You can prepare your child to a visit to the hairdresser by taking it with you on an occasion when you are going for a haircut yourself, of course not during a long visit. Or just
have a look and then make the appointment while you are there. Another good thing is to take a favorite drink and snack with you when you are
visiting. Maybe your child disapproves of the drinks and snacks of the salon and then gets disappointed by viewing other children enjoying everything.
When you are looking for a good childrenīs hairdresser, donīt hesitate and ask around. Other parents might be able to advise you which
hairdresser is especially good in working with children and who is giving good results on the cut as well. Do not be hesitant to pay a little
more for a good experience instead of paying less for a good haircut with a hairdresser where your child simply does not feel at ease. When
your child has good experiences with a certain hairdresser at a salon, stay there and keep making your appointments with this person, which will
add to the secure feeling of your child and provide stability.
If still all goes wrong, donīt worry, there also are hairsdressers nowadays that make housecalls. Your child then will be treated in its own
secure environment. When you search on the web for "childrenīs hairdresser" and then "housecall", you might be able to find one in your area.
When you notice a frightened and nervous attitude with your child, then comfort your child and guide it calmly though everything and explain out
of a positive feeling and in understandeable words what is going to happen or is happening and how long it will last. But certainly do not do so
if it is not called for, when your child is distracted and at ease while being cut, please do not interfere. Be patient and have a lot of
understanding if everything does not work out as it should, but donīt be chary of compliments either when, even small, things go well to
motivate the child. Haste and an irritated attitude of the parent will certainly not add to a secure feeling now or the next time a haircut is in order.
If everything went well, especially the first times, or did you find you child was very brave, then, of course, a small reward is in order, but
do not grumble if this was not the case, it will only add to a negative feeling concerning hairdressing.