Going to the barber seems like a very ordinary thing for us adults. But, it can be the most frightening thing in the world for small children. The reason being is that from the kids’ perspective, the barber is a stranger you have never met and is about to cut pieces of your hair, which you have come to love.
There is also the risk of getting your ear butchered, of course.. Although accidents at the barber shop are rare, they do happen sometimes. Mason was only 18-months-old when he experienced his accident at the barber shop.
It was a simple, accidental, nick on the ear by the clipper, but it was enough to create a lasting phobia in him. However, that’s not the only reason he developed the phobia; Mason has Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), which contributes greatly from the sensory overloads he gets every time his parents try to take him to a barber.
It’s not only clippers he fears, but the thought of sitting in a barber’s chair frightens him as well. Mason’s parents, Denine Davies and Jamie Lewis, realized that they cannot keep improperly cutting his hair at home forever and that sooner or later Mason will have to start getting normal haircuts.
That is where James Williams, owner of Jim the Trim (Briton Ferry, Wales), comes into play.
Find out how this barber gave Mason a haircut he won’t forget!