5 Hair Salons Where Kids Can Get a New ‘Do

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Does your kiddo need a new stylin’ hairdo? Here are our favorite places for kid and family haircuts in San Diego

Your kids have let their hair down all summer long. Wondering where to go to tame their mane? We’ve found 5 hair salons geared for kids, where stylists will fashion those sun-kissed locks into a back-to-school-ready, awesome hairdo. Your kiddo will have fun trying a new cut or style. Find your family’s new favorite hair salon.


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Family Hair Salon & Barber Shop

This family-owned salon caters to kids and their parents, with cuts available for everyone from babies to grandpas. Little girls leave with a complimentary heart braid complete with bows and glitter and the salon will help them donate their hair to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids if they’re going from a long look to something significantly shorter. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

La Mesa Location
5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, CA

Escondido Location
272 E. Via Rancho Pkwy.
Escondido, CA
Online: familyhairsalonandbarbershop.com

Serving San Diego county since 1985, Kids Kuts Family Salon offers a top-notch experience for your whole family. Kiddos of all ages are welcome at KidsKuts (and so are adults!) and the salon specializes in special needs kids by making them feel right at home. With a tiki hut playhouse, Disney movies playing on flat screen TVs, Xbox games, toys and books, there’s plenty to keep kiddos busy before, during, and after their cut.

282 N. El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA
Online: kidskutsencinitas.com

Little Locks

Stylists at Little Locks are known for their calm and accommodating nature with wee ones. They listen to parents’ concerns and they’ll quickly figure out the best way to distract your child with a book, video game or Thomas the Train. If it’s your little one’s first haircut, they’ll send you home with a sweetly-packaged lock of hair. You’ll find a great selection of natural products for sale upon checkout. Just make sure to leave extra time to park – it can be tricky in the La Jolla community of Birdrock where the salon is located.

5717 La Jolla Blvd.
La Jolla, CA
Online: http://www.littlelocks.com

tHAIRapy Salon

This salon caters to children with autism and special needs, featuring a sensory wall, raised play table and lots of open space. tHAIRapy offers services for the whole family, plus services for adults including coloring and extensions. The hands-on owner and stylist is extremely patient and treats every customer like a close friend.

3405 Kenyon St, Ste. 112
San Diego, CA
Online: thairapyhairsalon.com

Pig Tails and Crew Cuts

Kids come first in this colorful wonderland filled with automobile and airplane chairs. The hair-cutting experience here is well-managed, as little eyes and mouths are distracted with movies and animal crackers. Top it off with some parting bows and lollipops and a selection from a treasure chest filled with toys and this salon spells smiles all around. Pricing and services vary by location.

Otay Ranch Location
2015 Birch Rd, Ste. 1012
Chula Vista, CA

Liberty Station Location
2816 Historic Decatur Rd., Ste. 100
San Diego, CA

Del Mar Location
2650 Via De La Valle, Ste. C-150
Del Mar, CA

San Marcos Location
157 N. Twin Oaks Valley Rd.,
Ste. 132
San Marcos CA

Del Sur Location
16460 Paseo Del Sur
Ste. 125
San Diego, CA 
Online: pigtailsandcrewcuts.com

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