Your browser version is outdated. We recommend that you update your browser to the latest version.

M's Hour

 

Why?

M’s Hour was inspired by  a wonderful young boy who came  into Style Em For Hair and refused a haircut. After a short conversation to get some feedback and some adjustments in how we usually work, we had a successful hair cut, an overjoyed mother and a comfortable child. This inspired us to make a change to allow children and parents of children to feel comfortable in a salon environment and enjoy the whole process. 

 

Who?

M’s Hour is for children and youth who struggle with Haircuts. Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are specifically catered for, however, children who generally struggle with haircuts are welcome to attend during these times. We are open to working with anyone who deserves a positive experience just like any other. 

 

When?

Every second Tuesday afternoon (times and days can be flexible if needed). Please contact us if you require another day

 

What?

Yes we are your typical hair salon, however we have had our stylists trained to better understand behaviours and challenges of children and youth who live with ASD. Gee who is the owner of the salon is a qualified cousnellor who has worked with children and youth for over 15 years and has consulted with psychologists in developing this program, the schedule and adjustments made to ensure we are making the right adjustments. We will make the following adjustments to be more child and ASD friendly:

-Have no music/low volume music

-Have sensory toys available

-Have an IPAD available

-Have colouring books available

-Allow 1 hour appointments (to account for breaks if necessary)

-Only two children in the salon at one time

-Have small toys as a reward for completing a haircut

-Have prepared a schedule and social story(Video Social Story Coming Soon!) in preparation for the appointment.

 

How?

When you first call or visit to make an appointment, we will consult with you to gain information to assist us with the appointment. We will ask questions such as strategies that work or if there are particular part of a haircut that is disliked.

 

We will then schedule the first appointment! we will request your email address in order to send through practical tips and the photo schedule to prepare your child for the appointment.

You are also welcome to bring in your child for a casual visit to the salon to familiarise with the salon and stylists. Please call beforehand so that we can ensure the salon is not too busy and overwhelming.

 

How do I make an appointment?

Email us at styleemforhair@gmail.com or go to the Contact Us section and either fill in the form or call us during our business hours on 9398 6267