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The Best Places for Kids Haircuts in Portland

August 20, 2022

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If kids haircuts are on your list before family photos or the start of the school year, I’ve rounded up the best children’s hair salons in the Portland area. These are salons that are made for children: they can play with toys while they wait for their appointment, sit in an airplane haircut chair, or watch tv while they get their haircut. These little details can make all the difference in your kiddo’s first (or tenth) haircut experience. Make it a positive, painless, heck, even FUN time by checking out one of these salons for kids haircuts in Portland!


photo of mom and daughter for family photos in a garden in Portland, Oregon

Sit Still Lake Oswego, Bethany, North Portland

I love the modern, clean, fun look of the Sit Still kids salons! Think confetti, modern toys, and plenty of natural light. It just feels so clean and happy in Sit Still. It’s also super easy: you can book and pay online so that your attention can be 100% on your kiddo and their experience. AND I love how they offer to schedule clients with special needs outside of business hours.


Sit Still Lake Oswego: 4055 Mercantile Drive, Suite 135, Lake Oswego, OR 97035

Bethany: 4768 NW Bethany Blvd, Portland, OR 97229

North Portland: 70 N Mason St., Portland, OR 97217


Kid’s Castle Cuts

This whimsical little place for kids haircuts in Portland is perfect for your castle-loving kid! They cater to the whole family, but kids especially will love the fun barber’s chairs in the middle of the stone walls and the Nintendo Switches they can play with.

Kid’s Castle Cuts: 6000 SE 41st Ave, Portland, OR 97202


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Sage Kids Salon

If your kids are a bit older and looking for a full salon experience, Sage Kids Salon is the perfect fit. While they offer first haircut packages for the littlest clients, they have a wide variety of full salon services for the elementary through tween set. Locally owned and operated, they offer a unique experience with a full service hour long haircut that includes luxury shampoo and deep conditioner with a cut, blowdry, and style. If your kiddo has been wanting to donate their hair, their stylist can expertly prepare and package their hair donation for Children with Hair Loss. For a special experience, they offer birthday parties with mini manis, glittery hairspray, and temporary tattoos. So…where do I sign up?

Sage Kids Salon: 5656 Hood Street Suite 105, West Linn, OR 97068


Pigtails and Crewcuts Hillsboro

Pigtails and Crewcuts in Hillsboro has a special place in my heart because it’s where my son had his first haircut! They’ve been in the game for a long time and that experience shows through in every little detail: a train table to play with while waiting, styling chairs that look like airplanes and trucks, kid-friendly tv to watch during the cut, and a treasure chest for afterwards!  You can also snag a First Haircut Package with a keepsake lock of hair and photo.

Pigtails and Crewcuts Hillsboro: 2219 Nw Allie Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97124



You’ve found the best kids haircuts in Portland, now, what next?

Okay, your kiddo is looking photo-ready with their new haircut! Next, check out the best boutiques for baby clothing in Portland or my post on how to prepare for your family photo session. And if you’re all ready for family photos but don’t have a photographer yet, head over to my main website and let’s chat!

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