Help to cure a fear of the scissors

For families with children who fear a visit to the hairdressers, a quick wash and trim can be more hassle than it's worth for harassed parents. With her new venture, the Hairy Planet, Claire Whyte hopes to address this issue using a therapeutic appro

11th December, 2011
Help to cure a fear of the scissors
Claire Whyte of the Hairy Planet, photographed at the Bangla Therapy Centre in Balrath, Co Meath. Photo: Barry Cronin

**What it does:** hair therapy salon

**Why it works:** "Many of the children coming in to us would have special needs, some would be on the autism scale or some may have Down syndrome, for example, but we help any child who has a fear, phobia or sensitivity issue about their hair being touched, or who have a fear or clippers or scissors" - Claire Whyte

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