Little Herberts, Wembley
Little Herberts is the newest children’s hair salon on the block. Located in the heart of Wembley, Little Herbert’s offers children’s hair styling from babies first haircut, to back to school trims or teen and adults hair styling. There’s even hair and beauty masterclasses available. They have the whole family covered!
Miss 5 needed to have her curls trimmed. She was sporting a bad case of split ends and pent up school holiday energy. Not wanting to deal with long queues as we have in the past, we booked into Little Herberts using their easy online booking system.
On arrival, we were a little early. So Miss 5 happily played with the large selection of toys on offer. These include puzzles, books, a box of dolls and plastic action figures and some wooden toys.
Salon owner Jo’s dog Tilly popped out from the back during this time to say hello. This was a great surprise for Miss 5, who can be nervous around dogs. However Tilly is very gentle. Miss 5 felt at ease to pet her. She even let Tilly lick her face. Jo says there have been times where children have been very anxious about coming for a haircut. Perhaps having had a negative experience elsewhere. However a cuddle with Tilly seems to help these children relax and they end up enjoying their haircut. Tilly’s almost like a therapy dog.
Jo helped Miss 5 get settled in a chair as the hair stylist was wrapping up with the little boy ahead of us. She pulled out a tall superhero themed chair and helped Miss 5 jump up. Jo set her up with an iPad to watch during her trim and gently brushed out her hair.
From there the hair stylist worked quickly to trim Miss 5’s hair to an even length, removing the damaged ends. Miss 5 was happy for the whole process. We had no grumbles about knots or tangles being brushed or about the noise of the scissors. When finished, the stylist checked we were happy with the cut, and then tied Miss 5’s hair up for her. To finish, children’s hair is braided or tied into a simple style with a bow of your choice. We stuck with Miss 5’s own pink Scrunchie.
As I paid for the trim, a reasonable cost of $30, Miss 5 picked a prize out of a box on the counter. These are small toys such as bouncy balls and finger puppets. Miss 5 was delighted to pick one to take home!
In addition to styling children’s hair, Little Herbert’s also offers Master Classes, mostly on weekends and during school holidays. These have included teens and tween styling classes, bath bomb making and slime making classes. There have been Princess & Pop’s Master Classes for Daddy’s wanting to learn to braid and style their girls hair.
Adults hair services are also available, such as a man’s trim, a woman’s trim, or a woman’s cut, wash and blowdry. You could conveniently have the whole family’s hair cut and styled in one place.
Similarly, Manicures are also available for girls using Nailed at Tiffanys, a polish from a West Australian company specialising in producing vegan friendly nail polishes not tested on animals.
In a similar vein, the salon also sells a range of gifts and hair care products. Above the children’s play area there is a selection of colour soft toys and backpacks made locally in Perth. Hair care products stocked at the counter includes the Wet Brush, used in-store during styling, detangle sprays and hair accessories such as bows, clips and hair ties.
The atmosphere at Little Herberts is simple and bright; lots of wood and lots of light. There’s a range of different sized seats, including a truck seat for small children, right up to comfy adult sized chairs. There’s no music pumping like we’ve heard at other salons and no noisy shopping centre foot traffic which can overwhelm and distract some children. Because we had a booking, we knew when we’d be seen and there were no queues. Overall, it was very relaxed experience and the service was excellent.
Little Herberts, Wembley
Located at Shop 1/357 Cambridge Street, Wembley.
Little Herberts is open 9am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 4pm Saturday.
Online bookings can be made via the Little Herberts Facebook page or by phoning 0403 553 379. Appointment times vary between 10 minutes for a fringe trim up to 45 minutes for a one on one braiding session.
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