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Spring Haircuts at Cartoon Cuts + GIVEAWAY!

Spring is finally here! The days are getting brighter, the birds are chirping, and flowers are starting to bloom! I decided this week was the perfect time to take my girls into our favorite Cartoon Cuts for fresh spring haircuts. We always visit the location at Congressional Plaza in Rockville. My girls are comfortable there and the staff is so friendly. When we walked into the store we were immediately greeted by the woman at the front desk and the manager, Melissa. As my girls were playing with the toys in the waiting area, Melissa starting chatting with them and they quickly became excited for their turn to get their haircut. She had such a nice demeanor and a way of making my girls feel comfortable. If your little ones have haircut anxiety, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with Melissa and her staff at Cartoon Cuts!

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Clara went first with getting her hair washed and loved how the trunk of Ellie the elephant was spraying her hair!

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My littlest, Mae was nervous about getting her hair washed. Melissa was so great with her, she didn’t pressure her and decided it would be best to just wet her hair with the spray bottle.

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As you can see, Clara was thrilled with her new haircut! At first she was hesitant to cut it because she liked the length but the ends had gotten dry after taking swimming lessons all winter. The fresh cut was definitely needed and she was happy that she still had the length to her hair after the trim. And Melissa did a cute little braid around the side that she loved!

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Next up was Mae! She was blessed with a head full of curls but it definitely requires someone who knows how to cut curly hair. Melissa did an amazing job! She trimmed the ends and added some layers to make her curls really bounce!

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Mae was very happy with the result!

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The salon carries a lot of great products specially designed for kids hair. We bought the Knot Genie brush and the SoCozy detangler and I LOVE them! I’m not trying to sell these products or anything, just sharing what is working well for me on the hair brushing battle every morning!

(GIVEAWAY!) Cartoon Cuts has generously offered a free haircut to one of my readers! Simply comment on this blog post for a chance to win. I’ll draw a winner next Monday, April 3rd. Good luck!

We really had such a great experience at Cartoon Cuts in Rockville! I can’t recommend them enough! There are also a few other locations in the DMV area:

Baltimore – White Marsh Mall

8200 Perry Hall Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21236
(410) 931-1588
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm

Columbia- The Mall in Columbia

10300 Little Patuxent Pkwy
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 740-6665
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 9:00pm
Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm


Rockville Congressional Plaza

1619 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
(301) 816-3098
Mon – Fri 10:00am – 8:00pm
Sat 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sun 10:00am – 6:00pm

DullesDulles Town Center

21100 Dulles Town Cir
Dulles, VA 20166
(703) 433-1440
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 9:30pm
Sun 11:00am – 7:00pm

Fairfax– Fair Oaks Mall

11784 Fair Oaks Mall
Fairfax, VA 22033
(703) 359-2887
Mon – Fri 9:30am – 9:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 9:30pm
Sun 11:00am – 6:00pm

Springfield – Springfield Town Center

6511 Springfield Mall
Springfield, VA 22150
Mon – Sat 10:00am – 9:30pm
Sun 11:00am – 7:00pm



The Congressional Plaza Experience + Giveaway!

Congressional Plaza
1683 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD

Congressional Plaza in Rockville is one of my favorite shopping destinations. I love that I can get my groceries at The Fresh Market, grab a latte at Starbucks, and also pop into one of the boutiques for other essentials all in one stop. Parking is easy and it’s conveniently located on Rockville Pike. I’m sure most moms can relate that time is precious and making only one stop for several errands is essential!


The newest store to join the list of more than 50 stores and restaurants at Congressional Plaza is Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth. The 40,000-square-foot store offers designer clothing at prices up to 70 percent off Saks Fifth Avenue’s typical prices. I attended the grand opening last month and I might have found a few things I couldn’t live without!

The store is 2 levels. The first level is all accessories – mostly handbags and accessories.


And the lower level has the men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing sections as well as shoes and jewelry.


I was surprised at how amazing the prices are….I found adorable puffer vests for my girls for only $20 each! That’s comparable to Target prices but you get the designer brands here!


The jewelry section is a must! I found some adorable earrings and bracelets that will be the perfect Christmas gifts for my girlfriends.


Child’s Play is another one of my favorite stores at Congressional Plaza.


They have the most unique toys and an incredible selection for kids of all ages. I got a jump start on my Christmas shopping for my girls and got them a few items on their wish lists. Child’s Play is also my go-to store for stocking stuffers. They have so many fun little treasures that are the perfect size for the stockings.


They carry all the big name brands like Lego, Calico Critters, Alex, Haba, Playmobil, Fisher Price, Jellycat, Melissa & Doug, and so many more….check out their website to see them all. Plus they have unique brands that you can’t find at the big box stores.


A few other stores that I frequently shop at in Congressional Plaza are the Loft, Lucy, and Ulta Beauty. There is also a Cartoon Cuts where I always take my girls to get their haircuts. And there was a time when my girls were younger when it seemed like I was at the buy, buy, Baby every week! The shopping center has a nice mix of national retailers and boutiques, plus kid-friendly dining options like Noodles & Company, Lebanese Taverna, and Baja Fresh.

Congressional Plaza is currently undergoing a “facelift” to achieve a new & improved look. The enhancements include an expanded outdoor cafe area, a refreshed color scheme and modernized look, fresh landscaping, and updated signage. I have to say the improvements look really great!

Parents should also make note that Congressional Plaza has a fun “Mommy & Me” program that runs April through October. The club meets for a special morning out on the second Thursday of the month with active learning and creative play at all your favorite stores! There are special offers from our eateries, story time, arts & crafts, musical entertainment, prizes and a whole lot more! Click here to sign up and become a member for free!

How would you like to win a $50 gift card to Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth? Well, I am giving one away just in time for your holiday shopping! Simply leave a comment on this blog post to enter. I will randomly select a winner and notify them on Tuesday, November 29th. Good luck!