Many children with additional needs face challenges when it comes to getting their hair cut. It can be an incredibly stressful experience for everyone involved, despite the fact that haircuts are a necessity for everyone.
Getting a haircut can overwhelm the senses, with numerous challenges such as, the apron/cloth, noise from clippers, music, lighting, smells etc. Children are taught not to interact with strangers, yet they find themselves in a situation where a stranger is standing in their personal space, holding scissors, and expecting them to tolerate everything happening around them.
Craig Henderson runs a neurodiverse and gender-neutral barbershop in Bolton and joins Dale today to discuss ‘Additional Needs Haircut Services’. He brings a wealth of experience working with and supporting children and young people, both within his barbershop and by visiting schools. Craig’s mission is to educate all parties involved, dispel fear, and facilitate safe and comfortable haircuts.
Haircuts don’t have to be a stressful and anxiety triggering experience. Listen to find out:
- The step-by-step process involved in achieving what may seem like an impossible task of getting a haircut.
- Valuable tips for barbers and hairdressers on how they can better support clients with neurodiverse needs.
- Guidance for parents on how to prepare and assist their child before a visit to the barbershop.
- Understanding that a haircut is about more than just hair; it encompasses a comprehensive experience.
About Craig Henderson
Craig Henderson runs a neuro diverse and gender neutral barbershop in Bolton with his fiancée Sarah, and they have 4 children and 2 of them are on the spectrum.
He has been hairdressing and barbering for over 10 years and was trained in traditional methods, which has been a blessing when working with these fantastic humans with additional needs.
He is a brand ambassador for industry brand, Gamma Plus.
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