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A CHILDREN'S HAIR CUTTING SYSTEM  DESIGNED TO CREATE A MORE ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, BARBERS, And HAIRSTYLISTS. 

HAIRCUT HEROES THE APP

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A CHILDREN'S HAIRCUT STORYBOOK AND MATCHING GAME APP! 

A CHILDREN'S HAIRCUT STORYBOOK AND MATCHING GAME APP! 

PARENTS, read the story and play the matching game with your child to HELP familiarize them with the haircut experience! Search the database for kid-friendly barbers and stylists near you.

BARBERS/ STYLISTS CLICK HERE TO BECOME A CERTIFIED KID CUT SPECIALISTS AND RECEIVE A FREE LISTING IN OUR NATIONAL DATABASE!

RECEIVE 40% OFF THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER SYSTEM!

IMAGINATION BOOSTER KIDS HAIR CUTTING SYSTEM

ROB THE ORIGINAL USING THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER

Haircut Heroes, a children's haircut storybook and matching game app. Illustrated by Rob the Original.

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There are over 23 million children in thE United States under the age of 6. At Imagination Booster we believe each of these children deserve a good haircut as well as a fun haircut experience.

PARENT'S ARE TALKING ABOUT THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER KID'S HAIRCUTTING SYSTEM! 

BARBERS AND STYLIST ARE LOVING THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER KID'S HAIR CAPE AND BOOSTER SEAT TOO!

INCREASE YOUR SALON OR
 BARBERSHOP’S CLIENT BASE! 

Since developing our system at our own In the Cut Barbershop located in Fishkill NY, we were able to dramatically increase our sales from children ages 1 to 5 years old.

BOOSTER SEAT/ HAir cape

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St. JUDE #NOCRYCHALLENGE FUNDRAISER

We've teamed up with @Stjude research hospital and @iHeartmediaofficial to bring you the #nocrychallenge

Here @inthecutbarbershopny we want to give every kid their first haircut experience using the @imaginationbooster system, so we are donating $5 from every kid's first haircut to St. Jude's. I'm so confident in our system that I guarantee that your child won't cry when I give them their 1st haircut or the haircut is free and I will personally donate $100 of my own money to #StJude research hospital

IHeart's Deirdre The Web Girl Talks about the #NoCryChallenge

BARBERS AND STYLIST BECOME A KID'S CUT SPECIALIST

KID'S HAIRCUT CERTIFICATION COURSE

WATCH THE 1ST HAIRCUT INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO WITH ROBB FADES AND READ THE STEP BY STEP PROCEDURES BELOW. Pass THE QUIZ TO GET 40% OFF THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER SYSTEM and A FREe Listing AS A KID'S HAIRCUT EXPERT IN OUR NATIONAL DATABASE FOR PARENT'S SEARCHing for kid frIEndly BARBERs OR STYLISTs IN THEIR AREA! 

Recommend that the parents bring the child at a time of day that they usually have play time, it is always best to avoid attempting getting the haircut immediately before or after nap time or bedtime when the child is tired and more irritable. 

Boys should have their first haircut experience before the age of 2 years old, we recommend between 12-18 months. At a younger age kids are more open to new experiences and learning new things. Once they reach the age of 2 new experiences can be more frightening. 

Greet the child, introduce yourself to the child by name and learn their's. Ask them to give you five, all kids like to slap five. This familiar act will help you relate to the child.

Recommend that the parents bring the child to the barbershop/salon prior to the visit that they are going to get their haircut, you may also have them watch their parent, sibling or someone else they know get their haircut first, helping them get familiar with the establishment and the haircut experience.

Allow the parent or guardian to put the jacket on the child and secure them into the seat, it's better to have someone familiar do it instead of the stylist who is still a stranger.

Secure the adjustable safety strap to the chair.

Apply the neck strip and close the collar of the jacket to keep hair off of the child. Wash the cape regularly, HANG DRY ONLY.

When choosing the tablet's programming for the child try to find age appropriate shows and games to hold the child's attention. For children under 18 months movies and shows containing familiar characters may be best while the older children may find the games more entertaining. Ask the parent or child what characters, shows or games they prefer. The tablet programming is especially important in keeping the child content for the duration of the haircut.

Allow the child to see and touch the clipper or comb. Children are curious by nature. Showing the clipper or comb to the child helps them
understand what it is, and that it does not hurt.

Speak in “Baby Talk”, studies have shown that babies and toddlers respond better to short, simple sentences coupled with higher pitch    
and exaggerated pronunciation.

Use positive reinforcement, telling the child “good job”, “you’re doing great”, ect. helps the child stay positive throughout the haircut.

