Charlotte, NC, November 07, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- It’s fair to say that most kids don’t like anyone touching their hair. Take a kid with special needs or sensory processing disorder and you’ve got quite a predicament. How can you cut their hair without touching them?
Sherry’s answer is simple: “Play with them.” In fact, a lot of her day is spent playing around the train table. She finds if she can play with kids, they’ll feel comfortable and let her cut their hair.
“You can’t force kids to do anything. But you can play with them. And when you do, you build trust.” Playing is one tactic. Another is to let parents walk away. When Sherry plays one-on-one with a child, kids open up easier.
“I love my job. My kids are my family. I’ve seen them grow up. Take Shephard Arthur, for example. I’ve been cutting his hair since he was very little.”
Shephard Arthur is Hailey Arthur’s son. Hailey is the owner and manager of Blakeney Pigtails & Crewcuts. “Having a child with special needs means you have to accommodate them in different ways. And our salon is set up to make children feel comfortable.”
With a kid-friendly design including airplane-shaped chairs, a kid's party room, a PlayStation® 2, a Wii™ game center and movies that play throughout the salon, this environment is fun for kids and relaxing for parents. Plus, adults and older children will feel comfortable getting their hair cut, too. Additionally, the salon features unique gifts, hair accessories and has a special party room for hosting dress-up themed parties.
Blakeney Pigtails & Crewcuts is located in South Charlotte and is open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 4 PM. Walk-ins only. No appointments necessary. For more information including specials, directions and promotions, please contact Hailey Arthur at 704.541.3FUN(3386), visit www.pigtailsandcrewcutsblakeney.com or follow Hailey on Twitter @BlakeneyPigtail.
About Pigtails & Crewcuts
Pigtails & Crewcuts is creative kids salon operated and managed by Hailey Arthur. It is located in the Blakeney Crossing Shopping Center at 9935 Rea Road, Charlotte, NC, 28277. They are open Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM and Saturdays from 9AM to 4 PM. Walk-ins only. No appointments necessary. For more information including specials, directions and promotions, please contact Hailey Arthur at 704.541.3FUN(3386), visit www.pigtailsandcrewcutsblakeney.com or follow Hailey on Twitter @BlakeneyPigtail.
Promotions At Pigtails & Crewcuts
During the month of November 2009, Blakeney Pigtails & Crewcuts will donate $1.00 from the sale of every haircut to the Easter Seals United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Child Development Center.
Pigtails & Crewcuts is also offering an ongoing 10% discount to members of the Charlotte Mothers of Multiples (CMOM). This promotion includes retail items, haircuts and birthday parties. The CMOM promotion is in addition to the month-long Easter Seals UCP promotion.