From brightly colored surroundings, to interactive sing-along videos, Snip-its is reshaping the traditional hair trimming experience for children. Located at 100 W. Southlake Boulevard, the child-focused salon opened its doors in Southlake April 1, just in time for Autism Awareness Month, which is a cause the company supports throughout the year.
A simple visit to a salon can be overwhelming for children, especially children with sensory issues. The entertainment aspect of Snip-its is specifically designed to engage children, including children with autism, and ease their anxiety about getting a haircut.
Brightly painted walls and whimsical decorative features offer a fun, inviting atmosphere upon entry. During check-in, children receive a Snip-its Adventure Club Card and are welcomed with an interactive sing-along video featuring “Snips and The Gang,” salon-inspired animated characters. When children are seated in the salon chair, the fun continues with custom computer games and activities. Parents even have a special seat next to their child where they can share in the experience. After kids receive their new style, they trade in their Adventure Club card for a special prize at the Snip-its Magic Box.
Snip-its has partnered with the national Autism Speaks organization to implement a unique and one-of-a kind stylist training program specifically for children with autism. All stylists undergo a training webinar to learn about autism, how to work with children who have sensory issues, and learn various methods for easing the stress of getting a haircut.
The Southlake Snip-its location is one of 62 franchise locations across the country, including 13 in Texas, each featuring the same kid-friendly experience. In addition to haircuts, the salon also offers lice prevention services, spa services, and ear piercings.
“We chose Southlake because it is a very family-oriented town and a tight-knit community, which perfectly fits the clientele of Snip-its,” stated Sameena Hasan, who owns the Southlake location with her husband.
With an innovative concept, Snip-its is literally re-styling the traditional salon experience for children. For more information, visit their website.