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The Best Barbershops + Salons for Kids Haircuts {including Baby’s First Haircut!}

Kids Haircut Near Me

Looking for the best place for a kids’ haircut near you? Or maybe it is time for your baby’s first haircut and you want to make it special??

These local salons and barbershops can help! All locations have been recommended by local moms.

This list is heavy on barbershops – we don’t get a lot of questions about haircuts for girls, we assume moms usually use their own stylist.

Lakeland Barber Company

For boys haircuts {and girls too} this Lakeland barbershop is always mentioned when people ask about kids’ haircuts or a first haircut. They specialize in haircuts, fades, beard trims, and even specialty cuts and designs. Lakeland Barber Company also has experience with kids who have sensory issues. They now have 3 locations available for appointments or walk-ins.

Reviews from Lakeland moms:
“My boys are apprehensive about haircuts, but the barbers there always take their time (even if the kids are wiggly).

“They were amazing even with my son with sensory issues!”

My son is only 21 months and doesn’t usually sit still. But Lucas at Lakeland Barber Company is literally amazing! He works quick but skilled, plays with the kids so they understand that his tools aren’t scary, and just is a pleasure overall. Highly recommend.”

Locations: 4243 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, FL 33813 (near Staples and Denny’s) – (863) 825-3585
6739 US Hwy 98 N, Lakeland, FL 33809 (near Lake Gibson Publix, former Arnie’s location) – (863) 337-4006
5006 Yates Rd, Lakeland, FL 33811 – (863) 608-7629
Photos + Reviews: Facebook | Booksy | Instagram

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

Looking for a barbershop or hair salon just for kids where they can sit in a race car, fire engine, jeep, or other fun chair while cartoons distract them from realizing they are getting a haircut?? Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in Lakeland opened July 2022 to rave reviews from local parents!

At Sharkey’s, haircuts include wash, cut, blow-dry, Tween Lounge, fun chairs for little kids, game stations with Xbox One & PS4 , mini-cure & glamour rings, Sharkey dollars & bookmarks, balloons, lollipops, and of course lots of fun, smiles & great haircuts! {SERVICES VARY BY LOCATION}

Location: 4814 Florida Ave S, Lakeland, FL 33813 (Lake Miriam Publix Shopping Center near Beef’s)
To Book: Website
Photos + Reviews: Facebook

Kirkland’s Barber Shop

If you need a haircut on short notice, Kirland’s welcomes walk-ins. Their stylish barber capes change on a regular basis, and they have plenty of experience cutting men’s hair from babies to teens to adults.

Reviews from Lakeland moms:
I take my son to Kirkland’s. His hair grows very long very fast so he is only 2 1/2 and has already had 7 haircuts. His first cut was when he was barely sitting up. They are very patient and will take their time in order to keep from nicking them. I would highly recommend going to them for a young boy!

“The guys in my family only use Kirkland’s Barber Shop.”

Location: 4816 S Florida Ave Lakeland, FL 33813 (Lake Miriam Publix plaza – near Beef’s)
To Book: Website – Appointments recommended but walk-ins are always welcome
Photos + Reviews: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Baby's First Haircut Location

Fire Styles Barbershop & Coffee Bar

This barbershop offers a kids cut, senior discounts, and even a king cut when you want to splurge (haircut, facial, hot towel, black mask, facial massage, beard, any kind of coffee – yes please!). It is also home to an artisan coffee bar which makes a great treat for a kiddo after sitting still for a haircut!

Reviews from Lakeland moms:
“I highly recommend “Firestyles Barber Shop & Coffee Bar” in Lakeland for your boys. They are a Christian company and very down to earth. It’s a great place to take your son when you want to have him start going to the big boy Barber shops. And while you wait you can have coffee and muffins!”

“We go to Fire Styles on Edgewood, try to get in with Joel (Mr. Fire), he is amazing with kids.The atmosphere is very family friendly, we have been going to him for a few months.There is a coffee shop inside the barber shop as well!”

Location: 2084 E Edgewood Dr Lakeland, FL 33803
To Book: Call (863) 940-3515
Photos + Reviews: Website | Facebook | Instagram

Southwest Barber

Southwest Barber has been open in Lakeland since 1979! They are known for their children’s haircuts in the fire engine peddle car barber chair. Mr. Carl and April are great with kids and babies.

Reviews from Lakeland moms:
“Southwest Barbershop. They are wonderful there, my son is the same way and actually likes getting a Haircut now. They have a fire truck for them to sit in and they are very patient.”

“We went to Mr. Carl at Southwest Barber for our son’s first haircut and it was great! He loved sitting in the fire truck and I got some great photos.”

Location: 2619 S Lincoln Ave Lakeland, FL 33803
To Book: Call 863-683-0068 – walk-ins may also be available
Photos + Reviews: Facebook

Gent’s Classic Cuts Barber Shop

With the exposed brick walls and striped barber capes, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back into the early 1900’s when you go for a haircut or trim at Gent’s. It is an appointment only, old fashioned barbershop located in Downtown Lakeland, FL that offers a specially priced “youngster cut” for the kids.

Reviews from Lakeland moms:
Gents classic cut just did our 18 month old’s first haircut. My husband and 5 year old also have been going to them for years.”

“We looooove Gent’s Classic Cuts Barber Shop!”

Location: 216 E Pine St Lakeland, FL 33801
To Book: Visit the Website or call (863) 816-3746
Photos + Reviews: Facebook | Instagram

Perfect Cut’s Barbershop

“My sons hair was super long and I hesitated so bad to cut it I LOVEDDD IT! But he begged me for it so we brought him to Perfect Cut’s and I’ve been bringing my older son here for a couple of years they’re amazing.”

Location: 5515 US Hwy 98N Suite#2 Lakeland, FL 33809
To Book: Call (863) 602-0422 or visit the link in their IG profile
Photos + Reviews: Facebook | Instagram

Kids Haircuts

Looking for a kids barber or place that specializes in kids haircuts? While Sharkey’s is the only kids’ hair salon we know of here in Lakeland, there are also few places just for children’s haircuts in Tampa and Orlando.

Party ‘n Style Tampa
A spa, salon, and party location just for kids. Located at 1930 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard Suites 8 -10 Lutz, FL 34639. {TIP – they host special events with characters from Lakeland’s Dreams Come True Entertainment}

Pigtails & Crewcuts – Haircuts for Kids
This franchise offers a first haircut package including a souvenir card with your child’s name, the date of the haircut, a lock of hair and a photo to take home. Locations in Clermont, Dr. Phillips Orlando, Lake Nona Orlando, and Winter Garden.

Map – Kids Haircuts Near You

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