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Getting your Child's Hair Cut - Serenity Loves

What makes getting your child’s haircut so nerve racking?  

FEAR!

 

So why can this be a scary time for kids?

 

What makes them scared at something that us adults find so relaxing?

 

How can we overcome their fear and make them realise its not going to hurt them and that they are safe?

 

These are some of the questions we will be looking at during this blog!

 

Don’t forget we have our little yellow mini to help calm nerves!!

So why can this be a scary time for kids?

 

For a child, having your hair cut is quite scary, whilst having some stranger that they don’t know around their hair with sharp tools or noisy clippers can be quite daunting.  

 

CLIPPERS

Using the clippers is a quicker and safer alternative to scissors when its going around the sides and over the ears. The noise is what scares children, but by introducing them to children slowly, and by brushing the clippers against their hand, showing they don’t hurt, eases their feeling towards them. We also prefer to use clippers with a child that really doesn’t enjoy having their haircut. When the child is in distress and crying uncontrollably, we find clippers are quick enough to get the hair cut with as little tears as possible, and we are happy to help hold them with you and we have biscuits and lollies to help calm the nerves.

 

SCISSORS

Using scissors is a quieter method of cutting kids’ hair and they don’t tend to be so scared of them. Whereas scissors are more commonly used on girls and the top of a boys cut, we are able to complete a boys cut with just scissors, however going around the ears is tricky and would need them to sit still. Again, we have biscuits and lollies to help calm the nerves.

 

How can we overcome their fear and make them realise its not going to hurt them and that they are safe?

 

At Serenity Loves we have cut many children’s hair and have seem our fair share of reactions:

 

Ones that have cried. 

Some that have refused. 

Ones that are happy see to us. 

So over the years we have found that when you stick with the same hairdresser, kids are more likely to get calmer whilst getting their hair cut each time. When they’re comfortable with us or familiar with us it take the attention away for what we are doing, they ignore us, like were are not there and with them not noticing we can carry out the haircut quicker and them realising it didn’t hurt at all.

 

We give out lollies, biscuits and stickers after the service, and sometimes during the service, to help keep there mind of what they are doing. It is also appreciated when mums or dads let them watch something on there phone, which also keeps them distracted. 

 

We do suggest for boys, that when at home, to brush their hair. This gets them used to us doing it with our comb. If they can, getting dad to take them to the barber/hairdressers with them to see that thee is nothing to be afraid of.  

 

I hope this helps you with your nerves,  and for more information contact us on 01733 687835

 

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