Get ready because I’m about to share with you how to cut toddler boy hair and make them the cutest thing ever! We are talking toddler haircuts today!
Anyone who knows me…as in really knows me…knows that I’ve been hanging on to my baby’s long locks for a long time. Grandparents have begged me to cut it. Strangers have repeatedly said “ohhh…SHE’S so cute”. And even though our standard response has been “SHE is a HE…and thank you!”, none of it has phased me.
My little guy has always had long hair (yes a toddler boy long haircut!), well, since it started growing when he was a baby. Sure, he has had countless haircuts (okay, they were “trims”) but I’ve always been standing over the hair stylist’s shoulders threateningly that she better not cut off the curls. I heard if the curls were cut off that they would never return. I was deathly afraid of that.
Yes, he was blessed with a head full of angelic curls. Or shall I say, he was blessed with curls. As he has gotten older, the curls have slowly straightened out.
It started like this…
and then it started to get like this especially in the summer…
Then after he turned two, it started to straighten out a bit…
Nooooooo! I was devastated that the curls were disappearing!! I just kept letting it grow hoping the curls would stay! This is about the time that the problems with his hair began. At some point, a hair stylist (can we call them that at the kid’s hair cut place?!?) gave my son bangs. Straight across bangs. And no, she did NOT know how to cut baby boy bangs!
It wasn’t bad at first but as the hair grew in the back, the combination of the bangs and long hair started making him look like a girl. “Grow out the bangs and that will make him look more like a boy,” people suggested.
Do you know how
hard excruciating it is to grow out a toddler boy’s bangs? You can’t use bows, clips or barrettes to keep it out of his face during the day. This is what we have been struggling with for months. Yet, I refused to cut it.
“Buzz it off,” my husband would say.
Are you crazy?!? Never. Going. To. Happen.
So, during the grow-out phase of the bangs, he just wore a lot of hats. For months, he wore hats!
As the bangs were growing, the hair was getting worse. I didn’t know what to do. The “hairstylists” at the kid’s haircut place had no idea what to do. His toddler hair was turning into a bad bob with bangs that were too long but too short to tuck behind his ear. Finally, I had enough. I was complaining to MY hair stylist that I just couldn’t figure out what to do with his hair but cutting it all off wasn’t an option. I just wasn’t ready.
“He’s just meant to have long hair. It’s what makes him HIM!” I insisted.
I showed her a photo of him and she said she had the answer. I have heard that before. Grow out the bangs, I get it.
Nope, she said it has to have a style. It needs a good cut. The little girl bob haircut isn’t working for him. Ouch. That one stung. She promised she could fix it.
“Schedule him an appointment and bring him in for a toddler haircut,” she insisted. “I know I’m more expensive than a Supercuts-type of place, but believe me, it will be worth it.
Okay, I gave in and today was the day! Time for a haircut.
All I can say is that she is a miracle worker! Seriously, I couldn’t be more pleased with how this toddler haircut turned out. It’s perfect. Long enough but yet he looks like a boy. Sure, he looks like a mini Justin Bieber but waaaayyy cuter.
Just look at the before and after photos:
Here it is from the side…
And the back…
UPDATE: After all that agonizing over his hair as a toddler, find out what happened when he was 8: Why My 8 Year Old is Bald
Tuesday 10th of January 2023
Who is your son’s stylist, please? I will set up an appointment with her, she did a great job!!
Saturday 21st of July 2018
My son is exactly the same, beautiful,long,blonde and curly... but at 4 we are at the same stage with his hair. His Primary school makes me put it in a pony tail..but he still looks cute !! Even some of the children think hes a girl !! I love your sons new style..will be going to the stylist in the summer to get the same !!
Saturday 10th of March 2018
My son recently turned 3. I have had my rounds with everyone in regards to cutting his hair. I just can’t bring myself to cut the curls. I laugh at the people that call him a beautiful girl. Thanks, but he is a boy. He loves his long hair,so when the day he decides he wants it cut I will do so. So you do what is best for your son. His hair is gorgeous by the way.
Wednesday 31st of January 2018
My twins are just over 2 now and at the same point but their hair is so thin I feel like there's nothing to work with and I am beyond terrified of getting even the slightest bit trimmed off because of that. I don't know what to do and there's absolutely no good hair dressers here in my small rural town :/
Wednesday 9th of March 2016
THIS is me right now! My 2 yo has these beautiful blonde curls that I just can't part with! His bangs are grown out because I don't like straight across bangs with the long hair. He is ALWAYS getting mistaken for a girl (which really annoys my husband). Right now his hair is a little ways below his shoulders, and I admit is a little long for a boy. I have decided to cut it up to shoulder length and pray that the curls stay. If they don't, I will most certainly cry. ?