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    LuLu

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    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 26-May-2020
    Subject:  Lulu's Toys now has a website
    Comment:  I wanted to add my recommendation for Lulu's- the web site is really great and ordering and pickup couldn't have been easier (they also deliver, but I felt like getting out). Apparently the owner's daughter, who is named Lulu, built the web site (she is in her 20s now). And when my order was ready I got a text telling me that started with "It's Lulu from Lulu's" - very cool!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 26-May-2020
    Subject:  Lulu's Toys now has a website
    Comment:  Just wanted to second this shoutout (we've placed several orders and had a great experience each time) and mention that Lulu's now has an online birthday registry! So you can let your family/friends know exactly what your child wants and support your local store/community when they are buying birthday gifts!
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 19-May-2020
    Subject:  Lulu's Toys now has a website
    Comment:  Wanted to send a shout-out to Lulu's Toys in North Slope. Brigitte & Lulu have been very helpful doing curbside delivery and responding to emails/calls asking about their inventory or recommendations. Wanted to share that they now have a website if like me you're spending all of your daycare savings in arts, crafts and toys: @lulus-cuts-and-toys.myshopify.com
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 20-Apr-2020
    Subject:  Alternatives to Amazon for shipping toys and books
    Comment:  Lulu’s Cuts and Toys in Park Slope will hand delivery items from their store! I don’t know where you’re located or what their boundaries for delivery are but the store owner was really helpful and delivered the item we wanted the next day and even did a contactless delivery per my request. I knew what item I wanted, but I’ve heard she is also recommending items.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 14-Apr-2020
    Subject:  Shout out to Lulu's Cuts and Toys on 5th Ave & Bergen!
    Comment:  Seconding the shout out for Lulu’s - we just got a wonderful delivery of puzzles and board games. They are also teaming up with Blue Sky bakery for joint deliveries, so we got delicious muffins and coffee brought over as well. Highly recommend as a pick me up.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 14-Apr-2020
    Subject:  Shout out to Lulu's Cuts and Toys on 5th Ave & Bergen!
    Comment:  Lulu's just provided an excellent bribe for my 5 year old! An Elsa doll for her and a 2000 piece puzzle for us. Brigitte says they have lots of stock. She answered my frantic call and had the toys ready for pickup at the door within an hour.
    Reviewed by 2020Review
    On 13-Apr-2020
    Subject:  Toys / Crafts to help a 2 1/2 year old play independently
    Comment:  I recommend calling Lulus toy store in park slope, they are doing curb side pick ups and deliveries. The owner is extremely helpful and will have great recommendations. It’s more important now than ever to support our local stores.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Kids' haircuts?
    Comment:  We have been to Lulu’s twice, haircut was ok, but nothing special and $35 is a bit steep considering my son barely had hair this past summer.
    Reviewed by 2019Review
    On 13-Feb-2019
    Subject:  Kids' haircuts?
    Comment:  We won’t be returning to Lulu’s. After a bath and a reg day, it’s actually really clear that it’s a mediocre, at best, cut. More like “bad,” if you ask me. We spent $36 w tax/tip. I did love the efficiency
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 25-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [Summer2016Babies] Hair cut
    Comment:  We had an okay experience at Lulu's but its still too expensive for what you get - I think it was over $40 after tipping.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 25-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [Summer2016Babies] Hair cut
    Comment:  We went to Lu Lu's for Ben's 1st haircut and had a decent experience, but went back again this past weekend and had a pretty bad experience. So much so that I left a negative Yelp review (something I don't do very frequently). Here's what I put on Yelp:"It's such a cute store and concept, and even though our son sobbed all through his first haircut there a few months ago we still considered it a good experience and were happy with the cut (although $30 for a haircut that literally takes less than 10 mins is extreme).We took our now 17 month old back for his second haircut this weekend and had a horrible experience. It wasn't busy at all but we were totally rushed. He was feeling shy and apprehensive and hugging my leg and so they quickly said he should sit in my lap instead of in a car chair by himself. I said we just wanted a trim with the scissors of his beautiful curls (like he had last time) and the stylist instead said "it's easier is I use the clippers", I told her I wanted the scissors and that I didn't want it too short. "This is easier" she said (meaning I think for her) and criticized his "cowlicks" repeatedly. He sobbed and screamed the while she basically gave him a buzz cut (They didn't put a cape over either one of us so I had his hair in my shirt and all over me).It makes me sad to see my cute little guy with buzz cut hair totally different from what I asked for.Moments later as we shopped in the store, another little boy his age came in and was also crying getting his haircut. His dad took a stuffed big bird from the shelf to try to comfort him and they yelled at him "they can't play with the toys that are for sale!" The dad said he's not going to do anything to it, just hold it. "That's what they all say!" they responded. How heartless, so if a kid picked up that stuffed animal while shopping you'd yell at them to not touch it?To pay such a high price and be treated so poorly. It's a shame."I'll also add that there were lots of other reviews ranging from 1 to 5 stars, I think it's possible to have a great time there, but many of the one star reviews the owner responded in a pretty mean way and that combined with my last experience there and the price has left a bad taste in my mouth.
