A baby’s first haircut can be stressful for new parents. At Beaners Fun Cuts, we make haircuts fun and safe for all ages. Our specially trained stylists are fast, fun and masters of distraction. We’ve put together a list of tips to help even the most pro parent prepare for the big moment: Baby’s First Haircut at Beaners.
Timing Is Everything
Some babies don’t enjoy having their haircut because they are not used to it. It helps to start cutting their hair at an early age. Even if you only need a trim, it will help your child get used to having their haircut if you bring them in young.
The time of day that you book your appointment is also important. Consider your baby’s nap schedule and what time your baby feels most content. Plan your appointment so that it doesn’t run into the “danger zone,” avoiding fussiness wherever possible.
Remember that you can always reschedule your appointment if your child is not in the right mood. We encourage parents to call their preferred location to make their first appointments and discuss suitable times with our staff. Please plan ahead and consider your child’s temperament. You know your baby best! Please understand that Saturdays are our busiest days and can be noisier than other days.
Arrive early to give your baby time to adjust to the surroundings and have a diaper change or feeding prior to your appointment if needed.
Practise Makes Perfect
Before you bring your baby for their first haircut at Beaners, you’ll want to get them more comfortable with the various tools we will be using. You can make this a fun game and pretend you are at a hair salon.
Try using combs, brushes and a spray bottle of water to get them used to getting their hair “done.” Try using a gentle detangling brush that doesn’t pull too hard on your child’s hair. If they don’t enjoy it, try using a doll or toy.
During this time, you can talk to them about what it will be like and tell them how much fun it is to get their hair cut. This process will help your child get used to the motions and seeing these tools, so when they’re at Beaners for their haircut, they will feel less scared.
All The Buzz
If you are planning a haircut that involves clippers, you may want to get them accustomed to the sound of one at home. If you have an electric razor at home, you can show it to them and allow them to feel the vibration of the “tickle machine” by touching the handle to their arm. Beaners uses ultra-quiet clippers that are safe for wiggly kids, but it doesn’t hurt to try to introduce your baby before your first visit.
Plan Your Hair Cut
If you have an idea what type of hair cut you want, that’s great. If not, just ask your stylist for suggestions based on your child’s hair type and head shape. Keep in mind that hair texture, thickness, cowlicks, crowns and head shape all play a role in the type of haircut that will work best on your child.
You will want to bring your baby’s favourite toy or snack to use as a distraction. They might get a little hairy but will help if your baby gets fussy.
Make A Clean Getaway
Consider bringing a change of clothes in case the baby does not want to wear the cape or if their clothes become “itchy.”
When Things Go Sideways
You might be wondering what will happen if your baby is fussy during their haircut. Our specially trained stylists are masters of distraction and are very fast at what they do. If problems arise, our stylist may ask you to assist by holding your child or distracting them. And when all else fails, we have lollipops! Most importantly, we understand and are here to help.
Be sure to take pictures or videos of your child’s first haircut so that you have a keepsake to go along with the “Baby’s First Haircut” certificate and hair lock that you will receive. “Before” and “After” photos are always fun too.
Baby’s first haircut doesn’t have to be scary, and at Beaners we do everything we can to make your experience fun. Feel free to stop by any of our locations to see what we are all about. You can also ask any questions that you might have.
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First time we been to Beaners and honestly, I didn’t really know what to expect. My twin boys never really had a real hair cut before and knew it was going to be a task and a half. But the ladies there were awesome. The cuts look amazing and exceeded my expectations and then some. This will be my go to place for my boys now!