Hairstylists are creative artists, sometimes magicians, always needed, and many times loved. Check out these free ways to learn about hairstylists in your homeschool exploration of community helpers.
This post is part of the Getting to Know Community Helpers Series
I honestly can say that I never thought of hairstylists, barbers, or hairdressers as community helpers.
I just always thought of community helpers as being police officers, firefighters, and professions like that.
However, when I stopped to think about just how important hairstylists are, it was easy for me to see just how important they are for our communities. They truly are community helpers.
Hairstylists as community helpers are arguably the most personable interactions we get with some of these helpers.
Hairstylists/barbers/hairdressers possess really wonderful traits that help us out whenever we go to them:
-They truly can listen. We stress listening skills to our children. They and we can learn a lot from the listening skills of a hairstylist.
-They truly have great vision. My sister introduced me to a hairdresser in New York who was incredible. He would look at a woman’s face and hair texture and literally could tell what hairstyle would look best for her before even trying.
-Hairstylists are honest. Just like having a great vision, that hairstylist was extremely honest. If you wanted a “bob” and that bob would NOT look good, he had no hesitation to tell you. If your hair was too big for layers, then he would say it – in a nice way of course.
-Technical proficiency. Hairstylists/barbers/hairdressers are artists. They are trained, whether on-the-job or through professional training. Try to duplicate a hairstyle yourself, with no training at all, and see just how technical stylists are. Not everyone can pick up scissors and make magic. OK, maybe you shouldn’t try that one at home.
-Adaptable and patient. Professional hairstylists need patience. They need to adapt to their working environments and to different customers.
When you are able to visit your local hairstylist, remember just how much they help the community. They help us feel good about ourselves. Hairstylists give us people to vent to. They listen to us without prejudice and without opinions. They just listen.
Most of us are giddy to visit them and feel better leaving than we do going. Help your children appreciate their hairstylist or barber, and don’t forget to thank them.
Check out these free ways to learn about hairstylists in your homeschool:
Hairdresser facts for kids | Kids.Kiddle
4 Ways to Teach Your Kids to Love Their Natural Hair | Curls Understood
Hair 101: Little Fun Facts | Modern Concepts Salon
Hairstylist and Salon Owner | Khan Academy
Becoming a Hairstylist | KidzWorld
Hairdresser Puzzle FREE | Preschool Activities
FREE Cut & Make Hair Cutting Activity | KROKOTAK
Preschool Haircut Craft | Jen Spends Less
Trolls Hair FREE Cutting Pack | Totschooling
The Beauty Salon Project | Mrs. Myers’ Kindergarten
Baby Doll Haircuts Activity | Happy Toddler Playtime
Hair Salon Games | PBSKids
Teach kids about hair!
Teach your kids cool facts about hair and help them understand about styling and hair itself.
Did you know that hair is made mostly of a protein called keratin? Or that the only “living” part of a hair is found in the follicle as the hair grows.
Preschool Activities: Hair And Why It’s There | A Little Pinch of Perfect
Learn about Hair Care with the Community Helper for H | Life with Moore Babies
Hairdressing 101 | StrongStart
Create a Pretend Play Hair Salon:
Bernard Super Cuts Salon Play Station | Learning and Teaching with Preschoolers
Pretend Paper Hair Salon for Kids | Inner Child Fun
Hairdressers Role Play FREE Resources | Primary Treasure Chest
Play At Home Mom Salon | Play at Home Mom
Hairdressing Role Play DIY | Learning and Exploring Through Play
Hair and Beauty Salon Pretend Play | Imagination Soup
Pretend Play Hair Salon from a Cardboard Box | Childhood 101
Hair Salon Dramatic Play & Beauty Salon Activity for Children | Preschool Learning Online
Pretend Hair Salon for Dolls | Inner Child Fun
Videos and virtual resources to help kids learn about hairstylists:
Learn About Hair Styling – Hair Salon Field Trip – KidVision Pre-K | South Florida PBS
Hair Salon Field Trip | PBS Learning Media
Remember that your hairstylists are providing a quality service. They are as important as other community helpers but in different ways.
While you are in your lessons that teach your students about hair stylists, don’t forget to share God’s truth with them. The Bible verses below make great memory verses for your unit.
“Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7 (ESV)
“And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black.” Matthew 5:36
Grab these other resources for a complete community helpers unit in your homeschool:
Jeannette is a wife, mother and homeschooling mom. She has been mightily, saved by grace and is grateful for God’s sovereignty throughout her life’s journey. She has a Bachelor in English Education and her MBA. Jeannette is bi-lingual and currently lives in the Tongan Islands of the South Pacific. She posts daily freebies for homeschoolers!
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