Before visiting a hairdresser, please talk to your child about what is done at a hairdressers’. Even better—act it out at home: comb the child’s or perhaps a doll’s hair, pretend to cut the hair (but please do not leave the scissors to where your child can find them!).
Try to make this activity as exciting as possible for your child. Show pictures of the salon from our website or our Facebook wall.
Kids like to feel grown up. Tell your kid that all the ‘grown-ups’ also visit a hairdresser.
From our experience, if there are multiple children in the family, then it’s easier and more exciting to visit together. If the older kid gives an example, then the younger one will be braver later on. After the haircut, the children can pass the time by playing at our salon.
It’s not a good idea to bring a small child if they are tired or have spent a long day at the kindergarten.
If the children spend a lot of time with their mother, then it can really help if the the father accompanies the child to the hairdresser.
Before the first visit to the hairdresser, you can come and bring your child to play at our playground (for a small fee). At the same time, your child will see how a haircut is done and what it is all about.
The child can also sit on their parent’s lap during the haircut.
You can also bring the child’s favourite thing, like a teddy bear or some other interesting or important thing for the child. We can also offer some toys here. We do not have a problem if the child’s favourite thing is a food item. Some babies feel safer with a pacifier or a feeding bottle.
Some kids respond well to trading—if the kid has been good, then reward them with a thing or a beloved activity. Make an agreement about it with your child beforehand.
We have seen that if you talk to your child and explain things, then new activities will not scare and confuse them as much. So talk, play, and talk again! 🙂
We ask you to bring an exchange shirt or blouse, because many children are afraid of client aprons (pelerines). Small hairs could prickle and irritate them, especially babies and toddlers. Later, having made it home, we advise a little extra rinse as well.
In the case of formal haircuts, we advise putting on clothes with buttons or zippers in the front.
We ask you to not bring sick children to our salon, as it puts us all in danger of infection—both our little clients and the people serving these little clients (an infected staff member is a threat to the next clients as well).
The entire staff of Juuksik asks for your understanding in terms of the quality of our service if your child is terribly afraid and will not let the hairdresser do their job—in these cases, our hairdressers might not always be able to guarantee the best quality. We always advise you to return for another appointment when your child has had the chance to rest and is in a better mood, as we can then redo and/or finish the haircut. We ask you to express your dissatisfaction with the situation in words on the spot, as we can find an alternative solution by discussing it openly.
A carefree time for you and a fun time for your child!