Monday, September 24, 2012
Labels: black kids hair, culture, girls hairstyles, hair for kids, kid salon, kids cuts, kids hair kids hairstyles
I often hear complaints from my clients about their kids' hair being hacked and then leaving in tears.
The truth is a child's hair is just like an adult's. It can be unruly and thick, making it hard to control. The biggest difference between the two, is that a child may not be as focused on their appearance compared to an adult. But a bad haircut can still leave even a poodle feeling sad. I don't know about you, but I've had my share of "bowl cuts" (as if someone put a bowl on your head and cut around it.) :(
Here are some tips to keep in mind when trying to find the perfect hair stylist for your child.
I'm not sure what qualifications are required to cut at a kids' salon, but I have met people fresh out of beauty school that get jobs in kids' salons for practice. As a result, their skills may not be strong.
On top of that, there's the mentality that it's just a kid. Not everyone is cut out...to cut kids' hair. It takes patience, a sense of humor and a love for children. If you are a stylist and can't stand kids, you shouldn't be in a professional field working with them.
Quick thinking comes into play too. The time that is allotted for a kid's haircut, together with the child moving around (as kids do) makes it hard to achieve good results. As the child becomes impatient with all the hair pulling and combing, as hair stylists, we have to do what will give us great results in minutes. Every tool from scissors, razors, clippers and thinning shears should be at hand.
When it comes to products, I highly recommend Gaia Skin Naturals. You will love me for it! They cater to babies, as their shampoos leave out all petrochemicals and parabens which can irritate and dry skin. Gaia takes great consideration into the types of fruits, herbs, certified organic oils and extracts, they use to treat the skin and scalp, helping preserving natural softness and shine.
I'm happy that kids today have options, be it a kids' salon or their parents' stylist. They are adorable and deserve great hair too. :)
Good luck in finding someone who's sensitive and patient.