Now here is the
part you’ve been waiting for.
is a secret most of my customers want to know.
hard part is actually getting your child through the initial
First ask yourself why you think your child is fussy.
Do they need a nap?
Are they hungry?
Do they fear strangers.?
Is it the loud clippers or the sharp scissors.?
Maybe it's your child's first haircut.
|If you can
get down to the main reason of the problem will be
simpler to solve.
I once had a little girl who was petrified
of me. She had beautiful long hair that was commented on
wherever she went. Her father insisted that she never cut it.
He jokingly told her that if she ever cut it she would never
be the same again. This was when he caught her with a pair of
scissors in her hand ready to experiment on her beautiful long
Somehow, someway, in her young imaginative mind, she
translated what her dad said, into, her hair would never grow
back, and that I would cut it all off. Now imagine what she
thought when her mom actually took her to the salon. Well I
suggested that Daddy bring her himself and get his own haircut
at he same time.
We talked with her about how long his hair
had gotten since I saw him last and how fast it grew back. We
joked and laughed and after that she was fine.
Boys are often afraid of clippers and
scissors. It’s best to warn them that the scissors are sharp
enough to cut so they should sit still.
tell them that their ear will get cut off. You don’t want to
may tell them that if they don’t sit still the poor
hairdresser will probably cut her finger.
may not look as good as it should.
Or that the whole
experience will take longer because they keep moving.
Little kids need to feel secure so it’s
good to describe a hair cut experience before they go through
it. Then point out the different steps other customers go
through while waiting for your child’s turn.
“Look Honey, that woman is
getting a shampoo it looks like it feels food. That man is
using the trimmers. They look like they tickle. That little
boy got a balloon. He must of sat very still. What a big
When the drape goes on your child expose
their hands. Place something in each hand like a toy. I would
put a comb in each hand and for some reason they would never
try to comb their hair with either of them.
When the clippers
turn on I would say:
“Wow these are noisy
huh? That’s because they have a motor in them like a car.
They also have a guard so they
can’t cut you.”
Then I’d run the blade over my fingers to demonstrate.
Then I’d do it to the parents fingers. Last I’d ask the
child if they’d like to touch it. Then I’d tell them that
it might tickle so try not to wiggle while I moved it through
you’re a fast talker the haircut is over before you
If I haven't made it
a point yet I will now!
just getting the hair off your child will make them feel
Who wants to be