Absolutely- once you have kids, you are relegated to Coach and they rise to Elite Status. Plus for $30, they get to sit in a race car, select a video of their choice for their viewing pleasure, get a helium balloon, and receive an authentic graduation diploma (with a locket of hair attached). In and out in about 14 minutes, Cozy Cuts, made it an enjoyable experience for the parents as well.
Being it was our 19-month-old’s first haircut, proud dad was there capturing the moment with the Flip Mino while mom was on snack patrol, as well as making sure he stayed inside his automobile (seat belts not included in this ride!) Cozy Cuts ran an efficient operation even on a crazy weekend when we showed up without an appointment…and were escorted to our blue Porsche sports car within minutes.
The overall scene: organized chaos. Some kids running around the shop playing tag, other kids in cars (some with smocks on, and a few including my son without it because he ripped it off), tv’s blaring from each station, and some parents watching on while others were sitting in the barber seats holding their child as they squirmed about – who was really getting the haircut in that case? All in a space so tight that to get by our station, people had to wedge through with constant casualties- baskets of merchandise kept tumbling to the floor. The attentive staff and hairstylists were kid-friendly, efficient, and extremely safe with those sharp scissors.
Hmmm, will we go back for another 30-buck experience? The jury is still out. Not that there are too many options in this tremendous town. What I am left wondering, is if my haircuts were this much fun when I was a child. What’s your opinion – Should Your Toddler’s Haircut Cost More Than Yours?
We used to go to the UWS Cozy Cuts all the time. The worst part about it was the tantrum over the toys we would not buy on our way out. However, the best part about your expensive kids haircut is that they are learning to sit still for it. After about age 4, they’ll be so used to getting cuts that you can take them somewhere else, hopefully cheaper, and they won’t need the car or the videos to keep them chill.
Now Miles goes to the same salon as my wife, as they are the same price and he gets a much much better haircut. Probably overkill, but it does last 3 months.