Sunday, November 10, 2013

Baby's 1st Haircut with Pigtails & Crewcuts

A baby's first haircut is one of the many milestones anticipated by parents. It marks their growth into toddler-hood as their wild baby tresses are exchanged for a big kid hairdo. I remember my daughter's like it was yesterday, she sat perfectly still and calmly let them cut her curls. My son, however, is a world apart from my daughter - he's 100% squirmy, wild, crazy boy! This caused me to be a little apprehensive about how our first hair cut would go. I decided to enlist the professionals - enter the staff at Pigtails and Crewcuts in Blakeney.

The ambiance of Pigtails and Crewcuts is 100% kid approved. The waiting room offers a train table, tv, toys and an art station. Their shelves are filled with two lines of kid friendly hair products including an organic option and other products (and referral source) to deal with the icky situation of lice. They also have hair accessories such as brushes, adorable bows, headbands and more. A basic kids cut costs $18.95 and a first haircut package is $24.95. The Cotswold location currently offers birthday parties and they don't forget about Mom and Dad, we can get our hair cut for $27.95 and $18.95 respectively.

Kids sit in a cute assortment of re-imagined chairs that are cabs, fire trucks and airplanes. My son had an immediate smile as he sat in his yellow cab and began turning the wheel with gusto. Our stylist Michelle had E (16 months) wear his cape backwards so his little hand could keep busy on the wheel while she moved with expert precision cutting down his wild mane. The stylists there know all the tricks to keep kids happy and amazingly still. Michelle even included big sister S (5) in the process as she helped distract E and hold his hands, and provide general entertainment. Not a tear was shed. I was amazed.

They took a picture of his new, big boy cut and saved a piece of his baby hair for this sentimental momma's baby book. Then it was off to pick a toy from the treasure chest and try his first lollipop. I was very impressed with the experience at Pigtails and Crewcuts and we will visit again as E grows his curls back.


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