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KID FRIENDLY BEAUTY SALONS...DO THEY EXIST?


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#1 KT'smummy

Posted 17 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

Hello Ladies

As the name suggests...DO THEY EXIST??

Has any one heard of One?

Sooooo Ive just booked my self a long long long long overdue hair appoint cut and colour plus eye brow wax and tint...Then the realisation hits me...Husband is not in town and I have to brave this on my own with 2 children (7 & 2) ahhhhh  ohmy.gif

Does any one have any fabulous tips for me on the best ways to deal with your children while getting your beauty fix? So I dont crack it and leave looking like a crazy lady hair half did and tint smudged all over my face and in my eyes lol. Pleaseeeee  cry1.gif

Or maybe there is a magical place in Townsville that does hair and beauty that has a kids area or that is kid friendly???

Thank you in advance

Edited by KT'smummy, 17 December 2012 - 09:21 PM.


#2 123tree

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:37 PM

Take a lap top or portable DVD player.

That is my only advice.

Better advice is to pay a babysitter.  It will be worth it.

I once desperate for a hair cut (it had been over six months) booked myself into "Hair4kids" you know with the ride on toy seats.  WORST HAIRCUT EVER.

I once took my kids to my waxing appointment.  When the beautician pulled the wax off my legs she didn't notice my three year old coming up behind her and he coped the wax strip in his eye.  I then had my bikini line waxed with a crying little boy with his arms around my neck.  

Nothing is more relaxing than having your eyelashes tinted to the sound of "Don't touch that sweetie". "Don't touch that".

Now I'm just hairy all over.

#3 Caitlin Happymeal

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:45 PM

I used to work at one that had a crèche. Friggin great idea! Only problem was it was dodgy as and closed down. So yes, they do (or did) exist, and personally, if done right, I'm sure there is a he market for them.

But I do not know of any actually in operation currently.

#4 Lyra

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

My beautician works from home. After hours. I pop the kids to bed, leave my very competent husband in charge and go and get de-haired

Awesome!

#5 rob6712col

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:47 PM

no they don't exist. Pay for a babysitter as you could never ask a 7 and 2 yr old to sit still for that amount of time, it is impossible.  A haircut you can get away with taking them but not cut, colour and waxing etc...

#6 emelsy

Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:52 PM

There's one in the Eastern Suburbs in Sydney. Not sure of the name but I know they have massage too. Ahhhh

#7 g_uzica

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:02 PM

My hair dresser in Sydney has tv (dvd) sets at every station which keeps DD occupied for a bit, but the best distraction is that DD4 gets her hair washed, cut and dried at the same time I do, but for half the price of mine.

DD's first salon haircut was just before her 3rd birthday.  biggrin.gif

They also give a great head rub during your wash!!

#8 Ice Queen

Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:15 PM

There is one in Adelaide that has a creche, I was so excited.  Creche was excellent.....sadly salon was hopeless.  After 4 messed up appts I gave up.  Now I go on a Thursday night or a Saturday.

#9 tickledpink72

Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:38 PM

I would get a babysitter.  That way you can sit and relax.

#10 eachschoolholidays

Posted 23 December 2012 - 01:46 PM

YM salon in Paddington has a crèche during the week. It's great!!

#11 crackles

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:43 PM

One in emu park has toys.
Ur 7yo should be ok can u sit ur 2yo in pram with a couple of books and nibblies?
Or get them to play education apps on iPhone/iPod if u have one

#12 loubee

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:51 PM

I have always taken the boys with me for leg waxing - they should know what we go through  biggrin.gif . Hairdresser appointments are meant to be relaxing and I will do anything not to take the kids so another vote for the babysitter or organise a reciprocal play date for them then everyone is happy.

#13 crackles

Posted 23 December 2012 - 04:54 PM

Apparently there's one near the Townsville mater hospital that has a play area for kids

#14 José

Posted 23 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

There are two beauticians I go to regularly. One near home and one near work. Both dont allow children. I think it's because of work place health and safety.

#15 ms flib

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

Or do it in 2 separate appointments. I used to do this - cut at first, colour at second. I can't imagine how a 2 year old could manage a long appointment. I can hardly manage them myself!

All the best!

#16 crayons

Posted 23 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

There is a hairdresser and beauty salon in the adelaide hills that has a creche area during the mid week quiet time, it's a little bit of heaven.

sorry that doesn't help you but there is no way I would be doing all of that in one appointment and expecting the kids to behave all that time, cancel something and split it up.




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