Our big 4 year old has never had a real haircut. Sure I've trimmed back some "scraggles" into submission a time or two but in general, Liv's hair just doesn't grow much. She's had a bit more growth this past year though and we felt like getting one real good cut before heading to Africa would be fun and a good idea to have a "shape" to work with when I do follow-up cuts in the future. Liv decided that the haircut was a very very scary thing at the last minute and did not want the ladies to touch her! She finally wormed up with a Tom and Jerry haircut bib and a promise of gum from grandma.