Getting a baby’s haircut done now for your child can be daunting.
If their hyperactivity isn’t enough, some kids may also try and bolt at the sight and sounds of a regular salon. That’s where the salons that specialise in baby’s haircut on this list comes into handy. They’re special salons designed to keep the little ones entertained, relaxed and happy to have their hair cut by hairdressers accustomed to working with kids.
BabySPA’s primary service is actually water-training for babies, to help newborns retain their natural affinity to a water environment. They also provide haircut services for babies, from 1 – 24 months old. Your baby can sit in a toy car and watch cartoons while getting their hair cut!
If it’s inconvenient for you to bring a young child out of the house, BabySPA also offers First Haircut Home Visits for SGD 50 nett. Top up SGD 6 – SGD 12 for a certificate to commemorate the occasion!
Outlets located at Westgate, Compass One, NEX, Harbourfront Centre, Changi City Point and Plaza Singapura. Please see their website for more details.
2. Scissors Paper Stone
Fun Fact: Scissors Paper Stone wasn’t named on a whim! Scissors stand for the grooming service that is at the core of their business, paper represents the array of educational toys available for children to play with there, and stone embodies physical fitness for your child.
Most children aren’t known for handling waiting times very well. Scissors Paper Stone also employs an iPad reminder service, where you register a queue number and are then free to walk around the shopping mall with your child while waiting for your time. They’ll send you a SMS when your child’s turn is coming up, so you can cut unnecessary queue time.
Scissors Paper Stone
Outlets located at The Forum, Suntec City and Katong I12. Please see their website for more details.
3. Papa Poika
The quirky name of this vintage English-inspired barbershop is actually Finnish for “father and son”, referring to their services that target fathers and children. This small and cosy nook in Orchard Road only serves three adults and one child at any one time, so you and your toddler can be assured of a personal experience. Papa Poika’s team of hairstylists all have over 10 years of experience in hairdressing for adults and children.
Don’t worry about waiting for your turn. There is a kids’ corner with Lego blocks, books and TVs to keep your little ones entertained. Barber chairs are brought in specially from Japan, designed to give an aesthetically pleasing retro vibe.
While the barbershop is generally geared towards little boys, you can also get a simple haircut for your little girl. Get your child’s hair cut at SGD 28 for boys and girls, or go for the Papa Poika Package at SGD 65, which includes a Precision Haircut for dad, and a dry cut for your child.
Opening hours: 11am – 8.30pm
Outlet: 290 Orchard Road, #05-30A, Paragon, Singapore 238859
4. Curly & Spike
Anyone below 16 is welcome to enjoy the wide range of services that Curly & Spike provides. Apart from haircuts, they also do hair styling, spa services, and even makeovers, so your child can be pampered all the way through childhood into their teens.
If you get your baby’s first haircut done here, Curly & Spike will also gift you with a certificate with your baby’s photo and even a lock of your baby’s hair as a memento!
Curly & Spike
Outlet: 81 Clemenceau Ave, #02-14, UE Square, Singapore 239917
5. Expat Hair Studio
Started by two expatriates who have lived in Singapore for the past decade, Expat Hair Studio aims to bring top-notch Australian and British hairdressing techniques to our shores. You can order from a wide selection of beverages to enjoy while getting your haircut, and there’s also free Wi-Fi available.
Their primary services are targeted at adults, but they also have a child’s haircut option available. A 30-minute haircut session for your little tot will be SGD 35 nett.
6. EC House Kids’ Corner
You’ve heard of EC House before, but did you know that they have stations that are dedicated to cutting children’s hair? These salons also have kiddy rides as the haircutting seat, so your munchkins can enjoy themselves while getting their trims.
EC House is known for being one of the most affordable places to get haircuts for adults, and this still remains true for their children’s haircut. Your child’s haircut will remain at an affordable SGD 12 nett.
EC House Kids’ Corner
Outlets with children’s haircutting stations are located at Bedok Mall, Clementi Mall, Harbourfront Centre, Northpoint Shopping Centre, Liang Court, United Square, Westgate, Tampines and OneKM. Please see their website for more details.
