The delayed haircut has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that her hair is curliest on the ends. It has absolutely nothing to do with my fear she will have more waves than curls when she is older. It has absolutely nothing to do with my own curl bias.
Just like her sister, Nadia had her first haircut at a salon for kids. (Simone was almost 3 when she got her first haircut.) There’s nothing better than having your haircut while you sit in a Thomas the Train chair, wear a smock covered in fish and watch Dora the Explorer.
The owners keep the first snips for moms like me who want to keep those very first strands. If Nadia’s hair becomes more wavy than curly, that’s fine. I will have forever a few locks of her baby curls.