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Generation X and Franchising

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 16:04 PM

GenX.jpgBorn between 1965 and 1980, Generation X is sometimes considered by some to be an "overlooked" generation in the face of Millennials and Baby Boomers. However, with many Gen X'ers now in their late 30's and 40's, many consider this demographic to be amongst some of the most capable and qualified when it comes to small business ownership. Check out the following four reasons why Generation X may have the potential for greatness when it comes to franchising!

1. Generation X has the experience to succeed. Many people belonging to this age group have been through a variety of business experiences, and have often times had to learn to be quick on their feet in order to stay ahead of the crowd. For example, during the recession of 2008, many had to pursue new training or new business opportunities as a result of lay-offs. Additionally, throughout their career, Generation X has witnessed significant change in the business world - what with the rise of social media, the internet and utilization of different marketing techniques in order to succeed. They may have an acute and insightful perspective on what works, and what doesn't. 

2. Generation X is well established. Investing in a franchise or building your own small business requires good financial stability and experience. Often times having worked at saving for around 20 years, coupled with the uncertainty of social security or corporate retirement benefits, Gen Xers have had to sometimes think outside the box about their own financial futures. Many within this age range also have a working spouse, which adds to the financial stability (and capability) when it comes to franchising and small business development.

3. Gen X relates well to both older and younger demographics. Having grown up in an age when the internet and social media wasn't around, Gen Xers have often times figured out how to develop solid relationships with older people, while also connecting with younger people. For instance, the people of this demographic didn't have facebook or twitter in order to connect with their friends - they actually had to speak with others on the phone or in person (just like their baby boomer parents). But Generation X also came of age during the internet revolution, and understands how to effectively use social media to communicate as well. As a result, Gen X may posess a keen ability at relating to multiple generations of customers and staff.

4. It's all about the freedom! Every generation is known for shaking things up, and Generation X is no different. Often times having grown up with two working parents in their household, and having to come home from school to an empty home, Gen X learned from an early age how to take care of themselves. As adults, they now enjoy that freedom and flexibility in work life too, and are often looking for opportunities to escape "working for the man". But not only that, they - like many Millennials too - are looking for meaning in their work, and the freedom to make decisions and benefit from their talents and experience. Franchising can be one of the more ideal pathways to achieve this goal, as using an established system helps ensure business success over the uncertainties of building a business on your own.

Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen!  When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business that provides a positive experience in helping children and their families? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow a small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise buyers, franchise opportunity, franchising, franchise ownership, business success, business ownership, Generation X

4 Keys to Business Success!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Apr 11, 2017 @ 16:04 PM

4keys.jpgWhile running your own business can be a difficult challenge, it can also be one of the most rewarding experiences that life has to offer! Not only does it take being able to understand market demands, but it also means having a viable small business plan (a process and product in place) that will support the business, as well as provide an income for the owner. While many potential business owners may have a great idea for a business, business growth and long-term success requires being able to be focused, disciplined and at times - an out-of-the-box thinker! Below are 4 keys that can help your business or franchise location build success.

Location - You might have the most amazing concept for a business or franchise, but if it's located in  the wrong area - it's just not going to work. Or, it might not work as well as it could in a more ideal area. So be sure to do your research in finding out which areas in your community are most ideally suited for your concept. For example, if it's a business that is geared more towards children, look at the demographics of how many young families are in a particular area. Likewise, if it's a concept that's more for retired people, you'll want to find an area where there are a lot of retirees who might be interested in what it is that you're offering. Additional considerations might be trying to gauge how much people might have in "disposable income" in a particular area. A community that doesn't have a lot of extra money to spend may not be interested in spending money on whatever it is that you have to sell.

Marketing - It almost goes without saying that one of the key components of any successfully run business is the strength of their marketing strategies. Marketing is what helps bring customers through your door, and can be accomplished through everything from more traditional methods (like print ads, handing out flyers at parades, using coupons, and word of mouth marketing) to more modern methods (like social media marketing, blogging, and running an effective, up-to-date website). Many business owners might also find success in working within the community through a local charity effort, as more and more customers are finding value in businesses who sincerely engage in some kind of non-partisan efforts to help better the community around them.

