before his first haircut . melbourne baby photography


look at those scraggly bits peeking around the side of his head.  i tried to argue with alec to keep these precious baby curls right where they were until the moment it struck me that the “curls” were just strands and worse, they were really only on one side.  kieran was rocking the baby side rat tail and that is never a good look.


but we are cheap and did not feel the occasion demanded the commemorative trip to the mall to watch him sit in a plastic car while the stylist hacks away at his babyhood.  strands don’t require a stylist.  not for $25 at least.


i had to give him the full shampoo and conditioner before the trim…it has been so long since i have been to the hair salon, but i am pretty sure that is what they do.  he even got the little head massage.  then i sat him in the ikea high chair (vroom vroom), pointed him toward the evening news (who needs cartoons) and tried not to nick his ear with the once-were-sharp hair scissors that have been serving me just fine for my own bangs (can’t call it fringe, just can’t) trims since 1998 (possibly 1997).

i did keep the little trimmings in a plastic baggie with the date.  there had to be a little bit of sappy to balance my burst of pragmatism.

i bet you scrolled all the way down here for the after shot.  and by not having one to show, i bet you think i did a really horrible job because i also bet that you don’t believe that I HAVE NOT TAKEN ONE YET.

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  • Lindsey - OMG these are so adorable. He looks like he had so much fun. I am glad you saved his trimmings 🙂August 16, 2009 – 7:41 amReplyCancel

  • DawnK - Awww, he is adorable. I love his little curls! You sure must have big sinks! Mine wouldn’t fit a toddler! I bet you did a fine job of cutting his hair.August 16, 2009 – 8:18 amReplyCancel

  • Aimee - We just cut my son’s baby hair last week. As practcal it was it was still hard. He didn’t look like a baby anymore. A week later, I look at photos I took before the big snip and frankly he looked like he had mullet! And me blinded by those baby curls didn’t see them. Hair is hair. It’ll grow back again. 🙂

    and yes, bangs are bangs. Fringe is a fashion no no that bikers refuse to give up.August 16, 2009 – 9:14 amReplyCancel

  • Holly - My dearling is only 4 months old! I feel like I should already be working on the rat’s nest growing at the top of her neck :
    The definition of mullet, no?August 16, 2009 – 11:05 amReplyCancel

  • Catherine - I had to cut Grays sideburns a few months ago as she was loosing all of her baby wisps everywhere except the sides by her ears which had been growing at full speed since birth! They too are in a little baggie with the date…:)August 16, 2009 – 11:35 amReplyCancel

  • Elysa - lol Holly I love your baby’s hair! Kieran’s hair was so cute! But I’m sure his new look is cute too 🙂August 16, 2009 – 1:40 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - There he is with his famous “Kieran face”. He looks like he’s saying “Ooooh!”

    What a cutie.August 17, 2009 – 12:17 pmReplyCancel