    Reviewed by 2018Review
    On 25-Jan-2018
    Subject:  [Summer2016Babies] Hair cut
    Comment:  Those that want the kiddie car can also head to Lulu's in North Slope. They also give you a certificate with a lock of hair for first haircut and a balloon and you have the option of popping in a video to distract them if you want. Lasts 10-15 minutes. It was around $30 for my daughter about 3.5 years ago. But after that first one when we realized she was at ease about the cut we started going someplace that charged just $18.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 17-Nov-2017
    Subject:  [Winter2016Babies] Kids haircut - South Slope
    Comment:  Lulus! Extortion but fun for a first cut.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Aug-2017
    Subject:  SUMMARY: Where to get crazy curly hair cut
    Comment:  Thanks for everyone who responded! We ended up seeing Marlena at Lulus Cuts & Toys and she was fantastic. She gave my daughter layers and her curls look great.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 30-Aug-2017
    Subject:  SUMMARY: Where to get crazy curly hair cut
    Comment:  Our 5yo goes to Marlena at Lulu's on 5th Ave. Same sort of hair as your daughter, and Marlena's kid has even curlier hair. We've been happy customers for a few years.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 16-Jun-2017
    Subject:  [Spring2016Babies] Baby haircut
    Comment:  Lulu's on Fifth Ave does a great job, but they're a little pricey for a toddler cut ($30something). Lots of diversion for the kids to keep them happy (videos, bubbles, race-car seats).
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 10-Jun-2017
    Subject:  [PSP Winter 2016] Babies first hair cut
    Comment:  Lulu's Cuts and Toys is great. They've trains and cars to sit in. We love Marlena.
    Reviewed by 2017Review
    On 10-Jun-2017
    Subject:  [PSP Winter 2016] Babies first hair cut
    Comment:  I'm happy to report that we had a great experience at Lulu's, although it did feel kind of silly to spend $30 on a haircut - that's more than I pay to cut my own hair. The haircut itself is not exactly de rigueur but Rafi would not exactly sit still. What I really wanted was for him to have a pleasant experience and he definitely had that in the little train car watching Sesame Street, and he loves his balloon. Fwiw I called Cuts on Garfield and the guy kind of gave me attitude and said they don't cut hair of kids under 2. Must have been someone working there today who didn't know what he was talking about!
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    On 15-Nov-2015
    Subject:  Re: First Hair Cut for Curly Hair?
    Comment:  Lulus did a great job with my sons curly hair and they have great chairs, even a TV if needed. The ladies were patient and quick.
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    On 31-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Shout out: Lulu's Cuts
    Comment:  I wanted to piggy back on the Lulu's Cuts recommendation. I believe we had Laura as well and were really happy with the experience. My son desperately needed a haircut so we finally caved at 14 months. He was distracted by the TV and didn't cry at all, thanks to Laura's quick hands, calmness and charm with children. She also did a good job at calming mom and dad and being directive with us on how to make this a anxiety-free experience. She gave suggestions but also listened to our concerns/wants (my husband wanted to chop off all the curls and I wanted to keep a little bit!).Anyway, I would definitely recommend Lulu's for a baby haircut.