Attitude - The attitude, or "feeling" that your business gives a customer can largely be helped or hindered by the attitude of your employees. Good employees who are also happy are more willing to help customers, as well as be more loyal and engaged in doing a good job for their employer. On the flip side, employees who are generally unhappy or have bad attitudes about their work are more likely to pass this feeling on to customers. So it's important to make sure that your employees have good attitudes, and to try to help facilitate the positive atmosphere at your work place by giving awards for good work performance, hosting a holiday party, having a clean breakroom and restrooms for employees to use, and maybe offering employee discounts for services that your business offers. 

Management - An important consideration when running your business is the strength of your manager or management team. While you may not be able to be physically at your business at all times, it's still important to be aware of what's going on through your managers. A great manager is able to share with you what's going on, as well as help maintain a great atmosphere for employees and customers alike. For example, managers can help you know the attitudes of employees, whether they are showing up for work, and if they're taking overly long breaks. You'll also want to keep close attention on the possibility of an employee who might be "dipping into the till" through the careful monitoring of receipts, record-keeping software, or even video monitoring equipment. If any of these areas are a problem, be sure to address them quickly either through meeting with the employee in question, issuing a warning, or possibly even a professionally conducted dismissal from the business.

Shear Madness Franchising franchises Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons. We have worked with franchise stores in providing franchisee support (in order to encourage continual growth and business success), and have sometimes seen the unexpected happen!  When it does, we help by identifying and helping with challenges that might arise for franchisees. Additionally, we work to present options that can help prevent these events as well. As many franchise owners may not have opened a business before, having someone who can advise them is a significant advantage of franchise ownership!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about our franchise opportunity, or about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Business Tips, small business how-tos, growing a small business, franchising, franchise growth, franchise ownership, business success, franchise success, business ownership

April News 2017: Easter, Autism Awareness & More!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Apr 3, 2017 @ 13:04 PM

Easterlr.jpgHappy Easter at Shear Madness! Did you know that this year, Easter will be here on Sunday, April 16? That's right! If you're looking for cool Easter gifts or something special for an Easter outfit, then be sure to check out our great selection of toys, games, jewelry, hairbows, hair accessories and so much more! Also, don't forget that we have gift certificates for haircuts and kids parties that can be given to a special someone to help make Easter especially memorable. Check out our locations page to learn more!

easter2Easter Egg Hunts! At participating locations, we'll have eggs containing a special coupon - Some are even for a FREE HAIRCUT! So get your haircut - find an egg - and see what you get! These cool eggs will be in a basket at the front desk, or hidden all over your local Shear Madness! It's going to be a lot of fun, so start a fun new family tradition by coming by and hunting for your surprise-filled egg right now! 
 

AprilAutism17.jpgDonations for our local Autism Society! Wow! Did you know that if you make an appointment between noon and 3pm during the month of April, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will donate $1 to our local Autism Society? Check out the special coupon over on our coupon page, or in the Coupon section below. PLUS, be sure to contact us to make an appointment and help raise awareness of this important cause!

 National Autism Month

Autism_Awareness_Ribbon.pngGiving Back to the Community: Join Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in recognizing the 2017 National Autism Awareness Month! According to the Autism Society, "National Autism Awareness Month represents an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year." Check out the Autism Society's Get Involved page for more information!

Some Bunny LOVES Shear Madness!

Easterlr2.jpgThousands of kids and their parents love coming to Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids for great haircuts, cool parties and awesome retail! Find out how you can be a part of our amazing franchising family today, and start on an incredible journey towards opening your own Shear Madness Hair Salon! You won't want to miss our free (and redesigned) Franchising Toolkit to get started. This helpful resource can be found just a "hop" away at Franchise Opportunities!

Savings & Social Media Awesomeness!

socialmediaicons6.jpgWe're now on Tumblr Too! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is now on Tumblr? Yes, that's right! You can follow what's going on at our Tumblr page right HERE. Meanwhile, if you're looking for even more fun from Shear Madness, then don't miss out on our fantastic Facebook page - or check out our always madtastic (and helpful) updates and resources available at our Franchise BlogInstagram, Google+, Pinterest & Twitter!

