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.
Address: 484 Darling Street, Balmain / 9555 7694
Phone: 8 Sloane Street, Summer Hill / 8084 3947
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.
Address: 14 Cabarita Road, Concord
Phone: 8757 3770
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.
Address: 17 The Strand, Croydon
Phone: 9744 3563
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.
Address: 72-72 Shepherd Street, Marrickville
Phone: 0413 686 283
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.
Address: 266 Unwins Bridge Road, Sydenham
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. Appointments are not necessary.
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.
Address: 451 Illawarra Road, Marrickville
Phone: 9554 6600
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.
Address: Shop 2, 428 Darling Street, Balmain
Phone: 9555 9392
Cover image © belchonock / 123rf
You might also like:
Spacemakers and Roomshakers, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Sydney Whale Watching Adventures
Spectacular Sydney Park!
A Family Trip to Bowral and Berrima
A Winter Family Getaway to Central New South Wales!
The Inner West’s Best … Parks and Playgrounds for Older Children
A Hidden Adventure Playground at Wulaba Park, Waterloo
A Playground Upgrade at Cohen Park, Annandale!
Blaxland Riverside Park Has it All
Nubo: An Innovative Play Space to Nurture Little Bodies and Minds
Beyond Your Postcode: Fun Family Excursion Ideas
Shopping Centres with Play Areas
The Top 10 Inner West Cafes
Preschool Art Classes at Paper Rock Scissors Art Studio
Out and About: Catmosphere Cat Cafe, Sydney
Out and About: The Little Plaster Shop, Concord
Wonderful Wild Play: Centennial Park’s New Nature Play Space
The New Strathfield Park Playground: Seriously Good!
The Inner West’s Best … Dog Parks
The Inner West’s Best … Fenced Playgrounds
The Inner West’s Best … Parks with Cafes Nearby
The Inner West’s Favourite Family-Friendly Pubs
The Inner West Mums’ Favourite Kids’ Party Venues
The Inner West Mums’ Favourite Romantic and Special Occasion Getaways
The Inner West and City’s Best … Day Spas
Sydney’s Best … Family-Friendly Beaches
Sydney’s Best … High Tea