Once upon a time a kidlet haircut meant mom, a bowl, a throw down, and some safety scissors.
Make it easier on yourself by heading over to the new La La Ling Hair & Beauty Salon, an offshoot of the popular kiddie boutique La La Ling. Specializing in hipster hairstyles for babies, kids, tweens, and teens, warm and experienced stylists put littles at ease while transforming their tangles into works of art.
Movies on a flat screen keep heads at attention. Extras like hair beading, updos and braids, crazy color spray, funky nail designs, and glitter tattoos will have your tots begging for a trip back.
As a memento, kids snag a headshot of their new look and a treat from the treasure bowl; mom takes home a keepsake lock from the first haircut.
Now that’s a cut above.
La La Ling Hair & Beauty Salon, 1810 North Vermont Avenue, between Russell and Melbourne Avenues (323-664-4400 or lalaling.com), $25-$30.
Here’s the deal, Mom: Starting this Wednesday, we’ll be sending you discounts and deals on places to go and things to do in Los Angeles. Book the sitter!
Family Flicks: Films of Charles and Ray Eames
What: A selection of the passionately creative films by the icons of modern design that reflect the sense of curiosity, craftsmanship, and play that motivated their work.
Why: Legendary short films, including Powers of Ten, Tocacata for Toy Trains, and Blacktop, inspire little ones to think big.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., at Westwood Blvd. (310-443-7000). Admission is free.
Twinkle Time Concert
What: The whole gang gets on their feet with bilingual Twinkle and her cast of sparkly pals as they perform tunes like “It’s Okay to Be Me” and “Dream Big.”
Why: They’ll be seeing stars.
When: Tues., 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Where: Westfield Culver City Shopping Center, 6000 Sepulveda Blvd., at Hwy. 90 (310-390-5073). Admission is free.
Western Heritage Sunday
What: Musicians and poets perform stories and songs of the Old West.
Why: May your kids grow up to be cowboys.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.
Where: The Autry in Griffith Park, 4700 Western Heritage Way, at Zoo Dr. (323-667-2000 ext. 252). Free with museum admission: adults, $10; children 3-12, $4; under 3, free.
Photo: Megan Small / Courtesy of La La Salon