Hair Salons for Your Back-to-School Trim

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School is in and you need to keep your kids looking their best for class. That means regular cuts at a salon that knows how to make them feel comfortable in the barbers chair. Here’s the good news: Portland is packed with salons that are perfect for your young learners. These spots have experienced hairdressers and barbers who know how to make your child’s cut so fun that they’ll look forward to their next one. Read on to check out our top choices for the bets kid-friendly hair salons in Portland.

photo: Evelyn Cirignotta

Sit Still Kid's Salon
The Sit Still experience is more than just a haircut in a custom-made race car (although they've got those, and they’re pretty rad). From playlists to paint colors, to cold-brew and wine (for mom and dad) the family-experience details are carefully curated in an effort to create the best experience possible. This Portland hair salon goes all out to bring families the best. We're talking everything from top-of-the-line hair products to the coolest toys, t-shirts and gifts, to the most spirited and attentive staff—walking into a Sit Still is an experience you and your kids will remember.

4768 NW Bethany Blvd. & 70 N Mason St.
Portland, Or
503-747-7932
Online: sitstillkids.com/bethany-village

Pigtails and Crewcuts
Pigtails & Crewcuts specializes in cute-ification. Here you’ll find smiling staff that work specifically with kids! It’s a stress-free and clean environment that will keep your kids engaged. If you are coming in for your child’s first haircut they offer a special package just for you! Kids receive a souvenir card with their name, the date of the haircut, a lock of hair, and a photo to take home. The littles may enjoy picking a vehicle shaped chair while the older ones may prefer a professional style salon chair. They also have a wide selection of books, videos, toys, and a special wooden table to keep the kids entertained. If you’re also shopping for birthday party gifts they offer a variety of treasures such as bubble baths, nail polish, toys, and hair accessories. It's a colorful and fun experience for everyone.

2219 NW Allie Ave.
Hillsboro, Or
503-336-4778
Online: pigtailsandcrewcuts.com

Lil’ Snippers
This delightful salon was started by a mom of young children. Come in and be greeted with a waiting area filled with playhouses, books, coloring books and crayons, a pretend kitchen with food & cooking supplies, and so much more! Lil’ Snippers Hair Care 4 Kids is located in Vancouver  and is filled with knowledgeable professional staff that love working with kids. They have services like fairy dust sparkles, wash out color spray, stickers, and creative hair styling. Styling stations are equipped with hot wheel cars that have working buttons and horns. They have also partnered with Locks of Love a non-profit organization, and happily offer haircuts free of charge to anyone who is willing and able to donate at least 10 inches of hair!

3000 SE 164th Ave ste. 103
Vancouver, Wa
360-953-8524
Online: lilsnippers.com

Kid's Castle Cuts
Once you enter this castle you can expect to encounter toy chests, trains, trucks, dolls, games, and highly qualified staff who are experienced working with kids. They cater to first time haircuts and love working with kids who have special needs. Kid can pick from car, jeep, or jet haircutting chairs and have the option to watch a video, if mom says it’s okay! They are reasonably priced and offer an engaging and interactive environment for everyone. 

6000 SE 41st Ave.
Portland, Or
503-244-0360
Online: kidscastlecuts.com

Bishops
Bishops is one of Portland's most inclusive hair salons and loves having kids at their shops. They pride themselves on being a welcoming space for everyone of all ages and genders. With locations all over the Portland Metro you won’t need to travel far for this fresh cut. Every shop has kid’s capes and a variety of toys and coloring books available. They don’t have separate pricing for kids but the menu is a-la-carte so you can pick and choose what each child wants. Parents & kids together can build a unique hair adventure. Older kids and teenagers may even enjoy trying some new colors in their hair, obviously with signed parental consent.

Find a Location that works for you!
Online: bishops.co

Propaganda Salon
If you are looking for a great spot for your tween or teen check out Propaganda Salon. Scott, the owner has spent his entire career as a hair stylist. He has an eye for detail, a creative mind, and a patient soul. If he’s not available try one of their many talented stylists. The studio is clean, bright, and simple making it a peaceful experience for your teen.

821 SE 34th Ave.
Portland, Or
503-231-7646
Online: propagandathesalon.com

— Annette Benedetti

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