While some kids love having their hair cut, others loathe it, so it’s a good idea to visit a salon that is experienced with children’s hairdressing. There are some excellent options around the Inner West; some are dedicated children’s salons, others are salons for young and old that offer a kid-friendly experience. We’ve compiled those recommended most often by the Inner West Mums in this piece.
Access Hair comes highly recommended by the Inner West Mums for adults’ and children’s styling. There are locations in Balmain and Summer Hill. Pricing is competitive, with rates for children under ten, tweens and teenagers.
484 Darling Street, Balmain / 9555 7694
8 Sloane Street, Summer Hill / 8084 3947
Adore Me Hair and Beauty
Alicia and the team at Adore Me Hair and Beauty are welcoming and professional. In addition to offering a full range of hairdressing services for adults, they also do kids’ styling including elaborate braids. There is an appealing toy car chair for young children.
14 Cabarita Road, Concord
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Artistry Hair on The Strand
Inner West Mums regularly recommend the lovely Josephine and the team at Artistry Hair on Strand for both their kids’ styling and their own. The staff are friendly and experienced in working with children. Kids pricing is available and a chocolate is offered on departure.
17 The Strand, Croydon
Gb Hair Design
Highly experienced hairdresser and mum of two Gemma Buckley certainly knows what she’s doing when it comes to doing kids’ hair. She established her boutique child-friendly salon, Gb Hair Design, in Marrickville in 2017 after recognising a need for a space that welcomes babies and children. Gb Hair Design caters to all your hairdressing needs: cuts, colours, kids’ cuts, treatments and more. You can even get your child’s hair done and then your own.
There is a large area that babies and kids can utilise, full of games, puzzles, toys, books, Lego, a train, play pen, rocker and a TV with heaps of DVDs. There’s also a change table, high chair and microwave in your child’s food needs heating.
72-72 Shepherd Street, Marrickville
0413 686 283
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Lookin’ Sharp Barbershop
For an old school barbershop experience, Lookin’ Sharp Barbershop in Sydenham is recommended by the Inner West Mums. Skilled barber Alex is patient and accommodating with wriggly young clients. Lollipops are offered on leaving.
266 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham
Moe & Co
Moe & Co offers affordable hairdressing and barber services for adults and children alike. The experienced stylists are great with kids. There are five Inner West locations – Ashfield, Broadway, Tramsheds (Forest Lodge), Marrickville and Rhodes – with more locations opening soon. Appointments are not necessary.
Yeah Hair Baby
Based in Marrickville, Yeah Hair Baby has a warm, retro feel. This longstanding salon is a favourite among the Inner West Mums for their hairdressing expertise, friendly customer service and reasonable pricing. There are toys, a kids’ cutting chair and the staff are patient with children.
451 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Ziggetty Snipits and Nitpro Balmain
Ziggetty Snipits and Nitpro Balmain is the epitome of a child-friendly salon. Children can choose between three toy cars in which to sit for their haircut. There is a screen at each cutting station with favourite kids’ movies on rotation. In addition, there is a play area with books and toys. The stylists are patient with young wriggly clients and are especially aware of sensory issues. They will give advice on appropriate hair care for your child between appointments. Children are offered glitter spray and a braid at the end. A lollipop is presented on departure.
In conjunction with the styling service, Nitpro provides head lice treatment for children and adults in a separate discreet area.
Shop 2, 428 Darling Street, Balmain
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