It only took 2-1/2 years for Mercy to grow enough hair to require a trim. Yes, 2-1/2 years. However, she's ahead of the curve as far as I'm concerned--she beat me to the quantity of hair she has by a good year. I was a bald, bald baby and toddler.
Deciding to do it was tough. After all, it took over two years to grow that lovely head of hair, and I didn't want to risk messing it up. However, her bangs grew past her mouth and became harder and harder to manage, so we decided to give it a go. I checked into local kid haircut places and wound up deciding to try Little Clippers in Lake Oswego.
|Mercy chose the red Lightening McQueen car over a girly one...|
|The first cut...|
|She got to watch Thomas the Tank Engine while getting a trim...|
|Andrea, her stylist, was so good with her!|
|She left with a pretty hairdo, too!|
|And a first haircut certificate.|
All in all, the experience was much less traumatic than I had anticipated, and Mercy still talks about it. I think she'd like to get many more haircuts in the future!