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Source: Little Herberts

Looking for somewhere to get the kids’ hair cut? We’ve put together a list of local kids hairdressers based on recommendations from local mums in our Facebook group. The suggestions include salons that specialise in children’s haircutting as well as salons that cater to adults.

Banana Skins, Applecross

  • Address: Shop 7/4 Sleat Road, Applecross
  • Phone: 9315 1611
  • Hours: Monday & Tuesday 9am – 6pm; Wednesday & Thursday 8:30am – 5:30pm, Friday 8:30am – 6pm; Saturday 8am – 2pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Banana Skins

Located in Applecross, this hair salon specialises in kids and teens haircuts. The 4 staff members have extensive child hairdressing experience. There is always a fun DVD playing and some cool chairs to sit on to distract the littlest squirmers. They run by appointments only, no walk-ins.

Mim & Co, Ardross

  • Address: Shop 5, 14-16 Riseley Street, Ardross
  • Phone: 9316 2599
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday & Saturday 9am – 5pm; Wednesday 9am – 3pm; Thursday 9am – 8pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Mim & Co

Mim & Co Hair Lab is a unique boutique salon, specialising in colour correction and precision cutting. They also offer hairdressing services for children. A funky and modern salon that will make your little princess feel grown up.

Just Cuts Westfield, Booragoon

  • Address: Shop 314 Westfield Shopping Centre Riseley Street, Booragoon
  • Phone: 9315 2229
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm; Thursday¬†8:30am – 9pm; Saturday 8:30am – 5pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Just Cuts

You can make the trip to the hairdressers a whole family affair at Just Cuts in Booragoon. All of their fully qualified staff specialise in cutting mums’, dads’ and all kids’ hair. They do not do any chemical or colouring work however.

Roll n Dice, Canning Vale

  • Address: 98 Waratah Blvd, Canning Vale
  • Phone: 9455 2999
  • Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 9am – 5:30pm; Thursday 9am – 7:30pm; Saturday 9am – 4:30pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Roll n Dice

There are no appointments at Roll N Dice, you just walk in a wait with your little ones in the very cool kids waiting area. They can read books, colour in and play with the activity centre whilst you both wait for their haircut. 

Davilia, Myaree

  • Address: 5 Hulme Court, Myaree
  • Phone: 9315 2501
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 8am – 5:30pm; Saturday 8am – 3pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Davilia

This traditional barbershop located in Myaree includes an in-house coffee lounge and charging stations for your devices. For your little gentlemen, this is a pleasant salon that offers caffeine for the parents while they wait! 

Little Herberts, West Perth

  • Address: Suites 9 & 10, City West Centre, 102 Railway St, West Perth
  • Phone: 0403 553 379
  • Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm; Saturday 8am – 5pm, Sunday Closed
  • Website: Little Herberts

Little Herberts is more than just a hair salon – it also sells hair accessories, toys and children’s clothing. The contemporary and funky salon makes kids feel safe straight away and helps the parents distract their nervous little ones. You also have the option to shop and book your hair appointment online.

Tips to Help Reduce Anxiety Before your Kids Haircut

For some children, getting their hair cut can trigger some anxiety, tears and even full fist-pounding tantrums. The noises, the smells and the new environment of the hair salon can give the littlest ones sensory overload. If your child is particularly sensitive, it’s a good idea to try a hair salon that specialises in children’s haircutting.

  • If your child is old enough to talk about their feelings, ask them to tell you in their own words what they’re worried about and just listen and validate their feelings.
  • Visit the salon before their appointment and maybe ask the hairdresser to just comb their hair and help them choose which chair is their favourite. This makes the salon a somewhat familiar place.
  • Try playing hairdressers at home.
  • If the noise of the buzzer or the salon will upset your little one, play their favourite songs over headphones (used upside down) or ear plugs.
  • Be sure to take some snacks to distract your little ones if they are not too upset to eat them.
  • Take along a sibling or family member who can help reassure them.
  • Bring a change of clothes for afterwards if the hair triggers some sensory issues.
  • Remember to be patient and compassionate.

If you’re looking for more local businesses that help our Melville Mums and their families, head to our business directory. You may also find some useful tips on our parenting section on the blog.

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