Matilda received her first haircut right before our visit to Chicago. As Matilda has grown, so has her hair. It’s a lovely reddish-brown color (still trying to figure out where that comes from…) and was starting to curl around her ears. With us having her baptized in Chicago, we wanted to ensure she was properly coiffed. We thus began our search for a child’s hair salon in Zurich.
Lucky for us, we had spotted one during a recent visit to Sihl City. It was bright and colorful and had cars and chariots as “seats” for kids to sit in. The location is called Cut & Sirup and interestingly, they also cut adults hair.
Anyway, we called to make an appointment and booked “My First Haircut”, complete with diploma. At 24 CHF, it was a deal as far as Zurich is concerned.
We placed Matilda in her “car” and she sat patiently as the lovely woman (named Vanessa) draped a princess-style gown around her. Matilda kept flapping it about as she tried to get her little hands free.
Vanessa was very patient and careful with Matilda. Matilda was overall well behaved sitting there, but had a few moments where she tried to swipe Vanessa’s hand away. We tried to keep her preoccupied, and the iPad sitting in front of her (below the mirror) helped in the distraction.
The end result was great. Matilda’s hair was cleaned up and the annoying curling near her ears was finally gone. The diploma included the date of her first haircut, her name and a small ziplock of her hair clippings. I know I will remember this small but special moment for years to come.
Matilda was pretty pleased with her haircut too. 🙂