Most of these kid-friendly salons also use rewards, tricks and a lot of patience to make a trip to the salon a special adventure.
Here are Atlanta Parent’s picks for hair salons that up “the fun factor” while getting a haircut. Many salons also offer highlights, extensions, braid and hair coloring among other treatments for when your children get older.
PlayStations and movies are available for entertainment. They are a Locks of Love Salon, and the haircut is free to anyone making a hair donation of 10 inches or more.
Where: 3514 Old Milton Pkwy., Alpharetta
Slide and touch screen play unit in the waiting area, TVs, video games and fantasy chairs.
Where: Chamblee, Kennesaw, Milton and Tucker
iPads are placed at each car for children to play games and watch shows during the haircut. Each child gets a surprise from the treasure chest at the end.
Where: 1544 Piedmont Ave., Ste 117. Atlanta
A train table in the waiting area keeps children occupied and distracted before the appointment.
Where: 125 Clairemont Ave. Ste 155, Decatur
There are TVs throughout with cartoons playing. The staff offers cookies and other treats during the haircut to keep your child happy.
Where: Buckhead, East Cobb, Marietta, Roswell and Woodstock
Magic tricks with water bottles are performed to keep kids excited. A tent and a paint table are set up in the waiting area. Sensory friendly and a Wigs for Kids Ambassador Salon.
Where: 924 Garrett St., Ste E, Atlanta
This salon has a toy store inside that not only keeps kids entertained, but gives mom time to get some shopping done. They also use bubbles to distract wary customers.
Where: Decatur and Brookhaven
When your child checks in, he will receive a Snip-its Adventure Club card and be welcomed with the Snip-its sing-a-long video. At the end, kids can trade in the card for a prize from the magic box.
Where: 4920 Roswell Rd., #21, Sandy Springs; coming soon: Atlanta and Alpharetta
This location has both a salon and spa for mini-manicures and pedicures as well as ear piercing, up-dos and braiding.
Where: 410 Peachtree Pkwy. Ste 342, Cumming
Colorful, giant hand chairs for the older kids to sit in and a Nintendo Wii to play games.
Where: Ashley Park, 318-B Newnan Crossing Bypass, Newnan
– Teresa Farkas