A kids haircut these days can be quite the experience for the entire family. From play spaces and special chairs to boutique shopping and birthday party packages, children’s hair salons are offering it all. First haircuts made memorable with certificates and keepsake boxes, colored faux hawks and fancy cornrows; Atlanta salons offer this and more.
I was recently searching for kids haircuts near me, when I discovered that there are tons of great options in the Atlanta area. Here are 13 spots geared directly towards kids, from tots to tweens and specializing in everything from classic cuts to brilliant braids.
This children’s salon specializes in “cutefication” for kids of all ages. From basic trims, starting $19.95, to fancy styles, painted tootsies, ear piercing and parties, Pigtails & Crewcuts offers quite the haircutting experience. Vehicle chairs and videos keep kids squirm-free, while patient, trained stylists work their magic. This whimsical spot offers plenty to do and special treats after the service.
Address: 3802 Roswell Rd, Atlanta, GA 30342
Hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 12 to 5 p.m.
The Kids Salon is a fresh, modern salon offering “Peace, Love and Kids Cuts starting at $20”. Located inside Salons by JC,it features a fun chalk wall, whimsical vintage style car seats with iPads to keep busy kids occupied and stylists that are trained to cut your kids’ hair with patience and speed. The Kids Salon also offers a selection of fun kids parties featuring a “braid bar” and colorful faux hawks for boys. The first haircut package is $22. Closed on Sundays.
Address: 1544 Piedmont Ave NE #117, Atlanta, GA 30324
Hours: Mon. through Wed. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues., Thurs. and Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat. 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sun.
Salon Red Kids stores are more than just salons. Each location is part salon and part boutique retail shop. They feature quality beauty goods, educational toys and books, costumes, boutique clothing and props for imaginative play. The salon displays movies for the kids to watch while sitting in special cars. Stylists are skilled in trendy, creative and classic cuts, braids, funky coloring and more.
Birthday parties are available as well. We take our son to the Brookhaven location and he loves it. He brags about the train table and loves to show off his cute haircut and lollipop when he’s done. A basic cut starts at $20. Closed on Mondays.
Address: 2 locations: 123 E. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur, GA and 804 Town Blvd, Suite 1055, Atlanta, GA
Hours: Tues. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Closed Mon.
A sensory-friendly salon just for kids aged toddler to tween in southeast Atlanta. Relish Jr. is a bright, fun space featuring an indoor sandbox, dress up costumes, playdough and art supplies to help the most tentative toddler to stay and play. Professional stylists provide cuts, fun water-soluble color highlights, fancy updos and other styles. Basic cuts start at just $15. The first cut package is $30 and includes a keepsake box and certificate. Open Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Address: 924 Garrett Street, Suite E, Glenwood Park, Atlanta
Hours: Wed. 3 to 7 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
While the website boasts “screamers welcome”, Ms. Lisa’s mission is to “provide a personal, positive experience to achieve the best haircut for each individual child.” This cute salon features fun “rideables” for kids to sit in, TVs in each station and plenty of toys and games to keep even the busiest of toddlers engaged. Once kids services are done, they can pick a treasure from the treasure box. Haircuts start at $20.
Address: 125 Clairemont Ave, Ste 155, Decatur, GA
Hours: Thurs. and Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
As the name suggests, this salon is “just for girls”. They offer just about every service you could imagine to pamper your little princess. From basic cuts, starting at $15, to fancy updos, extensions and curls galore. Braiding starts at $50. Both locations offer full spa parties. Closed Tuesdays.
Address: 568 Fayetteville Rd SE, Atlanta, GA 30316 and 1295 W Spring St – Suite 101 (Inside Smyrna Market Village), Smyrna, GA
Hours: Mon. 2 to 7:30 p.m.; Wed. through Fri. 12:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Closed Tues.
Miz Pinky is the “Fairy Godmother of Hair” and specializes in “healthy, growing hair” in her “Members Only” Salon. Choose a package that suits your child’s needs and visit the salon regularly to keep your child’s locks in the best condition possible, with regular conditioning, pressing, braiding and more. Miz Pinky offers a variety of her specialty hair care products created especially for boys and girls. Memberships start at $64 per month. Closed Saturdays.
Address: 3130 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 700, Lawrenceville, Georgia
Hours: Mon. through Fri. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sun. 12 to 7 p.m.; Closed Sat.
Timid tots and their parents will appreciate this cute train station inspired salon, with lots of activities to keep kids engaged and happy. Stylists here are known for their level of patience and professionalism. A variety of novelty seats from “Thomas the Train” to carousel horses make the first haircut experience fun for boys and girls. First cut souvenir certificates are presented and videos available. A wide variety of services from basic cuts to fancy updos, nails, cornrows, ear piercing and more. Closed Sundays.
Address: 11585 Jones Bridge Rd Alpharetta, Georgia, GA 30022
Hours: Mon. through Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Closed Sun.
Play Stations, movies and plenty of toys pepper this colorful and clean salon. Even the youngest of kids stay engaged while receiving their haircuts and styles. Certificates for first trims, hair products and accessories are all available in this unique environment that specializes in kids but welcomes the entire family. Kids cuts start at $17.
Address: 3514 Old Milton Parkway, Alpharetta, GA
Hours: Mon. through Wed. and Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thurs. 1 to 6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. (10 to 12:30 walk-ins, if available); Sun. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Cookie Cutter Salons are packed full of color and fun. Kids can sit in a variety of race cars as they receive their haircuts or play on playground equipment inside the salon. The hair wash station is disguised as a fire truck and they offer cuts for busy moms and dads too.
Address: 4316 Lawrenceville Hwy., Tucker, GA
Hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Kids Kuts is a full family salon but specialize in kids, and especially those with special needs. Kids Kuts provides the full range of services from classic haircuts to dance recital and prom styles, ear piercing, perms and color. Cuts start at $18. Closed on Sundays.
Address: 2323 Shallowford Road, Suite 113, Marietta, GA
Hours: Mon. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tues. through Thurs. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fri. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Closed Sunday
This salon specializes in braids, cornrows and extensions. TenderHeadz goal is to pamper their young clients and promote healthy natural hair care while providing a wide variety of fancy and trendy braided and twisted styles. Cuts start at $15. Braiding starts at $50. Nail services also available. Open daily, however Mondays are by appointment only.
Address: 3747 College Street College Park, GA
Hours: Tues. through Fri. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Sat. 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Mon. by appointment only
This colorful, whimsical salon is geared just for kids and specializes in all things curly, cornrowed and braided. Young girls will love the salon’s fun and funky vibe while getting their choice of treatments. Parents will appreciate the experience of professional services in a kid-centric and fun environment. Spa treatments like manicures and pedicures available, as well as spa parties for a special day of pampering. $35 for shampoo and ponytails. Up to $115 for extensions. Open daily; walk-ins welcome Saturday and Sunday.
Address: 2879 East Point St, Suite 3 & 4 Atlanta, GA 30344
Hours: Mon. through Fri. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. walk-ins welcome.
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After 18 years in software development, Lesli bailed on the corporate scene. When she’s not traveling, she’s hiking in the mountains or checking out Atlanta’s culinary scene, whiskey in hand.
Lesli has two kiddos -Cooper and Elliot- plus two bonus kids currently at UGA, and she’s happily married to her soul mate.