Your baby’s first haircut is one of many precious firsts you’ll experience as parents. Like some others, it could make you overcome with feelings of joy to see your tot growing up, or feeling a bit of sadness that another milestone is happening so quickly. Whichever way you feel, it’s going to happen, so let us help make the experience easier for both of you.
When it comes to your tiny human’s first haircut, we can ease your mind about having to pick out the right look. We went through some styles and came up with a list of five of the cutest options for a baby girl’s first haircut, so you don’t have to freak out too much.
When should the first haircut be?
What’s the time frame for the first cut? Well, that’s going to be up to you as the parent. Was your baby born with a full head of hair? If so, you are probably going to do the first haircut closer to six to eight months.
If your little one was born looking like a cute, old, bald man, then you could wait until your tiny tot is closer to two years old. It also depends on how fast your little girl’s hair grows, too.
Most importantly though is when you are ready. Are mentally prepared to say goodbye to your baby’s baby hair? Then go ahead and grab those scissors or make that first haircut appointment.
Types of haircuts for girls
These are our five go-to baby girl haircut styles that will look on every adorable baby face and most of them you can even do yourself if you feel up to it.
Just add bangs
This one is the most simple haircut for baby girls. If your child won’t be able to sit still, a quick bang still changes up her look. If she has trouble keeping her hair out of her eyes, this can be a fast fix.
Bangs are not only the easiest cut, but it still allows you to style her hair basically how you did before. No need to learn new ways to get her hair up, so that’s a huge plus!
You may not be able to do this by yourself in the kitchen, but a pixie cut is a good basic go-to for baby girls. If your daughter always gets everything stuck in her hair or she can’t see through her long locks, then a pixie would helpful. Free those eyeballs!
This is a great option if you struggle to do her hair every single day. You only have to run a brush or comb through, and she’s done. Even older siblings can help clip a little bow on the side of her head, and she’s ready.
For the more fashion-forward girl, a fun little bob is super adorable. You can still put it up if she’s having an exceptionally busy day, or throw a headband on if her hair is getting into her eyes. Now, there are many different lengths of bobs you could go for, so there are plenty of options to fit your child’s unique style.
This power cut brings is a great match for a little girl with a bit more personality. And if she has long hair and you aren’t ready for a super short cut, a longer bob would be a simple transition. Then if you decided to go shorter later, it would be a snap to do.
If your little one may have accidentally tried to give herself a haircut, a layered style will hide that. And it helps hide any future turn of the scissors on her own head. If you have an adventurous little girl, layers could work in your favor to hide the fact it’s the fifth time this month you’ve had to cut gum out of her hair.
Any style with bangs
Bangs again? What we mean is if you go for a blunt bob, add a bang. If you layer it up, throw in a bang. If you opt for a pixie cut, put a bang in there. Bangs might be hit or miss when you are older, but when it’s on a fiery little toddler, it always works when added to the style she’s getting.
Things to remember
You need to keep in mind this is your child’s haircut. If your child isn’t an infant and you are doing this as a toddler-sized cut, then talk it out a bit more. Let your kiddo tell you if they are ready for their first big-girl haircut. If she is older, this is going to be as big of a deal to her as it is to you, and you both might end up crying if neither of you are ready.
Also, yes, it’s her first haircut, but it’s also hair. It will grow back. She may not want styled haircuts as she gets older, so make the experience as happy as possible. Have fun experimenting with her adorable locks while you can trade a haircut for a sucker.
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