Hair ‘n’ Play to Make Mum’s Day!

Mothers having a bad hair day have help at hand. Darwin now has a hair and beauty salon with free babysitting included!

Hair ‘n’ Play is the brainchild of Jo Mufale, who as a mother of three young boys knows the stress of juggling parenting and appointments.

“I know many mothers who, like me, find it really hard to get away for the hour or two or three needed to get a really decent haircut,” she said.

“Between school, work, medical appointments, grocery shopping, sports activities and so on, often there’s no time for the most important person of all – the parent who is run ragged keeping up with it all.”

“Often it is their personal care that comes last on the list of things to be done. My salon gives them a chance to have their hair done without having to organise care for the children, or the nagging worry of leaving them home alone.”

Hair ‘n’ Play, in Caryota Court, Coconut Grove, is Jo’s second salon – she previously owned a thriving business in  Victoria.

“I thought long and hard about what gap there might be in the market here.”

“I’ve employed an experienced au pair who will entertain children upstairs with a variety of play opportunities.”

“We call it the Stairway to Heaven because it is a kid’s paradise up there. Plenty of room, plenty of toys and plenty of fun to be had!”

“Meanwhile, Mum can be downstairs enjoying a quiet coffee while she has her hair done. The salon is fairly spacious so a small baby in a pram or rocker can be parked near their Mum’s station if she wants.”

The salon is at the very end of Caryota Court – drive right to the end! “If you get that far, my sign is unmissable,” Jo laughs. “You’ll find me snipping up a storm inside!”