EP245: Take the Fear out of a Salon Experience for Children with Autism & Additional Needs, with Craig Henderson

People with sensory processing difficulties, a salon visit can be overwhelming. Buzzing clippers, fragranced products, the rasp of a comb – can all be a nightmare!

On todays show, I talk with Craig Henderson. He recently received the ‘Beyond Business Award’ at this years innagural Collective Pride Awards, recognised for his exceptional services in helping children with autism and additional needs become desensitised with their scary salon visit.

Collective Pride Awards recognises the unsung heroes in the hair, beauty and barbering industry who are going that extra mile to help others in a time of need, by genuinely making a difference to someone’s life. Something that todays guest, Craig Henderson, has gone above and beyond in doing.

In this episode, you are going to hear why and how Craig spends masses of patient time getting children and young adults with autism and additional needs familiarised with salon equipment.

For Craig it is all about giving complete haircut experience without the additional needs for youngsters feeling judged or discriminated against. To date he has successfully helped many children so far (to the delight of parents and professionals alike).

This is a really inspirational episode. It’s learnings are ones I hope you will all begin to practise in your own hair and barbering workplace.

Howtocutter’s… Let’s go to it!



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