Whether your baby is born with a full head of hair or bald as could be, eventually your child will need a haircut. One of the most exciting (and mildly bittersweet) moments as a parent comes when your child’s lovely, wispy baby fringes of hair actually turn into a head of hair that needs to be trimmed. That first haircut is a lovely memory for you, but can actually be quite the stressful event for your child. So how do you find the best place for that first haircut?
Choosing places that specialize in cutting children’s hair can be the way to go. Often, you’ll find franchise locations that offer fun for the kids during their haircuts, from seats that look like airplanes to videos showing cartoons as a distraction from the cut itself. But what if you want a great haircut for your child too? Well, that’s where you expand your horizons beyond the kiddy cut places and choose a hair stylist that not only offers great kid haircuts but great cuts for everyone. In other words, the kind of person that you’d let cut YOUR hair–as well as your child’s.
We’ve found a few great spots in Philadelphia to get your child’s haircut, and not all of them are places that specialize in children. From funky cute cuts to the standards (short bob with bangs for a girl, and short with a side part for boys), these spots will offer you the ideal haircutting experience for a kid – fast, efficient, and adorable. While you’re at it, be sure to take a look at these great locations and see if you can also find that hair stylist you’ve been searching for as well!
Moreover, don’t forget to bring something (a small envelope is ideal) to save those trimmings from the very first haircut. It will give you something to cry over when they head off to college. - Cecily Kellogg
707 North 2nd Street
513 South Street
7932 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118