I had no idea that a “salon birthday party” was a thing until my sons and I were guests of Snip-its Walnut Creek to test drive their haircutting services. We peeked into a glamorous birthday party in progress. If your child might like a spa party, keep reading. Opinions are my own; however facts, prices, and photos are provided by Snip-its.
Dress-up and pamper parties
Parties include a special gift for the birthday child and favors for guests. For beauty-themed parties, guests get a hair styling and dress-up session with access to a private-ish room for cupcakes and treats. Kids will come away with fancy shellacked hairdos that might last all day or longer. Costumes are for party playtime and photo shoots; they do not come home with you. Be prepared to take lots of pictures.
The party happening when we were there for our haircuts was a mix of Glamour (above) with one or two Rockers (below) thrown in. The kids seemed really happy.
Party themes include: Rock Star, Glamour, Hollywood, and Spa. Prices start at $299 for 8 to 10 children including the location, activity, and access to a cupcake room (treats provided by you).
My kids were totally up for a hair-cutting place that offers screens, prizes, and video games. Each of their stylists was kind and did a good job on the boys' cuts. With the colorful atmosphere and trinkets offered afterward, they left with big smiles and keep asking about our next visit. Regular kids' haircuts are $25 with discounts offered for referrals and multiple visits.
While they were getting trimmed, a seven-year old's glamour-themed birthday party was brewing in the back of the salon. I labeled the party room in the photo above so you can see the scale of the salon. We were close enough to peek in, but photographing them felt a bit intrusive.
Bottom line: It's a bit of a trek from my part of the East Bay to visit Snip-its in Walnut Creek, but I don't know of another place offering these fun glamorous party packages to kids so it may be a good call for your family. And my kids were totally into it.
Snip-its Walnut Creek
2252 Oak Grove Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Thanks again to Snip-its Walnut Creek for the haircuts. My kids can't wait to go back.
[Photos provided by Snip-its except for the Before/After on the bottom. All photos used with permission]