If you’re looking to have your child’s hair cut for the first time or you’re simply looking for a place to get a trim prior to the beginning of term, we’ve got a list of salons who are sure to give your small person a perfect pamper (perhaps with a smattering of Peppa Pig!)
New kid on the block, Quinn Harper, is a friendly and relaxing salon in the heart of Chelsea serving all those from first haircut to late teens. They offer cartoons on an iPad, lollies, stickers, fruit and a wonderfully luxurious setting complete with a fabulous fish tank. Mums and dads are provided with tea and coffee and those who come to the salon for their first cut will receive a certificate and a lock of the cut hair.
Quinn Harper, 331 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5ES
Another fabulous aquarium set into the wall to amuse your child. Trotters is fabulously multitasking, offering shoe-fitting, hairdressing, books and toys – it’s a one stop shop for kiddyware. The staff are gloriously friendly and continuously check with mum or dad as to whether the haircut meets the desired look.
Trotters, 139-141 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6SU
A perfect mishmash of venues for mums, dads and wee ones, Nottii Hill provides amazing chairs for the kids and a cool, breezy environment for those of us who are slightly to old to fit in them. Nottii Hill specialises in providing a high quality service for everyone in the family so that we time-poor parents can get the whole family looking ship-shape in one fell swoop.
Nottii Hill, 281 Portobello Road, Unit No.19, Notting Hill, London, W10 5TZ
Crops and Bobbers provides cuts for the whole family and provides a bunch of pretty cool rides for their smaller customers. It’s also possible to throw a party at the salon with added extras including face paint and nail art.
Crops and Bobbers, 125 Essex Rd, Islington, London N1 2SN
This West London boutique offers haircuts from tots to teens with a couple of fabulous retro cars, bright decor, friendly staff and individual TV screens. The store also sells children’s shoes, clothes, gifts and bath products.
Capelli Belli, 38 Pitshanger Lane, London W5 1QY
Set over two floors on St John’s Wood High Street, Igloo is a one-stop shop for children’s apparel, accessories and hair services. The hairdressing services are for anyone aged 12 and under and they provide videos, books and a selection of toys to play with.
Igloo, 80 St John’s Wood High Street, London NW8 7SH
Grizzly Kids offers all the fab accessories including on-tap Peppa, cool car seats, balloons and little treats. Their staff are specially trained to work with children and make it a very calm, relaxed environment.
Grizzly Kids, 77 Abbey Rd, NW8 0AE
Sally has been cutting children’s hair in London since 1985. From baby’s first haircut to those in their late teens or with special needs, Sally can provide an excellent cut for children of all ages. One of the first children’s hairdressers to open in London, Sally’s Children’s Hairdressers was established in 2006 and has since grown to be a key part of the Northcote Road community.
Sally’s Children’s Hairdressing, 155B Northcote Road, Battersea, London SW11 6QB
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids opened in May 2018 in the heart of Crouch End. Each child gets to choose where to sit, choices include themed cars, X-box stations and tween lounge (room with bright pink walls and large mirrors). All haircuts come with wash, styling, balloon and lollipop. Girl’s haircuts include mini-cure (painted fingernails) and a cute ring to go with the nails. They also organise pampering birthday parties where birthday girl and her friends are treated as stars with hair dos, mini-cures and make-up application.
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids, 8 Topsfield Rd, London N8 8PR
NB Initial image courtesy of Quinn Harper