7. Poika & Tytar
Because it can get very difficult to keep children still in order to cut their hair safely, Poika & Tytar have actual booths for each child to sit in while getting their hair done.
The booths are shaped as different types of vehicles, like cars and trains, so it mimics a kiddy ride to associate your kid’s haircut with something fun! TVs are also provided on the booth so that your child will be happily distracted as the hairstylists trim away.
LittleRedDot is located at The Forum Shopping Centre, already a favourite hangout for parents. This salon does not take advance bookings, so you’ll have to get a queue number. If your little tot ever gets antsy with the waiting, LittleRedDot is also located next to The Forum’s playground (membership needed for entry), and there are also other payable kiddie rides around the area to keep them busy and distracted.
Outlet: 583 Orchard Road, The Forum, #02-35, Singapore 238884
9. Huaxia Taimaobi
You probably knew that Chinese parents sometimes celebrate their babies’ first months by shaving their hair. Did you also know that the tradition goes further where some parents not only keep their babies’ hair as memento, but even choose to turn them into calligraphy brushes? This practice apparently goes all the way back to the Tang dynasty, more than a millenium ago.
These calligraphy brushes are called taimaobi, and Huaxia Taimaobi is one of the centres in Singapore that provide this service. Founded in 2003, Huaxia Taimaobi’s brush-processing masters boast at least 25 years of experience in their trade. They welcome visitors to their brush-making facility at Toa Payoh to witness their meticulous process. Brushes can cost from SGD 38 to 400+, depending on the design and type of wood you’d like. If you do choose a brush, your baby’s haircut will be free of charge.
If, however, you simply want a grooming for your child without any frills, Huaxia Taimaobi charges SGD 20 for a trim done at their outlet, and SGD 40 if you’d like an at-home haircut.
Outlets are located at KK Hospital and opposite Thomson Medical Centre, while their headquarters are located at Toa Payoh. Please see their website for more details.
You’d think that a place like Trimmings, located in busy town areas and equipped with such tasteful interior decor, would have exhorbitant prices for their children’s haircutting services. Surprisingly, you’d be wrong.
A child’s haircut at Trimmings, which takes about 20-30 minutes in total, would only set you back SGD 25 to SGD 30. Fancy treating your child to a hair wash? The kids’ cut and wash service, lasting about 30-45 minutes, will be about SGD 30 to SGD 40.
Surprising fact: Trimmings even provides manicure, pedicure and massage services for children!
You may have heard of Blow+Bar being recommended as a great place to get the trendy blow-out style on yourself. Did you know they also offer haircuts for children?
What’s more, Blow+Bar’s chill and relaxing environment with a wide range of beverages (including champagne) on their menu, so you can have a great time while waiting for your child’s haircut to be done. Their children’s haircut costs SGD 27.
12. Mummy Baby Care
Whether you’re a first-time or an experienced mother, Mummy Baby Care knows how to pamper you when it comes to getting pre- and post-natal care, with a wide range of massages tailored for pregnancy and post-pregnancy. They also provide a baby’s haircut service for 1 – 6 months old newborns, with a baby-safe shaver. Have a baby older than that? Mummy Baby Care also provides shaving for older children.
These services can be enjoyed in the comfort of your own home, or at your baby’s first-month celebration. Sharon, founder of Mummy Baby Care, is not only a mother of two, but also the holder of many certificates in pregnancy care and massages. She even provides babysitting services!
13. Stephy the Mobile Hairdresser
With a plethora of certificates in hairdressing and make-up, Stephy is more than qualified to take care of not only your own hair, but your baby’s as well. Instead of joining or setting up her own hair salon, Stephy is committed to helping out those who cannot easily frequent them – that includes babies and kids who dread haircuts!
As her name suggests, Stephy is mobile and can do a wide range of hair services for you in your own home or at a location of your choice. Haircuts for babies, children and adults all cost SGD 40, and if you get 10 regular haircuts done, you get the next two free. She also provides other hair services like rebonding, colouring and treatments, so that’s good news if you’re a stay-at-home parent who isn’t able to leave your kids alone at home for so many hours while you visit the salon.
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