Monday, July 12, 2010

Take Your Kids to KuttingEdgeKidz for Great Haircuts

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KuttingEdgeKidz (1900 S. State) has been open for a couple months now and has established itself as a great and fun place for kids from the Sloop to get their haircut. For the Sloopers who have been around awhile they took over the place where the old Cafe Au Lait used to be.

Although they name is unique it doesn't matter if you spell it Cutting Edge Kids, KuttingEdge Kids, or KuttingEdgeKidz (correctly!), it truly offers one of the sharpest cuts in town for kids.

We recently sent them some questions about their salon and why they chose to open up shop in the sloop:

What is KuttingEdgeKidz?
KuttingEdgeKidz is a modern, fun and awesome hair salon for kids right here in the South Loop at the corner of State St. and Archer Ave.

Why did you decide on opening up KuttingEdgeKidz in the South Loop?

We decided to open KuttingEdgeKidz in the South Loop because as South Loop residents for almost 8 years and as moms we feel that this community has been very much under-served given the large influx of professionals and their families. We (and all other families we know) have been taking our kids to other salons that are far away. We thought the South Loop should have a kid salon too and one that is fun, modern and centrally located to all the surrounding neighborhoods -- South Loop, University Village, Bridgeport, Bronzeville, West Loop and so forth -- that are craving for something like this. Although the majority of our customers come from these neighborhoods, we have customers from all over including the far North Side of Chicago, Hyde Park, South Shore, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park, Buck Town. We truly serve the kids of Chicago.

What are some of your customers favorite things about the salon?

Our customers love that we are here so close to their homes and they don't have to fight traffic congestion like they had before to get to their previous salons. They love the awesome novelty seats and the ambiance of the place -- the play and lounge areas, open space and cleanliness of our salon. Repeat visits and referrals to their friends and families are some signs of how much our customers appreciate us.

Why should people come to KuttingEdgeKidz instead of a regular barber/salon?

Parents and kids love KuttingEdgeKidz because we specialize in haircutting for kids. We have created a space that is very kid-friendly with fun toys to play with, great seats to sit in and video games to play with while getting their hair done. We have heard from parents who regretted taking their kids to a regular salon because of the lack of kid-friendly environment and lack of patience towards the young clients. We love kids here!

Do you off other services besides haircuts?

Besides haircuts, we do hair styling for special occasions including ballet recitals, weddings, and school/family pictures. We also offer blow drying and shampoo/conditioning services.

Do you ever have parties at your store?

We are currently looking at offering parties so stay tuned!

How far in advance do you have to book an appointment?

The majority of our clients are walk-ins, but we recommend setting

Are there age restrictions at KuttingEdgeKidz?

We serve kids through 12 years old.

Why do you feel that the South Loop is a good neighborhood to raise a family?

We feel the South Loop is a wonderful neighborhood to raise a family. As long-time South Loop residents, we have seen the area change tremendously and for the better. We now have many more school options, more businesses (although we need more!), and a much stronger community push especially with the help of PDNA. We now have a community center, Women's Park and Garden on 18th/Indiana. We love the fact that the South Loop feels like a quiet enclave where families can live essentially in the middle of a world-class city. We are optimistic that as the area continues to prosper more retail and service establishments will set up shop.

What's your favorite thing about the South Loop?

We absolutely love that we are close to everything! We can walk to work in the Loop, the lake, Grant Park, Millennium Park, and museums. We can hop on a bus and get to one of the top art museums and shopping districts in the world. We can get on a train to get almost anywhere in the city. We are a couple of minutes from major expressways to take us further out. We are fortunate to live in the South Loop and should continue to support establishments in the area for these reasons.

So there you have it, go to KuttingEdgeKidz and get your kidz hair done right.

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