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Put a Spring in your Step with Our Coupons! You'll feel on top of the world with our amazing specials in April - just head over to our coupon page and check them out! For example, right now in honor of National Autism Awareness Month, if you buy a retail item we'll donate 10% of your purchase to your local Autism Support Group! It's just another great way your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is helping you make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families! 

Super FUN Crafts for Kids!

ladybug.jpgMake Something COOL Today: Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make some really cute lady bugs (as pictured at left), a funny bumble bee made from an egg carton, DIY birdhouses, clothespin dragonflies, water bottle flowers, a spinning hot air balloon, colorful wind socks and unique butterfly made from a cardboard tube! Wow, there's just so much to fun to be had here with your family! Have a great April! 

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: Where Every Child Matters! 

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: newsletter, autism, Autism Awareness, kids crafts, helping kids, franchising, easter, kids hair salon, fun for kids, haircuts for kids

Hair Care Tips for Your Child's Hair!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

Haircaretips.jpgSometimes it can be pretty easy to help teach kids the importance of a healthy lifestyle through brushing their teeth, washing their hands, and how to take a proper bath or shower. But when it comes to proper care of hair, sometimes this is one of those subjects that can be easy to overlook! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, a hair salon where every child matters, we understand how important healthy hair can be towards helping kids feel great about themselves each day. That's why we thought it might be a good idea to share some of our hair care tips on developing a routine that works for you and your child, and reinforces healthy hair habits from an early age on!

Different Kids, Different Hair! First off, every child is different and has a different type of hair (dry, oily, curly or straight). Age, activity level  and even weather conditions are also important considerations when trying to determine how often a child might need to wash and care for their hair! For example, some recommend that toddler hair should be washed around three times a week, while oily hair should be shampooed once a day or every other day. Some also recommend that hair should be rinsed out with water and properly conditioned after swimming or excessive sweating.  Meanwhile, be sure to monitor how your child responds to shampoo and conditioner, as well as the frequency it's being washed, and adjust as necessary. If you notice the hair or scalp responding poorly to the shampoo, conditioner (such as the hair becoming dull, oily or dry), you may want to try a different shampoo or not wash their hair as often. 

Picking the Right Hair Care Products: Different kids and different hairstyles require different kids shampoo and conditioners too! How the shampoos and conditioners smell and react with their skin are all things you'll want to think about when making a healthy and helpful purchase in this area. For example, if a child's hair is dry, try to look for a good moisturizing shampoo. Also, if a child has a scalp condition (such as dandruff, psoriasis or dermatitis), checking with a dermatologist might be helpful. And don't forget, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids carries a huge variety of shampoos and swimmer's shampoos (in a variety of fun and fruity scents) conditioners, pre-swim conditioners, lice prevention and defense and colored hair chalks and gels (for guys and gals) too! Read all about them on our Shear Madness Products page

Washing that Hair! When washing your child's hair, be sure to get the hair completely wet and use about a quarter-sized amount of shampoo (thicker hair types might require a little more shampoo, while thinner hair types migth require a little less). Gently massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp using just your fingertips. Be careful not to scratch, as this may irritate the scalp. When finished, make sure all the shampoo is washed out of the hair. Any left-over shampoo may irritate the hair or scalp. 

But What About Kids Conditioner? Conditioners also depend on the type of hair your child has, and come in several varieties. Leave-in conditioners are not washed out of the child's hair, and are simply left in to help with such issues as detangling. However, a leave-in conditioner may give fine, thin hair a lot of extra weight - which could give a less than ideal appearance to the hair. There's also instant conditioners, which coat the hair and help with such factors as shine and softness. Unlike a leave-in conditioner, instant conditioners are rinsed out of the hair. Meanwhile, deep conditioners will stay in the hair for certain amount of time before being rinsed out. Depending on the condition of the hair, you'll want to look at the frequency of using a deep conditioner. Sometimes it might be with every hair washing - or simply just once a month.

