Getting a haircut was such a frightening ordeal for their special needs son that the Miller family of Westminster, CO, went in search of an alternative to run-of-the-mill chain salons. “We could see that much more could be done,” said Brett Miller, whose 5 year old son Hayden has sensory processing disorder.
Two years ago they opened a local Pigtails & Crewcuts, a franchise that makes a point of giving special attention to “kids with autism and other disorders who see haircuts as a terrifying experience. It’s a place with a very special niche, and we are filling it,” Miller said. “Sometimes there is just such a need, and then stuff like this happens.”
Stuff like this happens when parents take a proactive approach, discovering solutions that solve not just their own challenges, but those of a whole community.