Where to Get Kid Haircuts in West Michigan

Stylists who cut little kids’ hair are saints, in my book. My kids are often squirmy, chatty, and just can’t keep their head in one position during a haircut.

Luckily, there are some amazing people around town who are great with kids and can handle the few extra challenges kids throw at them while getting a haircut.

Here are the four most recommended local places for kids haircuts…listed along with parent comments from our Facebook community.

If your favorite place didn’t make the list, please leave us a comment and let us know!

Grand Rapids kid haircuts

SJ Design Hair Studio – Old 28th Street


4 Top-Voted Places for Kids Haircuts in Grand Rapids

1 – Great Clips

Various locations around West Michigan

  • “Great Clips in the Cascade Meijer has been great for my boys!”
  • “They always do a good job.”

2 – JCPenney

Locations in Grandville, Kentwood and Muskegon

  • “My kids love Amy at the Rivertown location.”

3 – Plainfield Barber Shop

3913 Plainfield Ave NE | Grand Rapids, MI 49525 

  • “I love it there!  We always get compliments on the cuts.  Plus, nothing comes close to the real barber cut we get there.”

4 – Sports Clips

6 locations throughout Grand Rapids

  • “My little guy loves Sports Clips on East Beltline and 28th.”

Other Reader-Recommended Hair Salons for Kids

  • Ada Barber Shop
  • BoRics
  • Brindle & Blonde
  • Cascade Barber Shop
  • Cheeky Strut
  • Di Trapani Jerry Barber Shop
  • Douglas J Aveda Institute
  • Jude’s Barbershop
  • Kings Room Barbershop (inside Rogers Plaza)
  • Rockford Barber Shop
  • Serendipity Hair Design
  • SJ Design Hair Studio
  • The Hair Studio

If your favorite(s) didn’t make the list, be sure to get in on the conversation next time we post a question on Facebook OR add yours to the list by commenting below.

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By |2018-08-02T23:11:02+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Back 2 School, Deal for Families, Parent Info|4 Comments

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  1. Mary August 28, 2018 at 10:05 am - Reply

    Alger Barber Shop in Alger Heights on the SE side of GR has been there for as long as I can remember! My dad has been the owner for about 30 years! He’s been cutting hair for decades!!! He also has another guy working with him. Bob has been there for many years as well! Go check them out!

  2. Georgine August 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm - Reply

    Good to know. thanks. my daughter is now 8yrs old and we have always gone to Douglas J. Aveda (hair) Institue downtown on Commerce at Cherry. They are students, seniors, but we have always been pleased with the haircuts and with the students. We typically get a young woman who treats her like a princess and throws in a style for free. for her, it is like a real salon experience. the first time for your child is free with a coupon which can be found in the michigan fun pass, and possible elsewhere like there website. FYI

  3. The Hair Studio via Facebook August 2, 2012 at 4:23 am - Reply

    Thank you to who ever nominated us! we are a family friendly Salon and welcome children anytime! we are hosting a Cut a Thon on the 18th of Aug. all proceeds go to Children with hair loss and Healing with Hope and Happiness both focus there efforts on children.

  4. Christy August 2, 2012 at 1:37 am - Reply

    I like DiTrapani Barber Shop on Fulton and Diamond, a good old barber shop that has a barber named Doug who is great with kids. He got my little guy smiling and laughing after he cried through a previous haircut at a “kid-friendly” salon.

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