Preparing Your Child for Their First Haircut

Today my friend Shaun from Driving Miss Peanut is posting some tips on how to prepare your child for their first haircut! Lennox has actually only had one hair cut and it went well – but it was a minor cut! Some kids, don’t do well, while others do! I hope her tips help you and your child!

Paige was born blessed in the hair department. Her hair isn’t too thin and pretty straight (nothing like mine at all). It grew in even and straight all over, which seemed kinda insane to me.

We decided to get her hair cut to help promote growth (that’s why you get your hair cut, right?). The thing was, we used getting a haircut as an example to brush her hair and keep it up and keep it out of her face. When we said “haircut” the look of panic on her face was almost comical, but brought some worry that she wasn’t ready.


  • Our first step was to reassure her that getting your haircut is OK. Marc was actually due for a haircut and since he cuts his own hair, we had her watch and “help”.
  • We picked a salon we knew and trusted…the best part was I went to high school with the stylist we selected!
  • We took a pair of scissors and snipped a few pieces of her and my own hair. Nothing that would be noticeable but so she could see that it doesn’t hurt.
  • We skipped washing her hair to keep the visit short in case she couldn’t handle it.
  • We got to the salon early. She was able to walk around and see people getting their hair cut, colored, permed, and washed. She got to sit with Katie, her stylist, who showed and talked her through the whole process.
  • We chopped off a max of a 1/4″. We didn’t make any changes – no bangs or drastic changes.
  • We took her out to a pick out a prize (think Target Dollar Spot).

Here is the final before and after picture of Paige:


Thanks for letting me guest post, Heather, and I hope you have a great time in Colorado!! You can find me on my corner of the internet at Driving Miss Peanut, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram!


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One thought on “Preparing Your Child for Their First Haircut

  1. Censie

    Great tips. it is funny how different hair cuts are for boys and girls. Jude has probably had 20 hair cuts already! Teagan has only had her bangs trimmed.


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