My six-year old Ellie’s hair has long passed the point of me giving it a quick (uneven) trim; she is not at all keen on getting her hair cut (thick tresses that are often tangled) and indeed a decent haircut was long overdue. And so when we were invited to try out the specialist children’s salon – Little BigHeads in Bramhall, I jumped at the chance.
The whole experience was to prove completely perfect and very relaxing. Firstly parking’s dead easy – there’s a large pay and display car park directly behind the shopping court where Little BigHeads is located and it cost just 20p. We arrived and Ellie was able to explore the large playroom adjacent to the salon area where alongside the comfy seating area there were lots of toys and books. She didn’t have much time as we were seen promptly – and after a consultation with our lovely, friendly stylist Katy about what we wanted done (just a simple cut for us), Ellie was then invited to choose a DVD to watch whilst her hair was tended to – it was just getting better and better as far as she was concerned!
And thus with Matilda playing away on the portable DVD in front of Ellie, I’d been presented with a coffee and a magazine – the stylist set to work! Three inches less later – Ellie’s hair looked great. Katy checked with me whether Ellie would like a braid putting in together with a spray of silver glitter which we thought would be lovely and indeed it was. After being presented with a sticker and a lolly, Ellie bounced out of the salon one very happy little girl!
I cannot recommend Little BigHeads highly enough. The salon is large, colourful and airy with chairs specially designed so they are the right height without having to sit on their parents’ knee. The hairdressers who work there were terrific with us – they really appreciate that for some children, having a haircut can be quite traumatic and as such are super prepared to help make what can be a chore to some, a pleasurable and fun experience.
They offer babies, boys and girls haircuts up to whatever age – indeed they will happily cut mums and dads hair too so you could make it a family excursion! And they are open on Sundays which when you’ve got school age children, is a real bonus I think. Whilst we were in the salon a couple of little girls arrived who were booked in to get their hair curled specially for a wedding and Little BigHeads also offer hair straightening, party hair, hair-ups and special braiding. Another nice touch is glitter nails, face art and mini-manicures and pedicures – all reasonably priced additions.
In Ellie’s words – “Little BigHeads was brilliant and I want to go back there every time I need my hair cutting please!”
I think we might be getting hair cuts a little more often now….!
Little BigHeads, 6 The Village Square, Bramhall, Cheshire SK7 1AW Tel: 0161 439 7953 littlebigheads.co.uk
Also at 6 Hawthorn Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1AA Tel: 01625 548 326