Oh No! It's a Hair Emergency! Sometimes kids end up with stuff stuck in their hair like glue or gum. But don't worry! A lot of times these can be solved without needing to cut out the problem area. For example, glue can sometimes be removed with getting the area wet, using a little conditioner and then combing it out. Sometimes baby oil left in the hair for 15 or 20 minutes will help remove the glue. As for gum, peanut butter or vegetable oil can help with this. Just let it set for a few minutes, and then rinse! However, if a child takes their hair into their own hands and cuts it - you may need to see a professional stylist (like at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids) to help fix the problem. But hats, pins and hairbows can help conceal the problem area too, at least until the hair grows back.

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Interested in learning how YOU can join Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids and run your own successful small business that helps kids and their families? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow a small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, kids, hairstyle, helping kids, franchising, haircare, healthy lifestyle, hair care

A Father & Son's First Trip to Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 @ 15:03 PM

fatherson.jpgAfter having recently written about what it is that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is about (which can be read right here), we thought it would be fun to follow it up with an actual account of a parents review of a first-time visit to one of our stores! Following is what a father and his son had to say about what it's like to visit a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Matt describes that after learning about Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids from a friend, he made an appointment for his son to visit on a Sunday afternoon. "The receptionist was very friendly, and really sounded interested in what was going on," Matt noted. "This was a great first impression, as sometimes I've called stores and gotten ahold of people who weren't overly enthused to talk to me. It made a difference."

Matt then discussed that on the day of their appointment, he tried to arrive with his son a few minutes early. "When we walked in, I could tell this was the kind of place I would have loved coming to as a kid. And I could tell my son was really liking it too. He was drawn to the diecast vehicles and action figures in a cool retail area in the front of the store, and spent a few minutes checking these out while we waited just a minute or two for our haircut. There were a lot of toys and games for boys, but there was also toys and stuffed animals for girls -and there was jewelry, hairbows and hair products too, which was great. I also really liked the look of the store, as it has a lot of bright colors and fun artwork hanging on the walls. And there was a birthday party going on in the back, with karaoke, which added to the fun atmosphere of the place."

"My son pretty much knew what to expect for his haircut, but this was the first time he was able to play a game while he was getting it cut. He also could have watched a movie too, but he couldn't resist one of the building games that was available on the game console that he also plays at home. Meanwhile, I was able to stand nearby and watch, and we both gave our input on what we were looking for regarding his hairstyle," Matt explained. "The stylist was very friendly, and talked to my son about how his day was. She also talked with me too, and seemed like she really enjoyed her job. I saw that there were a variety of vehicle type chairs for kids to sit in while they were getting a haircut, but as my son is older, he sat in a normal sized chair. I later learned that I could have gotten a haircut there as well if I had wanted, and that sometimes adults will come in and get a haircut with their child for the sake of convenience. There's also various haircutting packages, where a mother and son can get a haircut together for a special price, or a daddy and daughter can get one too. I'll definitely plan on coming back again the next time my son needs his haircut!"

When Matt's son was asked about his visit to Shear Madness, he smiled and said, "My Shear Madness trip was so fantastic, it felt wonderful to get manly-scented hair gel put into my hair. I enjoyed playing the games while getting my haircut. I also liked how vibrant everything was, and had fun looking at the toys. I would definitely recommend this place, because it's good!"

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, kids salons reviews, kids hair salon reviews, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD.

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, kids haircuts, haircuts, customer feedback, haircare franchise, kids hair salon, parents review, haircuts for kids

March Newsletter 2017: Spring into Shear Madness!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Mar 1, 2017 @ 12:03 PM

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St. Patrick's Day is Friday, March 17! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're "springing" into fun with a ton of cool activities and special sales for the whole month of March! For example, don't miss out on our DIY Nail Stations on the 16th & 17th. PLUS if you show us some GREEN and buy something GREEN - you can save some GREEN too! On March 16 and 17, if you have green in your clothing and buy something with green in it - we'll give you 15% off that item (at participating locations)! And don't forget, March is Spring Break and SUNSHINE - we have Sunglasses of all shapes & sizes, and most all styles are less than $10!

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FREE DIY Nail Stations! On Thursday, March 16 and Friday, March 17, be sure to stop by your Shear Madness and check out our FREE DIY Nail Painting Stations! Kids and their parents will love getting those finger nails painted up for St. Patrick's Day! Don't miss out - be sure to get it on your calendar! It's going to be a lot of fun (at participating locations)!

