11 of the best child-friendly hair salons in the UK

If you're heading off to get your child's first hair cut, or your toddler just needs a trim, check out our pick of the best children-only salons in the UK

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Child-friendly hairdressers

When you’re a child, getting your hair cut for the first time can be a daunting – and scary – experience. You just don’t know what’s going to happen! To make sure your toddler is in expert, child-experienced hands, and to ease your child’s fears, you could try a super-friendly salon that caters especially for children’s needs. After all, having your hair cut can be a fun experience!

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Check out our pick of the best children-only hairdressers in the UK. And if you take your child to a children’s salon we haven’t mention, make sure you let us know!

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Jim the Trim, Neath, West Glamorgan

This Welsh salon was voted the best in Wales in 2015 for its outstanding work with customers who have autism. One of its barbers made headlines across the UK when photos emerged of how he got on the floor to cut the hair of a child with autism so that the little boy would feel safe and happy having his hair cut.

Prices: £8 for a kids haircut

Contact details: Jim the Trim, 254 Neath Road, Briton Ferry, Neath Port Talbot, SA11 2AX, Phone: 01639 812997

or email: jim@jimthetrim.co.uk

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Juniors, Surrey

Juniors, Surrey

Housing an enormous train track throughout the salon and offering TVs and DVDs for children to watch while waiting for their appointment, this salon is anything but scary. The salon is clad in bright, vibrant colours and invites its guests to get comfy on a red or yellow chair, kick back and relax – no tantrums required!

For the newest recruits to the salon, they offer a ‘My First Haircut’ certificate with a lock of hair as a memento. There’s no minimum age for the hair cutting services. They host children’s themed parties, too.

  • Prices: From £11 for children under 12 years, £11.50 for boys over 12 years, £16 for girls over 12 years.
  • Special treats: ‘Miss.Makeover’ parties, £15 per child, includes pampering and entertainment, competition prizes and party bags.
  • Contact details: Juniors Children’s Hair Salon, 56 Nutfield Road, Merstham, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 3EP, Tel: 01737 64 44 64
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Little Big Heads, Cheshire

Little Big Heads, Cheshire

This airy salon is the one-stop hairdresser for children living in Cheshire and now has two branches: Wilmslow and Bramhall. You can expect personal mini flatscreen TVs, an abundance of toys, soft music and a friendly atmosphere, plus a complimentary BigHead babychino. After your child has their hair styled, they can funk it up with a sprinkle of glitter or hair beads, to send them off with a smile!

  • Prices: From £5 for a fringe trim, £20 for a full wash, cut and finish.
  • Special treats: Princess parties, £31 per child including three pamper treatments, party tea, disco and gift
  • Contact details: Little Big Heads Children’s Salon, 6 Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 1AA. Tel: 01625 548 326 or 6 The Village Square, Bramhall, Cheshire. SK7 1AW. Tel: 0161 439 7953.
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Wicked Hair Studio, Newport

Wicked Hair Studio, Newport

Greeted with a stream of bubbles to ease any nerves, your child can park their bottom in one of the novelty car seats to have their hair cut.

There’s a play area for the younger toddlers to be entertained while they wait and personal DVD players for the older children. Once your child’s had the chop, they’ll be sent away with a balloon and a lollipop.

  • Prices: From £6.50 for a toddler cut to £22.50 for a full package, which includes wash, cut, style for mum and a toddler dry cut.
  • Special treats: Themed parties in the salon, from £15 per child, includes hair styling, face painting and food and drink.
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  • Contact details: Wicked Hair Studio, 1A Cyril Street, Newport, NP19 ODJ, Tel: 07730 106 713

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