For some children a visit to the salon is a treat, for others a nightmare. If your child does not enjoy getting a haircut it can be a torturous chore for everyone involved. Here are some great tips for helping your child enjoy the haircutting process.
First of all, it is important how you set up the appointment. If you make a last minute appointment, throw your child in the car without warning and expect them to enjoy the experience then you are setting yourself up for failure.
The best way, especially for the first several visits to a salon, is to make it an experience they look forward too. Preparing them and giving them notice that they will be getting a haircut can help accomplish this. Letting them know when you are going can be helpful to some children. This works even better when it is associated with something to help them look forward to the visit. For example: some parents will plan a visit to a salon with a reward that they enjoy while getting their haircut. A fun treat to eat or a new small toy to play with on this day, older children may respond better to a different type of reward – like a new outfit to go with their new hair or simply just the fun of picking a new hairstyle.
Especially with smaller children, it can be helpful to give them something to do while they get their haircut to help keep the child focused. Some children like coloring books, others that are older might have a favorite book to read, or perhaps a toy they can play quietly with while on the stylist’s chair. These are all ways to help make this process more fun for you and your child.
When choosing a new hairstyle and determining a new look for your child’s hair there are many factors to consider.
First of all, it’s important to find a style that they feel comfortable wearing as well as easy to maintain and is a style you both like. Although it is important that a child take ownership of their own personal style, you are their guardian and it’s important to help guide them in their hair decisions as they age. As they get older they can take more and more responsibility over their own hairstyles. It is extremely important that they like the style of their hair as they are the one’s that have to wear it. One common mistake is picking a style for your child that you liked growing up.
Hairstyles that may have been popular when we were children may not be so now. One way to stay current with children’s hairstyles is to pay attention to your child’s friends and classmate’s. Every parent will have a different opinion on what types of styles they will allow their child to wear. As stated earlier, it’s also important to pick a style that is easy to maintain. You don’t want to have to spend long amounts of time every morning styling and preparing your child’s hair. Different styles will require different levels of up keep and daily styling. It is important to pick a style that will fit within your daily routine.
Another factor to consider is choosing a style that works well with your child’s face shape, hair texture and thickness. Some haircuts that work great on straight hair may not look as good on curly hair. Your stylist can work with you to help find a hairstyle that fits your style parameters while working best with the type of hair your child has.
When choosing a stylist, it is important to choose one that has experience working with children. We have special hair cutting services for your child that is under the age of twelve. They will first meet with you and your child for your consultation, during which they will use the looks that you and your child are interested and can help you determine the best cut for your child based on their style desires, face shape, and the texture of their hair to create a satisfying new look for your child.
They will be able to use either clippers or scissors to create the custom haircut and will also give your child a relaxing shampoo and conditioning treatment. They will also blow dry and style their hair so your child leaves looking their very best.
For a new fresh new look, the best hair stylists in the Waynesboro area are ready to help you attain the best style for your child. Call Attitude Salon at (540) 946-6888 to schedule your child’s haircut today.