 National Girl Scouts Week

madfun.jpgWe Salute the Scouts: Did you know that the 2nd week of March is National Girl Scout Week? Did you also know that if you wear your Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts uniform (or just bring in your sash), you can get 10% off any retail purchases all month long? That's just awesome! And remember, Camp Fire girls are not left out either - if you belong to this organization, we'll honor those sashes too! Plus, your local Shear Madness just might have a cool class for you to earn a Girl Scouts Badge! To find out if your location is participating, click here for location and contact information!

NEW! Redesigned Franchise Toolkit!

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Are you interested in how you can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their parents through a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids franchising opportunity? If so, don't miss our amazing Franchising Toolkit! Recently updated, this resource is filled with crucial franchising information, color photos of our award-winning concept, franchisee reviews, customer reviews and more! Just click "franchise opportunities" (don't worry, it's a free download), or contact us today at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Social Media & Coupons!

socialmediaicons.jpgCheck out Our Online Place for FUN! Our super cool Facebook  page is home to funny jokes, awesome customer feedback, great photos from our model contests and much more! Also, don't forget about our InstagramGoogle+ and Twitter  pages - as well as our MADTASTIC Franchise Blog! And of course, don't miss out on some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! 

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A Pot of Gold FULL of Savings! If you've been on a quest to find that elusive pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then you may find what you're looking for at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Check out some of our "golden" deals on our coupon page! For example, how does $2 off a Baby's First Haircut Package sound? Plus, since green is the theme this month, all apple or tea tree scented Circle of Friends products are 20% off this month only! For this and more great offers (at participating locations), click coupons!

Our Favorite Kids Crafts for March!

SMshamrock2.jpgSt. Patty's Day Crafts for Kids: Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with some fun kids crafts! Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make St. Patrick's Day punch for kids, a stained glass four leaf clover, a shamrock man, Leprechaun toilet paper roll hats, paper plate rainbows, St. Patricks Day cookies, and St. Patty's Day bingo! Have fun, and have a great March! 

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise opportunity, newsletter, kids crafts, franchising, kids hair salon

February Newsletter 2017: Make it an Extra Special Valentine's Day!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Feb 1, 2017 @ 12:02 PM

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A Great Valentine's Gift! Our Daddy Daughter Makeovers or Mother Son Fun Valentine's Package makes such an awesome valentine's gift - or gift for any other special occasion! And right now, it's at a special price of only $29.95! The Daddy Daughter package includes one Diva Day and a FREE certificate with 4x6 photo. Our cool Mother Son Fun Package includes a boy's haircut with fun color (mom gets matching color in her hair) and a fun keepsake 4x6 photo! Call to schedule your appointment now (at participating locations)!

SMheart.jpgDiva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates! Great for birthdays, holidays, or any other fun event, our amazing Diva Day and Mad Manes gift certificates (for the boys) are a perfect surprise! These certificates include $10 of purchases from our FUN Toy & Bow Boutique, as well as a Diva Day (mini makeover) - or kids haircut & colored stripes for the boys. So if you'd like to treat your kids to an experience they will long remember, be sure to ask your local store about Diva Day & Mad Manes Gift Certificates

Fall in Love with a Shear Madness Franchise!

SMheart2.jpg2016 was a great year for Shear Madness! We had strong revenue growth in our franchise system and concluded the year with lots of momentum going into the New Year. However, what we're most thankful for is our fantastic franchisees and how together we're building on our Core values and carrying forward our message that at Shear Madness Every Child matters. If you are looking for an opportunity to franchise with one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems around, check out our Franchise Opportunities!

Positive Social Media Fun & Great Coupons!

socialmediaheart.jpgPositive and Fun all Month Long! Are you looking for a fun and positive place online that helps brighten your day? If so, you'll LOVE our funny jokes, awesome customer feedback and more - and it's all happening right now at our amazing Facebook page! And if you want even more Shear Madness, be sure to check out our constantly updated Franchise Blog, InstagramGoogle+Pinterest and Twitter!

