Hair Cut Phobia

Hairdresser with scissors
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Q: Hi, I have a phobia or fear to get my hair cut. Do you know how to correct it?
A: Basically, if what you have is an authentic phobia concerning the act of having your hair cut, you need to consult with a therapist to overcome the problem, as there may be a more deep-seated issue to blame for your fear. I am neither licensed, nor am I qualified to address psychological issues (neither is any other hairdresser).
If, however, you mean "phobia" as in simply afraid of getting it cut - without deep-seated issues or anxiety/panic attacks when you approach a salon chair - then my best recommendation is to find a stylist you are comfortable with and start small.
In other words, once you find someone you are comfortable with, have him, or her, perform a trim on your hair. He/she should cut the most minimal amount possible. Then as you get more comfortable, you can slowly make gradual changes to your hair until you reach the style you desire.
See also:
Haircut phobias
Your child and the hairdresser