‘Don’t you think Big Sis needs a haircut?’ OH asked the other day.
I watched her, head thrown backwards as she attempted to peer out from under her overgrown fringe. ‘Perhaps…’ I conceded.
To be honest, Lil Sis was looking a little raggedy too, her strawberry blonde curls looking more shriek than chic. It was definitely time for her first Big Girl Haircut (Sob! Where is my baby girl going?!).
Then, just as if the hairdressing Gods were eavesdropping, I received an email from the BIGOODI children’s concept store. They were having their grand opening, and did the Monkeys fancy trying out their lovely new salon?
Did we heck!!
So off we ventured to their New King’s Rd store, in Parson’s Green, SW London. I absolutely fell in love with the funky Parisian styling – the store was painted in soft candy colours, with shabby chic furniture, and one wall devoted to a gorgeous range of kids’ clothing, jewellery and accessories.
I wanted to buy everything. E-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g!
But the girls weren’t interested in any of that, they were already clambering up on to the salon chairs – miniature models of a New York yellow cab, an old-style police car, and a pink airplane, which Big Sis promptly claimed for her long-overdue fringe trim.
Lil Sis can be a bit wary of new people, but sat still as a statue while Mya, the lovely Bigoodi store manager, trimmed her unruly baby curls into a sleek bob.
She looked sooooo different afterwards… what do you think??
It might cost a bit more, but, for me, it’s worth paying a bit extra to get amazing service, in a magical setting, from stylists who truly love children, and know just how to get the most out of their baby-fine hair.
AND they also host kids’ birthday, and pamper parties.
Watch out Bigoodi – the Monkeys will DEFINITELY be coming back!
Bigoodi children’s salon, www.bigoodi.com, 52 New Kings Rd, London SW6 4LS.
• our haircuts were provided free of charge for the purpose of review