For about a year Josh has HATED getting his hair cut! His hair grows pretty fast and is fairly unruly and thick so this posed a bit of a problem. With many a time mission aborted or sometimes pinned down whilst stuffing chocolate buttons in his mouth to keep him calm-that’s what the call A1 parenting! We had one delightful time at Kiddie Cuts where we arrived early so there wouldn’t be too many people and when Josh started getting upset the woman said under her breath ‘just what I need first thing in the morning’! At 16 euros for that service we decided we needed to find another alternative. We had also tried a nice local barbers and she was patient but he always kicked off. Then we heard about Cupid Kids Cuts.
There description goes like this..so we were hopeful.
For some children,getting a hair cut is a relatively simple thing. But for others,it’s a very traumatic experience,and for some with special needs, and on the autism spectrum,this can be a major undertaking for both the children and their parents,Here at Cupid Kid Cuts we have a huge understanding of this,we have lots of toys,Teddy’s and other distractions like personal DVD players why not bring along their own favourite DVD which has proved in the past to have a calming effect on them,through research and experience,we recommend that you bring your child into the salon a couple of times before they actually get their hair cut ,let them say hi, have a play , get a little treat,get used to the surroundings of the salon,this is extremely beneficial in helping them feel a little more relaxed. Come along at anytime to say hi , we are also wheelchair accessible.
Ian brought Josh last weekend with not a lot of hope based on past experiences but held a little hope based on the above. It all turned out great, better than great..
Josh was made feel comfortable on arrival, given plenty of time to play with all the toys they have.
Then the lady gently introduced him to the chair asking what DVD he would like to watch. She promised him encouragingly a sticker and some jellies once she finished and he amazingly complied! I don’t think this was coincidence, it was her manner and approach with him that worked. He didn’t want to leave and even spoke about going back with Ian in the car on the way home! Result!
See my husbands review and many more with further details on thier Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CupidKidCuts/