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