•  Happy Hair, Happy Kids 

    Haircuts used to be such a chore;
    now they're fun!

  •  Experience 

    My daughter and I had such a great experience,
    we told all of our neighbors and friends about it.

  •  Special Needs 

    Our stylists are trained by local
    special needs groups to
    be able to provide an exceptional experience
    for all children.

  •  Made for Kids 

    The race car chair is my favorite...
    and watching videos.

We change the way parents and children feel about haircut day. Haircuts become less of a chore and more of a fun outing. Our highly trained stylists and kid-centric environment are the reasons why.

Harry the Shampooing Elephant

Children are put at ease immediately, starting with a visit to Harry.

Unique Salon Chairs

They can select from a Jeep, sports car, airplane or traditional chair.

Built-in Entertainment

Each station is equipped with movie DVDs and video games to help pass the time.


They can even keep their same stylist, visit after visit.

Ballwin, MO

106 Holloway Road
Ballwin, MO 63011
(636) 227-7647 (SNIP)

O'Fallon, MO

Plaza at Hutchings Farm
2546 State Highway K
O'Fallon, MO 63368
(636) 379-7647 (SNIP)

Kids Come First

The way we see it, every child that comes to The Hairy Elephant should have a happy experience from start to finish. That’s why our highly trained professional stylists go out of their way to create a fun environment while giving your child a quality haircut.

Flavor Station

When you visit either of our two locations, your child’s first stop is shampoo selection where they can pick a “flavor” or concoct their own from our mixable selection.

Meet Harry!

Next, they meet Harry, the friendly shampooing elephant and lay on a comfortable platform, no uncomfortable shampooing chairs here!

Customized Stations

Then, they choose a Jeep, sports car, airplane or salon chair and PlayStation® games and movies are provided at each station to keep them entertained.

Value & Experience

Our friendly staff is trained specifically on boys’ and girls’ haircuts and products in order to ensure a quality style each and every time.

  • - Shampoo is always included
  • - Hair is sectioned for a superior cut
  • - Blow-dry styling included
  • - Staff trained to work with special needs kids
  • - Appointment-based to allow plenty of time
  • - Convenient hours
  • - Two locations
  • - FUN for all kids – even tweens!

Our Prices

Prices are subject to change. Please call our loctions to confirm.

Haircut, Shampoo and Blow Dry (≤10)
Bang Trim (shampoo not incl.)
Child's First Haircut (incl. cert, lock of hair, photo)
Just Shampoo
Shampoo and Blow Dry
Buzz Cut (clippers only, shampoo incl.)
Recital Bun
Party Style
Flat Iron
Just Polish Fingernails
Just Polish Toenails
Eyebrow Shaping

Events & Promotions

Be sure to check our store Facebook pages for our current promotions.

First Hair Cut

Baby's First Haircut

Your baby’s first haircut should be a happy experience that sets the tone for future cuts. At The Hairy Elephant, we’ll commemorate this major milestone with a photo and a lock of your child’s hair on a personalized certificate that will become a cherished keepsake.

Hairstyling Classes

Hairstyling Classes

Not sure how to tame those wild tresses? Perplexed by your princess’s ponytails? We can put an end to your frustration with easy-to-do, flattering styles for your child’s hair. Call today to arrange for a private session with a stylist. It’s fun! (Also makes a delightful father-daughter event.)


Birthday Mailing List

Sign up for our birthday mailing list and, once a year, you’ll receive a postcard in the mail for $3.00 off any service or product in the salon.

Family Discount

Family Discount

Bring in three (3) or more siblings at a time and get $2.00 off PER CHILD! (All children must have hair cut the same day.)

Frequent Card

Frequent Haircut Card

Come in and get a punch card for each of your children. After nine haircuts, your 10th is FREE! (One card per child)



Exclusively for Hairy Elephant clients: Refer a friend for their first Hairy Elephant haircut and we’ll mail you a postcard good for $3.00 off your next salon visit, just to say thank you.

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates

Our gift certificates come in a complimentary gabled box with a candy-shaped towel!

Services for Special Needs Children

When The Hairy Elephant opened in 2003, we quickly saw the need to support parents of children with special needs. Our salon environment is welcoming and we never want a parent to feel self-conscience about their child and their haircut experience. We understand that it can be very scary to some children and our staff works hard to make these children feel comfortable.

Children with Autism have become a special area of focus for us. Special training for our staff, as well as information about what would be helpful to make a routine haircut easier for these children, was provided by local Autism groups.

Besides training, we work hard on the atmosphere. We even search out special tools of the trade. We utilize the quietest clippers and trimmers available professionally, and most stations have novelty cars for kids to sit on while getting a haircut. Adult styling chairs are also available for bigger kids or a child that is more comfortable sitting on a parent’s lap. Each station has a TV/DVD/VCR so children can watch one of our many movies or bring a favorite from home. We also have weighted lap pads and continue to look into other equipment to help make the haircut experience better.

Lastly, we encourage parents to request the same stylist each visit, as this allows the stylist and the child to get to know each other. We’ve learned that when a child consistently sees the same stylist, they come to know what to expect and, ultimately, the haircut experience becomes more comfortable, if not enjoyable.


Visit either of our stores for all our fantastic product lines!

We give children the opportunity to mix and match shampoo “flavors” to create their own recipe! They can have their hair shampooed that day and even take home a bottle of their unique creation.

For naturally curly or wavy hair, we offer products by Fuzzy Duck® and MopTopTM. (Children may add a dollop of “flavor” to their curly-hair shampoo if they wish.)

Shampoo Station
Original Sprout
Wet Brush
The Art of Cure
Knot Genie
Hair Shots
Club Dragonfly
Wee Ones
Logo Loops

Appointment Policy


Hairy Elephant is an appointment-based salon. High volume appointment times are: Saturdays, evenings, and weeks leading up to holidays.

Late Arrivals

We work very hard to schedule the right amount of time for each service. Accommodating late guests is often impossible without disrupting every other guest schedule that day.

Please be aware, in the unfortunate event you are more than 15 minutes late, we cannot guarantee that your services will be performed that day. Tardiness may require rescheduling your appointment for another day.

No Shows

If you are unable to make your appointment please contact us as soon as possible. If you are excessive about not showing up for your appointments we will no longer be able to make appointments for you.