STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

Local salon offers safe space with sensory friendly haircuts

Running with Scissors in Terre Haute has started offering 'Sensory Friendly Nights.' It allows children living with sensory issues to come in and get their hair done after hours in a stress-free environment.

Posted: Feb 11, 2020 2:53 PM
Updated: Feb 12, 2020 10:00 AM

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Many of us go for regular hair-cuts.

It may seem like a simple task, but for some families, it's anything but a smooth process.

That's why Running with Scissors in Terre Haute has started 'Sensory Friendly Nights.'

It allows children living with sensory issues to come in and get their hair done stress-free.

Tammy Manley has been bringing her son Manny here for years.

"From the time where we had to wrestle him, have people hold him to get his hair cut, she's rolled with whatever Manny has dealt to her, so I mean she's been excellent with him," said Manley.

She's talking about Manny's stylist, Amy Auler.

Auler said it's about accommodating all of their clients.

"I've had Manny since he's been a baby practically. To me, it's gratifying to be able to help the community. It's a non-judgmental zone, and we want everyone to feel welcome," said Auler.

A few stylists at the salon have been doing this for a while.

Now, they've set aside specific days and times for these haircuts.

They even make sure to turn down the music to provide a calming atmosphere and provide toys to keep kids calm.

Manley said she's beyond grateful for this opportunity for her son.

"We take our kids so many places and they have meltdowns and people stare, and people judge you. They just look at our kids like 'what's wrong with them?' So, to be able to come someplace where a lot of our kids aren't comfortable with haircuts, so to be able to come someplace where they understand, where it will be quiet, won't be overwhelming for the kids. I mean it's an awesome idea," said Manley.

Donna Hamilton is the owner of the salon.

She said they just wanted to help serve a need in our local community.

"When these kids come in and their parents, they're not feeling judged. If the kid has a meltdown, we're not judging it. You know, we can take as long as we need, and the kids don't feel bad. The parents don't feel judged and everybody's happy," said Hamilton.

These haircuts are by appointment only.

They will be $5.

You can make them on Sunday's from 4 to 6 p.m and Tuesday's from 6 to 8 p.m.

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 8 p.m. ET)

Confirmed Cases: 34211

Reported Deaths: 2125
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion9761576
Lake3573186
Allen160069
Cass15877
St. Joseph126634
Elkhart126228
Hendricks116671
Hamilton115493
Johnson1097108
Madison58659
Porter53428
Bartholomew50834
Clark49741
LaPorte43023
Howard40428
Tippecanoe3933
Delaware38536
Jackson3821
Shelby37122
Hancock33127
Floyd31839
Boone31635
Morgan27824
Vanderburgh2662
Montgomery23817
White2338
Noble22821
Clinton2271
Decatur22431
Grant21022
Dubois1993
Harrison19422
Henry17211
Greene16924
Vigo1688
Dearborn16821
Monroe16712
Warrick16628
Lawrence15924
Miami1401
Putnam1367
Jennings1304
Kosciusko1271
Orange12622
Scott1193
Franklin1108
Ripley1086
Marshall1021
Carroll932
Daviess8516
Steuben832
Wayne785
Fayette777
Newton7710
Wabash772
LaGrange762
Jasper661
Washington521
Clay511
Jay500
Fulton491
Randolph473
Rush462
Pulaski460
Jefferson451
Whitley413
Starke393
DeKalb371
Sullivan351
Owen341
Brown331
Perry320
Wells310
Benton300
Knox280
Huntington272
Tipton251
Blackford252
Crawford240
Fountain212
Switzerland200
Spencer201
Parke170
Adams171
Posey160
Gibson152
Ohio130
Warren121
Martin110
Vermillion100
Union90
Pike60
Unassigned0167

Illinois Coronavirus Cases

(Widget updates once daily at 7 p.m. CT)

Confirmed Cases: 118917

Reported Deaths: 5330
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Cook771193603
Lake8238288
DuPage7620368
Kane6259176
Will5510273
Winnebago220955
McHenry153972
St. Clair112180
Kankakee90045
Kendall77819
Rock Island65124
Champaign6277
Madison57259
Boone44117
DeKalb3994
Sangamon34829
Jackson28210
Randolph2694
Peoria2218
McLean21813
Ogle2033
Stephenson2012
Macon19419
Clinton18617
Union15510
LaSalle15013
Whiteside13912
Iroquois1314
Coles12615
Out of IL1181
Warren1150
Jefferson10116
Grundy982
Knox980
Monroe9511
McDonough8711
Lee811
Unassigned800
Cass730
Tazewell725
Henry690
Williamson661
Pulaski560
Marion500
Jasper457
Macoupin452
Adams441
Perry420
Montgomery391
Vermilion391
Morgan361
Christian354
Livingston342
Jo Daviess320
Douglas270
Fayette203
Ford201
Jersey201
Menard200
Woodford192
Mason180
Washington180
Hancock170
Mercer170
Carroll162
Shelby161
Bureau151
Schuyler130
Bond121
Franklin120
Clark110
Crawford110
Fulton110
Moultrie110
Piatt110
Brown100
Cumberland100
Logan100
Wayne91
Alexander80
Henderson80
Johnson80
Effingham71
Massac70
Saline70
Greene50
Marshall50
De Witt40
Lawrence40
Richland30
Stark30
Clay20
Edwards20
Gallatin20
Hamilton20
Wabash20
White20
Calhoun10
Edgar10
Hardin10
Pike10
Pope10
Putnam10
Terre Haute
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 75° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Robinson
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Indianapolis
Few Clouds
71° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 48°
Feels Like: 71°
Rockville
Clear
69° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 69°
Casey
Clear
76° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 51°
Feels Like: 76°
Brazil
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Marshall
Clear
75° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 50°
Feels Like: 75°
Cooler temperatures tonight with a clear sky.
WTHI Planner
WTHI Temps
WTHI Radar

WTHI Events