From Thanksgiving dinner to sitting on Santa’s lap, it’s time to get your little one primed and ready for holiday photos and other holiday get-togethers with friends and family! That means getting baby’s first haircut or a trim for your boy or girl!
If it’s your baby’s first haircut, know that Long Island is home to several baby-friendly hair salons. Yes, they do exist! Baby’s first haircut is a big deal to many parents – just like baby’s first spoon of rice cereal or first independent step towards walking.
You can help ease and enhance the experience of a haircut for your little one (and yourself) with a visit to one of these baby/kid salons. They have the experience, patience and skills to suit this type of clientele. Many of them will also be more than happy to help you preserve that first lock of hair that’s been cut as a keepsake.
Location in Syosset
Phone: (516) 677-9860
This salon is focused on offering babies, children and their parents a happy experience while getting a haircut. So whether you’re baby wants to play, sit in a car, watch a video or eat animal crackers while getting a haircut, that’s all fine. After the haircut, you and your baby receive a first haircut certificate.
Little People’s Haircutters
Location in Medford
Phone: (631) 289-4313
Coming here will be like walking into a playroom! Either bring your baby’s own toy or lovey for comfort or enjoy cartoons on TV. Everyone also gets to choose their own cutting cape. For baby’s first haircut, you also get to take home a certificate along with a lock of your baby’s hair as a keepsake.
North Country Kids Family Hair Salon
Location in Miller Place
Phone: (631) 331-4247
This is a salon for the entire family, so have comfort in knowing you baby will be in good hands for their first haircut. The salon features a big television for movie entertainment and cartoons.
Location in East Northport
Phone: (631) 486-7477
Once you enter, it’s like walking into a cartoon world with vibrant colors and murals running from floor to ceiling. The little ones are greeted with a Snip-its Adventure Club card and get to meet with Snips and The Gang: Flyer Joe Dryer, Curly Comb, Maranga Mirror, Jean Luc le Spritz, and Marlene & Charlene, the Clip-ette Sisters through an animated show. They then head over to the styling station with entertainment and activities to stay busy while the haircutting begins. After the haircut is complete, enjoy a special prize at a magic box.
Locations in Woodbury, Roslyn Heights and Merrick
Phone: (516) 864-2550 (for Woodbury), (516) 625-3730 (for Roslyn Heights), (516) 867-9339 (for Merrick)
Open to babies of any age, have your baby sit in a car and watch their favorite videos while being serviced by professional stylists specializing in children. After the haircut, you receive a baby’s first haircut certificate with a lock of hair attached and a balloon. If you have an older children, they can play their favorite video games while getting a haircut.
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