Once upon a time there was a girl with a horrible baby mullet. Due to some serious rubbing on the back of her head, her hair was scraggly and sort of well, ugly. It drove her mother nuts. Especially since the side of her head didn't have much hair, and only part of the front of her head did. Sort of like a cross between a mowhawk and a mullet. Sure, you could do pigtails (some days), but her bangs were in her eyes, and there was much tangling.
So, despite fears that she would look like a boy (curse all those parents of boys who leave their hair longer), her parents brought her into the salon (Kid's Hair in Minnetonka) and let Andrea do her magic. She even sat still the whole time AND let her use a blow dryer.
It turned out great. Sort of like a bob, very cute, and only a little gender undetermined, but that is why they invented hair clips.
I bought like 15 of them at Target and added a liner to keep them from slipping. (carpet non slip stuff works awesome!) They work, and were cheap enough I won't mind if they get lost at daycare. We were going to have them cut bangs, but today she all of sudden let me put a clip in her hair, and didn't mess with it. So we went with the bob. Hopefully it continues to grow in, but in the mean time, maybe a little more pink won't hurt.