If you’re making your back-to-school list and checking it twice, make sure the obligatory fall haircut is right up there with getting the backpacks and lunch boxes ready. San Diego has several haircut salons that cater to kids (including a salon that specializes in helping kiddos with sensory issues). They’ll love the awesome style chairs; you’ll love the convenience. Click through the slideshow to see our favorite places for kid haircuts in San Diego.

Kids Hair Salon

This family-owned salon caters to kids and their parents, with cuts available for everyone from babies to grandpas. They have a waiting area with tons of toys, and you can pick up unique accessories and gift items in their boutique - perfect for last-minute presents when you're heading straight from the salon to a birthday party. Trims start at $7 and cuts are $16 and up. Little girls leave with a complimentary heart braid complete with bows and glitter, and the salon will help them donate their hair to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids if they're going from a long look to something significantly shorter. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

Don't miss: First-timers get sent home with a special "My First Haircut" certificate and one of their baby locks of hair!

La Mesa Location
5500 Grossmont Center Dr.
La Mesa, Ca 91942

Escondido Location
272 E. Via Rancho Pkwy.
Escondido, Ca 92025

Photo credit: Kelly Powell

  • Kids Hair Salon
  • Pigtails and Crewcuts
  • Bambinos Salon for Kids
  • Chloe's Carousel
  • tHAIRapy Hair Salon
  • Little Locks Children's Salon & Toy Boutique
  • Kids Kuts Family Salon

Where’s your favorite destination for a kid cut? Leave your suggestions in the comments!

— Kelly Powell