My female child does not have my hair. My hair is long, dark, and fast growing. Hers is fine, blond, with natural highlights, and has in her four years of life just barely touched her shoulders in length.
Still she needed a cut. Putting clips in her hair, or trying out pig-tails (I love pig tails on her!), it was just such an ordeal every time I just gave up. Let her have messy hair hanging into her eyes.
I trimmed it here and there but always had a lot of fuss and drama to deal with (I know, *surprise*!), so I bit the financial bullet and took her to my little salon up the street, with grandma along for moral support (not that I needed it, Sonja LOVES the salon!).
I think she’s happy with her new, slightly angled bob.