There is never one universal response from a child when they are told they need to get their hair cut. When it comes to my two young daughters it couldn’t be more black-and-white. My oldest daughter will come to me and insist she needs to go to the hairdresser.
‘’Mummy I want my hair cut, this short,’’ she will say. I then reply with my, ‘I hate to break it to you’ but there is no way we are cutting your hair THAT short.
You see the issue I have is that her hair is long; it’s also luscious and simply gorgeous. She has the kind of flowing locks that I always wanted as a child and the type of hair I ‘fantasise’ about having now as an adult. So, I usually answer with various ‘umms’ and ‘ahhs’ and a few pondering head tilts then I meet her half-way by suggesting a more conservative trim instead, before we reach an agreement of maybe one or two inches off at the most.
Then there is my youngest daughter.
She has unfortunately inherited my thin, easily knotted, frizzy, dry hair that requires a lot of maintenance to which a short bob would fix. However, when I delicately suggest an innocent trip to the hairdressers for a teeny tiny trim that no one will ever notice she screams hysterically and runs to her room. Hence, it’s fair to say I need two very different solutions for two highly distinctive personalities.
Thankfully, there are quite a few options out there to cater for all the ‘blooming little’ personalities.
Toni and Guy: My eldest daughter loved her experience here and so did I. The complimentary glass of wine, oops, orange juice was well received.
Magic Mirror Kids Hair Salon: Highly recommended and well-reviewed, the salon is spectacularly decked out to keep the kids amused and happy and has specially trained stylists for kid’s and new-born babies.
Gentleman’s Tonic and Mandarin Barber: For the special little guys in your life, these two charming salons offer special packages for babies and children in stylish, sophisticated interiors that Dad will no doubt also find irresistible.
Privat i Garden: This place is a known ‘go to’ for kid’s haircuts; with salons located in Causeway Bay and Kowloon, the salon has thought of everything to make your child’s haircut experience both memorable and most importantly, fun!