Calming Clipper™ Haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity

Promoted Skills

Product Description

Calming Clipper Haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity can be a solution for kids who struggle with the sensory stimulation of getting a haircut. The 10 piece kit includes the patented and easy to grip scissors, 7 different comb attachments for different lengths, a comb organizer, and a barber cape to keep the hair off of the child. The Calming Clipper comes in right-handed and left-handed models. To best cut hair, the Calming Clipper has an upper blade to cut, with the lower blade serrated to grip the hair. includes a listing of barbers that utilize the Calming Clippers in their shops. 

Cognitive 0


  • Cause and effect relationships can be taught as children hear the snip of the Calming Clippers, and then feel or see the hair fall from their head.
  • Children can practice new vocabulary and expressive language as they talk about what hair cut they want, as well as how they feel during/after the haircut.
  • Caregiver can create a social story as a visual aide to help a child getting a Calming Clipper haircut understand the sequence of events that will happen during the event.   

Sensory 0


  • Calming Clippers do not have the noise or vibration of electric clippers, making it helpful for children sensitive to the auditory and tactile stimulation of traditional haircuts.
  • No matter the length of the attachment, each comb has a uniform feel, allowing for consistency throughout the haircut.
  • Trimming along the neck with the Calming Clipper lessens the ticklish feeling children may experience with a traditional electric clipper. 

Social/Emotional 0


  • Being able to use the Calming Clipper at home allows children to remain in a familiar environment instead of exploring a novel space.
  • Children can practice patience when using the Calming Clipper to get a haircut.
  • As children sit still for their haircut, they are learning cooperation with the hairdresser or caregiver giving them a cut.
  • Calming Clipper can be used as a tool to scaffold haircut tolerance. For example, first kids can use the Calming Clipper at home with a caregiver, then on to a hairdresser with the Calming Clipper and so on. 

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Calming Clipper™ Haircutting Kit for Sensory Sensitivity

Developmental Skill
Sensory Yes
Communicative Yes
Cognitive Yes
Social/Emotional Yes