Friday, September 10, 2010

Why Would Or Should A Parent Choose A Hair Salon Just For Kids? Children's Hair Salon/Children's Barber Shop

Why would a parent choose a hair salon just for kids?

Well...Because we specialize in children!  That's why!

People choose my salon for many different reasons. And of course, I can only talk about my salon. Some only come for a first haircut, some come for years. For the first haircut they are not sure how their child will react to the situation and they want someone as gentle as possible. In my case, there is nothing I haven't seen or done in my 25 plus years doing hair and I am a fabulous multi-tasker.  I can play with your kids, walk around following them, crawl on the floor and toss around balls with them while cutting their hair. And gentle?  I am extra gentle, and I throw in a ton of playfulness!

Seems crazy, but I don't care at all how much your child moves during the haircut! I've even done some haircuts on the moving ride outside of the store. That's how much I want to make your child happy!

Some people think all kids of any age should go to a kids salon.  They have seen that at some adult salons, kids are not totally welcome.  Their own hairdressers are happy to do their child's hair as a favor...but it is just a favor. When I do your child's hair it I am not doing you a favor...It is your favor to me.  It is what my business is based on and without you, I wouldn't be here, so when you bring your child into my shop,  you are doing me a favor, and I am going to make sure I do the best job I can, taking all the time I need. That is my thanks to you for doing me this favor!

Then of course there are the kids with special needs. My customers who come in in wheelchairs, with autism, sensory problems, and other things that might make getting a haircut a bit harder.  My main goal is to show respect to you and your child.  I will do what you need. For some kids with special needs, it just takes some extra time to make friends, play awhile, try to gain trust.  It can make all of the difference in the world. Be honest and tell me it might be tough, and I'll book you extra time!

I have been pretty lucky getting difficult kids to be relatively calm for a haircut...and by calm, I don't mean still. I really do not care how much your child moves!

 For some special needs kids it just means getting the job done (if that is what you want.)  I do it fast and as well as I can. But I can't guarantee it will go smoothly! Some children are just to sensitive to deal with the stimulus overload, but I do the best I can so you can walk out of here with a good looking clean-cut kid and know that whatever it takes, I'll do my best. Goodness knows, I've seen it all before!  I've been kicked and pushed...and I am still as gentle as possible and certainly do not take it personally!

My salon, Someplace Special, has now been open for 8 1/2 years and in that time I have done thousands of haircuts. Rest assured that as soon as I look at your child, I can tell what the deal is.

Do they need me to work slowly?  Do I have to work as fast as possible? Should I talk alot, or work silently? Should I mention that I think they look like a princess, or ask if they like french fries? I know all of these things right away.

I also have experience working in the Dept Of Education with autistic children and multiply handicapped children...not to mention that I also know exactly what your child's HAIR needs, and isn't that why you really choose to bring your kids to me?

Those are just some of the reasons that a parent would want to bring their child to a hair salon just for kids. I'd be happy to see some comments from all of you why you choose to do it.

Remember, I love what I do...and I will do my best to make you and your child love it too!

So for all the kids who have come to me short term, and the kids who have been coming to me for years, and even the kids who now bring their kids to me...Whatever it is that you, the parents need me for, or whatever it is that your children need me for...I am here for you all.

Current customers, former customers, and future customers...stop in and say hello anytime...Check out the new bookstore I am sharing space with, at the same address as always, but if you want a haircut PLEASE make an appointment so I can give you all of the time you need and deserve!

That's what I am here for!

(By the way, many boys who used to come to me when they were small are now coming back because they know that I know how to handle long hair!)

Someplace Special, Haircuts and Toys for Kids welcomes children from all over the tri-state area. Inwood, Washington Heights, Hudson Heights, Manhattan, The Upper West Side, The Bronx, Yonkers, Ardsley, Irvington, Hastings, Scarsdale, Westchester, White Plains, Eastchester, Crosby Avenue, Central Park Avenue, White Plains Road...and more.

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