Give your little one a fresh kids’ haircut in Singapore at these mama-approved hairdressers and salons
A child’s first haircut is always a momentous occasion, and you want to give your tot the best experience possible. We can totally relate, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most kid-friendly hair salons in Singapore, with friendly stylists that are skilled in kids’ haircuts and provide plenty of fun distractions so there won’t be as many tears. The next time your mini-me needs a cute new hairstyle, tame their tresses with one of these pros!
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1. bonbon blowout bar+
Snap cute selfies and get a smashing kids’ haircut? bonbon blowout bar+ totes has you covered. Open seven days a week, the kids’ haircuts here are done in ultra-cute stations that are designed to look like ice-cream sundaes. The team of stylists have more than 10 years of experience, which is definitely a bonus if it’s your child’s very first haircut! Each station has its own iPad, so your can child can listen to their favourite songs or watch their show while getting their hair cut. bonbon also provides cookies, sweets and a first haircut certificate for kids! Oh, and while your child gets a cute new hairstyle, you can also treat yourself to a wash and blow or perm!
bonbon blowout bar+, Marina Square, 6 Raffles Boulevard, #03-120/121, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) +65 8770 9337, www.bonbon.com.sg
2. Baby Spa
Specialising in baby haircuts for newborns and toddlers up to 2 years old, Baby Spa lets tinies sit in a plane, a car or a truck and watch a DVD whilst getting their baby’s haircut. They also offer a home visit haircut option. This popular spot also offers baby massages by qualified physiotherapists and baby swimming via the BabySPA system!
Baby Spa, multiple locations, Tel: (+65) 6659 0292, www.babyspa.com.sg
3. EC House Kids’ Corner
With 11 locations across the island (check their website to see exactly how many “kiddy rides” are available at each spot), this ultra-efficient hairdresser is perfectly geared toward squirmy youngins with their ultra-quick kids’ haircuts. Best of all, they come at about $12 a pop!
EC House Kids’ Corner, multiple locations, www.ec-house.com.sg
4. Expat Hair Studio
We already know mamas love this stylish hair studio in Joo Chiat that seems to be constantly expanding their team to meet burgeoning demand. No car or train seats here, but you can bond with your mini-me while getting your hair done together, and perhaps reward their patience with a go at the playground across the street at I12 Katong. NB: Expat Hair Studio also has a more centrally located hair salon at Boat Quay!
Expat Hair Studio, multiple locations, www.expathairstudio.com
Got yourself a stylish little one? Previously known as One Cut Above KIDS, Hairlux provides trendy kids’ haircuts and styling for boys and girls (with a salon for mamas and dads just next door!).
Hairlux, 42 East Coast Road #01-02 MODA, Singapore 428762, Tel: (+65) 6214 9773
6. Huaxia Taimaobi
Mamas keeping to the Chinese tradition of getting babies a haircut after their first month will appreciate Huaxia Taimaobi’s experienced and professional ladies who specialise in this ceremonial head-shaving (they’ll even come to you!). They’ve shaved the heads of more than 68,000 babies, and are super popular among local actors, actresses, singers and celebrities who look for this service for their kids. Using fully sterilised shavers designed just for bubs’ heads, Huaxia Taimaobi then makes keepsake calligraphy paintbrushes out of those precious first locks. They are the only company in Singapore to do so, in fact!
Huaxia Taimaobi, multiple locations, Tel: (+65) 6258 5505, www.taimaobi.com
7. Kids ‘n’ Me
Tucked away in United Square, Kids ‘n’ Me has developed quite the following thanks to “Auntie Amy’s” stellar skills. Kiddos can play with toys or watch cartoons while getting a cute new haircut.
Kids ‘n’ Me, 101 Thomson Road, #01-40 United Square, Singapore 307591, Tel: (+65) 9698 4704
8. Kimage Cove
Kimage Cove is truly an all-in-one salon with services for the whole family. Dads can get their sleek gentlemen’s haircuts at The Bunker and mamas get to kick back and have their tresses pampered, while kiddos can head to The Playground for some playtime once Kimage’s master stylists have completed their haircuts!
