Top Places to Get a Kids Haircut


Most kids eventually get their hair cut. As much as I’d love to do it at home, I do not have the skills to do so. I cut my husband’s hair twice during the pandemic, and let’s just say that it was good we stayed at home mostly because those cuts were not good! Similar to me, my husband does not have great hair cutting skills. When it comes time for our son’s to get a trim, we go to a salon. The good news for DC area parents is that the DC area has lots of wonderful places to go!

Below find several places for a kids haircut in the DC area. Be sure to check out the section that specializes in teens and tweens too. 

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Top Places to get a Kids Haircut

Unique and Special Kids Spa

6911 Richmond Highway Suite 405, Alexandria, Virginia 22306

This spa for kids has it all! They pamper their special guests with a fun atmosphere complete with haircuts, salon services, and more. Plus, they host themed birthday parties everyone loves. They even have special packages for kids and memberships too. Silk Rose Spa is right next door is perfect for moms too. This spa is one of our Favorite Things!


Multiple area locations

Sharkey’s is a chain that caters specifically to children. Each location has their chairs shaped as cars to help kids feel more comfortable and have fun while seated. Locations are filled with bright colors, and kids even get a balloon at the end. If it’s their first haircut, they get a certificate and parents get a lock of hair. In the DC area, there are locations in Alexandria, Ashburn, Centerville, Gaithersburg, Lorton, and Sterling.  

H Street Hair

407 H Street NE, Washington, DC

Located at 4th and H Street NE in DC, H Street Hair also has the kids cars for kids to enjoy. They accept walk-ins. They also do adult cuts, so the whole family can get their haircut when visiting H Street Hair.

1st Street Haircut

1829 1st Street NW, Washington, DC 

If you live near 1st Street NW and Rhode Island Avenue, stop at 1st Street Haircut for both your kids and your haircuts! They have toys, cartoons, and the kids car to make even the most nervous of kids feel good during the haircut. They are also open seven days a week, which is great for super busy families.

Friendly Faces 

3505 E West Hwy, Hyattsville, MD

This hair salon, Friendly Faces, is located in Hyattsville, Maryland. No appointments are needed – just walk in and get your cut! The friendly staff gives great cuts and makes everyone feel good while there. No kids cars, so this location is more suited for slightly older children.

Genie Hair Salon

804 Pershing Dr, Ste 109-a, Silver Spring, MD

Genie Hair is ready for anything thrown at them – they’ll do cuts during tantrums, naps, and more. This is another place that will do cuts for the whole family, while also having PBS kids on for a distraction for kids.

Other Amazing Kids Haircut Places to try out!

Teen and Tween Hair Cut Locations

Hopefully this list helps you decide where to get a kids haircut. Don’t forget to take pictures of before and after!

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