Kids' hair cuts do not have to be traumatic experiences. In fact, they can be downright fun for the kids and create cherished memories for parents.
There are many "grown up" salons that cut kids hair, but here is a list of kid-specific salons.
A Hair for Kids Salon, LLC
14023 W. Greenfield Ave., New Berlin, (262) 938-5999
This salon specializes in kid's first haircuts. For $25, kids / parents get a haircut, certificate, snippet of hair and a comb. Regular cuts for kids ages 1 to 10 are $20; kids 10-17 cost $15 and adults are $15 for men and $20 for women. This salon accepts cash or check only.
Also, A Hair for Kids offers color, highlights, manicures, pedicures, birthday parties and more.
318 E. Silver Spring Dr., Whitefish Bay, (414) 962-2524
The Whitefish Bay salon has six hair cutting stations that kids can choose from, including two car chairs and a horse. Kids can sit on a parent's lap if they prefer. All six stations have digital cable and kids can pick the program they want to watch during the haircut.
The cost of a haircut is $23. If two or more siblings come at the same time the cost is $22 each. Manicures are $20-25; ear piercing is $20-50 depending on the earrings; up-dos start at $35.
Just Kidding is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and closed on Sundays. Call to make an appointment.
Kid-Do's Children's Salon
N81 W15042 Appleton Ave., Menomonee Falls, (262) 251-8060
Kids cuts are $18, or $21 with a shampoo, cut and style. Kid-Do's also offers "child's first haircut" certificates for baby books ($18), up-dos ($18), bang trims ($8), nail painting ($8) glamour visits ($20), ear piercing ($35 and up) and more.
Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
708 Genesse St., Delafield, (262) 646-5556
Tadpoles is a kids' boutique / toy shop with an attached hair salon. Kids haircuts cost $18 and include glitter and a barrette. First haircuts are the same price, and include a pouch of hair, before and after photo certificate and a poem for the scrapbook.
Ear piercing is also available for kids 5 and older and costs $30.
A stylist works Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursdays from 12 to 5 p.m.; Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and alternate Fridays. Call for an appointment and more information regarding Friday appointments.
1346 W. Wauwatosa Ave., Wauwatosa, (414) 231-9212
At Whimsikidz, kids 11 and under can get a basic haircut for $18 or with a hair wash for $20.50. Kids 12 and older cost $22 or $24.50 with a wash. A bang trim is $6; up-dos are $30 and up, manicures are $13 and "first time" haircuts are $18.
Moms and dads can get haircuts, too. Moms costs $35 and Dads are $22.
The salon is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Fridays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.