Kimage Cove, 6 Raffles Boulevard #02-321/322/323, Marina Square, Singapore 039594, Tel: (+65) 62762700, kimage.com.sg
9. LAKids Cowboy
LAKids Cowboy is part of the LA Barbershop chain, but the only kids’ salon is at Vivo. The cowboy theme at this kids’ hair salon is strong – think stylists dressed in head-to-toe denim and red bandanas – and the hairdressers take extra care in cutting the hair of infants and toddlers. They even have special haircutting capes that mamas or dads can wear while having their kiddos on their lap, protecting them from any fallen hair getting on their clothes. The main location in Vivo is conveniently located among the string of kids’ and baby stores.
LAKids Cowboy, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02-96 VivoCity, Singapore 098585, Tel: (+65) 6266 2411, www.facebook.com/LAKidsCowboy
10. Leekaja Beauty Salon
Leekaja is known for providing a Korean luxury feel at their salon. Make sure you look for their Senior Director Jenny, who’s great at kids’ haircuts and styling!
Leekaja Beauty Salon, #03-13, Mandarin Gallery, 333A Orchard Road, Singapore, 238867, Tel: (+65) 6909 0504, www.leekaja.sg
11. Little Red Dot
It’s walk-ins only at this super-popular little salon for kids’ haircuts in Forum that’s one of the few dedicated family salons in Singapore. Kiddos will put up with sitting still once they know they’ll be given a lollipop at the end (and a certificate to commemorate their first haircut), and if the wait is long there are some little ride-on cars outside the salon to keep them occupied.
Little Red Dot, 583 Orchard Road, Forum Shopping Mall, #02-35, Singapore 238884, Tel: (+65) 6737 9925, www.facebook.com/littlereddotforum
If your child is uncomfortable getting a haircut in the salon, book an appointment with Manecub instead. Their stylists are skilled in kids’ haircuts at home. Simply book an appointment, and the stylist will be able to give your child a fresh style while they watch their favourite shows on the telly. Manecub also provides baby’s haircuts.
13. Poika & Tytar
East Coast mamas will love kids’ hairdresser Poika & Tytar, which specialises in kids’ and baby’s haircuts – they also share a space with the Back to Basics salon. The stylists are gentle and friendly, and kiddos will love the colourful space.
Poika & Tytar, 55 Siglap Road, Siglap Centre- #B1-29, Singapore 4558771, Tel: (+65) 6636 3826
14. QB House for Kids
A family concept salon, QB House for Kids makes your toddler’s haircut a breeze. While the stylists get to work, your tot can enjoy the playpens, iPads, comics and toys scattered around the salon. QB House also provides affordable kids’ haircuts, and their kid-friendly outlet is at Jewel, so it’s easy enough to make an afternoon of it!
QB House for Kids, 78 Airport Boulevard, Jewel, ##04-210, Singapore 819666, www.qbhouse.com
This hip salon along Joo Chiat is the perfect spot to have a mama-and-mini treat! Not only are they well trained in kids’ hairstyles and haircuts, but they also offer amazing cut, colour and treatment services for men and women. Plus why not take a peek at their beauty and nail menus while you’re there?
SALON5, 231 Joo Chiat Road Singapore, Singapore 427490, Tel: (+65) 8769 0955, www.facebook.com/salon5hairsalon
16. Scissors Paper Stone
Walking by this super-kid-friendly mini-chain, you might almost mistake it for a small indoor play space rather than a salon what with their fun chairs (cars, rocket ships, etc.), ultra-colourful walls and sideline activities (arts & crafts! Balloons!). When that all fails, kids also get iPads to distract them during the haircut itself. Scissors Paper Stone is a popular choice with its handy locations at Marina Square, Parkway Parade and on Level 2 of Forum. Bonus points for offering fancy kids’ hairstyles on top of basic kids’ haircuts!
Scissors Paper Stone, multiple locations, Tel: (+65) 9853 9458, www.scissorspaperstone.com.sg
17. Trimmings Salon
The perfect place for a family pamper sesh, Trimmings Salon & Spa offers luxurious hair and spa services (we’re talking facials, massages, hair removal, you name it!).
Trimmings Salon & Spa, multiple locations, trimmings.com.sg
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