Haircuts for kids just got a lot more fun

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Cookie Cutters owners Tammy Vincent (center), a fourth-grade teacher, and her husband, Joe (left), felt opening the salon was a perfect fit for them and Brunswick is the perfect location. Also pictured is the Vincent’s youngest son, Phil.

By Patricia Nugent

Opening this month in Brunswick, Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids answers the question, why can’t haircuts be fun?

Kids will have a ball on the indoor play area which is complete with slides and a fort to climb and conquer—and feel like a rock star in the kid-friendly fantasy salon stations, from the Batmobile to a classic airplane, vintage police cruiser and Elsa from Frozen’s sleek coupe. A tiny roadster for toddlers and multiple adult stations rounds out the fleet.

Depending on your child’s age and preference, each station sports either a television screen cued to Netflix, or an X-Box for gamers. Even the shampoo bowl is an adventure, as kiddos lay down in a well-appointed fire truck equipped with a sink.

Moms and dads can hang out on a cushy red leather banquette surrounding the indoor playground.

To complete the service, every child receives a sucker and a balloon before heading out the door.

“Everything Just Clicked”
Tammy and Joe Vincent said they chose Brunswick as the perfect location to open a Cookie Cutters, as it is so family-friendly and growing. As a fourth-grade teacher, she felt she was a good fit with a children’s salon, and she’s proud of the fact that as president of her new venture she’s part of the female-owned business workforce. The timing to open a new business is ideal as well, as Tammy and Joe’s youngest son will be heading off to college in the fall. As she says, “Everything just clicked.”

“We keep hearing stories about how moms remember taking their kids to a place like this,” she says. “Now, since we’re the only Cookie Cutters location in Cleveland, they can come here for all of the same fun.”

Tammy says they have hired a terrific staff of stylists who adore children and are compassionate and caring regarding those with special needs. “We’ve also purchased hair dryers and clippers that emit the lowest noise possible for those with sound sensitivities,” she says.

In addition to offering all of the latest kids’ styles, the salon carries a number of special product lines suited just for kids, from Original Sprout and Fairy Tales to Glob & Glam, Zach’s Wax and Johnny B’s, as well as hair brushes, including Wet brushes to detangle stubborn hair.

Celebrating the First Cut
Since your child’s very first haircut is a scrapbook-worthy event, at Cookie Cutters they offer a first cut special. Moms and Dads receive an official certificate along with their child’s picture, plus a lock of their little one’s hair to preserve.

Tammy wants to make it easy for families on a budget, so she is offering prepaid cards with five cuts for $75, which is a savings of almost $3 per haircut. The card has no expiration date and can be used for multiple children. You can also save $2 when you rebook following an appointment, and military discounts are available.

“We also have regular specials and promotions that make our salon affordable for everyone,” she says. “Look on our Facebook page for announcements of special savings days. We plan on throwing Mommy & Me days, too.”

Apparently, the Cookie Cutters name still carries cache. Tammy reports that even before they opened their doors this month, they had people booking appointments online.

Cookie Cutters is located at 3710 Center Road in Brunswick. Booking is available using the app, online, or via Facebook. Hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Call 234-802-9565, or visit for more information.