It isn’t always easy to find the place for kids’ haircuts. Somewhere that you and your child like, somewhere that you and your child will feel comfortable, and somewhere that you and your child walk out liking the final results. To help, here is a list of some of the best places for kids’ haircuts in and around Los Angeles.
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The Shaggy Monkey
1605 Hope St. #110, South Pasadena, CA 91030
“Shaggy Monkey is a hair salon dedicated to making children, little and big, feel comfortable while getting their hair washed, cut or styled.” Older kids (ten and up) will find themselves in a room separate from the younger clients. Kids can watch movies and little ones can play with toys to serve as a distraction while getting their haircut. (Haircuts are $18, plus an additional $7 if a shampoo is needed). Note that the salon is closed on Wednesdays.
18663 Ventura Blvd. Ste. 128, Tarzana, CA 91356
Kids may not know what to look at first when they enter Lollicut. You’ll find hand-painted murals, a large television, video games, and fun salon chairs (including a Barbie car, a motorcycle, and more). The environment is meant to help kids feel relaxed and enjoy their haircut experience. They are open seven days a week.
2180 Westwood Blvd. #1C, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Lil’ Locks specializes in giving kids just the right haircut. They also offer a special complimentary first haircut certificate for the youngest member of your family. A 10% discount is offered to military members, police officers, firefighters, and teachers to thank them for their service. (Valid ID is required.) Additionally, Lil’ Locks offers the convenience of house visit appointments.
First Cut 4 Kids
550 Deep Valley Dr. Ste 103, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274
At First Cut, children will enjoy getting a haircut in a specially designed cutting station which features built-in media centers. These media centers include flat screen televisions, video games, and movies. And if it makes it easier for your family, First Cut also offers haircuts for adults. (Children’s haircuts for those 12 and under are $25 and up, with a shampoo costing $5 extra).
Tipperary – Hairstyles for Girls and Boys
221 S. Robertson Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tipperary has been in business since 1972 and all their stylists have been working there for at least 20 years. You’ll also find sweet treats, items that can be purchased (such as Sanrio products), and more. Whether you’re looking to document baby’s first haircut, need a lice treatment for a child, a regular haircut, or a special hairstyle for an upcoming event, Tipperary can take care of it all. (Note the salon is closed on Mondays).
5054 1/2 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 255-5627 and
2315 Honolulu Ave., Montrose, CA 91020
Bubble Cuts is a family-owned hair salon with two locations ready to serve families. Bubble Cuts features a fun, vintage-style environment. Kids will sit in “mini cars” and can watch a movie as they get their hair cut. Adult haircuts are also offered so the whole family can get their haircut at once. Be sure to ask about the “first haircut package” as well. Both locations are open seven days a week.
Sparkles and Spikes Children’s Hair Salon
215 N. Moorpark Rd. Unit D, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
If you live in the Thousand Oaks area, check out Sparkles and Spikes, a popular children’s hair salon. At Sparkles and Spikes, getting a haircut becomes an experience. Adult haircuts are offered here, too, and a special “first haircut package” is also available. The salon is closed on Wednesdays.
The Yellow Balloon
12448 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
The Yellow Balloon has been a favorite of many families for over 40 years. Kids are comforted, entertained, and taken care of at The Yellow Balloon. Whether you are needing your baby’s first haircut, your child wants to try a new style, or you just want to maintain a certain hair length, The Yellow Balloon can do it all. Inside, you’ll find classic entertainment like Star Wars pinball and Pac Man games, as well as familiar Disney movies playing. They are open seven days a week.
457 W. Colorado St., Glendale, CA 91204
It’s all about comfort and fun at Little Munchkins. Children will sit in an interactive salon chair that comes equipped with its own television and DVD. Children’s haircuts are $25. If parents need a haircut, they can also get it done here while the kids are occupied in the play area. (Note – the salon is closed on Tuesdays.)
Rock’N Cuts by Nadia
9905 1/2 Santa Monica Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Rock’N Cuts by Nadia is ready to help the whole family achieve their own rocking looks. In this kid-friendly environment, kids can imitate a celebrity’s hair style, come in for a trim, or try a whole new look. The atmosphere is described as a “sixties/seventies throwback” featuring music by the likes of the Doors, the Beatles, and others. There are also video games and arts and crafts to keep kids occupied if parents or older siblings are getting their hair cut and/or styled. The salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
182 W. Foothill Blvd., Monrovia, CA 91016
(626) 239-7442 and
730 S. Allied Way Ste. E, El Segundo, CA 90245
(310) 322-7647 and
8170 E. Santa Ana Canyon Rd. #191, Anaheim, CA 92808
You’ll find three Snip-Its locations around southern California. Snip-Its strives to make getting a haircut a whole lot of fun, so kids see it as more of a fun time and less as a chore. As soon as you check-in, kids are welcomed with an interactive video. At select Snip-Its locations, special accommodations for children with autism are made so that they have a fun haircut experience. (Prices may vary at each location. Check the website for details.)
Kidz Cuts and Waves
22946 Lyons Ave., Newhall, CA 91321
Kidz Cuts and Waves aims to be a cozy, like-home salon that can meet the needs of each family member. Kids will appreciate the fun decor, the televisions, and special child-friendly touches throughout. Unlike many other salons, the kid’s price list refers to those 17 and under. The salon is closed on Sundays and Mondays.
350 S. Lake Ave. Ste. 104, Pasadena, CA 91101
Little Kuts was established in 1993 and describes itself as “Pasadena’s Original Kids’ Hair Salon.” Since then, they’ve gained loyal repeat customers; families who appreciate the child-friendly atmosphere. Children can watch DVDs and/or television while getting their haircut and play with a variety of toys while waiting. They are closed on Mondays.
Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
Multiple locations including
11740 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 914-9095 and
1751 Artesia Blvd., Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
(424) 203-6460 and
266 S. Beverly Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212
There aren’t many places where your child can get a haircut and play on a slide (just not at the exact same time). You’ll find a fun, child-friendly environment here. Children with special needs are welcome here, with stylists providing “extra special touches” for those children who need it. Be sure to check the website for specials including “Family Day” which saves you money when bringing in multiple children during the same visit.
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
Multiple locations including
13307 S. Street, Cerritos, CA 90703
(562) 986-0420 and
17200 Ventura Blvd. Suite 108, Encino, CA 91316
“At Sharkey’s, all haircuts come with a wash, cut, blow-dry, fun cars or gaming stations, choice of videos, mini-cures, lollipops, and a balloon!” Whether you’re looking for a salon for your child’s first haircut, you’re looking for a regular go-to spot for every haircut, or need a special style for a special event, it can all be taken care of at Sharkey’s.