Hair Cuts | The Ordinary Moments

Both Mabel and Greta (and myself but that’s another story), were well overdue a hair cut. Mabel has had a grand total of two hair cuts in her 3 years 11 months, and Greta was yet to have her first. Today was the day that they were both booked in, and I couldn’t wait to get them looking a tiny bit tidier.

Carl has been going to the same hairdresser since he was a little boy, a family friend who lives on his parent’s road and cuts hair in a room at the back of her house. Most of his family go to Kim for their haircuts, so it was only natural for the girls to follow suit when the time came. She’s a really lovely lady with a love of leopard print and I couldn’t imagine taking the girls anywhere else for their hair cuts.


Mabel was the first to take the chair, being a relative old hand, while Greta watched on and span on her stool.

Mabel has beautiful, glossy, thick hair. When she was a toddler it fell in big bouncy ringlets and everyone used to ask me if I styled it that way. Now she’s older it’s more wavy with a few curls in the top layers, but it still has all the volume and shine of a L’Oreal advert. Well, that’s when it’s not matted in a big clump on the back of her head. It tangles so easily, it’s a constant battle to keep it knot free and brushing her hair is not a pleasant experience for either of us anymore, but hopefully a little hair cut will help with that. It doesn’t help that she twirls it around her fingers and tells us ‘I’m making more curls Mummy’.


Greta’s hair isn’t as thick or curly as Mabel’s, but it still gets just as knotty thanks to the way she twists it around her finger when she’s tired. Greta’s hair doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do and needed cutting into a style. We decided to go for a bob, and then while Kim was cutting away we thought we’d add a little fringe.



After her haircut, hair still damp, spinning on Daddy’s hand

Greta sat really well considering she’s only 2, but I have a lot of respect for Kim, cutting a toddler’s hair is not a job I would like to do….


It’s lucky that Greta isn’t a sensitive soul, because when she was done the first thing Mabel said to her was ‘Greta, you look really funny!’. Not exactly what you want to hear when you’ve just changed your hair but I know what she means, she does look very different and it’s going to take a bit of getting used to. Of course Greta wouldn’t let me take a picture of her new ‘do. As soon as she was free from the chair I couldn’t get her to stand still for long enough, but I can assure you that it is super cute!

Hope you’re all having a lovely weekend, thanks for reading!

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  1. March 20, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    I love the eyes in the photos towards the end, we are very reluctant to get J’s hair cut because of her curls, but I know one day it has to happen soon x

  2. March 20, 2016 / 4:48 pm

    Aw so cute and I know the feeling about the matted hair, we have a constant struggle with both my girls because it matts and tangles so much. Well done to your littlest for being such a good girl having her first hair cut. xx

  3. March 20, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Gretas eyes are so funny, desperate to see what is going on but can’t! I remember my first hair cut at the hairdressers it was an experience I got at 8 years. My mum always cut before that!
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  4. March 20, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    Aww she looks adorable and I love that last picture! Funnily enough we had my littlest girl’s hair cut to a bob with a fringe because it didn’t know which way to go too – I think Elma has about 10 crowns, her hair wants to grow in all directions at once!!

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