I'm a copywriter and freelance writer living in Melbourne.
My novel, Another New York Murder, is available online.
Published February 5th 2014
Because it's never too young to look sharp
As anyone with toddlers knows, getting them to do even the most basic of chores or tasks requires diplomacy and patience that would test the best ambassadors to the most recalcitrant nations so it comes as no surprise that when our offspring required haircuts we feared the worst. There are probably procedures in the CIA interrogation manual that he would gladly subject himself to before letting anyone near his precious follicles.
A Throne fit for your hirsute little king or queen
After a few attempts we resigned ourselves to the fact that one day our son would recount that the trouble all started when we grew his hair long and brought him up as a girl.
Alas, this autobiographical tidbit will now have to be discarded thanks to the good and clever people at Candy Hair.
Do they make one of these in my size
The seats, such as they are, are not some sort of restraint or other such device to hold your child in place by force but rather a metal car in which they will gladly sit for the duration of their routine. They will then sit transfixed by their choice of DVD on a small screen provided as the clever hairdresser gets to work.
Children will come from Candy Hair not traumatised or folically scarred, but feeling they have been the beneficiary of a fun morning. Getting a haircut will no longer be seen to them and you as something to be feared and loathed, it will be a half hour treat of sitting in a shrunken hot rod in front of an episode of Peppa Pig or some of Pixar's finest.
Plenty of other bribes on hand if the cars and videos don't work
My daughter recently ventured to Candy Hair for her first haircut, not being subjected to the initial rigours of a haircut and came out even more of the princess we have been trying to avoid but it's a battle we know we'll probably lose so we're not too fussed. She now thinks glitter is a naturally occurring substance and seemed distraught when hers did not grow back. Well, you win some, you lose some…
Now in our house, when the promise of a haircut is mentioned there is no longer trauma and escape but ecstasy and demands that it happen immediately.
One really does wonder how generations of parents cut their children's hair before Candy hair came along.
They even do parties and group bookings so you can recreate Tom Roberts' iconic painting Shearing the Rams with a large dash of pink and glitter.