Braelinn class learns to love haircuts

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Will Wilson with Pigtails & Crewcuts: Haircuts for Kids worked with Exceptional Children’s Services students at Braelinn Elementary to get comfortable getting their hair cut.

With the help of a new friend, students at Braelinn Elementary learned to love haircuts.

Exceptional Children’s Services teachers Kristen Hodges and Meghan Mills have been focusing on “taking care of me” for their life skill/thematic unit this month. Through dramatic play, they have been practicing haircutting to generalize skills to lessen the anxiety students with special needs tend to have.

They reached out to Will Wilson with Pigtails & Crewcuts: Haircuts for Kids in Peachtree City, and he was thrilled to come and talk the class through the haircut process. He brought his tools, capes, toys, and coupons for the kids.

“This was fabulous,” said Hodges. “He left with a full heart and did AMAZING interacting with the kids, allowing plenty of time to explore, touch, see, and get comfortable.”