First haircut

Perrie gives Daphne her first haircut Jan. 9, 2016. (Photo © 2016 Matthew Ginn)
Perrie gives Daphne her first haircut Jan. 9, 2016. (Photo © 2016 Matthew Ginn)

After 18 months of growing, Daphne’s hair was starting to get in her eyes. Neither of us had ever cut anyone’s hair before—let alone a toddler’s—but crazy as it sounds, Perrie decided to do it herself.

Armed with a beauty school diploma from the University of Google, she acquired hair-cutting scissors and gathered combs, a spray bottle and a makeshift cape. We timed the activity for right after lunch (which followed a good nap) to make sure Daphne was in the best possible mood. We strapped the unsuspecting subject into her booster seat in the kitchen, fired up a stream of Elmo/celebrity singalongs on YouTube, and Perrie went to work.

Mesmerized by the Muppets, DVG was completely unfazed by the stuff happening behind her eyeballs. Perrie worked as quickly as she could, but no spraying, tugging, or clipping was going to distract Daphne’s attention from Elmo and friends.

The end result might not be red-carpet-ready, but it was effective and the experience was positive, which is all we could ask for and certainly more than we expected.

Click the thumbnails below to see the pictures, and scroll down to see a video clip!

Daphne’s first haircut from Matthew Ginn on Vimeo.

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