Fuss-free and quick haircuts for junior
GETTING a haircut is routine for many, but, for children, it can be as painful an ordeal as visiting the dentist.
When kids have to sit still for a stretch and do not have any means of entertainment to keep themselves occupied, it can be a tiresome process for both hairdressers and parents to ensure that the young ones get a decent trim.
Parents now have an option that allows their child to have an enjoyable experience, while they themselves get a haircut at the same time.
The folks at Japanese hair-salon chain QB House have come up with a kid-friendly salon concept, where children can get their hair cut at a private booth.
QB House Kids is a new outlet at VivoCity that houses five cutting stations, three of them private booths which are slightly larger, to accommodate a seating area for parents.
Each private booth comes equipped with an iPad, on which children can watch cartoons while their hair is cut.
The 350 sq ft outlet also has a play area with toys, where children can play while they wait for their turn or their parents, who might be getting their hair snipped.
"We have received a lot of feedback from customers asking why we don't cut for their kids at the same time. So, we have come up with a new...concept whereby everyone in the family will be able to get a haircut at the same time, and a cosy corner for young kids to wait for their turn for a haircut," said area manager Elva Chung.
A haircut for a child costs $20 at the outlet, located at #02-96 in VivoCity.
The hair-salon chain's presence in Singapore has grown substantially. Its first outlet here was set up in 2005 and it now has 30 branches.
The company's mission is to "give customers more efficient use of their time" with a 10-minute, $12 haircut, Ms Chung added.