Getting your child's hair cut can be intimidating for both the child and the parent. But it doesn't have to be! A local Jersey City mom shares her experience and we gather tips for a great experience from our neighbors at The Hair Room JC.
"Getting haircuts, together! Especially the parent going first, just so your child can see that it’s not scary and will be much more calm about their first cut. Any T.V. show or movie to watch while getting a haircut helps, too." - Colie"Bring a bribe, a favorite toy, favorite snack, something to reward the with, if the child seems uncomfortable sitting by themselves be prepared to let them sit on your lap." - Sibel"Bring something to distract child, like small toy/favorite snack. Depending on the age of the child, you should prep them a couple days before their appointment (talk to them, explain what might happen)" - Maria
"There is really no age limit. There are different hair textures and different ways lengths grows out." - Colie"It depends on how much hair they have in their first year brand new hair always grows out longer in the back first, once it starts to look like a mullet it’s time to get it evened out, whenever it goes in their eyes." - Sibel"At 2/3years of age, its ok to begin thinking of a child first hair cut because they understand what's happening around them." - Maria
"Scheduling an appointment before nap or bed time can be challenging." - Colie"Recognize when your child is uncomfortable and end the moment, don’t create an unnecessary fear of the hair salon by forcing them to get it cut even when they are screaming." - Sibel"Try to brush out any knots the child might have before coming to their appointment; we want them to enjoy their first haircut experience. Also, we want to give the child all the attention. Please try to leave any other children at home if possible." - Maria
"Putting on Finding Nemo for this little boy’s first haircut, he was 3 years old. He was very nervous about cutting all of his long, thick hair off. I saw that he had a lot of Finding Nemo toys with him and we talked about the movie and how much I love it. He totally felt at ease and was much more comfortable with letting me cut his hair after I told him that was one of my favorite movies." - Colie"I love babies, getting a child to laugh and be comfortable is always a great memory for me." - Sibel