I suspect most mothers following orthodoxy envision their boy children as Biblical characters. Perhaps the boy-shepherd David with his soprano voice and long, flowing locks.
There is the image of the boy Jesus speaking, we are told knowledgeably, with the elders, equipped with long hair. Samson likewise was long-haired and quite vain about it. Moses, Isaac, Jacob, all of them it seems were long locked.
Not until Paul the Roman citizen do we get a picture of a short-cropped modern skull. The rest of the Biblical cast are in luxuriant tress, perhaps a touch of wave and color highlight as if to anticipate the Flower Children of several millennium later.
The farm year was divided into the two seasons of hair. One being the haircut of the schoolyard and the annual class photograph, this when we had long hair that came with Brylcream and a comb in our back pocket. The comb to redo our part after baseball at recess. To recivilize the hair that had gotten mussed in a valiant try to steal second base.