Haircuts for Teens & Preteens
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I have been trimming my just turned 13 year old's hair for years. (I'm pretty good
at it--really!) Lately, though, puberty has set in and her hair is a lot oilier so
the texture has changed. I think my basic cuts with minimal layers have run their
course and she may need a professional. She is getting more aware about her
appearance and style and would like to try something new. We live in Rockridge so
of course she sees all the cool salons and wants to go to one. We are on a tight
budget so I am looking for a recommendation for something inexpensive in the area
(she balked at the idea of Supercuts.) Any suggestions for something in the under
$25 range, preferably somewhere in Rockridge or nearby? Please note any particular
stylist you like and approximate price.
I also live in Rockridge and have a 13 year old girl. Try Elizabeth at Super Cuts. I
would balk at Super Cuts also, but I really think Elizabeth is good. It is helpful
to know what style your daughter wants. Call ahead, her schedule fills up!
Mom of teens
Tresca at Cuttin' Up on College is great. She cuts my hair and my girls (13 and 10).
Girls cuts are under $50 and always look amazing.
Love our stylist
Looking for a place in the Berkeley or Albany area where a teen boy can walk in (no
appointment needed) and get a reliably good haircut--not a buzz cut; prefers a
slightly longish cut, but not Bieber-trendy either. We haven't had much success
with Supercuts on Solano, and teen boy doesn't want to go to anything that requires
an appointment or appears to be a fancy hair salon.
Try Heads, just across the street from Supercuts on Solano. It's only a dollar or
two more, not particularly fancy, and I've always gotten reliable cuts there, as
has my husband.
Try the Supercuts in the Elmwood, on Ashby at College. My young adult son has been
going there for a few years for his haircuts. He is always happy with his cut,
which he wears pretty short.
One tip: it's essential for your son to be able to convey exactly what he wants to
the person cutting his hair, especially at Supercuts where he might get a different
person every time. My son didn't fully appreciate this until he was a little older,
and initially he got haircuts he didn't like, just because he was too vague and the
stylist misunderstood what he wanted. He eventually told the stylist that he wanted
a cut like _____'s (some well known sports guy.) Once they got it right, he
learned the buzzer settings and that's what he tells them now when he goes in -
this setting on top and that setting on the sides. So now, he always gets exactly
the cut he wants. Taking in a photo of what he wants from Sports Illustrated or
whatever, would work well too, although someone who doesn't want to make an appt.
most likely would also not be willing to take in a photo. But it wouldn't hurt to
mom of boys
We go to Jenny's Beauty Salon on University Ave, 1465 University, b/t Acton and
Sacramento. We live around the corner so it's very convenient, and she does a fine
job on my 13-year old son's hair, which is straight and fine. Jenny's is not fancy
by any means, but is more than adequate, and it costs around $12.
I highly recommend Heads Up at the bottom of Solano. The two ladies in the front
of the shop, Cindy and Lana, are excellent hair cutters. It's not a fancy place,
but they have skills. Walk ins welcome. The newer woman who works more in the
back is less skillful. Stick with the two in the front.
Try Amplify Barbers on Durant @ Telegraph. Both my teenage sons go there and are
happy with the results. It's walk-in and about $25.
You can try Cindy or other stylists at Heads-Up on Solano (510-527-6767) -- there
is a similar sounding salon, but this one is close to San Pablo on the Albany Movie
Theatre side of the street. Both my boys (17 and 20) go there. My more
'style-conscious' one loves it -- ''She gives me just a regular haircut that looks
good every time, not some weird-looking cut.'' They generally just walk in (of
course, availability depends on the time and/or day). Cuts are $12 - I just give
them a check for $15 to include tip and they are good. (I don't think she takes
debit cards). It's worked out well, and they now take care of their own haircuts!
Heads on Solano is great.We have been going there for years and it sounds like what
you are looking for.It is near Safeway.
