I was recently invited to bring my kids to try out Snip-Its Haircuts for Kids in Maple Grove. I had never heard of Snip-its before, and I was curious about how my kids would like it (plus their hair was starting to get a wee bit shaggy!), so this past week I brought them in for some haircuts.
Snip-its is a national chain of franchises and the Maple Grove location is the first one to open in Minnesota.
When we entered the salon, we were greeted by colorful and whimsical fun for kids everywhere. The whole place was full of bright colors and cheerful faces of the Snip-its “Gang” characters (as statues and images around the shop) – Snips the Scissors, Curly Comb and Flyer Joe Dryer, to name a few.
There was a waiting area with kids’ books, and the front desk had a fun look with a machine that gave out prizes. Walk-ins are welcome so we filled out a brief form with our info, turned it in and waited our turn.
The place was busy with kids of all ages getting haircuts – babies to older kids (their target range is ages 1-12).
When it was our turn, we were invited to a chair. Each station had a seat for mom or dad, and a TV. The TV was off but we were asked if we’d like to have it on to watch cartoons or play a video game. My daughter didn’t want it on when it was her turn, but my son was totally wanting to try the video games!
The haircuts went quickly and easily – our stylist was great and attentive. She asked what we wanted – how much cut off and how, and we looked at some books that had style ideas.
My daughter’s haircut went quickest because she just wanted a trim, but my son took a little longer because he had so much hair! I knew we wanted a new style for him with shorter hair but I was honestly worried because he has some sensory issues. He hates his head getting wet and doesn’t like the slightest discomfort – even just feeling trimmed hairs on his neck. But our stylist was great about it and helped keep him distracted. The TV helped – and she gave him a video game controller to use under his cape.
One thing I like about Snip-its is that the cartoons and video games are completely their own – no mainstream TV or games here. Plus, it’s all totally appropriate for young kids – with simple games like Tic Tac Toe.
My son was mesmerized by the video games.
After the haircuts were done (which looked great!), we went up to the front and the kids got a prize card that they could put in their “machine.” Each got a little toy.
And of course, one of our favorite cupcake shops, Nadia Cakes, is just a few feet away from Snip-its, so after their haircuts we stopped in for some treats!
Then we headed over to Central Park in Maple Grove – a great park in the Twin Cities.
Overview (Things Parents Want to Know!)
Stylists are specially trained in all things for kids – whether they’re getting their first haircut, have sensory issues like Autism, or even want to get their ears pierced, Snip-its can help. View their website for tons of info about these things. For example, you can print a Snip-its Haircut Guide created just for families with kids with autism.
You can check in online! Visit the Maple Grove website to check in before you arrive.
Snip-its offers PARTIES! Party themes include:
- Glamour Party
- Trip to Hollywood Party
- Spa Party
- Rock Star Party
Snip-its offers products – their own hair care line, plus products for lice prevention.
Prices are regularly:
Shampoo & Haircut $21.99
Shampoo, Haircut & Quick Dry $24.99
1st Haircut Memories Package $23.99
Party Style/Up-Do FROM $24.99
Braiding FROM $9.99
Ear Piercing FROM $34.99
Spa Packages $37.99
Print a coupon for your first visit! Right now from the Maple Grove website you can print a coupon for a $12.99 kids haircut, for first time visitors.
Snip-its Hair Salon for Kids is located at 11634 Fountains Drive, Fountains at Arbor Lakes, Maple Grove, MN 55369.
(Disclosure: My kids’ received complimentary haircuts to facilitate this review. All opinions are 100% mine.)