2 Astor Pl., at Broadway
This is the place to go for inexpensive, speedy haircuts.
Grooming downtowners since 1940, this no-frills shop will
gladly (and safely) trim your little one’s locks. Cuts
are $12 and up for kids.
415 W. 13th St.
146 E. 56th St.
Adults love Bumble and bumble’s products and cutting-edge
cuts, but did you know they also style Junior? Kids looking
for something a bit snazzier than a trim will certainly find
it here. Be sure to take home a bottle of Prep—it helps
with those pesky tangles. Cuts start at $75.
at Frédéric Fekkai
15 E. 57th St.
Bat mitzvahs and the annual family portrait call
for something more sophisticated than ponytails
or curls. Known for her long-lasting bobs and easy-to-grow-out
bangs, Antoinette Guzzo specializes in clean cuts
that look even better as they grow in; from $90.
Cuts for Kids
1125 Madison Ave., at 84th St.
448 Amsterdam Ave., at 81st St.
The most popular name in uptown kids’ cuts (on both
sides of the park), Cozy’s doesn’t just style
and trim infants and kids in car- and truck-shaped chairs—it
also keeps the salons full of toys and games that will entertain
(or distract) your little ones while they wait. Cuts start
137 Montague St., Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn
This neighborhood salon has been trimming the locks of Brooklyn
families for twelve years. They’ll cut or style your
kid’s hair for any occasion, whether it’s a party
or a school ceremony. Moms and dads are also welcome to a
cut (starting at $28 for men, $38 for women). Cuts are $18
for little ones under the age of 10, $21 for teens ages 10
to 14. Styling (including a wash and blow-dry) starts at $18.
The Hair’s Castle
1470 York Ave., at 78th St.
Although moms and dads can get coiffed here, it’s the
kids who will really appreciate the warm setting, friendly
stylists, and entertaining videos—not to mention the
car-shaped chairs they’ll get to sit in. Cuts start
77 Irving Pl.
At this upscale Gramercy Park salon, kids are guaranteed the
most stylish cut on the playground. Most of the younger clients
get cuts that mimic those of their sophisticated, style-conscious
parents: When one little girl recently tired of pushing her
multilayered hair out of her eyes, she finally solved the
problem by opting for hip bangs. All cuts for under-12s start
201 E. 31st St., near Third Ave.
It’s no wonder Murray Hill parents swear by this salon:
It’s open on Sundays, twins get the second haircut for
half-price, and there’s an in-house toy boutique that
more than does its part to calm the nerves of first-timers.
Cuts start at $24.95.