Truth be told, getting your kid’s hair cut in Singapore makes the experience of travelling with children feel easy. The great news is that plenty of kids’ hair salons in Singapore are decked with cool kid-centric furnishings and entertainment to keep them distracted while experienced hairdressers tend to their tresses. Those car and plane-shaped seats can be a real lifesaver – a mini screen streaming Trolls? Even better! From fuss-free cheap haircuts to smart children’s makeovers, we’ve selected the 10 best places for spiffy kids’ haircuts and styling in Singapore.
Scissors Paper Stone
This kid-centric salon takes top spot as it eases all the stress of getting your kid’s hair cut with the help of handy gadgets. Upon arriving at the salon, simply register on an iPad at the counter. Then it’s over to board red racing car seats – nice! While your child gets a haircut, any restlessness is abated with the wide range of games and cartoons available on the iPads, or if they’re very little, there are toys available too – your kid will be quietly groomed in no time. Easy peasy.
Scissors Paper Stone, #03-36A, I12 Katong Mall, 112 Katong Road, Singapore 428802 and branches at Forum and Suntec City; www.scissorspaperstone.com.sg
Little Red Dot
While this salon often sees long queues (only walk-ins are accepted), its central location at The Forum on Orchard and quick, stylish haircuts keep parents coming back. As a reward, kids will each receive a lollipop after their tresses are tended to. To counter restlessness, the tiny ride-on cars outside will keep the kids occupied, or otherwise, there’s always the Hip Kids Club next door.
Little Red Dot, #02-35/36 The Forum Shopping Mall, 583 Orchard Road, Singapore 238884; www.facebook.com/pg/littlereddot
Stephy the Mobile Hairdresser
If you’re far too busy to head out to get your kids hair cut, then let the hairdresser come to you. Your little one can easily get his or her hair shorn from the comfort of home (no tantrums or tears, oh joy) with the help of Stephy, whose aptitude includes children’s haircuts, makeovers and even manis and pedis for mummies.
Stephy The Mobile Hairdresser, p. 96890045, e. firstname.lastname@example.org; stephythemobilehairdresser.tumblr.com
Cheap haircuts doesn’t mean nightmarish hairstyles – save your child from the agony of a hideous hairstyle (this writer still has nightmares – thanks Dad) at EC House’s Kid’s Corner. Haircuts are reasonably priced and like most kids salons, some of the outlets are equipped with kiddy rides so the experience will not only be fuss-free, but fun.
EC House, Various Locations around Singapore; ec-house.com.sg/people/kids-corner
Poika & Tytar
It’s a no-brainer as to why this salon is such a hit with parents – the vintage plane and car for kids to sit in, plus a screen playing cartoons, gives you the best possible shot of having your kid’s locks tamed without a tantrum. Poika & Tytar shares a space with Back to Basic Hair Salon at The Grandstand, so you can sneak in a fringe trim while the little ones get tended to. Pop by Fidgets pre-cut and PasarBella post-cut for a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich or slice of cake for a post-cut reward!
Poika & Tytar @ Back to Basics Salon, #01-03B, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994; www.facebook.com/PoikaTytar
Sometimes it’s not so much the bigger kids we have trouble settling down, but our wee little babies and their fear of the scary man brandishing the big ol’ scissors. At BabySpa, your precious tinies will have the gentlest of haircuts while watching Barney, sitting in a toy car. And, if it’s your baby’s first hair cut they can come to you with one week notice.
Baby Spa, 68 Orchard Road, #03-30 Plaza Singapura, Singapore 238839 (and other branches around Singapore); www.babyspa.com.sg
Huaxia Taimaobi Centre
Traditionally, the Chinese shave off all the hair of a baby’s head after the first month to protect the head from germs. While mums typically keep a baby’s first lock of hair, you can turn those precious tresses into a calligraphy brush made of tiny baby hairs for a great memento.
Huaxia Taimaobi Centre, #03-05,13 Braddell Tech, Lorong 8 Toa Payoh, Singapore 319261; www.taimaobi.com
Kids ‘N’ Me
This cheery little salon stands out amongst the sea of shops at United Square; it’s an explosion of reds, blues and yellows and teddy bears. The veteran hairstylists here have a great repertoire for haircuts of any style (this means anything from a simple buzz cut to a on-trend mohawks). For special occasions, your kids can even have their hair sprayed with temporary hair dye.
Kids ‘N’ Me, United Square Shopping Mall, 101 Thomson Road, #01-16, Singapore 307591; www.facebook.com/Kids-n-Me
Curly & Spike
This salon is all about glam kids with its offerings of sophisticated parties, manis and pedis and even mini makeovers for your little princesses. Help your kids’ fantasies come alive when they transform into pirates, commandos and even rock stars as they walk down a runway to the clicking flashlights of adoring fans. While they no longer do haircuts (BOO!), they do offer some of the swankiest kids styling in Singapore.
Curly & Spike, #02-14, UE Square, 83 Clemenceau Avenue, UE Square, Singapore 239917; www.curlynspikestore.com.sg
Like this story? Here’s more we think you’ll enjoy!
Age appropriate chores for kids: Teaching your kids life skills by helping around the house
Where to buy second hand, preloved baby clothes and toys in Singapore
Baby Shopping Guide: Best toys, teethers and playmats for babies in Singapore
First aid kit for children: everything you need in your Singapore home