Some parents can get very emotional when they realize that their little one is in need of a haircut. For me it was more a deep concern about the undeniable fact that little A was starting to grow a mullet, due to the long strands of hair at the back of his neck.
But whatever your reasons or feelings may be, please, do seek professional help. The option of putting a bowl around your child’s head and doing it yourself is asking for trouble. Or worse, letting mini-me help you in the process. Trust me, this is not cute and will make them despise their kindergarten photos forever, wondering what you were smoking at the time. (Yes, I can relate to this particular approach).
Anyways… Our fave place in Singapore to get the littles’ seasonal style just right is Curly & Spike. This lovely little salon is tucked away on the second floor of the wildly unglamorous UA Square shopping mall, which makes it quiet enough for mama to sit back and relax on the purple velvet sofas.
On arrival the smaller clients get to choose from a huge DVD selection they can then watch on the built-in screen in front of them while getting their new do. Because as we all know, sitting still significantly adds to the successful outcome of a haircut. Each time we go, little A quickly drifts into Disney-la-la-land while their lovely (and really skilled!) stylist gets to work. He always treats each little client with respect and makes your child look just as nicely groomed as you know he or she isn’t.
Got a salon débutante on your hands? Curly & Spike will mark this momentous occasion and give you a certificate with your child’s photo and a precious lock of hair for your scrapbook. Kinda cute. And they haven’t forgotten about the mandatory piece of client candy before you go home either.
A hair cut here will set you back roughly $28 which is a bit more than other places, like Junior League for instance ($22), but totally worth it.
Pssst… They also do makeover parties for little girls if you’re into that kind of stuff.
UE Square (River Wing), Clemenceau Ave, Singapore 239917
Tel: (+65) 6333 8511