A child's first haircut is a milestone marked by the moment the scissors snip the first tendril and the child's dreams of being a MacGyver look-alike are shattered. Nix the fear of trimming dead ends with today's Groupon: for $8, you get a child’s haircut at Little Munchkins in Glendale (a $17.99 value).
Little Munchkin's stylists pamper pint-size fashionistas with custom haircuts performed amid comforting, kid-friendly salon chairs covered with Buzz Lightyear and monkey themes. During the 15–25 minute service, personal flat-screen TVs entertain wee ones with kid-centric DVDs and real-time investment advice. Tykes coming in for their first haircut receive extra care, a certificate of completion, and a lock of their trimmed tresses.
Purple, green, and pink hues splash across the mural-filled walls and vibrant furnishings of Little Munchkins’ salon, creating an energetic and fun atmosphere that eases anxious children and adults afraid of the color orange. A separate play area provides a safe retreat for young ‘uns whose moms and pops also need a stylist’s pampering.
Beneath flowery wall murals, children settle into pink princess pedicure stations and Toy Story salon chairs as stylists dress their nails and shape their locks. A stream of animated classics plays across TV screens in the salon, keeping kids' heads from swiveling as stylists sculpt their manes, manicure their fingers, or blow-dry their new 'dos. Following first haircuts, wee ones cop free certificates that fit right in inside scrapbooks or stand out in contests to redesign the state flag. Parents can also participate, sinking into larger chairs for a cut or style while their children enjoy a play area complete with beanbags, books, and toys.