Whether your baby was born with a head full of hair or a tiny bit of fuzz, a haircut at some point is inevitable. Luckily for Seattle parents who weren’t blessed with the hair cutting gene, there are several fab salons around the city with pros who can step in and make your kiddo look like a million bucks. Read on to discover the best places for kids to get their ‘do’s tapered, textured and styled.

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Sports Clips
Calling all sports fans! If your little guy is looking a bit shaggy and loves all things sports, it’s about time you pay a visit to Sports Clips. This awesome place specializes in haircuts for men and boys and gives them an experience beyond just a haircut. Flat screens at every station and in the waiting room play non-stop sports and will ensure the only complaint your little athlete will have is that the haircut was too fast. Kids cuts cost $16; add $3 more and get your kiddo a shampoo in the massage chair and a hot towel for his face. Psst! Don’t forget to join the Sports Clips E-Club for special news and offers.

Good to know: Stylists are trained not just in the latest kids’ hair trends, but also in how to work with young, nervous clientele.

Roosevelt Square
1029 N.E. 65th St.
Seattle , Wa 98115
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: haircutmenrooseveltsquareseattlewa.com

Renton Landing
960 Park Ave. N.
Renton, Wa 98057
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: haircutmenlandingatrentonwa.com

10637 N.E. 68th St.
Kirkland, Wa 98033
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: haircutmenkirklandwa.com

photo: Kristina Moy

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids
If you and your little one are both in need of some locks love, Sharkey’s is a perfect place to kill two birds with one stone and get a cool ‘do at the same time. Each haircut includes a wash, cut, blow dry, fun chairs, Xbox and Playstation machines, balloons and lollipops. As if all this wasn’t enough, Sharkey’s also offers Glamour Girl parties and First Haircut packages. Check their website for all the details on pricing and services.

Good to know: Appointments are recommended and the last appointment can be set for no later than 30 minutes prior to closing. Psst! Stay tuned for a new Bellevue location opening this spring.

4609 14th Ave. N.W.
Seattle, Wa 98107
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Online: sharkeyscutsforkids.com

 photo: Shannnn R. via Yelp

L’il Klippers
Serving up kids’ hair cuts since 1988, this warm and inviting salon located inside the Wallingford Center has a devoted following and a close relationship with its community. The bright space features handcrafted wood chairs shaped like animals and vehicles, as well as toys and books for its young clientele. The staff is trained to work with special needs children; and the salon is a supporter of the Locks of Love program. You can always count on free bang trims between haircuts and the staff being up to speed on the coolest hair trends for boys (from fun spiky looks to beautifully tamed hair) and cute updos and braids for girls.

1815 N. 45th St., Suite 205
Seattle, Wa 98103
Online: lilklippers.com

photo: Li’l Klippers via Yelp

The Salon at Kids Club
If you’re wandering the shops at University Village and notice your kiddo could use a little trim or style, stop inside this colorful salon located inside Kids Club. Feel free to let your little sidekick play at the train table while you wait. Once seated in their car er chair of choice, your little one can watch cartoons and play with a special box of toys. Kids can up their new do’s a notch with fun extras like a faux hawk, sparkles or cool braid. They’ve even got a special Baby’s First Hair Cut package ($30) which includes a cut and style, a photo, and a keepsake card with a lock of your little one’s hair. Once you’re all styled and ready to go, make sure to grab a balloon and sucker on the way out. And with all the excellent dining, playing, and shopping options at U Village, there’ll be plenty of places for your little one to show off his or her new ‘do.

Good to know: Appointments are strongly recommended and can easily be made online.

2630 N.E. Village Ln.
Seattle, Wa 98105
Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Online: salonkidsclub.com

photo: Allison Sutcliffe

Bella and Max Family Hair Salon
If you’re in the North Sound, Bella and Max is the perfect place to get your little one’s hair whipped into shape. Airplanes, trains and cars are what your tyke can choose from when it comes time to get his or her tresses snipped. Plus, kids can watch movies and play with toys and bubbles. Bella and Max’s online scheduling is super easy and each appointment is spaced 30 minutes apart to ensure ample time is given for a consult and cut.

23716 8th Ave. S.E.
Bothell, Wa 98021
Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: bellaandmax.com

photo: Juliet J. via Yelp

Kids Kuts
This fun Everett shop boasts a reception area with toys that will keep the wee ones entertained, adorable barber chairs, movies (or bring your own from home) and stylists with big smiles. Check online before you go for a coupon for your first haircut. They welcome walk-ins, but appointments are recommended.

12811 8th Ave. W., #B105
Everett, Wa 98204
Hours: Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Sun. & Mon.
Online: kidkuts.com

photo: Cornelia S. via Yelp

Bratpack Kids Salon & Spa
This full-service salon offers haircuts for mom, dad, little ones and older sibs. Kids can have fun waiting their turn by playing with the train table and toys out front, then settle in for a cut with a TV at every station. Once your kiddo is lookin’ sharp, he or she can choose a lollipop and a special prize. They even offer other services such as ear piercing, specialty hairdos, nail and spa packages and braiding classes. Don’t forget to check out their spa party area for girls 4 and up and all the cool stuff at the toy and gift boutique.

Good to know: Walk-ins are only allowed for bang trims, so be sure to schedule an appointment.

16116 N.E. 87th St.
Redmond, Wa 98052
Hours: Mon., 1 p.m.-7 p.m.; Tues., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Online: bratpacksalon.com

photo: Allison Rasmussen

Where do you take your kiddo when it’s time for a trim or cool ‘do? We’d love to hear your suggestions in a comment below.

— Allison Rasmussen

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