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Red Deer Contest: Win A Mercedes Ride On Toy


Win A Toy Ride-On Mercedes Car or a chance to win a service and 350 ml Beaners product (valued at $45). 

in-store at Beaners Red Deer. 

Earn BONUS entries by:
  • Liking us on Facebook and share our contest.
  • Purchasing any Beaners Own, Original Sprout or Happy Heads product.

To successfully enter the contest you must first enter in-store.  Pop by the Red Deer Beaners location to enter. No purchase needed.

Contest closes March 30, 2018.

Getting Ready For Baby’s First Haircut


Baby’s first haircut can be stressful for new parents and at Beaners Fun Cuts we make haircuts fun for all ages. Our specially trained stylists are fast, fun and masters of distraction. We’ve put together a list of tips to help even the most pro parent prepare for the big moment: Baby’s First Haircut at Beaners.


Timing Is Everything

Some babies don’t enjoy having their haircut because they are not used to it. It helps to start cutting their hair at an early age. Even if you only need a trim, it will help your child get used to having their haircut if you bring them in while they are still a baby.

The time of day that you book your appointment is also important. Consider baby’s nap schedule and what time your baby is feeling most content and plan your appointment so that it doesn’t run into the “danger zone”. Remember that you can always reschedule your appointment if your child is not in the right mood. We encourage parents to call their preferred location to make their first appointments and discuss with our staff suitable times. Plan ahead considering your child’s temperament and understand Saturdays are our busiest days and can be noisier than other days.

Tip: arrive early to allow your baby time to adjust to the surroundings and have a diaper change or feeding if needed.


Practise Makes Perfect

Before you bring your baby for their first haircut at Beaners, you’ll want to get them more comfortable with the various tools we will be using. You can make this a fun game and pretend you are at a hair salon.

Try using combs, brushes and a spray bottle of water, to get them used to having their hair “done”. Try using a gentle detangling brush that doesn’t pull too hard on your child’s hair. If they don’t enjoy it, try using a doll or toy.

During this time you can talk to them about what it will be like and tell them how much fun it is to get their hair cut.


All The Buzz

If you are planning a haircut that involves clippers, you may want to get them accustomed to the sound of one at home. If you have an electric razor at home, you can show it to them and allow them to feel the vibration of the “tickle machine” by touching the handle to their arm. Beaners uses ultra quiet clippers that are safe for wiggly kids, but it doesn’t hurt to try to introduce your baby before your first visit.


Plan Your ‘Do

If you have an idea what type of hair cut you want, that’s great.  If not, just ask your stylist for suggestions based on your child’s hair type and head shape. Keep in mind that hair texture, thickness, cowlicks, crowns and head shape all play a role in the type of haircut that will work best on your child.


Play Favourites

You will want to bring your baby’s favourite toy or snack to use as a distraction. They might get a little hairy but will help if your baby gets fussy.

Make A Clean Getaway

Consider bringing a change of clothes in case baby does not want to wear the cape or if their clothes become “itchy”.

 Baby Girl's Haircut

When Things Go Sideways

You might be wondering what will happen if your baby is fussy during their haircut. Our specially trained stylists are masters of distraction and are very fast at what they do. If problems arise, our stylist may ask you to assist by holding your child or distracting them. And when all else fails, we have lollipops! Most importantly. We understand and are here to help.


Make Memories

Be sure to take pictures or video of your child’ first haircut so that you have a keepsake to go along with the “Baby’s First Haircut” certificate and hair lock that you will receive. “Before” and “After” photos are always fun too. Bonus: if you #share your photo on social media and tag @BeanersFunCutsForKids, you are eligible to win a $25 gift card!


Baby’s first haircut doesn’t have to be scary, and at Beaners we do everything we can to make your experience fun. Feel free to stop by any of our locations to see what we are all about or to ask any questions that you might have. To find a Beaners Fun Cuts For Kids location near you, or to book an appointment online, click here.

Introducing The Macaron For Hair


Say “Bonjour” to the bite sized detangling brush making massive impact!

Voted Top 10 Most Innovative Beauty Products By Forbes Magazine

The Macaron for Hair is a sweet and petite Parisian-inspired detangling brush that smooths tangles in half the time of conventional brushes.The pop-on/pop-off cover works double time as a bristle protector and compact mirror—perfect for travel, backpacks, purses, dance bags and on-the-go styling! Kids (and Moms) love the design and compact size. Strategically sturdy radial bristles are combined with a lightweight ergonomic design for optimum comfort, control, and tangle taming for every hair age, type, and texture.

Results: Fast and gentle detangling, without the breakage and pulling caused by other brushes. Hair is smoother, frizz-free, and full of shine.