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Fall in Love with our Coupons! Do you LOVE saving money? If so, you'll love our great offers available on our coupon page! For example, one of our coupons is for a "Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all BOWdacious Bow Hair Bling"! WOW! So if you're out shopping for your Valentine, birthdays, or another special occasion - don't miss all those great deals you’ve been waiting for over at the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids coupon page!

Valentine's Crafts for Kids

valentinetree.jpgValentine's Holiday Crafting! Don't miss our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll learn how to make a flowering heart tree (as seen at right), cute love bugs, a "bee" mine valentine decoration, handprint frames, a funny Valentine's character made from a red cup, DIY owl treat bags, candy filled valentines, fingerprint heart ornaments and much more! Have fun, and have an extra special Valentine's Day!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow your small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: franchise opportunity, newsletter, kids crafts, daddy and me, gift certificates, kids hair salon

What is Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids?

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

what.jpgIt's true that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has experienced phenomenal growth over the last several years, and is opening up exciting new locations all the time. But we understand that there are still those folks out there who just don't know what our concept is about. So here is what Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is, and how we make it our mission to truly be a place "Where Every Child matters!"

To start off with, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is a place where kid's haircuts are our specialty. One thing we're known for is the fun vehicles that kids can sit in when they get a haircut. And while these cool cars, trucks and airplanes are a great way to stimulate imaginative play, we also provide televisions and game consoles so that children can have fun experiences (and not just be staring off into space) while they are getting their fantastic new hair style. But we also understand that some of our customers may be older kids or adults too, so we of course have normal chairs along with televisions and game consoles to interact with (if they so choose) while getting a haircut. 

SeptWed3.jpgShear Madness is also known for it's fun and memorable environment. From the moment a child and their parent walks into one of our stores, they know they've entered into a unique place where kids feel special. With happy kids music playing in the background, cheerful staff, brightly colored mirrors, cool lights, the afore-mentioned vehicle chairs, and stylish graphics on the walls, it's hard not to feel like you've entered into a totally new and wonderful kind of magical kids realm!

Plus, when you visit one of our locations, you'll definitely have a blast shopping (and playing) in our award-winning YOUniquey Boutiquey! We have tons of great kids retail gifts for birthdays, holidays, or just because. Everything from diecast toy cars, airplanes and trains, to stuffed animals, action figures, toys for imaginative play, dinosaurs, educational games and books, and so much  more. And don't forget to check out our amazing selection of jewelry and kids hair care products! Our fantastic bow wall is also a fun sight to behold, as we have a HUGE variety of hairbows in all shapes, sizes and colors! Wow!

Shear0331.jpgAnother great thing about Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is the many different services we offer to kids and their parents. We love helping kids look and feel their best through great kids haircuts, but we also offer an amazing ear piercing experience where kids can get both ears pierced at the same time and get treated like a star! And if that wasn't exciting enough - at our La De Da Spa, we also offer fun manicures and pedicures for kids! It's just so cool to see all those smiling little girls in spa robes having the time of their life! First Haircuts are a special time as well, as we roll out the red carpet for this fun event in life with a special certificate, before and after picture and snippet of their hair.

Our Parties are also a fun aspect about Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids that many kids and their parents absolutely love. Pink Starlets (girls with pink wigs and aprons) whip up a fun updo, fancy nails, glittery makeup and glitter tattoos for each guest - and karaoke is enjoyed!  Some locations welcome boys with super hero parties!  All locations take a memory group photo for the Birthday girl to take home. With a Shear Madness Party, we take pride in working hard to help make your special occassion even more special.

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What do Parents think of Our Kids Salon Franchise?

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 @ 14:01 PM

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Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're truly a place "Where Every Child Matters". From our awesome great kids haircuts, to cool parties, ear piercing, kids retail, jewelry and so much more, we're always having fun figuring out new ways to bring a smile to the parents and kids who visit one of our locations throughout the United States. In this past year alone, we've had thousands of kids walk through our doors into a magical world where they (and their parents) know they'll be treated like a star! This is why we thought it would be great to share the following reviews that parents have sent our way after visiting!

