Everyone likes a quiet Sunday right ?
For Akito family member Georgia Bell, owner of Twisted Scissors, a quiet Sunday is a little different.
Before Georgia opened her salon she helped friends with children on the autistic spectrum to get a haircut.
As simple as it may seem, it can be an extremely traumatic experience, not only for the child but the parent too. Meltdowns are hard at the best of times but mixed with sensory issues, a busy salon, a fear of scissors and clippers, it can be overwhelming.
After opening Twisted Scissors, Georgia was inspired to create a day especially to cater for this and relieve some of the stress.
"We took away the noise and salon smells, made longer time slots, provided toys to play with, sweets and drinks and a ton of love and patience."
"Some children come for several months before we are able to pick the scissors up in front of them, but now a year down the line all our kids are having haircuts and we have built very special relationships with these families.
It’s about trust and I’ve loved every second, I’m so proud to offer this special day in Yorkshire it’s a pleasure to be part of this and watch these children grow". says Georgia.