We took Quinn to get his first haircut today. Initially, I had planned to take him to the Sports Clips up the road. Ben, however, vetoed it. He gets his hair cut there and said it's really hit or miss. Plus, he wasn't ready for Q to get a hair cut...even when I told him I found a place specifically for kids- Snip Its. I don't think Ben was okay with the idea until the whole episode was over. I wasn't about to admit it, but I was nervous too! Quinn was born with his "baby mullet." For the longest time, Q was bald on top and on the sides, but had a FULL patch of hair at the base of his head- from one side to the other. As he got older, the hair became wing-like. It never really curled, just became wispy.
At check-in, Quinn was given a key card to wear while getting his hair cut. At the end of the service, he got to put his card into a cool machine-thingy that spit out a prize. Q's stylist was Chelsea. She was so patient and kind- to both me and Quinn. Chelsea let me take all the pictures I wanted and even paused right before the first snip and recommended a snapshot. She kept the first lock of hair and put it in a tiny keepsake bag for me! Next, she blew bubbles for Q, put on a movie (each station has its own mini tv), and even let Q take the comb from her so he could brush his own hair. At first, Quinn was quite suspicious; turning his head each time she squirted it with water. Then, he just sat there in amazement. The event was over in less than 10 minutes. Since I just wanted to trim the bottom and over the ears, there wasn't much to do. And instead of charging the usual $18, Chelsea only charged $8!
And then our baby boy walked out of the salon a little boy. He definitely met "all the requirements of a first haircut with courage and bravery!"