It’s almost time for the big return to school – and that usually means haircuts! This year, I accomplished this task for one of my sons by taking him to Cool Cuts 4 Kids, a kid-friendly hair salon on Hulen St. in Fort Worth. Usually, I take my kids to a regular old sports-themed haircut place, and if there is a line, I spend most of my time trying to keep them entertained. But Cool Cuts 4 Kids has already thought ahead, and filled their salon with plenty of stuff to keep youngsters occupied while they wait for their turn. The store in Fort Worth has a train table in the lobby with plenty of trains, plus a TV playing kid-friendly shows. Older kids can enjoy the video-game systems they have against the far wall.

When our turn arrived, my son thought it was quite fun to sit in the chairs, which are made to look like fire engines and cars. They also have TVs in front of each chair, and kids can pick from a selection of DVDs. Our stylist was great, but Patrick still looked pretty unsure: Giveaway: Cool Cuts 4 Kids

Afterwards, he was all smiles!

Giveaway: Cool Cuts 4 Kids

If you’re interested in trying Cool Cuts 4 Kids for yourself, check out this coupon for $5 off any service of $11.95 or higher. It’s good for new clients only, through Oct. 31. The Fort Worth location is at 5280 S. Hulen St., just down from Hulen Mall, next to Chili’s.

Have you done the back-to-school haircut thing yet? In an effort to help, Cool Cuts 4 Kids will provide a $25 gift card to one lucky Fort Worth on the Cheap reader. To enter, please “like” Cool Cuts 4 Kids on Facebook, and then come back to fill out this form. I’ll draw for the winner at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, and notify them shortly thereafter. You will have 24 hours to claim your prize from the time you receive your winner’s notification, or the prize will be awarded to another entrant – so please, check your email. Good luck!