Certified Sensory Safe Salon – An Inclusive Haircutting Experience

Becoming a certified sensory-safe salon was just the beginning of our commitment to providing the best possible experience for children with sensory sensitivities. At Pigtails & Crewcuts West Cobb, we recognized the importance of not only creating a welcoming environment but also equipping families with tools to help their children feel comfortable and prepared for their salon visit. That’s why we partnered with Fraser Sensory Certified to develop educational resources aimed at teaching children what to expect during their visit and the importance of a visual schedule and social narrative.

Visual schedules are invaluable tools for children with sensory sensitivities, providing a structured outline of their salon experience. Together with Fraser Sensory Certified, we created customized visual schedules tailored to our salon’s layout and haircut process. These schedules use simple, easy-to-understand visuals to guide children through each step of their visit, from checking in at the front desk to sitting in the stylist’s chair. By offering a clear roadmap of what to expect, visual schedules help reduce anxiety and empower children to feel more in control of their salon experience.

In addition to visual schedules, social narratives play a crucial role in preparing children for their salon visit. These personalized stories use child-friendly language and illustrations to explain the purpose of the salon, introduce key staff members, and outline common sensory experiences they may encounter during their haircut. Working closely with Fraser Sensory Certified, we developed social narratives that highlight the sights, sounds, and sensations children may experience at our salon, emphasizing our commitment to creating a safe and supportive environment for all children.

We are happy to provide you with a copy of our Visual  Schedule upon your arrival at the salon. We have stickers for your child to earn as they complete each task! 

You can also download and print at home our Social Narrative exclusive to your visit to Pigtails & Crewcuts – West Cobb.

A video of What Happens when I Need a Haircut is also available exclusive to your visit to Pigtails & Crewcuts- West Cobb.

By incorporating visual schedules and social narratives into our salon experience, we’re empowering families to proactively address their child’s sensory needs and ensure a smoother, more enjoyable visit. These tools not only help children feel more comfortable and prepared but also foster a sense of independence and confidence that extends beyond the salon walls. At Pigtails & Crewcuts West Cobb, we’re dedicated to making every haircut a positive and inclusive experience, and our partnership with Fraser Sensory Certified is just one example of our ongoing commitment to excellence in sensory-safe hair care.

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