Readers' Choice: Brian Bunce Barbers Wins Perry Hall's Best Kids' Haircut

Readers voted for their favorite place to get kids' haircuts.

UPDATE (1 p.m., March 23)—More than 50 readers voted for their favorite place to get haircuts for the kids.

And the winner is ...

at 8905 Belair Rd. in the Perry Hall Square Shopping Center. With TVs at every cutting station and a special fire truck chair for the littlest customers, owner said he has tailored his business specifically to kids.

"We also hire people who are patient with kids," Bunce said. "Kids will stick with you. You could cut their hair for a long time—20 years."

Readers had plenty of positive things to say about the barber shop in the comments of the contest.

"I have 3 boys and I've never been disappointed at Brian Bunce's. I'm bald BUT IF I HAD HAIR I would too go to Brian Bunce's. Lol," wrote

The shop is for girls too, according to : "I also higly recommend Brian Bunce. We've used several barbers there and my son always looks great. They also have a young lady working there and she is the only person I trust to cut my daughter's hair."

And don't forget what blogger wrote about the shop back in February in her post, .

Congrats, !

Be sure to tune in next week when we search for Perry Hall's best sandwiches. The poll begins at 5 a.m. on Monday.


UPDATE (9 a.m., March 23)—Voting is now closed. We're counting up the results! Watch to find out the winner at noon today.


UPDATE (5 a.m., March 19)—Save the facials, cocktails and waxes for the grown-ups. Your kids don't need the full salon treatment—they just need a haircut.

Fortunately, Perry Hall has no stortage of salons and barber shops catering to your little one's locks. Take our poll to help decide which business does it best.

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Here are some of our picks, but if your favorite spot got left off the list, please let us know in the comments:

  • at 8905 Belair Rd.
  • at 4132 E Joppa Rd.
  • at 5002 Honeygo Center Dr. and 9645 Belair Rd.
  • at 9111 Belair Rd.
  • Cartoon Cuts at White Marsh Mall, 8200 Perry Hall Blvd.
  • Sports Clips at The Avenue at White Marsh, 8153 Honeygo Blvd.
  • Headlines Hair Salon at 7960 Belair Rd. (Technically it's in Overlea/Fullerton, but we've added it at the request of readers.)

Voting in the poll below is open until 9 a.m. Friday.

Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results, positive comments below and in reviews on each of the businesses' Patch Places directory listings (you can reach them by clicking on the businesses above). 

Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

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We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

So tell us which is your favorite place for a kid's haircut. And don't forget to tell us why in the comments below.

Headlines Hair Salon March 19, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Headlines Hair Salon at 7960 Belair Rd
Jeannie Dunn March 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I take my son to Brian Bunce's! He loves it there, but I go to Shear Genius!!! Kristen is the best!!! I always walk out with a big big smile!
Perry March 19, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Marjorie at Great Clips is great. My daughter has been going to her since she was about 5.
Cathy March 19, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I also higly recommend Brian Bunce. We've used several barbers there and my son always looks great. They also have a young lady working there and she is the only person I trust to cut my daughter's hair.
Barb Provenano March 19, 2012 at 01:18 PM
Headlines Hair Salon!!! Been taking my daughter there for years.
Emily Kimball (Editor) March 19, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Just added Headlines Hair Salon at 7960 Belair Rd. Technically it's in Overlea/Fullerton, but we've added it at the request of readers.
Dan March 19, 2012 at 09:50 PM
My daughter's hair looks so beautiful when she has it done at Bella Tresse Salon. The stylists there are top notch & down to earth and the atmosphere is set to a family appropriate tone. I consider theirs to be services of the higher-end - but without the smug and pricey attitude. And I wouldnt call it a "Kid Salon" either. Not in the same sense that one would consider Cartoon Cuts to be a kid salon... but would you take your "tween" to Cartoon Cuts? And is she still a kid at 13? Bella Tress is perfect.
Joe March 19, 2012 at 11:41 PM
My son and I have been going to Brian's since he opened. Brian and the rest of the crew are great.
Andrea H March 20, 2012 at 04:22 PM
The girls at Salon 8736 did a wonderful job making my 4 1/2 year old daughter's first haircut a wonderful experience. No tears or tantrums. And for only $15, she had the full treatment including a shampoo, cut, blowdry and style and tinsels clipped in. I would have paid double! She was so happy and we will definitely go back!
Paul W. Faya March 20, 2012 at 09:21 PM
What about Butch!!? He has been cutting hair on Kahlston Rd for almost 50 years and has cut three generations of my famly!!!!!!!
Stacey Jones March 21, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Salon 8736 is the place to go in Perry Hall...Not only do they have the tinsel and feathers for my daughter, my 12 year old son got an awesome faux hawk.
Ellen March 22, 2012 at 01:42 AM
I agree with Dan. The whole family is welcomed at Bella Tresse! Reasonable prices and friendly atmosphere!
JP March 23, 2012 at 12:31 AM
Brian Bunce's all the way. We love V!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jackie McTear March 27, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Congrats Brian! Thanks for the boys haircuts today. Two (3) happy customers!
Dina March 27, 2012 at 07:04 PM
the barbers at Brian Bunce are great with kids, my 2 year screams the entire time and throws a fit, it takes both arms and legs to hold him down, and they still manage to do a fantastic job and do not get aggrevated or upset, all of them are great!!!


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