How to Prepare Kids for a Haircut

By J. Elaine Spear

Part of Haircutting For Dummies Cheat Sheet

When it comes to children’s haircuts, you might have to pull out every trick in the book to keep kids happy in the styling chair. Try to provide a fun and fast experience for children by using these haircutting tips:

  • Pick their best time. Children have a way of derailing your haircutting mission when they are tired and cranky.

  • Plan your haircut designs in advance to speed up the haircutting process.

  • Make sure your combs and brushes are kid friendly by being smooth, soft, and well-rounded on the tips.

  • Plan their haircuts around their favorite television programs or rent a popular video.

  • Bribe them with whatever you have — a cheap toy, a lapful of their favorite cookies, whatever!