Thursday, 28 May 2015

Pikku The Best Children's Hair Salon In Newcastle

Last week i took Sophia aged two to get her hair cut at Pikku in Gosforth near Newcastle, i can not wait to tell you all about it as it was amazing and somewhere i know every child will love. As a mum of three i have been to many children hair salons over the years and Pikku is without a doubt the best one we have been to and i honestly think it is the best one in the Newcastle area.

Pikku is situated on Gosforth high street opposite the Brandling Arms right in the heart of the high street, it is just a few minutes drive from Newcastle city centre. Many of the buses to and from Newcastle pass through here and stop close to the salon, it is also just a short walk from regent centre metro and there is two car parks located very close by.

Pikku is easy to spot as it so nicely decorated from the outside and has a shop window full of gorgeous children's clothes. When you enter Pikku you are met with an adorable little children's boutique full of truly gorgeous baby and children's clothing and super friendly staff.


The salon is located upstairs and is equally amazing as it is bright and colourful and so appealing to both young children and adults alike. The walls are painted in bright primary colours of yellow, green, orange and white with cute animal stickers dotted around. There is pom poms hanging from the ceiling and black mirrors adorn the walls giving it a slight edgy feel to it.The whole salon is child friendly with safety gates on the stairs and everything is out of reach from small hands. There is a selection of toys in the corner for children to play with and a colourful sofa for parents to sit on whilst awaiting their appointment.


There is two car chairs for children to sit in to get there haircut a pink one and a yellow one and also a salon chair for older children. Sophia picked the pink car and she was fastened into the car by a seat belt and their was an ipad attached to a stand at the front of the car so she could watch Peppa Pig to distract her whilst getting her hair cut. She was so excited and too busy looking around and playing with the cars steering wheel to watch her program though.


The stylist was amazing and so patient with Sophia and a total expert at distracting her so she could cut her hair, She was so lovely and friendly and instantly put us both at ease. Sophia has wild curly hair that we can not really do anything with but it was trimmed and cut and made to look lovely and is defiantly the best hair cut she has had.


After the haircut Sophia was given a little crown to wear which she was so happy about and then the stylist started blowing some bubbles which she was amazed by and this just finished things off perfectly and we were also given a balloon. The whole experience was amazing and enjoyable for Sophia and also for myself. Often small children find getting a hair cut a chore or they get bored and restless, i know Sophia has in the past. But Pikku have made getting a hair cut fun and exciting for children and a far less stressful experience for us parents.


After the hair cut we made our way back downstairs to the boutique and i did want to have a look at the clothes but Sophia was having none of it, thankfully they do have an online shop selling the lovely clothing such as Rachael Riley and Slugs and Snails to name just a few.


Not only is Pikku a children's boutique and salon it also hosts pamper parties which my lovely friend Sam from North East Family Fun has written about Pikku Pamper Parties . They also run classes teaching us parents how to plait hair so we can make are little ones have Elsa hair and even better they run classes teaching dads how to do there little ones hair too which is a brilliant idea.


We left feeling happy and relaxed and with a cool new hair cut and i have not stopped telling everyone how amazing it is and that they really must pay Pikku a visit , as i just know that every child will love it as much as mine did. We will certainly be returning for all future haircuts and to buy some slugs and snail tights from the boutique.


 Haircuts costs £12.50 for children aged 1-5 and £14.50 for over 5's and £7.50 for under ones you can also book to have your child's hair styled or plaited. If you have more than one child you can receive a 25% discount off sibling haircuts when taken at the same time as a full paying child. Pikku is open Monday to Saturday and full opening times, prices and courses can be found on the website pikku.co.uk  and you can even book your appointment online or by calling them on 0191 4471300

* Disclosure : We received a complementary haircut from Pikku for the purpose of this review, however all words and opinions are my own. 


                      
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22 comments:

  1. This sounds a lovely place....Perfect for little one's! It sounds like you's had a great time x

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    1. It really is lovely and i am sure that every child will love it here xx

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  2. So pleased to read someone else loves Pikku - it really is fabulous isn't it and so child friendly - thanks for the link too :D xx

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    1. It really is fabulous and very child friendly, you are welcome about the link i loved your post xx

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  3. Oh wow, this looks and sounds amazing! I wish we had a place like this near us! I`ve started cutting Tyne's hair myself coz the last hairdresser we took him to did such a hash job I actually cried!!!! lol.
    we're going to the north east on holiday at the end of June, I can't wait! xx

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    1. It really is amazing Hayley aw no that is such a shame about Tyne's hair, i would have cried if someone messed up my child's hair too. I hope you have a great time when you visit xx

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  4. That looks like a fabulous place to have children's hair cuts and I love the photos of Sophia in her cape and crown. I've never taken my two to a salon aimed at children - they usually get their hair cut at Grandma's house as she has a mobile hairdresser friend who visits every few weeks. They're generally quite good but some weeks are more challenging than others!

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    1. Thank you Louise i love those photos too. I agree sometimes it can be so challenging getting children's hair cut xx

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  5. This place looks amazing. I love finding a good children's hairdresser x

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    1. It really is amazing Donna i won't be going anywhere else from now on xx

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  6. This sounds amazing! What a great idea, my eldest just hates the hairdressers so I think something like this might make it a littler easier! xx

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    1. It is so amazing, it makes getting hair cuts so stress free and enjoyable xx

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  7. Sounds like an amazing place! There's nothing like this around here, well not that I know of. Xx

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    1. It really is amazing i can not fault it at all as it is perfect for little ones and lots of fun xx

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  8. This looks fab! How child friendly and so inviting! I bet they have a great time there :) Great photographs xx

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    1. It is so inviting and very child friendly. My daughter had the best time there xx

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  9. Ah, love the car idea! I just sat my eldest in the chair and cut her hair myself. I bribed her with sweets to get her to sit still. The salon sounds like a much better idea!xx

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    1. I don't think i am brave enough to cut there hair myself i would probably cut an ear off or something. xx

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  10. Wow that looks amazing! Love the attention to detail for the kids, much more interesting than our hairdresser! x

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    1. It really was so amazing and children love it x

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