Friday, May 29, 2009

Children Come To My Shop From All Over. I'd Love To Meet You Too! Lots Of Experience With Children On The Autistic Spectrum.

I am sitting in my little store.
I am surprisingly busy today. I had a cancellation so I have a few moments to write. I was just marvelling at the amount of people who come to me from far away. Washington Heights, Inwood, the Upper West Side, even kids from Soho and Chelsea.

I started out as a small local shop, but as time has gone by, I started seeing customers from Bronxdale, Pelham Parkway, Morris Park and Country Club! I'm easy to get to. Close to the Major Deegan and the Henry Hudson, and close to a few bus and train lines.

I get kids from Queens (quite a few actually) and even a some from Long Island. When someone comes in and says they drove all the way from Orange County, or Rockland, I almost cannot believe it!

I have customers from Scarsdale, Hastings, Ardsley and Irvington. Let's not forget Mount Vernon and of course Yonkers. I could go on and on! If I didn't get a few people from new Rochelle or Teaneck every day, I'd be shocked!

Yes, I even get people from all over New Jersey!

I am humbled and gratified when I see how people come from so far. I try my best to do the best possible work on wiggling, moving children. I always hope to keep them happy, and comfortable. Honestly, I don't even need a child to be still!

But why, I wonder? What is it I can offer that keeps you coming back?

For typically developing children who like haircuts, or the child that hates haircuts, I have tons of energy! Energy to get right down on the floor with them and play. I can often be seen crawling on the floor and clowning around with a child. I always put them first. I have the worn out pants to prove it. If you want a hairdresser without dirty knees, don't come here! I love it! I love it so much when I can make a kid more comfortable. Believe me, there is NOTHING I haven't seen or done in the 30 years I've been doing hair! NOTHING.

If the child feels a bit more comfortable and can sit in a chair ( a regular chair or one that looks like a jeep) I have special toys to keep their attention, along with a TV. I have tons of tapes! I even have video games if they are older! But those are the things you can see, I also have alot of "secret weapons" I use to get a haircut done!

For the child that might have issues, I have energy and I have experience. Alot of experience. I've spent time with kids in wheelchairs, along with having worked in the board of ed. with multiply handicapped children and autistic spectrum children. I know how to deal with children who have sensory processing disorder and I can work with just about any type of child you have. I don't promise or guarantee they will like it, I can only promise that I have the experience to make it as pleasant and as fast as possible. and after I am done, I promise they will look good!

You don't have to feel embarrassed or out of place here! Whatever your child does, it's been done before, whatever your child says to me, it's been said before! But I am proud to say that most of the children who come here leave happy!

And the best part of all, the very best part is that I have developed a wonderful group of customers. People that I would be happy to call my friends!

If you want to call me and ask any questions, please feel free! .

Oh yes, I love what I do...Oh did I already say that?

Special Offer!!!!!!!
This month, June 2009, I have a special offer for medical students from Einstein Hospital. Show me your ID and I will take $5.00 off of the price of a regular haircut!

Just for your info, a list of places that people have come to me from...
Israel (many old customers who come back for visits with family and squeeze in a haircut)
Viginia, Maine, Russia (everytime the family came to New York!), Teaneck, Pelham Parkway, Bergan County, Nyack, Fort Lee, Bronxdale Ave., Flushing, Jackson Heights, Washington Heights, Inwood, Van Cortlandt Village, Kingsbridge, Scarsdale, Hastings, Ardsley, Irvington, Mount Vernon,Yonkers, NewRochelle, Teaneck, Mamaroneck, Boston, Rockland, Crosby avenue, Williamsbridge road, Middletown road, Orange County, Fieldston, Manhattan, Bronx, Westchester, Riverdale, White Plains, Morris Park, Students at Einstein medical school, and I'll keep adding more! Let me know if I've missed you!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Vote For Someplace Special, Parents Pick For A Haircut In New York!

For Haircut
in New York

Once again, I am asking you to vote for me in a contest! Just click on the above link and vote for me, Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids.

On the other hand, it was so nice just to be nominated!

Oh, I forgot to say, you can vote every day until July 15th! Cool!

If you have trouble with the link, try this Parents Pick

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Amalgamated Nursery School Bazaar

Yippie! Today I will be selling toys at the Amalgamated Nursery School Bazaar, something I have always wanted to do since my kids went there so many years ago! Come Join me by the train park on Orloff Avenue!

I will have New York City Subways, train whistles, conductor hats, and some wooden dress up dolls, among some other things from the shop.

See you there!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Lice Control And Prevention from Someplace Special And The Lice Treatment Center

What Happens If You Get Lice???
Don't Panic...The Lice Treatment Center is at your service!

Normally, an owner of a kids haircut place does not like to think about lice. I guess nobody likes to think about lice, but especially in places like mine! Every child who comes into my shop gets a lice check whether they know it or not. Before I start a haircut, I part the hair in the most likely places that lice lay their eggs. I can tell right away what the situation is! If I see eggs, I have to stop the haircut because getting lice is like catching a's nothing to be embarrassed about, but it spreads quickly!

All of the schools in my area are seeing a tremendous lice breakout, and the parents ask me what they can do to prevent it from happening to their child. I have finally found a product and a company that I can endorse. It is called The Lice Treatment Center and it is full of knowledgeable, friendly, skilled people who want to help you!

If you call them at 1-888-LICE-AWAY (1-888-542-3292) they will be happy to discuss with you what services and products will best meet your families needs.

Their product line, Jolis Cheveux (which means "Pretty Hair") is all natural and organic and made in the USA! And best of all, each product is guaranteed to work! And even better, it makes your hair look beautiful!

The company was founded by two women, Dr. Elin Cohen, a board certified pediatrician, and Elizabeth Solovay, who has been featured on the internet, radio, and has published articles about lice, along with being an adviser to schools and camps.

Not only does the Lice Treatment Center Have wonderful products, it also offers complete lice removal services including in-home and on-site consultations and lice removal by its professional team of lice removal technicians.

And...if you live close enough to my shop, you can stop by and get all the lice removal supplies you will need as soon as you need them.

So the next time you have this itchy problem, don't panic! Call the Lice Treatment Center
at 1-888-LICE-AWAY (1-888-542-3292). They will know what to do!

I plan on having them send someone out to do a talk at the store for parents. Stay tuned!

On A Lighter Note...
We will be selling scrapbooking supplies in the near future. Stay tuned for news on that as well!