I have to be honest; the first time I took my son to get a haircut, I was shocked at how stressful the experience was for him. Because I love a visit to the salon, I assumed it would be the same for my little guy. As it turns out, this is a pretty typical response for a lot of kids, but luckily, it doesn’t have to be this way.
We’ve got a list of 6 Calgary salons that are on a mission to provide kids of all ages with a great cut and an experience so great they’ll be begging for another trip to the hairdresser!
Cookie Cutters Haircuts For Kids
2045 Symons Valley Pkwy NW #3018
A fun waiting room and even more exciting salon chairs are what’s in store for your kiddos at Cookie Cutters. The indoor play area complete with a slide greets families as they walk through the door, and fun fantasy cars at mini “drive-ins” with shows and games will keep kids entertained during their cuts. If that doesn’t do the trick, stylists also have an arsenal of bubbles, suckers and balloons in addition to their scissors and combs to make sure every haircut comes with lots of smiles. Parents with children who have special needs and sensory issues can feel good knowing that stylists have special training to make every client feel comfortable during their service. In addition to cuts for babies and little kids, teens and parents are also welcome to book a service in this fun and relaxing salon!
Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids
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4 locations – Northland, West Springs, Southland and Country Hills
Everyone from babies to teens and parents are welcome to come in for a cut at Beaners (although the older crowd may want to opt out of sitting in the fun themed seats, they’re totally welcome to play video games). Whether you’re in the market for a basic cut, fancy styling, or extras like temporary colour, feather extensions, bling strands or something in between, Beaners is sure to have what you’re looking for. They even offer ear piercing and fun birthday party packages, which involve an afternoon of pampering, including manicures, make-up, up-dos and more. As the winner of the 2018 Parents Choice Award for Best Children’s Hair Salon for the 22ndyear, you can’t go wrong with a cut at Beaners!
Giggles Cuts for Kids
19 4307 – 130 Avenue SE
Giggles has tons of great reviews from parents for their patience and expertise when it comes to haircuts for kids. They have a variety of services available including basic kids’ cuts ($17.95), wash, cut and dry ($22.95), specialty braids, buns and up-dos, and fun extras like hair crystals, feathers, beads and more. Mom and dad are welcome to take a turn in the chair as well, with women’s cuts priced at $25.95 and men’s at $21.95. There are fun cars to sit in during haircuts, and an awesome play area to spend time in while you wait!
Melonhead Children’s Hair Care
11652 Sarcee Trail NW
The stylists at Melonhead know just what it takes to make your kiddo’s haircut a breeze. They have fun, themed seats (like airplanes, race cars, and even ponies), toys, bubbles, kid shows and lollipops. They know that kids have a hard time sitting still, so you can count on getting in and out in no time. They also have kid-friendly products for sale, many of which are made by Canadian ‘mompreneurs’! Hair colour spray and/or glitter spray are included in any hair service (at $23 a cut). Best of all, everyone in the family is welcome to get their hair cut at Melonhead, so even parents can come in for a new ‘do!
South Trail Crossing Barbershop
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4307 130 Ave SE #83
Although South Trail Crossing Barbershop doesn’t have fancy chairs or bubbles, they do have a phenomenal staff that will keep all the fellas in the family coming back for future cuts. Their consistently positive reviews about the professional staff and fun atmosphere (each station has a TV and there are even iPads and a foosball table in the waiting area) should tell you something about the quality of experience you can expect at this barbershop. If your little man is looking for a fun fade (Batman symbol shaved on the side of your head, anyone?) this is definitely the shop you’ll want to visit! The treat bags at the end of their service will be the cherry on top of an awesome cut.
Denim and Smith Barbershops (Silverado Location)
19369 Sheriff King St S #334
Denim and Smith has 15 locations throughout Calgary, but their Silverado location comes highly recommended by many. While it isn’t a kid-specific salon, the TVs playing sports and the promise of a lollipop at the end of the cut makes it an experience both little guys and older teens will enjoy. A cut for boys aged 0-11 is $21, and a basic cut for older boys is $27. The cool atmosphere and cuts by the owner, Rami, come with glowing reviews.
Where do your kids go to get their hair cut? Do you have a salon or barbershop that should have made our list? Let us know in the comments!