Where to get a haircut in KL with kids? Preparing your child for his or her first haircut can be an emotional time (for mom) and more often than not, a scary experience (for the little one). We’ve put together a list of child-friendly hair salons around Kuala Lumpur. From colorful animals to mini cars and planes themed salons, your tots will certainly approve. Haircuts may not actually be a harrowing experience after all!
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Cut x Dignity is a transformational enterprise salon and the first of its kind in Malaysia and is aimed to help youth break the cycle of poverty through education, skills & employment. From Day 1, students set a high standard of quality hairdressing as they observe the demands and operations of the business under the guidance of their professional stylists. They also provide hair coloring, treatment services, and workshops by professional stylists.
Cut x Dignity, 19, Jln 15/48a, Sentul Raya Boulevard, 51000 Kuala Lumpur, Website
Established in 1979 by husband and wife team, Dato’ Richard Teo and Datin Winnie Loo, A Cut Above has stood the test of time and is recognized as one of the leading group of salons in the country. Kids can perch on cute cartoon characters to get their hair done and there’s even a dedicated cartoon channel just for them! Prices start from RM35 for kids under three.
A Cut Above, various locations, www.acutabove.com.my. Outlets are located in major shopping malls including Bangsar Shopping Center, Bangsar Village II, Mid Valley Megamall, Sunway Pyramid and Parkson @ Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
Looking like an old English barbershop, Joe’s is for those who want a clean and sleek look in a comfortable setting that feels like home. Their experienced stylists know everything about kids and their hair, so parents can breathe a sigh of relief. And the best part, every kid's haircut will be as cool as their dad’s!
Joe’s Barber Shop, Various Locations, Facebook Page
If you’re looking for a spot for the father-son duo, there’s a lot to appreciate at this men-only barbershop! Score a classic cut or something modern, depending on your preference. You’ll leave HUUK Barbershop looking sharper than ever before.
HUUK Barbershop, various locations including Pavilion KL and Mid Valley Megamall, Facebook Page
You can count on the team at 76Style for a stylish, fuss-free haircut for the kids. Their hairstylists are trained to handle babies and toddlers as well. Kids between 13 to 19 years old are entitled to 30% off, kids between 6 to 12 enjoy 50% off. If you are a member, kids below 5 enjoy free haircuts! There’s also a cozy play area to keep the little ones occupied.
76Style, Various Locations, Website
Located at the hip Plaza Batai in Damansara Heights, Simpli Dry is a wash and blow dry only salon with services such as hair and scalp treatments, children's hair wash, manicure and pedicure. This is the perfect place to treat your princess to a very grown-up hair wash for special occasions, or just for a pampering treat. The Little Princess Wash and Blow is priced at RM20. There is also a play area for kids so that Moms get a quick wash and blow.
Simpli Dry, 6-3A (1st Floor) Jalan Batai, Plaza Batai, Damansara Heights, 50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, +603 2011 6161, www.simplidry.com
Founded and established in 1998, Peek-A-Boo is currently one of the major players in the Malaysian hairdressing industry. Whether kids are aiming for a regular cut or a cool makeover for the holidays, you can expect good quality service from the team. The goal is to have every child look and feel great!
Peek-A-Boo Hair Salon, 10, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad 2, Taman Tun Dr Ismail, 60000 Kuala Lumpur, Facebook Page
Originating from Tokyo, this Japanese-owned chain of salons has outlets in trendy locations such as Bangsar, Mid Valley Megamall, Publika and Starhill Gallery. Although there are no cutesy child seats here, members can bring their little ones up to five years old for a free haircut. Just remember to make an appointment in advance as they are usually fully booked and walk-ins might end up disappointed.
Number76, various locations, www.number76.com
Nestled in the heart of Subang, GEM Studio is a hair salon located at Sunway Pyramid West. Prices here range from RM20 onwards for children up to 12 years. Parents can enjoy a hair makeover too with the team of experienced hairstylists!
GEM Studio, The Parenthood, Sunway Pyramid West, First Floor, Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall, No.3 Jalan PJS 11/15, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, +6012 3677 047, www.gem-studio.com
For a fuss-free, no-frills haircut for the whole family, Kwik & ez is the place to go. With 30 outlets across the country, this express haircut chain is located in suburban malls like Atria Shopping Gallery, Jaya Shopping Center and The Curve. Children will especially like the special kids’ seat and play area available at selected outlets.
KWIK & ez, various locations, www.kwiknez.my
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