It's the age old question. Why are some kids afraid of haircuts? Actually, there is no simple answer to this question. Children have varying reactions to the haircutting experience. Sometimes negative reactions can be traced to a bad first experience. For Example, if the child had their hair cut by someone who wasn't "kid friendly" the tendency for them to associate the haircutting experience as negative is pretty great. On the other hand, there are some children who are just sensitive to this new experiences, and it takes them a while to get used to it.
 Still there are other children who become completely fearful when they see the scissors, and in this case it simply takes more time to get them into the experience. Another component in the fear factor of haircuts for kids is the age old concept of "the stranger" cutting their hair. Usually, if their getting their hair cut  for the first time chances are they will not be familiar with the haircutter. In this instance, you then definitely want the person performing the service to be "kid friendly", otherwise if your concerned about your childs sensitivity to the situation, forget it, the haircut could go in a bad direction. However, if you pay attention to your childs concerns, in this way there is a greater chance of a successful haircutting experience.