Keep it Brief- All stylist/barbers want to give the best haircut possible, however children have a short attention span. Most of the time it is best to try to get the haircut done in a quick manner (12-15 min) so the child can leave having had a comfortable experience. For the first few haircuts recommend keeping the haircuts simple and as the child grows and gets more familiar with the establishment and haircut process they will be more able to sit still for more detailed haircuts. 

Save the Back For Last- On a boys haircut edging around the ears and the neck area can be the
most uncomfortable and sensitive part of a haircut. Saving it until the
end delays any discomfort the child may feel.

After the haircut is finished, clean off the child, remove the tray and have the parent safely remove the child.

Offer a Reward For Doing Well. Offering a lollipop, sticker or small toy
to the child after the haircut will make the experience more enjoyable
and memorable for the child, helping to build a relationship that will last
for years to come.  

TAKE THE QUIZ BELOW TO BECOME AN IMAGINATION BOOSTER CERTIFIED KID CUT SPECIALIST, RECEIVE A FREE LISTING IN OUR ONLINE DATABASE, AND 40% OFF the imagination booster system!

 THE FIRE CHIEF BOOSTER SEAT

 

The patented kid's salon/barber chair booster seat (Patent US8936309B1) with a fire truck tray and a tablet attachment helps create a safe and entertaining environment for the child to get their haircut. 

 

*Fits any size tablet up to 10 inches

*MADE IN THE USA

*FULLY ASSEMBLED

*2 yEAr warranty

*Tablet and tablet cover sold separately. 

THe Fire Chief hair cape

*ONE SIZE FITS ALL

The Fire Chief Hair Cape has a patented COLLAR design (Patent D743,148) and elastic cuffs to keep the hair off of the child, keeping them more comfortable throughout the haircut. The sleeves allow them to have their hands free so they can play with the tablet. The decorative jacket/ hair cape allows the child to dress up as a fire fighter to get into the fire truck booster seat, enhancing the child's creativity and imagination, while serving the function of keeping the hair off and the itch away! 

FIRE CHIEF 1st HAIRCUT CERTIFICATE- 10 Pack          

A great way to commemorate a child's fun first haircut experience. The 8.5"x 11" certificates on 14 pt card stock have perforations to easily attach a 4x6 photo and include a self adhesive bag for the 1st lock of hair. Fill out the Child's name, Date, and barbershop or salon to create a great keepsake of the child's 1st haircut experience.

10 pack- $8.99 FREE SHIPPING!

10x 1st haircut certificates- 14 pt card stock, perforations to attach 4x6 photo

10x Self adhesive 1st lock of hair bags

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PARENTS

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FIRE CHIEF KIDS HAIRCUT KIT

1x FIRE CHIEF HAIR CAPE

1x FIRE CHIEF FIRST HAIRCUT CERTIFICATE w/ 1st LOCK OF HAIR BAG

PRINCESS KIDS HAIRCUT KIT

1x PRINCESS GOWN HAIR CAPE 1x PRINCESS FIRST HAIRCUT CERTIFICATE w/ 1st LOCK OF HAIR BAG

1x PRINCESS GOWN HAIR CAPE

1x PRINCESS FIRST HAIRCUT CERTIFICATE w/ 1st LOCK OF HAIR BAG

HELPFUL TIPS FOR PARENTS

Read the story I Was Brave For My First Haircut and play the matching game with your child to familiarize him or her with the idea of getting a haircut. 

Schedule your child’s haircut at a time of day when he or she usually has playtime. Don’t plan a haircut right before or after naptime or near bedtime, when your child is likely to be tired and irritable.

• Children should have their first haircut before age two, generally when they’re between 12 and 18 months old. Kids tend to be more open to new experiences and less frightened of them when they’re under two years old. 

• Bring your child to the barbershop or hair salon before their first haircut to watch a parent or sibling get a haircut. This gives them a chance to get familiar with the place and the idea of getting a haircut so they’ll feel more comfortable when it’s their turn.

• Comb your child’s hair thoroughly to untangle knots before his or her haircut. Removing knots can be painful and makes it harder for a barber or stylist to gain your child’s trust.

• Don’t ask your child questions that are likely to trigger a negative response. For example, don’t say, “Do you want a haircut?” or “Does it hurt?”

 

The parent or guardian should put the jacket on the child and secure them into the seat, it's better to have someone familiar do it instead of the stylist who is still a stranger.

• Let the barber or hair stylist offer your child a lollipop during or after his or her first haircut to make the experience more enjoyable. Although at Imagination Booster we don’t encourage small children to consume high-fructose corn syrup, a lollipop can be an effective way to pacify a child. The less often the child gets the treat, the more special it will seem during the haircut.