Children's hairdresser Melody Davies gives Funky Monkey mascot George a trim at the new Penarth salon

Children’s hairdresser Melody Davies gives Funky Monkey mascot George a trim at the new Penarth salon

A new children’s hairdressers – Melody’s Children’s Hair Salon –  has been opened the Windsor Road children’s clothing  retailers “Funky Monkey”.

One of the big problems most parents with toddlers face is persuading their offspring to sit-still long enough to have their locks expertly trimmed – but the Melody salon has been designed to deal with just that problem, and is kitted-out with toys, a DVD player and sporty racing car that children can sit in .

The children’s hairdressers is the second “Melody’s” branch to be set up following a successful four years at the Regent Arcade, Cheltenham.

Dozens of local children underwent their first haircut at Melody’s in Penarth yesterday (Sunday) . Founder Melody Davies says  “We’ve had an amazing launch today with children coming to have their haircut in a fun and friendly environment. “

Funky Monkey's main store is in Windsor Road Penarth -right by the bus stop

Funky Monkey’s main store is in Windsor Road Penarth -right by the bus stop

The new Penarth branch also has a child-friendly mini-manicure salon, providing water based nail colours by Nikki Davies, Melody’s daughter. Initially the salon plans to open three days a week; Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.

More details are available on  the Funky Monkey website at

The clothing business Funky Monkey – which houses the new hairdressing saloon –  is open 7 days a week and is owned and run by Penarth residents Justin & Rebecca Horton who opened the business in July 2015.   It specialises in clothing made from organic cotton, ensuring that clothes are kind to the skin.

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  1. Jessica says:

    Great idea but manicures for kids? How horribly vulgar.

  2. Paul says:

    Children years ago, grew up without all this themed atmosphere to pacify them, when having their hair done……….

  3. Qwen Hill says:

    All they are doing is cashing in on the Yummy mummy set and their associated sprogs. They’ll be offering spray tans soon…… God help the future of the human race.

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