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Kara’s first haircut

Kara's First Haircut

I swear, it was just yesterday that I was posting about Evan’s first haircut, and here I am, writing about this milestone again, with my little Kara.

I do plan to let Kara’s hair grow long, however, the girl definitely needed a trim!

Kara's First Haircut

Because Kara sleeps on her belly (and rubs her head and hair into her mattress), her bangs were really damaged. Luckily, my mom is a hair stylist, so she was able to give Kara her first trim at home.

Kara's First Haircut

Kara tolerated her first haircut pretty well — up to a point!

Kara's First Haircut

Kara's First Haircut

By about halfway through the process, she started getting a bit irritated, and then the screaming started.

Kara's First Haircut

I still feel really fortunate that we can go through this milestone at home, something tells me that she would have had an even bigger meltdown at the salon!

Kara's First Haircut

Yes, I did get a little choked up seeing that messy baby-hair suddenly take on a big girl shape.

Kara's First Haircut

Kara is 15-months-old, by the way. How old was your little one at their first haircut, and, did you cry?

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25 Comments

  1. Aly Mashrah — April 5, 2013 @ 10:52 am (#)

    Kara looks adorbable before AND after her haircut (:

    My son had just turned 1 when he got his first haircut. My husband actually took him without me knowing, so I pretty much cried all day about it because that is a HUGE milestone that I missed out on. He said I was just being overly “motherly” about his first haircut.

    But it is definitely a big deal. Zach hasn’t got a harcut since, I’m letting it grow out until his 2nd birthday, this May and then I will take him to get a haircut. This time, lots of photographs will be taken. Haha

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  2. Stacie — April 5, 2013 @ 11:12 am (#)

    I love all her expressions! So cute!

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  3. Hanan — April 5, 2013 @ 11:43 am (#)

    She has a ton of hair, but the trim looks great! Such a cutie.

    I still haven’t cut Athena’s (15 months) hair, ah! Their first haircut always makes me sentimental.

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  4. Margaret Polino Nicholas — April 5, 2013 @ 11:49 am (#)

    My daughter cut hers for us!

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  5. Linda White — April 5, 2013 @ 11:50 am (#)

    my son was 7 months old when he got his first haircut. It was just a little trim on the bangs and around his ears so I did it myself! Keep the hair from the first haircut, put it in a plastic bag and add to the baby book. Do people still do those? My son is 21 now and I did one for his 3 older sisters too!

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  6. cassandra — April 5, 2013 @ 12:13 pm (#)

    Okay, Evan is as cute as can be, seeing little Miss Kara tells me you are one busy lady, I love the energy and cute fiesty spirit in her eyes. You truly have beautiful children that seem to radiate happiness <3 Job well done friend, job well done. C

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  7. Elizabeth L — April 5, 2013 @ 12:28 pm (#)

    She looks SUPER thrilled during the cutting process! lol ;)

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  8. Mary Beth Elderton — April 5, 2013 @ 12:29 pm (#)

    Hahahaha! My little blond babies and grandbabies didn’t even *have* hair until sometime in the 2’s! I have a picture of my daughter at just over two wearing one of those elastic headbands with a bow, because she didn’t have enough hair to even hold one of the velcro barrettes. The good news is that she now has a thick full head of golden blond hair that she wears long :)

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  9. Kayla — April 5, 2013 @ 12:36 pm (#)

    My little one had her first official hair cut when she was 3, we cut 13 inches off her hair and donated it to Locks for love. She was super proud, she’s five now, and her most recent hair cut was result of her taking scissors to her own hair at school!

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  10. Angela L — April 5, 2013 @ 12:55 pm (#)

    My son could have had it cut at 3 months but I just couldn’t do it that early. At 8 months it was getting beyond crazy so we cut it then. At 18 months he has had it cut about 5-6 times now

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  11. Jessica — April 5, 2013 @ 1:14 pm (#)

    Oh goodness, how CUTE is she?! I don’t know that I cried with each first haircut but I was definitely sentimental and kept a lock for the baby book.. :)

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  12. Devon — April 5, 2013 @ 1:40 pm (#)

    I think my son was about 6 months old when he got his first hair cut. Yeah, I had tears. :) And he has needed one about every month after that.

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  13. Viv Sluys — April 5, 2013 @ 2:42 pm (#)

    Great expressions :)
    My first baby had her first hair cut (shave) in the hospital :'( without me or my hubby there.
    My second (33 months) and third (10 months) babie (both girls) haven’t had hair cuts yet.

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  14. Stephanie — April 5, 2013 @ 3:20 pm (#)

    Aw, her hair looks precious. My daughters first hair cut was around 9 months or so because she had so much hair that I really had no choice because she couldnt see. For the record, I cried.

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  15. K. Cleaver — April 5, 2013 @ 4:29 pm (#)

    Her haircut looks really cute. We did hair cuts around 9 months for my children. Their hair was ragged on the ends and getting the ends trimmed really made them look a lot better. They weren’t messing looking anymore. LOL

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