Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

Where to get kids' haircuts around the Seattle area

These salons offer a little something extra: cute chairs, games, prizes and stylists who are experienced at working with kids.



Kids aren’t always excited for a trip to the salon — in fact, sometimes it can be a downright battle just to get a little trim. Before you resort to putting a bowl on their head and just doing it at home, consider one of these salons specifically aimed at treating kids’ tresses. Many of them employ stylists who are experienced in working with kids’ hair and making nervous clients more comfortable. Cut to everyone smiling, happy and stress-free!




Kids Club Salon


Located inside the colorful and fun Kids Club toy store at University Village, this is a great spot to go if your kids respond well to rewards for getting their haircut — like a few minutes at the play area outside the store, or a toy from the shop. We love that they have a Baby’s First Hair Cut package with a cut, style, and keepsake card with a lock of your baby’s hair. For older kids, they can finish off their haircut with a fun style like a braid, sparkles, faux hawk or colored gel.


2623 N.E. University Village St.



Kids Rock Paper Scissors at Two Owls


Rock Paper Scissors Salon has been cutting and styling adult clients in Madrona for over three years and recently opened a new salon location for their younger clientele inside the Two Owls Toy Store. Kids can get their haircut in a cute airplane chair and you can do some shopping at the same time. Looking for a little inspiration for your little one’s hair? Book an hour long Style Lesson for $60. You will be able to sit down one on one with a stylist go over care and maintenance of your child’s hair, learn some quick and easy hairstyles to try at home, and get a shampoo and style of your child’s hair—not to mention taking home a few accessories.


3312 E. Spring St.


Li’l Klippers


Li’l Klippers is the original Seattle children’s hair salon, serving families inside the Wallingford Center since 1988. There are handcrafted wooden chairs shaped like animals and vehicles, and kids will be at ease playing with toys and books while they get their hair done. Senior stylists here are also specially trained to work with special-needs kids to give them a positive experience.


1815 N. 45th St., #205


The Original Children’s Shop


This Madison Park mainstay features a Mercedes Benz chair for the little ones, lots of books, and bins full of age-appropriate toys. Rachel, their talented stylist, has almost 20 years of experience with children’s hair, so your baby’s tresses will be in good hands. It’s a great spot for that first haircut and a cute photo op, so don’t forget your camera.


4216 East Madison St., Seattle


Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids


This chain with locations in both Bellevue and Seattle is all about the fun extras and cool vibe. Little ones have the option of sitting in an array of vehicles — a Barbie Jeep, Lightning McQueen race car, Dodge police cruiser, Buzz Light Year vehicle, and more — while watching cartoons on Netflix. Older kids can play Playstation or X-Box on 40-inch screens while they get their hair cut. Throw in bookmarks, balloons and lollipops and kids will be begging to get their hair cut.


Seattle: 4609 14th Ave. N.W., #104


West Seattle Mobile Kid’s Cuts


Some days, packing up the car and the kids and driving in traffic across town for a haircut appointment just feels like too much. On those days, there is West Seattle Mobile Kid’s Cuts. Jessica will come to you and give your kiddo a professional cut in the comfort of your own home. She uses all organic products and also offers styling, braiding, braiding classes, emergency detangling services, and more. Her house calls definitely simplify things. Serving the greater West Seattle area only.






Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids


This chain with locations in both Bellevue and Seattle is all about the fun extras and cool vibe. Little ones have the option of sitting in an array of vehicles — a Barbie Jeep, Lightning McQueen race car, Dodge police cruiser, Buzz Light Year vehicle, and more — while watching cartoons on Netflix. Older kids can play Playstation or X-Box on 40-inch screens while they get their hair cut. Throw in bookmarks, balloons and lollipops and kids will be begging to get their hair cut.


