Los Feliz boutique La La Ling launches a cool kids hair salon
Is your 4-year-old begging for a Rod Stewart-style shag or punky asymmetrical bangs? Then Ling Chan is hoping you'll bring your style-savvy progeny to her Los Feliz-based children's lifestyle boutique, La La Ling.
Chan recently launched a beauty salon specifically for kids in the back of the boutique that specializes in trendy designer haircuts, hair styling (think spray-on hair color and hair tinsel) and kiddo-friendly beauty services, including funky nail design and glitter tattoos.
As a mother of three children (all under the age of 9), Chan said she launched the salon because, "I have yet to find the one place in L.A. that could give all three kids great haircuts in a fun, cool salon that was kid-friendly. My oldest son likes a rock 'n' roll shag, my younger son likes a punk faux-hawk and my daughter wants the long, princess-pretty haircut."
The new salon features a nail/tattoo station, two styling chairs covered in custom leather designs -- one depicting Hello Kitty, the other SpongeBob SquarePants -- a flat-screen TV for movie watching, a kids table and chairs and a bin of children's books.
All ages are welcome, from young babies to teens ("Even young adults and parents wouldn't be turned away if they asked for a quick trim or fun crystals," Chan said.)
Every kid leaves with a photo of themselves in their snazzy new cut, and gets to mine for a prize in the “magic treasure bowl.” And if it's your babe's first haircut, he or she will leave with a "first haircut" certificate featuring their photo and a lock of hair. It doesn't get much more adorable than that.
1810 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles. Walk-ins are welcome, but to book an appointment, call (323) 664-4400 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; Closed Monday and Tuesday.
-- Emili Vesilind
Photo: The interior of La La Ling. Credit: La La Ling.