A Mini-Hair Thursday Makeover – The Toddler Bob

I love Whoorlita’s hair. It’s finely-textured, perfectly straight and has the loveliest natural highlights. However, it’s been looking a little, um, straggly lately.

Case in point.

Sweet little toddler mullet.

If you don’t mind, let’s digress and briefly chat about the photo on the right. You see, as Wita approaches her 2nd birthday, it seems she has taken to dressing herself. Here’s a delightful number she threw together on the morning of her hair appointment. Let’s see – we have her colorful striped pajamas as the base layer, followed by a navy jacket she outgrew a year ago, her brother’s swim trunks and brown suede boots, and the piece de resistance, a pair of swim goggles. Let’s get this girl her own fashion blog! Too bad hobochic.com isn’t available.

Back to the hair. Although we live smack dab in the land of little girls with long, sun-kissed locks, I’ve never envisioned my little girl with long hair. Call me old-fashioned, but nothing delights (yes, I said “delights,” and I mean it) me more than a shorter style that shows off all those perfectly lovable baby girl features that will be gone before a blink of an eye. Specifically, the chin-length bob with bangs combo. It’s just so fresh and adorable and stylish, and the cut truly sets itself apart from the sea of baby beach bunnies around here.

So, we did it. With a strawberry lollipop in hand, Wita got her first real cut.

You guys, MAH BABY. It suits her perfectly, and someone might be living vicariously through her daughter right now.


  • Micaela

    April 4, 2012 at 6:18 am

    She looks so stinkin adorable! I love the shirt, too.

  • narmalie

    April 4, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Oh, she looks darling!! Both my girls have always had bobs… they’re easy, and I think the short bangs/stacked bob look is so cute as they get older, too.

  • janet

    April 4, 2012 at 7:05 am

    omg, she is so precious!!!! Those eyes, that hair…everything about her is beautiful. God bless her..

  • Courtney

    April 4, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Oh wow, totally love it!!

  • Leslie Capron

    April 4, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Beautiful! I need some help with Sarah’s hair. She’s got fine, really wavy hair that looks pretty wild most days. I’m letting it grow in hopes that it will reach a magical length when it will calm down. Maybe she just needs a good cut!

    • whoorl

      April 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

      Oh Leslie, I found the BEST hairdresser! She did both my kids, and I am trés picky about their hair. I’ll email you her info.

  • Heather B.

    April 4, 2012 at 7:26 am

    Oh, Miss Malou! You are gorgeous and that is a great cut.

  • Jill V. / TerraSavvy

    April 4, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Oh, I want to pinch those sweet cheeks!

    She just grew up right in front of us today!

    I’m still holding off on Claire’s. She is in a similar hair situation and will be 2 on the 26th…I’m just not there yet. Gulp!

  • Ris

    April 4, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I love this haircut. She looks so precious!

  • beyond

    April 4, 2012 at 8:50 am

    so adorable.

  • sizzle

    April 4, 2012 at 9:32 am

    I didn’t think she could get cuter. But she did!

    I kind of love her outfit that she put together. I definitely think she’ll be a big time blogger someday.

  • Angella

    April 4, 2012 at 9:34 am

    It suits her so, so perfectly.

  • Kersey

    April 4, 2012 at 9:53 am

    Adorable! What a doll baby.

  • gorillabuns

    April 4, 2012 at 9:55 am

    tres beautiful!

    love the outfit choice. reminds me of my two who totally dress to the beat of their own drum.

  • Evi

    April 4, 2012 at 11:17 am


  • amanda

    April 4, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Are you worried about maintenance on the bangs? There is nothing I hated more than getting my bangs trimmed as a kid… all those little tiny itchy hairs tickling my nose. It bugs me just thinking about it. I was also pretty squirmy and they would end up a little crooked.

  • mau

    April 5, 2012 at 1:40 am

    What a change! She’s adorable!

  • Amti'b

    April 5, 2012 at 5:37 am

    We love as said before!

  • Loa Page

    April 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    I love it! I took my 2 year old daughter to my hair stylist last month, and had her do the same cut-a little more stacked and choppy, simply because she wouldn’t stay still-I love it too-I’m tired of waist length hair on little girls too!

  • Office Crush

    April 5, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Ohhh, now I wish I could pull that off. Probably wouldn’t look quite as adorable on a 33-year-old mom, though. Harumph.

  • Lana

    April 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    My daughter got the exact same cut around age two and now at age four, we still love it. i can’t imagine her with any other hair style – it’s her signature look. And yes, i had a bit of hair envy and recently attempted the blunt bang/bob look myself, but couldn’t quite pull it off without looking like Dora the Explora.

    Wita is gorgeous!

  • Jessica

    April 9, 2012 at 8:42 am

    Wita looks adorable with the bob! I fall into the “let it grow” camp, but she looks wicked cute!