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Need Advice Where to take my child for 1st haircut?

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by Sesame, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. Sesame

    Sesame New Member

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    Any suggestions?
     
  2. Twinmama

    Twinmama Member

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    Definitely one of those places that specialize in kids - the kind with the chairs that are cars or something. It's a little pricier than your normal haircut but the distractions help the whole process go little more smoothly. I think there's one on the Dulles Town Center near the Sears. Good luck!
     
  3. db103

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    Eclips Kids where where we take our two. They're pretty good. They have locations in Ashburn Village and in Brambleton.
     
  4. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    We took our daughter to that particular place by Sears when she was very young and regretted it. Worst. Haircut. Ever. Had to go get a 2nd haircut to fix the first one.
     
  5. Sesame

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    Thanks! I made an appointment at the Brambleton location.
     
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    I am oddly VERY nervous about this entire experience. My son is a super mellow kid so its not him I'm worried about. Its me. ahhhh.
     
  7. Twinmama

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    It will be okay! And you know what? It's only hair. My boys have had their fair share of bad cuts and they're only 3 - it will grow back if there's a problem. Promise!

    Word to the wise, though - if you're planning on letting them use the clippers, and if you have a set at home, you may want to show it to him so he hears the buzzing and stuff before he's in a strange place with them putting it next to his head. Good luck!
     
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    thanks - i didn't think of clippers.... i think we're going for the shaggy look still - just a little more - er - cleaned up....
     
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    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    I have actually had a great experience with cutting his hair at home myself. With boys hair, it is not too hard with clippers. I knew nothing when I started and did not find it hard to give him a decent haircut.
     
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    Agree! We went there too. I told them it was her first haircut and the stylist practically attacked her with the water bottle to get her hair wet, she was not a happy camper and the haircut was less than great. It felt very rushed and unpleasant all around. We never went back. I started taking my kids to Eclips as well. Their Ashburn Village location relocated to Brambletown town center, right next to Harris Teeter. They have a separate entrance for the kids area, right next to the adult salon section of Eclips.
     
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    + 1 on Eclipse Kids, but we have also used the barber shop in Ashburn Village (shopping center with the Giant & Ashburn Wine shop).

    I would agree with Dave's post, as of late I have started using clippers at home to keep my son's Mo-Hawk in top form.
     
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    thanks everyone! we had a positive experience at eclips today - appreciate the help!
     
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    Eclips is the best
     

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