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    On 31-Aug-2014
    Subject:  Shout out: Lulu's Cuts
    Comment:  I just wanted to give a quick positive review for our experience yesterday at Lulu's Cuts & Toys on 5th avenue. I was very hesitant to go there because the reviews online and on PSP are generally not so great. This was my son's first haircut (he's 22 months old), and he has a mix of curls in the back and the sides, with straight, fine hair on top and in front. Our haircutter, Laura, worked super-fast, and my kiddo got to sit in the train seat, which he loved. They put on a DVD for him (of our choice), but he was so distracted by the train and the weird stuff going on around his head, that he barely watched it. He was a little anxious, but she was really good at just working around it, and most importantly, did a great job cutting his hair exactly the way I'd asked her to. Anyway, just wanted to get a good review out there, as there aren't too many options for little kid's cuts. We had a great experience, I'm really glad we went there.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Sep-2013
    Subject:  First haircut for a 15 month old
    Comment:  We had gone to Gina at Kidz Cut Zone for years, and reluctantly tried Lulu's this year. We were all happy with the cuts, and with the staff.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Sep-2013
    Subject:  First haircut for a 15 month old
    Comment:  Thanks for your recommendations! We ended up going to Lulu's just because it was easiest. There were actually no other kids there, probably because it was Labor Day weekend, so they were really focused on him. The lady who cut his hair was great - mellow, but totally focused on moving quickly and efficiently. We put in a video and he held onto a few toys during the process (they had a bin full). He sat on my lap the entire time, which was key to helping him feel comfortable. Plus the video and toys were necessary to keep him distracted. He would never sit still or let a stranger touch his head otherwise. And they gave him a balloon when he was done, which he was obsessed with all day. So all in all, they did a great job and it was fast. If he needed something more stylish, I would maybe find something less kid-centric. But he doesn't (and didn't!) have enough hair for that, just a little clean up was all we needed and they did great.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Sep-2013
    Subject:  First haircut for a 15 month old
    Comment:  I second the advice to avoid Lulu's. We've given them multiple chances. Every time we've given very specific directions and asked them not to give our son a bowl cut. And every time he's left looking like Prince Valiant. (And we have talked to several other parents who have had similar experiences.)It's a shame, because I have had great experiences with the owner, the toy store employees, and the employees at the other shops. But the haircutting is just bad.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Sep-2013
    Subject:   Back First haircut for a 15 month old
    Comment:  Give Lulu's a miss. Had a miserable experience there. They butchered my little guy and were rude and unhelpful and had no interest in doing anything to address how obviously unhappy we were about it. Give anywhere else a try.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 29-Sep-2013
    Subject:   Back First haircut for a 15 month old
    Comment:  Lulu's on 5th ave. is great! A friend recommended the place to us for our 16-month old, and it was a great experience. The stylists have tons of experience with distracting toddlers and also being very gentle and sweet with uncooperative kids.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 21-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Best Place for Baby Boy's First Haircut
    Comment:  Just following up on the idea that a couple people have mentioned that Lulu's can be a little overwhelming with multiple kids, TVs, etc...I've been there with my nephew and agree.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 21-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Best Place for Baby Boy's First Haircut
    Comment:  I just brought my daughter to Lulus for her first cut last weekend based on recos I received from a similar post. She's 18 months and had an interesting mullet-esque look going on and Jennifer did a very nice job cleaning it up and making it even so that I think it will start to grow in quite nicely so I'd recommend them based on her work. She was also very sweet to my daughter and to my husband and I who were filming the rite of passage and trying to micro-manage the styling!! That said, it was certainly an overwhelming environment and a bit more expensive than I'd have liked but the certificate is sweet and we left without any tantrum so the good outweighed the bad
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 21-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Best Place for Baby Boy's First Haircut
    Comment:  We have had some good, some bad experiences at Lulus. �The first haircut certificate is cute so we'll probably go back for my youngest's first cut. �A couple times I've asked them to clean up a hairline or a longer lock and the response has been fine, but I often find later on that there are other uneven spots.....and my son is a very still, calm kid in the barber chair. ��I'm not sure if it's just when they are really busy but there is a certain rushing, frenzy to the haircutting area--multiple TVs blaring, toys everywhere to distract, and often crowds of adults and kids. If your child gets distracted or anxious in crowds or new places, this might be an especially bad spot.
    Reviewed by Administrator
    On 21-Mar-2013
    Subject:  Best Place for Baby Boy's First Haircut
    Comment:  I had a great experience at LuLu's. I took my 15 month son old there after the botched job his dad gave him. I give him credit for trying but it was terrible. The hairdresser gave my son who was not cooperating at all a really nice, I hate to say it, hipster haircut. He's definitely the coolest kid in his daycare. I love it! We got a balloon and certificate at the end then played with the train set afterwards.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Dec-2012
    Comment:  Lulu's will tolerate my younger son who just screams his head off the entire time. (the quality of his haircut definitely suffers.)
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Dec-2012
    Comment:  We love Julianna at LuLu's. We've had a few other stylists who were all perfectly competent, but Julianna is consistently excellent.If you have to get it cut short to fix it, you can always spike his hair up a bit with soap so it will look way cool as it grows out.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 05-Dec-2012
    Comment:  Julianna at Lulu's is fantastic. My son (now 2) has had his hair cut by 3 different people there, and all were perfectly acceptable (in terms of ability and being good/patient with kids), but Julianna is the best by far. She has cut his hair short and kept it longish, as requested on our most recent visit. I always make an appt specifically with her. I am mystified by the neg comments I have seen on this list about Lulu's.
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 03-Dec-2012
    Comment:  We go to Nelly at Lulu's who gave us great tips on how to deal with my daughter's VERY curly hair. She also gives a great cut!
    Reviewed by PSPMemberReview
    On 04-Oct-2012
    Subject:  Recommendation for curly kid's haircut
    Comment:  Nelly at Lulu's gives my very curly daughter a great cut.September 2012