I read on the website some quite old recommendations for hip hairstylists
over in Berkeley. I would love recommendations for a hairstylist in Walnut
Creek/Lamorinda for my daughter, who will be 14 in a few months. She has
beautiful, long, straight, thick, naturally-highlighted blond hair. She
feels like maybe it's time for an actual style at this point. She would
need (from my perspective) a no-maintenance or very low-maintenance
hairstyle/hair routine. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
I can highly recommend Stephanie Gallagher at Indulge Salon in Walnut Creek. She
cuts my daughter's and my son's hair (ages 13 & 17, respectively). She has cut and
colored my hair when my longtime stylist has been out of town. My sister lives in
Hollywood but can't find anyone there who does as good of a job as Stephanie does,
so my sis often gets her hair cut by Stephanie when she is up here visiting.
Stephanie really takes time to discuss what you want, she is GREAT with teens, and
is very up on current styles. She splits her time between Walnut Creek and Santa
Rosa, so she is only in WC on Thursdays and Sundays, but the Sundays work out really
well, as my kids tend to be busy during the week.
She books appoints on her mobile: 510-499-5474. She also books online using a
service called Genbook: http://www.genbook.com/bookings/slot/reservation/30165335
(On GenBook, she is called by her company name, Sunshine Hair Art.)
We're looking for a salon that is a little more ''grown-up''
than Snippety Crickets. Prefer a salon/haircutter in
Berkeley/Albany/El Cerrito, or north of Grand Avenue in Oakand.
I recommend Supercuts on Solano. My 8 year old loves them. To get the best
cut pay to have your daughter's hair washed and let HER talk to them about
what she wants. The two of you need to agree at home, but let her direct
My daughter and I love the results of THIS particular Supercuts.
Grown Up Decisions
My hairdresser cuts my son's hair (he is 8) and is great with people of all
ages. It's not a kid's salon, so this would satisfy the grown-up aspect
and she charges a lot less for kids than for adults. She is a very honest
person and doesn't feel right charging the same for kids, she has told me.
I think any girl of 11 would also like her a lot. Her name is Ari at 17
Jewels Salon which is at 47th on Telegraph in North Oakland. 653-1059
Where can a 13-year-old boy go to get a hip haircut? He is
trying to move on from the ''little boy'' cut he has had for
years, and needs some advice and style (but not too frou-frou).
Berkeley area preferred.
i would take your son to rory at cowboys and angels, downtown
s.f. right by powell BART, (415) 362-8516. She does the most
stylish cuts in the city--not suburban in any way--for teens
and adults. not only does she do a fabulous job with my hair,
she cuts my friend's son's hair, too--he's the 13-year-old son
of a tattoo artist and in his own junior high rock band, so if
she can make him look like--well, a rock star--i'm sure she
could do the same for your son. the cuts are pricey but worth
you wear your hair every day!
I highly recommend Sara Wielandt at Alexander Pope. Although
thesalon is a bit pricey, they do a great job. I recommend Sara
very highly, she is especially talented, both with women's and
men's cuts -- she is also very style-consious and good at coming
up with the right look to fit a person.
My daughter was facing a similar problem and we found the
answer at Festoon on MLK by Mr Mopps toy store. We chose to go
with one of the less expensive trainees and got a great cut
with tons of attention for about $30 plus a tip. They are
super hip there and your son will surely find what he is
You son wil get a FABULOUS haircut at Maru Hair Salon in Bkly,
with Kipp Hamilton. My kids LOVE going to Kipp. Kipp is young
(ish) and very stylish. He knows what looks good and what's cool
but will also style hair to match the persons face and features.
Salon number is 549-3610. Have fun
I took my 13 year old to Peter Thomas
on Shattuck Ave. for his first
''hip'' haircut. My
friend works with hair salons in the Bay Area and highly recommended this
more hip styles. My son and I werer both very pleased with his new style.
forgotten the stylists name (female) but the front desk person will be
more than happy
to steer you in the right direction. Many of the stylists there are very
You MUST take your son to John at Peter Thomas. He is not only a great
sylist, but also
very hip. I took my 13 year old son to him and he still talks about how
cool John is. I
really think he has a great way of dealing with people and is especially
teenage kids. In fact he has a teenage daughter himself. Be warned, for
conservative individuals, he is very outgoing, covered with tattoos, but a
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