charley’s cut went well and she had a gorgeous Elsa plait put in as well as sparkles, I could never do this at home.

Charley haircut
Charley hair cut and Elsa plait (think she is cleaning the floor in the hairdressers)

Bodhi’s hair though, well I’m still not quite sure. I’m hoping once we’ve washed it at home (and he’s rubbed some food in it) it will look a little messier and less conformist! It was still a bit damp when we left the hairdressers so it was difficult to see what it looked like. At my mum and dads later though it looked very neat and tidy! Next time I might give it a trim at home?

His Granny will be very pleased though.

Neat haircut
Neat and tidy hair!


Do you take your children to the hairdressers or do you do it yourself? Are you firm with the hairdresser about what you want them to do?


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32 thoughts on “A first (and maybe last!) haircut”

  1. I think it looks lovely! My one year old still has no hair! Well, a tiny bit but I can still see his scalp through it – I think it’s going to be a LONG time till we need to worry about a haircut (and I’m already fairly certain there’ll be tears!) #coolmumclub

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  2. Ah he looks like an angel…but I get what you mean maybe a little too clean for a toddler? I have never taken my girl to get her hair cut as she has the most insane mop of curly hair so every now and then I just snip her fringe and that’s about it. She looks totally wild most of the time, but I kinda like it! Thanks so much for linking to #coolmumclub lovely and wishing you all a lovely Christmas xx

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  3. Ahhhh, I think his hair looks lovely. My little one is 15 months old and also has blonde curly hair. His dad (we are separated) wants me to cut but I am resisting. I am going to have to give it a bit of a trim soon though – he has really long bits on top and above his ears and then it is short at the back where he sleeps on it and it only started growing a few months ago. #brilliantblogposts

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  4. Aww I think he looks cute! We haven’t got to hair cut stage yet. Eldest’s really doesn’t grow fast (little one catching her up). Does get in her eyes a bit now, but she has crazy curls, which will be beautiful but probably only manageable quite long & with no fringe, so cutting it seems a little counterproductive! #coolmumclub

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  5. It looks lovely! I kept my son’s hair a bit longer when he was a bit younger. I am absolutely rubbish at cutting hair – I tried it once and so wished I hadn’t! I know it can be tricky at the hair dressers but that is really the only option for me. The children’s haircuts are not always exactly as I would like but definitely better than anything I could have done πŸ™‚ #PicknMix

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  6. I think the cut looks great! I’ve only taken my 1yr old once and he cried the entire time, no surprise there. He will need another one soon though, and yes I did tell the stylist what I wanted done and he did a good job of it.

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  7. I wasn’t sure when to get my little boys hair cut. It is getting a little long and a few cute curls at the back. I think I may try and get a hairdresser to do it first and I can take some notes to do it myself a few times if necessary #coolmumclub

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  8. This is so random. Bare with me πŸ™‚ I’ve just linked up with Franca’s linky for the first time and your link was the one before so as per the instructions I’ve come to comment… Well, we had our kids hair cut on Friday and I think it’s at the same place you go to – S&S? The princess plait and Ikea furniture looks familiar! Very strange as up until now I haven’t read your blog before or followed you on social media – so nice to meet another local-ish blogger!
    I know you didn’t want that much cut off but he does look lovely, but yes, a bit more grown up and a bit less baby 😦 x

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    1. Oh wow, yes that is the place! I do really like it in there – do you know I had a thought when I was writing this post about the hairdresser reading it (very unlikely!) as she was really good with him! I’m just rubbish at saying what I want!? Nice to meet you too! It is nice to see his little face again, and it doesn’t look so neat nowx #KCACOLS


  9. oh lovely! What a great job the hairdressers did! I took Mia a few times to have her hair cut and despite coming with me to have mine done many, many times, she absolutely hated it and we haven’t taken her for quite a while now! You have reminded me that I must try her again and she how she goes as she cant go too much longer without one! Well done for your trip being so successful πŸ™‚


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  10. Aww I think his new hair looks gorgeous! If you don’t like it though maybe you could do it next time and then you can get it exactly right. My boy screams the place down when he goes for a haircut, I dread taking him but it gets so long he can’t see. I love Charley’s Elsa plait xx #KCACOLS

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  11. I love his hair. He still looks like your little boy/baby. I had the same feelings when I took H for his haircut. He had an epic meltdown and I had to pin him to me for the woman to just trim the dust off it. My hubby took him the next time and he came back scalped!! I had to gulp back tears when I saw him. Hubby got the cold shoulder for the rest of that day. Harry’s hair grows so fast and he has definitely got better at going now…..especially because he sits in a car chair, has a DVD on and she gives him a lollipop afterwards πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS

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  12. She hasn’t needed a cut yet but I’ll probably take her to the hairdressers. And no, I never manage to put my foot down with the hairdresser! Last time I went she cut some awful 1990s style face framing bits at the front when I asked for a trim. 😦 #KCACOLS

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  13. Aw he looks very cute and love the plait! I know what you mean though, my eldest had his baby curls for a long time as I couldn’t face getting it cut, then I tried to do it myself and made such a hash of it we ended up actually shaving his head… I haven;t attempted to cut either of their hair since ha!

    Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix

    Stevie x

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  14. I think he looks lovely! Very tidy and neat as you said. I love your daughter’s hair too. That Frozen hair style looks amazing. I would love to do that to Bella but she doesn’t have enough hair. It is very thin. Hopefully one day!! We cut Bella’s fringe at home twice but the first one was a disaster as we cut it too much. The second one was much better but I think I would do the next hair cut in a proper hairdresser. Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. As you know I have taken a little break from blogging but #KCACOLS will be back next Saturday 9th January so I would love to see you again!! I hope you had a great Xmas! Happy New Year lovely!! πŸ™‚ xx

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