Doodle Doo's opened in July 2005 as a quaint boutique and children's hair salon on Hudson Street in Manhattan's West Village. Owner, Dana Rywelski, worked with her small team of hairstylists and assistants learning the neighborhood clientele, watching their children grow, and built a well rounded collection of sought after New York specialty toys and gifts. Each year, the store gained more notireity and awareness, not only in the West Village, but across Manhattan and into the surrounding borroughs. Customers began traveling from near and far to experience a haircut in the custom built wooden boat or car. Often leaving with a small treat or gift before they headed home, customers raved about their experience and voted Doodle Doo's Best New York Hair Cut in 2007.
After 5 years, Doodle Doo's had out grown the 700 sqft space on Hudson and was ready to expand.
Doodle Doo's relocated and opened it's current flagship location on Christopher St. The expanded store, more than 1700 sqft, features an expanded salon, including a "tween" area and toys and gifts from more than 100 vendors. Each item has been carefully selected to delight our local neighborhood shoppers, as well as, visitors from all over the world .
In October 2016, Doodle Doo's joined forces with Manhattan's favorite indoor play space, Appleseed's, to open our second location, inside AppleSeed's Chelsea. With all the same speciality collections of toys and gifts and a small salon, Doodle Doo's on 25th Street is the perfect addition to Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood.
Our Stylists set the tone for more than just a haircut. Enjoy your experience!
Both locations offer a variety of seasoned stylists, often accompanied with an assistant, to ensure that your child has a fun time, looks great, and you enjoy a stress-free visit.