THE IMAGINATION BOOSTER IS A CHILDREN'S HAIR CUTTING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO CREATE A MORE ENJOYABLE HAIRCUT EXPERIENCE FOR CHILDREN, PARENTS, BARBERS And HAIRSTYLIST.
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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
*Tablet and tablet cover sold separately.
*ONE SIZE FITS ALL
The Fire Chief Hair Cape has a patented design (Patent D743,148) with a velcro collar 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!
After using the Imagination Booster system at our own Barbershop "In The Cut" located in Fishkill New York, we saw over a 30 percent increase in sales from children under the age of six in a six month period. The growth in sales was primarily due to word of mouth as parents told others about their experience, as well as happier children visiting more frequently.
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!
1. 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.
2. Parents should also be made aware that it may be best to bring the child at a time of day that they usually have play time, if possible it is always best to avoid attempting getting the haircut immediately before or after nap time when the child is tired.
3. Introduce yourself to the child by name and learn his/her name. Ask him/her to give you five (all kids like to slap five).
4. Allow the parent or guardian to put jacket on the child and place the them into the seat, it's better to have someone familiar do it instead of the stylist who is a still a stranger.
5. Use a neck strip and close the velcro collar of the jacket snug around the neck to keep the hair off of the child. Wash the cape regularly, HANG DRY ONLY.
6. 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.
7. Speak in “Baby Talk”, studies have shown that babies and toddlers
respond better to short, simple sentences coupled with higher pitch
and exaggerated pronunciation.
8. Use positive reinforcement, telling the child “good job”, “you’re doing great”,
ect. helps the child stay positive throughout the haircut.
9. Keep it Brief- All stylist/barbers want to give the best haircut possible,
however children have a short attention span. Sometimes 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.