Super Scissors, kids salon, opens in Wilton
Published 10:54 am, Saturday, February 11, 2017
WILTON — At Super Scissors, children can choose to get a haircut sitting on an orange motorcycle or in a pink barbie truck or blue race car.
Once they’re settled in, they can watch TV, play a video game or read a book to keep them busy.
If all else fails, store owner Melisha Newell will play peek-a-boo.
“Some kids just don’t like a haircut and no matter what you do, they just don’t like it,” said Newell, of Ansonia. “I know how to work with them, so it’s not anything difficult for me.”
“They need patience and time and not someone who’s going to rush.”
Newell held a grand opening on Saturday, Feb. 4, offering haircuts to new and returning clients who used to frequent Snip Snaps — where she worked and managed for more than a decade, in the same spot as Super Scissors, before the store closed in June 2016.
“They didn’t know where else to go,” Newell said. “They were excited that we were back open. They’ve been looking for a good haircut so now they’re happy that we’re here.”
The store is at 1 Danbury Road near the Norwalk-Wilton border along Route 7, a few doors down from two other salons in town, Razor’s Edge and Agron’s Barbershop.
But the store’s location doesn’t worry Newell, since her clientele is mostly children while the other two stores serve mostly adults.
“I’m not in competition or anything. I know they’re there. I don’t mind it,” she said. “Some people, too, they have who they want. So if they love to go there, then you go there. If you like to come here, then come here.”
Newell knew she wanted to become a hairdresser at a young age, playing pretend hairdresser with her dolls and cousins while growing up in Bridgeport.
It’s been nearly 13 years since she got her start in hairdressing at Regis Salon, working mostly with adult clients, and then transitioning to younger clients a year later, often working with children with special needs.
“To see a smile on someone’s face and to make them feel good about themselves because of their haircut, I enjoy that,” Newell said.
Super Scissors is open on Monday by appointment; Tuesday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
A children’s haircut is $23, as well as for the first haircut package, which includes a haircut certificate and lock of hair. An adult’s haircut is $17 and up, and $15 for senior citizens.
For more information, call 203-210-7250.
SKim@hearstmediact.com; 203-354-1044; @stephaniehnkim