Bellevue Square, 575 Bellevue Way N.E., third floor


Brat Pack Salon and Lice Clinic


Brat Pack Salon is a locally owned business that has been serving the Bellevue area for over 25 years. Kids can pick out a favorite video to watch while they get their hair cut, play with toys or read books. Siblings will love playing with the train table in the waiting area until it’s their turn, and when all is said and done, there is a lollipop and sticker to go home with. Brat Pack also offers head-lice treatment in their Bellevue clinic. Treatments last one hour and are 100% guaranteed; private treatment rooms available upon request. 


Brat Pack Salon: 16116 N.E. 87th St., Redmond


Brat Pack Lice Clinic: 1420 156th Ave N.E., Bellevue


Snip Its, Bellevue


This walk-in Bellevue salon is well versed in the language of kids and strives to provide parents with a stress-free experience. Everything here is designed to entertain your child — from the interactive, singalong video when you check in, to custom computer games and activities with Snips and the Gang during your haircut. Once the stylist is done, kids can get a special prize from the Snip-Its Magic Box.

Snip-Its stylists also receive special training to meet the needs of children with autism, and they offer specially scheduled appointments at quiet times during the day when the sounds and light can be turned down for a lower-key sensory experience.


15600 NE 8th St., Bellevue
Crossroads Shopping Center




Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids


If you have to wait for an appointment at this Renton spot, you know the kids will at least be entertained. From the slide to the touch-screen play unit in the waiting area, to the TVs, video games and fun chairs on the cutting floor, the staff here is ready to keep your child busy and occupied. You’ll also save when you bring in multiple children during the same visit. Pay regular price for the first haircut and you’ll get special savings on each additional one, so line up the kids and get it done!


4575 N.E. Fourth St., Renton


10435 N.E. Fourth St., Bellevue – COMING SOON


Wild Child Salon, Tacoma


Wild Child is the top children’s salon in the South Sound with plenty of experience and stylists that make the whole outing fun for your little ones and stress free for you. Walk-ins are always welcome, too, so if you’re needing a last-minute bang trim before holiday photos, this is a great place to go. You’ll also find plenty of toys, vehicle chairs, TVs at each station, and lollipops and stickers at the end of the appointment.


1820 N. Proctor St., Tacoma 98406





Frances Grace Salon


Kids under the age of 10 can play with toys and games, watch videos and go on a fun elephant ride at this Mill Creek salon. If you have a child who is particularly hard to manage during haircuts, ask for Katy or Alison: They are able to handle the tough cases!


16300 Mill Creek Blvd., #117, Mill Creek; 425-678-0266


Bella and Max Children’s Salon


This award-winning children’s salon has two different rooms — one with a TV and one without, depending on your personal preference — and children’s chairs like a pink Cadillac, red airplane, Thomas the Train, and a black roadster with flames. They also offer movies, toys, bubbles and “lap cuts” if necessary. Appointments are set in 30-minute slots so that your child has time to relax and they have time to do a thorough consultation for the best haircut possible for your little one. Need to keep siblings occupied during the appointment? There is a train table in the lobby, coloring books and toys. Girls are offered a fun style and glitter after their cuts, and there are lollipops for all!


17324 Bothell Way NE, Bothell​; 425-488-8200


Kids Kuts


Stop by this colorful Everett salon and let your little one take a ride in a motorcycle, police car or fire truck while they are getting their hair done. They also have the requisite collection of toys for keeping kids occupied during their time in the chair or waiting area. Look for the Circle of Friends hair products here—a line specially designed for kids that they love for its fun scents like chocolate, raspberry, root beer and more.


12811 Eighth Ave W, #B105, Everett; 425-710-9393


Fun Kuts, Lynnwood


Fun Kuts is a great choice for kids’ haircuts in the North end. The salon is stocked with plenty of toys, and has a fun, laid back atmosphere. Their stylists are specially trained to work with kids ranging in age from six months old to teenagers and have plenty of tricks up their sleeves for getting the job done fast and most importantly, right. And not to worry—they have the fun vehicle chairs too!


19410 36th Ave W., #5, Lynnwood​; 425-776-7777



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