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Hairdressing for children at the Crossway Centre

Run by Lorraine

Our hairdresser Lorraine visits us regularly to cut the hair of children with additional needs and disabilities.

To keep this activity as safe as possible due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Lorraine aims to cut children's hair outdoors if possible, or in the open doorway if it is raining) at the Crossway Centre.

We have to prioritise children with additional needs over their brothers and sisters. Please only book your child with additional needs in. If there is time we may be able to cut their siblings' hair too, but we cannot guarantee this.

Lorraine will be cutting hair on the following dates:

Tuesdays:

21st September
12th October
2nd November
30th November
14th December

in the following time slots:

2.30-3.30pm
3.30-4.30pm
4.30-5.30pm

She will also be with us on the following Friday mornings:

1st October
19th November

in the following time slots:

9.30-10.30am
10.30-11.30am
11.30am - 12.30pm

At this time we are booking 2 families every hour. This removes the pressure for a child to get their hair cut at a certain time and means that at the most we will have one family waiting. Please bear with us while we try out a new system due to Coronavirus.


The suggested donation is £6 which is can be paid online through our website or at the session using our contactless card reader.


Hairdressing: occasional Tuesday afternoons and Friday mornings

The lovely Lorraine cuts hair with us about one Tuesday a month from 2.30 to 5.30pm and occasional Friday mornings from 9.30 - 12.30. Parents tell us that she is patient and kind and usually manages to cut the hair of even the most unwilling child. So save yourselves the stress of going to a mainstream barbers or hairdressers and come to a place where your child’s needs will be understood.

We don’t usually make appointments for hairdressing, as it is hard to know how long each child will need and we don’t want anyone to feel under pressure. But please express an interest in having your child’s hair cut by clicking below and then please sign your name on the list when you arrive and you will be seen in order of arrival. We will do our best to make sure everyone is seen. It is very helpful if you can let us know in advance if you are hoping to have your child’s haircut and roughly what time to expect you, so please just drop us an email or text.

We ask for a minimum £6 donation per haircut, but if you are used to paying more than this, please pay what you feel is appropriate. Pay at the front desk in cash on the day.

Usually, we ask parents to understand that they are expressing an interest in the hair cutting service and that they are not guaranteed a place. They are asked to sign up when they arrive at the session as places are allocated on arrival.




We also offer haircuts on occasional Friday mornings too. This session is aimed at pre-school children and children who are not in formal education. Please express an interest in using this service in the same way and sign up on arrival as children will be seen in order of arrival.

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