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Back to School: Top ten picks for kids haircuts in Metro Vancouver

Back to School: Top ten picks for kids haircuts in Metro Vancouver

Have the kids’ locks gone feral over the summer months COVID_19 challenges notswithstanding? Whether it’s daycare, preschool or big kid school, new supplies and duds and back to school haircuts are a ritual worth establishing (or keeping). Here are a few great spots to get those messy mops cropped before the big day!

COVID-19 protocols in place. Most salons require pre-booking by phone and do not allow walk-ins. Children and parents should wear masks within reason, and blow drying is off the table for the forseeable future.

Back to School: Ten picks for kids haircuts

Mops On Bellevue

This quaint, calm and cosy West Van fave located on Ambleside specializes in kids cuts. A customer review said, “There is a calm energy to this shop which I crave since trying other chaotic and over-stimulating kids salons.”  It’s also eco-friendly and a member of Green Circle Salons.

1785 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver, 604 926-8689

‘Fin’tastic’s Cuts for Kids

 This kid-centred salon caters to customers of all ages, offering video games for their older kids as well as the traditional car chairs and videos. They also host Glamour Girl birthday parties.

650-801 Marine Dr. North Vancouver, 604-929-2665

Nick’s Barber Shop

 This old school barber shop has nearly 50 years under its belt (or should we say razor?). Now in the capable hands of son Miri, this shop gets raves from clients. Candy for the kids and cuts are only $16 a pop.

3183 West Broadway, Vancouver, 604 731-0033

Aura at Sets Salon and Spa

Perfect for tweens to teens looking for an on-trend hairstyle, this cool salon is conveniently located at Metropolis at Metrotown.

 Metropolis at Metrotown, (604) 435-6894

The Hairloft

A VM reader favourite, this long-standing salon for kids offers higher end kids haircuts, as well as ear piercing and princess spa services, and makeovers. Kids can sit in a train or a car, and watch videos while the stylist works.

Granville Island inside the Kids Market


In a VM poll, Melonhead was the top pick from friends on Twitter and Facebook. They offer the classic kids haircut experience, where kids can sit in a train or a pony and watch videos while the stylists work quickly. They focus exclusively on kids haircuts, so you know that your stylist is used to working with squirmy three-year-olds.

2962 West Broadway 604-568-5646

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Sparky’z Kutz for Kidz

* Focus on wet strands of hair closest to camera, eyes peeking out from behind hair are slightly defocused via DOF.

Great choice if you live in the burbs. Colourful salons featuring unique chairs and loveable cartoon characters, watch a video while the stylist works. Specially trained stylists to cut children’s hair, even as young as baby’s first haircut. Located at Lonsdale Quay, Lansdowne Mall, Willowbrook Mall and Coquitlam Centre.

Kids Kuts Land

Port Moody’s go-to kids and family hair salon. Bring in the kids for own kid-friendly trim in a funky digger or colourful chair. You can also get your own hair styled while the kids play or watch a movie.

2624B Saint Johns Street, Port Moody

Broadway Barbers

VM reader Katharine Todd Millar takes both of her boys here. Old school barbering techniques meets modern shop design. Kids can relax in their comfortable and super cool chairs while they get a trim. Kids cuts are a steal at only $17-19.

3422 West Broadway Street, 604 736 4477 

Mom’s salon

Many prefer to take the kids to their own salon. If you’ve been going for years and trust your stylist with your life, why not bring the kids with you and make it a family affair.

Home haircut – ideal for COVID-19 safety

Photo credit: Unsplash

Some kids are terrified of having their haircut by a stranger, and some parents just don’t trust anyone, so enter the bowl and sheers (kidding). Upsides: Cutting your children’s hair is inexpensive, the kids can watch a movie while you cut, it saves money and if you really botch it, you can head to the experts.

View Comments (3)
  • Chop Shop in Cloverdale has done my son’s hair since his first cut. Rohan is awesome!! Definitely a shop I recommend.

  • We tried nick’s barber following to your article because i liked the idea of going to a real barber shop for my two boys. It was a really bad experience. My son ended up crying on the chair. We came in asking for her haircut and were clear that we wanted to keep the length. A lady took care of us. She decided that my son had a bad hair spike and after insisting a lot, I agreed that she could cut a bit more. She took out her shaver and shave his head as short as it can be… my son started crying but there wasn’t anything we could about it at this point. She made this really ugly haircut where there are a bunch of hair on top of his head and the rest is totally shaved. And it isn’t even the same on each side. I felt so bad for my son and now it is either he keeps this or we shave his whole head… he was crying and kept showing me the sign that said that if you don’t like the haircut you should only say it once you are home. Anyways, that was our traumatic experience and it might have been better if we didn’t get that lady. We will not be going back. Thought I should share.

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