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Cuts N Curls – A unique experience for the entire family

By Stacy Turner

Ever since Lindsey Terry was a young girl, she wanted to do hair.  In fact, while other girls played with dolls, she set up her own salon in her basement.  Eventually, she graduated from the Paul Mitchell School in Twinsburg before embarking on her career as a stylist.  Now, as the new owner of Cuts N Curls in Solon, this new mom is uniquely qualified to help local families create a memorable and enjoyable salon experience for both parents and children. 

Cuts N Curls can handle everything, from your little one’s first haircut, your teen’s trendy razor-designed style, to cuts and full services for moms and dads.  Kids can sit in vehicle-themed hair stations, like a Dora the Explorer Jeep, Barbie car, Nascar, or a Hummer SUV and watch their favorite video, play a videogame, and have a snack while having their hair cut. They also offer ear piercing, a popular service for kids of all ages.

Parent Chai Lynn commented, “The staff is so patient and friendly.  They did a great job on my three-year-old girl’s curly hair.  It made the whole first-time experience easy and wonderful.”  Ashley agreed, sharing, “We loved it here!  We took our one-year-old for his first haircut and got the ‘baby’s first haircut package.’  Our son cried on and off throughout his whole haircut, but his stylist was very patient and his hair came out great.”  She continued, “They also give you a little goodie bag with a certificate and a lock of hair.  We will be going back the next time he needs a haircut.”

Older kids and adults can sit in typical salon chairs for their experience.  And for kids anxious about having their own haircut, seeing mom or dad enjoying the salon’s services helps them get comfortable with the experience, as well.  As an added benefit, games like Skeeball and basketball keep kids busy while mom or dad have their hair done.

In addition, each stylist has been trained by Autism Speaks, making them uniquely qualified to provide a safe and worry-free experience for kids with special needs.  In addition, prior to a visit to the salon, caregivers can visit to download a story that highlights what to expect, helping to alleviate some of their child’s worries about the new experience.  In fact, Cuts N Curls is listed as a recommended personal care resource on the special needs website.

All the products they carry are organic and nontoxic, with no harmful additives like parabens or sulphates, including Original Sprout natural products, Mixed Chicks™ products for curly hair, and the Fairytale™ lice repelling line.  Cuts N Curls also features a wide variety of hair accessories -- so much so that they were voted to carry the best hair accessories in northeast Ohio for the past five years. The products they feature are made by local moms, from hair clips and headbands to apparel, spirit wear, and zipper pulls.

“If you go to any other salon, you won’t find what we offer here,” Terry marvels.  The salon also features special camps during winter and spring breaks from school and summer camps that provide hairstyles for boys or girls, along with a dance party, craft, and pizza for kids while giving parents a break for a few hours.

Cuts N Curls is also a great place to host your child’s birthday party.  In fact, online parenting resource Hulafrog members voted Cuts N Curls number one as the best kids party venue in northeast Ohio the past three years in a row.  A recent customer, Keren commented, “We had our daughter's birthday here, and it was amazing!  I highly recommend it to everyone; my daughter was so happy!”

Cuts N Curls is located at 6025 Kruse Drive in Solon.  For more information call (440) 542-1750, visit them online at or on Facebook.