Suggested Usage: Macaron for Hair works magic on every hair age including children’s hair, be it wet or dry, curly or straight, thick or thin, real or synthetic. Not for use with heat.

The Macaron for Hair by Milk + Sass is currently only available at select Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids locations and is the only retailer carrying the Macaron in Alberta.

#SHARE Photo Contest


Every month starting April 1, 2016 we're giving away a $25 Beaners gift card to one lucky winner. Just share your photos taken at any Beaners location for a chance to win. To enter, share a photo on on Facebook (@Beaners Fun Cuts for Kids Salons), Instagram (@BeanersFunCuts) or Twitter (@BeanersFunCuts) and tag us to be entered.  Winners will be chosen at random. 

2016 Online Survey Winner

Congratulations to Tara and her 2 boys on winning the $1000 prize for completing the 2016 online survey contest. Tara and boys frequent the St. Albert Beaners location.

Beaners Guide to Ear Piercing

Our customers often ask us "What age does Beaners pierces babies or children’s ears?"

The answer is: it’s up to you but there are pros and cons to piercing babies’ ears or waiting until they are older. 

Piercing Ears While They Are A Baby

There are lots of advantages to piercing babies’ ears while they are little:


  • Babies do not play with their ears, so there is less chance of infection as they won’t be touching them. 
  • They can’t shake their head so less chance of issues/mistakes when being pierced. 
  • Most babies can be nursed or given a bottle after the piercing and the crying is over. 
  • They will not remember the discomfort. 


  • Their ears might be too small for piercing depending on the size of the lobes or position. The technician will assess whether the ear lobes are big enough for piercing. 

Ear Piercing for Toddlers and Children


  • They can make the decision to have their ears pierced on their own.
  • Their ears are larger so gaging where to place the earrings can be easier. 


  • They can shake their head or jump causing misplacement of earring or incorrect angle of stud. 
  • They seem more reluctant to get their ears pierced.
  • You may end up holding them to get the second one done as some children won’t sit after the first ear. (We don’t recommend doing them at the same time as we have seen some really unideal situations with placement- when the guns go off at slightly different times or the child jumps after the first one, putting the second one way off- it is safer to do one at a time- two different people can never go at exactly the same time). 
  • They may play with the earrings causing infection.

Almost Pain Free Piercings

EMLA cream is an over-the-counter product that numbs the ear lobe, making ear piercing a lot more pleasant than when we were kids. No prescription is needed, but you have to ask for it from your pharmacist and read about any possible adverse side effects. When placed on the ears at least 30 minutes prior, it makes piercing nearly painless.

Our new pressure technology guns are made without springs, cutting out all the loud scary noise of the spring release. There is less pain as the earrings are placed in the ear with a steady, gradual pressure. Healing is quicker as the ear experiences less trauma with this process.


Quality and After Care Matters

Many children have allergies to different metals, such as nickel. It is very important to use hypoallergenic earrings, ear piercing antiseptic (not hydrogen peroxide, which dries the piercing out and doesn’t allow it to heal correctly) and regular cleaning with turning one full turn to ensure the stud is not becoming crusty or healing in place. Once the ears are fully healed it is fun to put costume jewelry in for events or day time use but it is very important to always put non irritating sleeping studs/ hoops back in at night to avoid infection. All ears can be sensitive to different metals so it might take a little trial and error to find out what earring composition is best for your child’s ears. 


Health Considerations

Of course, if your child is unwell or you have concerns about their health or infection, it is best to consult your doctor before getting their ears pierced. 

Is your toddler or child ready to get their ears pierced?

Sometimes waiting is best, ask yourself:

  • Have they been asking for their ear pierced consistently without wavering? 
  • Do they understand the aftercare, that they need to clean them daily?
  • Have you explained that they can’t change them for 6 weeks after being pierced? 
  • Are they old enough to understand their hands are full of bacteria that can cause infection and they cannot touch or play with them? 
  • Are they old enough to have the talk that it will hurt for a few seconds when pierced (like a needle) but its fast and when it’s over it’s well worth it? 
  • They must get two piercings. They cannot stop after just one. 

When they are ready, then we can help make their wished come true with a little up-front help from you!

Choosing The Right Place for Ear Piercing

When looking for a place that pierces babies’ and children’s ears, consider whether they are experienced with children and if the atmosphere is conducive to a  pleasant experience.  A good ear piercing technician is patient, friendly and knows how to handle small children.

Are you wondering where to take your baby or child to get their ears pierced? All our Beaners Fun Cuts locations offer ear piercing for babies, toddlers and older children and teens. We have locations in Calgary, Red Deer, Lethbridge, Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St. Albert and Newmarket Ontario. 

Book your child’s ear piercing appointment today here!