Kids Haircuts: 11 Super Spots in Grand Rapids

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Where to Get Kids Haircuts Around Grand Rapids

Stylists who cut kids’ hair, especially little kids’ hair, are saints in my book.

My little kids are often squirmy, chatty, and just can’t keep their heads in one position during a haircut.

My older kids have style ideas that they can’t exactly describe – leaving the stylist to interpret their interesting descriptions.

Luckily, there are some amazing people around town who are great with kids and teens and can handle the few extra challenges thrown at them during these kids haircuts.

Want to make a day of it?

Go out for ice cream afterward or book a mommy-and-me pedicure and make it a mini spa day!

Top Voted Kids Haircuts Salons Grand Rapids

Earlier this year parents voted on Grandtastic Awards – naming the Best Of for everything in Grand Rapids – including the best places to get a kids haircut.

Here’s where you can find hairdressers – and even a kids barber shop – that are fantastic with kids:

#1: Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Cascade Location – 5121 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
New Location at Knapp’s Corners – 2090 Celebration Drive NE Ste 118 Grand Rapids Michigan 49525

Cookie Cutters is full of color and kid fun.

Each station has its own unique chair and tv to watch while they get their new do.

Plus, there’s a playset in the waiting area and the staff is trained to make every haircut a positive experience, even for kids that don’t like haircuts.

Cookie Cutters Grandtastic 2022
Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

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Parent Testimonial
Fantastic. From start to finish. Online booking is easy.
The staff is super friendly and did a great job with my two little ones. We will for sure be going back!

Cookie Cutters is a children’s hair salon for kiddos of all abilities.

Our unique store design includes an in-store playset, and televisions at each station for the kids to watch their favorite shows. They sit in fun fantasy cars, and get a stylish haircut fast!

Fun and stress-free for all!

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2 – Hazel + Rose Salon

9175 Cherry Valley Ave SE STE A, Caledonia, MI 49316

Hazel + Rose is a salon of independent stylists who choose their own hours, which in turn offers more availability to clients as well.

3 – Great Clips

multiple locations in Grand Rapids, MI

With so many locations, there’s likel a Great Clips near you. They offer evening and weekend scheduling, making it easy for busy families to come in and their pricing is usually on the affordable side.

4 Heidi Christine’s Salon + Spa

7181 Headley, Ada, MI 49301
7100 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

Heidi Christine’s is a full-service salon that knows how to cut and style any kind of hair. Their relaxing atmosphere can soothe kids and leave them looking super stylish when they leave.

5 – Meraki Salon

6743 Courtland Dr NE Suite #100, Rockford, MI 49341
17 N Squires St Rockford, MI 49341

Everyone is welcome at Meraki, a salon that prides itself on both its customer service and its style. This award-winning salon is family owned and is popular for kids haircuts.

6 – Design 1 Salon Spa Plainfield

4485 Plainfield Ave NE #201, Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Design 1’s Plainfield location is a hit with everyone. They can see all ages, including kids, and know all the latest styles, hair colors, and techniques.

7 – Douglas J Aveda Institute

138 Commerce Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Douglas J downtown GR is a great place for kids’ haircuts. You get the cutting-edge styles, with beauty school prices. If your kid likes to change their style a lot, Douglas J is a fun choice.

8 (tie)- Cheeky Strut

216 Grandville Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Cheeky Strut is fun. Their positive, welcoming vibes greet you at the door and stay with you until your kids haircut is done.

Cheeky Strut Kids Haircuts grand rapids
Cheeky Strut in Downtown Grand Rapids

8 -(tie) Forest Hills Barber Shop

880 Forest Hill Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Kids wanting the barber shop experience should head to Forest Hills Barber Shop. Their quality and precision work can’t be beaten, plus they’re super friendly. Great kids haircuts pricing and they can usually get you in pretty quickly. Comic books and sports memorabilia complete the vibe.

Honorable Mentions Haircut Places

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

2359 Health Dr SW Ste 130, Wyoming, MI 49519

This new hair salon in Wyoming only offers kids’ haircuts. All haircuts come with a wash, cut, blow-dry, fun cars or gaming stations, choice of videos, mini-cures, lollipops, and a balloon.

SJ Hair Design Studio

6800 Old 28th St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Flexible hours and a casual atmosphere make this salon a hit with families. SJ Hair Design’s kids haircuts are great, too.

kids haircuts around Grand Rapids includes SJ Design
Kids Haircuts at SJ Design Hair Studio – Old 28th Street

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5 thoughts on “Kids Haircuts: 11 Super Spots in Grand Rapids”

  1. COOKIE CUTTERS Haircuts for Kids is now open on 28th St, across from Target and Costco. Kids get to sit in an airplane, firetruck, pink convertible and more while getting their hair cut. Each station has a tv that the child can chose their own show to watch, from Disney+, Netflix or PBS. There is a playset with a slide to play on while waiting and every child goes home with a balloon and a sucker!

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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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