When it comes to kids’ haircuts, it’s a good idea to call in the professionals. From infant hairdressers with child-friendly seats, kids barbershops like the Mandarin barber and hair salons in Causeway Bay and beyond, little locks are in good hands in the 852. Here’s where to get your child’s hair cut in Hong kong. Snip, snip!
Children aren’t exactly renowned for sitting still, as you Sassy parents know all too well we’re sure! When buying shoes or shopping for clothes, they at least have the chance to run around. However, when it’s time for a hair cut and scissors are bearing down on their precious heads, it’s a good time for them to keep calm and steady in one place! When it comes to kids’ haircuts, you’ll need a hairdresser you can trust; someone to put both you and your child at ease and make the experience exciting and painless (for all involved). Fortunately, there are plenty of kid-friendly hair salons, hairdressers and barbers in Hong Kong for you and your Rapunzel to choose from. Read on!
Editor’s Note: The situation in Hong Kong regarding closures and restrictions on opening hours due to the coronavirus is constantly evolving. Many businesses are taking extra precautions, but please make sure you follow the latest government advice and stay home if you have recently travelled overseas, have interacted with anyone who has been away, or display any symptoms. Opening times of venues might also vary, as well as reduced appointment slots.
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Glow Hong Kong — Experienced international hair stylists
We all want our kids to have a fun experience at the salon and Glow Hong Kong ensures just that. Its team of international hairdressers know the latest styles and how to work with different hair types so you know your kids’ haircut will look great. Plus, there are snacks and treats as well as iPad entertainment ensuring a bit of salon pampering along the way. We love that Glow Hong Kong also accepts donations to the Little Princess Trust, a charity that makes real-hair wigs for kids in need. If your little ones would like to get involved, simply let the team know and they’ll receive a Certificate of Donation for their kind efforts.
Use discount code “SASSYMAMAKIDS” for 10% off your child’s haircut.
Magic Mirror – Children’s hair salon in Hong Kong with fun seats and entertainment
This bespoke salon is aimed specifically at children with seats shaped like animals and toys aplenty. Anyone else feeling aggrieved that adult hair cutting isn’t this fun?! They also offer a Baby’s First Haircut package, including a certificate and the first lock of hair.
Cost: Cut and finish: $360 for babies to 14 years, $460 for teens over 14 years old
Mandarin Barber Shop – Baby’s first haircut in Hong Kong VIP experience
If you’re looking for a very special kids’ haircut experience, try the Baby’s First Haircut at the Mandarin Oriental Barber. Here you’ll get a certificate signed by the barber, a framed lock of hair, plus a cute rubber duck toy. It’s safe to say that these guys are well used to squirming children and are pros at putting them at ease (plus they have Cartoon Network on the TV if needed!). Phew! Make a reservation in advance though, as this service and regular children’s hair cuts are only available on Sundays from 9am to 11am.
Cost: Definitely a splurge for a child’s haircut at $715 but the first cut only happens once! A regular child’s haircut (under 12) is $420
Gentlemen’s Tonic – Children’s hair salon seats and first haircut keepsake
Great for baby’s first hair cut; this salon is equipped with children’s seats (comfy cushions) and cartoons. Plus, a certificate is presented to you and your bubba with a lock of hair from the first-ever cut! Definitely a special keepsake. Kids will be calm, distracted and looking great!
Cost: $300 for under 2 years and $350 for 2 to 14 years
Private I Garden – Dedicated children’s hair salon and My First Hair Cut experience
This isn’t so much a kids’ haircut as a fully-fledged day out! This dedicated children’s hair salon in Hong Kong is geared directly at the teeny humans with music, movies, storybooks and games in their playground. Who can say “no” to sitting on flying pigs while getting your hair done? One Sassy Mama editor, can vouch for this salon as her little ones are returning customers! With hair salons in Causeway Bay, TST and Kowloon Tong, make sure to ask for the membership details for a discounted cut. The My First Hairdressing & Beauty Experience includes a gift box set (from $600).
Cost: $350 for a regular stylist and $420 for a senior stylist
Air Play Blow Dry Bar – Infant hairdressers and kids Spa Days In Hong Kong
The perfect venue for your little prince or princess, this salon can do hair cuts for kids ages three and over, as well as beautiful up-dos with an array of mocktails on offer – little ones will definitely feel every bit the grown-up. They also host kids’ spa days customised to your needs, which can include Mummy And Me Hair and Daddy Did My Hair.
Cost: $380 for girls and boys haircuts under 10 years
Anaitha Nair – Kids’ hair styled by a Bollywood great
As a mama herself, Anaitha knows how to put your child at ease. She’s also been known to do some snazzy hairdos for boys and girls (as per the image above!) and your child will be the coolest kid in town after visiting here. She comes highly recommended by mamas in Hong Kong (including one of our own Sassy Mamas) and aims to have the whole thing done in 45 minutes or less. Check out her Instagram page for inspiration. (Anaitha is currently travelling out of Hong Kong until May or June 2022.)
Cost: $250 for a kid’s haircut under 10 years old
Elaine Swanson – Grown-up’s salon with children’s haircuts as well
A friendly environment with flat-bed reclining long-chairs that make it easy for children to get their hair washed whatever their size or height (though haircuts will take place on mum or dads knee for very little one’s). Plug sockets are available to ensure all your gadgets can be charged during use. Plus, there are free-flow refreshments on the house (hello, Prosecco for parents!). Our co-founder’s daughter is a big fan!
Cost: $100 to $300 for baby’s first hair cut, $300 to $500 for older children
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Park Salon – Child-friendly hair salon
Here you’ll find reasonably priced haircuts and the choice of two cars to sit in (to fit children under 5) to make the experience even more fun! They also have smaller child-sized chairs for children up to 10 years. Note that it is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
Cost: $200 for children under 11 years, $250 for boys and $300 for girls over 11 years
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Doris Salon – Low price haircuts for great-looking locks
Don’t be fooled by appearances, this no-frills salon is very popular with K-Town residents and is a great option for the kids. Owner Doris will look after you and she does most of the hair cuts herself. Note that it’s closed on Mondays.
Cost: Around $140
Doris Salon, 18 Sun Court, Kennedy Town, Hong Kong
Tommy hair Design – No-frill, low-cost hair salon that also cuts children’s hair
This salon has the seal of approval by one Sassy Papa (who’s had his locks chopped here for years!) and his two Sassy children. It’s no-frills and not a typical kids-style salon (they don’t include wash and shampoo with the cuts), but it’s definitely a great low-cost option that always seems to be busy. Our Sassy Mama drops in for walk-in appointments to get the kids’ hair cut, but it’s probably best to call ahead and check availability.
Cost: $150 from 2 to 10 years, $200 over 10 years
Tommy hair Salon, M/F, Union Commercial Building, 12-16 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 9191 0682
Editor’s note: This article was originally published in September 2017 by Carrie Johnson and updated in April 2022 by Alex Purcell Garcia.