There will be years of discussing and negotiating haircuts and hairstyles. In toddlerhood, she may snip some herself. In grade school, she might fight the bows. In high school, her hair might change colors. College may breed dreadlocks, but for now, you have control. Give your baby girl a look that you like.
It may seem like a cop-out, but in some ways, a free-spirited hairdo may take as much commitment from you as a parent as any other style. This hairstyle requires you to embrace the idiosyncrasies of your individual child’s hair patterns. This might mean curls at the nape of the neck or over the ears. To achieve this wild-child look, trim only any strands that might be falling into her eyes. Otherwise, just let it go where it will. Resist the urge to snip those fly-away strands and those bouncing curls. She will only be so wide-eyed and impetuous once. Let her hair reflect it.
Short and Sweet
If you need a little more control in your life, or at least your baby’s hair, consider a baby bob. A bob works best on baby girls with lots of hair so you may want to wait for this look until she has a lot to work with. This look includes trimming your baby’s bangs straight across. You then cut the rest of it to hang at the same length, whether it be to the chin or a little longer. On a relaxed day, her hair can fall shaggy around her ears. When you are ready to look a little more dressed-up, you can tuck it behind her ears.
A girl’s style is nothing without accessories. This can be true of your baby girl, too. Whether she has a head full of locks or a few wispy strands, accessories can help you create a style and let everyone know she is indeed a girl. Pin shaggy wisps that fall in her face back with a barrette or clip. Pull it all back with a stretchy headband. As with all toys and objects, don’t leave your child alone with these accessories as she may pull them off and put them in her mouth.
If your girl has long locks, at least on the top or back, use little ponytail holders to create a signature look. For hair on top, you can tie a tail to spray out of the top or a couple out the sides. For hair in the back, pull it all together for one little ponytail or separate it into a tiny Pippi Longstocking look.
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