Best Haircuts for Kids

7 places toddlers to tweens will love
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Cookie Cutters

Little clients can enjoy a playful waiting area, TVs, and cool fantasy chairs for a fun (and distracting) experience. Book your baby’s first haircut and get a certificate, photo, and lock of hair for $21.95. Regular kid’s cuts are $17.95; teen cuts are $19.95, and a bang trim is $6.95. Parents can get a prepaid KidsCut card to get multiple discounts and earn points that can go toward products and services. 14130 Rivergate Pkwy., Ste. 200. 980-237-3450

Denise Antonacci Salon

This award-winning SouthPark salon counts many local celebrities and high-profile Charlotteans as clients, but you may not know that they offer kid’s services, too.  Kid’s cuts start at $31, depending on the stylist, and include a shampoo, cut, and style. If your little one needs a fancy updo, the crew can also do special occasion hair and makeup. 4810 Ashley Park Lane, Ste. B. 704-362-6005

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

Kids can choose a fire engine, Batman car, police cruiser, or Frozen-themed jeep chair and play Xbox or watch a favorite movie or TV show while they get their hair cut.  A basic wash, cut, and style is $23 for boys and $27 for girls. Included with the girl’s cut is a “minicure” with a nail polish change and glamour ring. A baby’s first cut package with a lock of hair and a picture is $30 for boys and $35 for girls.  Older girls can head to the “Tween Lounge” and soak up the cool decor and lively music and enjoy a day of beauty with hair, nails, and makeup starting at $45. Sharkey’s also hosts spa-inspired birthday parties. No matter what service you choose, everyone leaves with a lollipop and glamour ring. 5349 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Ste. 500. 980-339-5189

Snip-its Haircuts for Kids – Huntersville

The fun starts as soon as your child walks through the door with a sing-along video, interactive computer games, prizes, and more. Haircuts start at $21.99; a shampoo, haircut, and quick dry is $26.99, and a first haircut memories package is $26.99. Snip-its also offers party-style up-dos starting at $29.99, braiding from $3, and bang trims for $12.99, as well as manicures, pedicures, and spa packages. Purchase the value pack and get five cuts with one free or stop in on Wednesdays and mention the phrase “Wacky Wednesday” to receive $3 off. 8625 Lindholm Dr., Huntersville. 704-987-0940

Carmen! Carmen!

The junior stylists at Carmen! Carmen! treat kids 12 and under to a fab cut for $30. The service includes shampoo, cut, and a blowout. When you book online, select Allison at the Cotswold location and Danielle in Matthews. A a senior stylist oversees all cuts, so you can be confident your child will look great. Multiple locations 

Pigtails and Crewcuts

With two locations in Charlotte and one in Fort Mill, Pigtails and Crewcuts is a convenient, stress-free hair cutting experience for the whole family. Children’s and dad’s haircuts are both $24.99, but each gets a $2.50 discount if dad and child book their services together. Mom’s cuts are $34.99 and a child’s first haircut package is $34.99. At the end of each visit, kids gets a goodie bag with a lollipop and small toy. Pigtails and Crewcuts also offers ear piercing for $59.99. All salons have UV air cleaning systems and observe social distancing. Walk-ins are welcome, but parents are encouraged to book online. Multiple locations

Great Clips

Great Clips has over a dozen locations in Charlotte with real-time online appointments. Download the app or visit the website, select a location near you, then track the wait time so you can arrive when the chair is ready. Some locations are open as late as 9 p.m. and pricing varies by store. Multiple locations