Our specialized program to help children overcome any challenges they face when visiting a barbershop e.g. new sounds, a new environment, being touched by an unfamiliar person.
Our barbering services have been completely over-hauled to allow anyone with sensory challenges or NOT to experience something completely new from their Barbers
Meeting new people, experiencing a new environment and sounds and being physically touched by someone new can be overwhelming for some children. While approximately 90% of children go ahead with their haircut on the first visit, it takes a little bit longer for some, which is absolutely OK!
We operate under a "No Holding" policy which means all children, through our Barber Desentsitization Program™ if required, will get to the point where they are comfortable getting their haircut with us.
This is a Parent/Barber partnership program where we work together to bring your child to a point where they can get a haircut without holding and feel comfortable while they enjoy the experience. We want them to want to come to the barbershop.
We have designed very specific effective techniques that are completely unique to the barbershop experience that we apply with your help during and between visits. The success of this program has been fantastic and extremely rewarding for us.
We will always endeavour to complete the haircut on the first attempt however for the comfort of your child and safety reasons we may assess any situation and advise that a different approach is more beneficial at times.
We ask parents to always remember that the result we are looking for is not just to get a haircut this one time. This will be a lifetime experience for your child and we want to help them overcome any challenges they have FOR LIFE. Sometimes it takes a little bit longer upfront for some children and that is ok, we will get there and the payoff is huge for you! We will assess your child and always consult with you on best approach.
Our facilities are designed to attract and distract but also to offer children sensory play to make them happy and want to revisit us. After all they will be visiting a barbershop for the rest of their lives! Our barbering services have been completely over-hauled to allow anyone with sensory challenges or NOT to experience something completely new from their Barbers.
We pride ourselves on offering barbering services that are client-led and offer a completely unique experience for our customers. Our approach to sesnsory haircuts includes;
- Increased appointment times,
- A one-of-a-kind client-led approach,
- Relaxation techniques,
- Sensory room experiences,
- Sensory friendly tools,
- Parent focused communication,
- Pre-planned desensitization techniques
Our Sensory Rooms were designed to help children with the greatest challenges when visiting a barbershop overcome and turn this experience into a positive part of their lives. While we prioritise these children within our sensory rooms, most children like to experience the environment so feel free to ask us if your child would like to visit our rooms - when we can, we will.