by Tori Galatro
It’s hard enough to get a child to sit still for a haircut. As a parent, you need a barber or stylist who is excellent with children, and a salon or barbershop that can provide quick, reliable service. We’ve compiled a great list of child-friendly spots around Hudson County, with a range of locations and prices, so your child can actually be excited to get a haircut.
720 Monroe Street, 3rd Floor, Suite E-313, Hoboken, NJ
The name says it all. This is the only hairdressing experience exclusively for children in Hudson County, and it’s as child-friendly as they come. Brightly colored and filled with fun toys and chairs, movies and shows, and tons of distractions, this place is guaranteed to win your child over in a heartbeat. They also offer lice removal, birthday parties, and fun salon services like facials and manicures, designed just for children and their parents. A regular cut and wash is $30 and up, and a bang trim is $10.
1114 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ
A trip to this men’s barbershop makes for a great father and son outing. V’s may be a national chain, but it does a nice job of retaining a classic, local, old-timey feel. They even offer shoeshines. With black and white photos of sports icons decorating the walls, and multiple TVs, they have the aesthetic of a family sports bar and grill, creating a fun social atmosphere for sports fans. Kids cuts are $19.
590 Kearny Ave, Kearny, NJ
For those who live over on the west side of Hudson County, this little barber shop in Kearny has everything you need for a quick, no-fuss kids haircut. The owner, Mario, is very friendly, and the staff is great with children. They accept walk-ins, can fit people in last minute, and have generally short wait times, which is perfect for parents. Kids cuts are $18.
113 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ
This little full-service salon (not just buzz cuts) is affordable and not overly trendy, while remaining clean and professional. It has a family vibe, and readily greets little ones with a police car chair and lollipops. In addition to their reasonable prices, they offer promotions in their email list, as well as on facebook and yelp, so search the internet before you go for some great discounts. It’s also an ideal place for walk-ins, and the wait isn’t typically long. Kids cuts are $17. With wash, $21. Bangs are $8.
1021 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ
This is a well-established barbershop for the whole family in a perfect location if you live in the southern half of Hudson County. This family-owned shop has a relaxing, friendly, fun atmosphere, and boasts many long-time patrons. They don’t specialize, and are not overly trendy. Instead, they focus on serving all ages, both young and old, and are very popular with families. Kids haircuts are very reasonably priced at $14.
Hoboken Hair (Uptown Location)
109 14th St, Hoboken, NJ
If you’re looking for a child-friendly cut slightly more north, then the uptown location of Hoboken Hair is a great choice. They provide cuts for any age, and are equipped with multiple distractions like toys, kids movies, and lollipops, to help children stay still and preoccupied throughout the cut. Haircut, wash, and dry prices vary widely based on length and style. Kids haircuts start at $20, and $35 to add wash and dry.
Do you have a child who is preschool ready? Tessa International School in Hoboken is a bilingual preschool serving all of Hudson County and beyond. We love our local community. Call now to schedule a tour!