If you have tried cutting your child’s hair, you would know that it’s nearly mission impossible. Some children hate getting hair cuts and many are extremely sensitive to hair falling on their faces and bodies. How about heading to a professional hairdresser for haircuts for kids and have all these woes eradicated? From the heartland shops to sophisticated ones in the malls, there are plenty of hairdressers adept at giving children haircuts. We list some of the pocket-friendly options of kids hair salons in Singapore parents or caregivers can visit.
Haircuts for Kids in Singapore: Kid-friendly Salons & Shops
Junior League Children Style
All tears will disappear here with candy, balloons, toys and stickers. Bribery usually works, right? If it doesn’t, the good old screen helps. If you are in need of some distractions for your child when it comes to haircutting time, check out Junior League Children’s Style for haircuts for kids in Singapore. Each chair is fitted with TV screens showing popular cartoons. Outlets are at prominent malls – Forum, Vivo City, Parkway Parade, Suntec City and United Square.
Where: Forum, Vivo City, Parkway Parade, Suntec City and United Square
You will find EC House all over the island, of which 12 outlets have dedicated kids seats which includes a kiddy ride and a screen showing cartoons. While this is an express salon, our experience with hairdressers has been positive, who patiently cut the hair of screaming toddlers and even offering candy to the little ones. All equipment is also sanitized after every customer’s turn.
Where: Check the 32 locations on Facebook
Another express salon which originated from Korea, KCuts has 55 outlets islandwide. While KCuts does not offer much frills for kids, its 10 minutes is short enough to give squirmy children a smart-looking haircut.
Where: Check the 55 locations on Facebook
Scissors Paper Stone
Scissors Paper Stone is a kids hair salon complete with kiddie rides, lollipops, balloons, birthday vouchers and photo-taking at each session. It’s a guaranteed winner. iPads are also provided to help distract the young ones and we hear that the hairdressers are really seasoned with kids.
Where: Forum, Marina Square, Parkway Parade
Cost: $26 (With a 8thhaircut free, it works out to be $22.7 per haircut)
Express salons provide the convenience of visiting one with many outlets all over Singapore. QB House charges a slight premium for kids as they factor in the additional time taken to cut each child’s hair.
Where: 37 outlets listed on its website
Curly & Spike
Curly & Spike takes it up a notch with not just haircuts but makeover parties with a variety of themes to choose from. What a way to experience glitz and glamour! There is even a runway to show off the new look at this kids hair salon in Singapore.
Where: UE Square
The trusty neighbourhood salon – Snip Avenue offers haircuts as low at $3.80. The tip is to get the membership and a card. You can choose your stylist but prepared to wait for your turn. This is an easy choice for quick trims.
Where: Check the 29 locations
Cost: $3.80 and above
New Hair Story
The cheapest of the lot, simply sign up as a member and each haircut costs only $2!New Hair Story has four outlets. Get a new look at the same price as a plate of chicken rice.
Where: Bedok Mall, Clementi, Ang Mo Kio and Toa Payoh
Cost: $2 and above
Any Hair Salons
If you are not fussy, most hair salons provide hair cut services for little ones. Just enquire at the nearest hair salon. Prices start from $8 and usually include lots of banter with the hairdresser plus some candy as treats.
Old School Barber
Go old school and try out one of the old school barbers in the vicinity. Apart from retro furnishings, interiors that bring you back to the 70s, the classic barbershop pole is a great way of sharing with your child what getting a haircut used to be like.