Just took 3 of my kiddos there today. My son got to play the xbox (he’s 10) while my girls got to watch a movie. I think they were nice, accommodating and the girls’ hair turned out super cute! - Michele

Alicia is awesome and so patient with my son who has special needs and getting a haircut is not an easy thing for him. I have no idea how she stays so calm and gets a great cut on his hair. I don't know what we would do without her. - Sonja

My son is almost 2 and this was his 3rd experience getting his haircut (we decided to try somewhere new this time). He isn't very cooperative, and in fact hates getting his haircut!! Your stylist was awesome with getting the job done!! I wish I asked for her name, but it was quite chaotic and I forgot to ask in the midst of everything. We will definitely be back, and I was super happy with the cut, how professional she was, and how she got the job done with patience!! Thank you! - Jenn

I just wanted to take the time to say thank you and tell you about the incredible experience we had at your salon! My 2.5 year old son is pretty resilient to haircuts and usually puts up quite a struggle.   Our hairdresser, Stephanie, was so patient with him and did everything to make him feel comfortable .  My son ended up sitting on my husband's lap while Stephanie cut his hair.  He loved watching cartoons and was so well-behaved as she gave him an amazing haircut! I cannot thank you enough for this great experience!  I have already told my friends and we will definitely be back! - Amy

I brought my son for his very first haircut today at your Amherst, NY location. The stylist did such a great job! She was quick and accurate! I will never take my children to another salon. Thanks for such a great experience! - Heather

I'd just like to say my sons hair looks amazing & you guys did an amazing job! Definitely recommending you guys to everybody I know. Thank you! - Meagin

I just wanted to let you know what a wonderful experience we had at Shear Madness this past Sunday.  My son is 18 months old and this was his 4th haircut.  His last few were not very good and to be honest we were always a bit unhappy with the cleanliness of the kids' salons we had visited. When I walked in, I was so happy to see a clean, welcoming salon where I was comfortable letting my son run around and explore.  Our stylist Laura was wonderful with my son and listened to exactly what I wanted.  In addition, the cutting area was clean and my son LOVED the car! We are so happy to have found a place for him to get his hair cut. Thank you SO much! -Stephanie 

Love! Love! Love! This place!!! Took both girls here and they did an awesome job on their hair!!!!! This is the only place I will return to get their hair cut at!!! I had bad experiences at other hair cutting places for these children. - Diana

Brought my daughter and son this weekend to get their hair cuts. It’s an amazing place and great people! My son who usually freaks out about getting his hair cut was excited to pick out his car to sit in and let them cut his hair! Thank you for a great experience! We will be back!!! - Crystal

Awesome place! Took my 3yr old grandson to get his hair cut there, and he watched Spongebob on the little flatscreen by his airplane. He had a blast - it was so much fun just seeing him so excited!! - Lisa

Are you interested in learning how YOU can join the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family and run your own successful small business? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about small business marketing, great marketing strategies, resources for small businesses, how to grow a small business, or how to become a successful owner of your own kids hair salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

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How to Look and Feel Great in 2017!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Jan 3, 2017 @ 12:01 PM

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Daddy Daughter Makeover or Mother Son Fun Valentine's Packages! Get a Daddy Daughter Makeover or Mother Son Fun Valentines Package for only $29.95daddydaughter.jpg (at participating locations)! The Daddy Daughter Makeover includes one Diva Day and a FREE certificate with 4x6 photo. There's also an option of adding a haircut for Dad for a total of $39.95. Meanwhile, our Mother Son Fun Package includes a boy's haircut with stripes (Mom gets matching stripes in her hair) and a special keepsake photo! Hurry, spots are filling up fast - especially since this amazing offer ends February 28th!

wowbow.jpgYay! It's the Amazing Semi-Annual Bow-Out Sale! Our amazing bow wall is really a fun sight that you don't want to miss! Our collection of hairbows come in all shapes, sizes and colors, and right now many of them are on sale (at participating locations)! In fact, we have so many hair bows and accessories to choose from, that it's sure to be an experience you'll want to come back for again and again! And best of all, right now all of our beautiful Christmas Bows are on Clearance! Check it out!

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Great Savings for the New Year! Are you ready to feel great in 2017 with some special sales from your favorite kids hair salon and toy boutique? If so, check out our coupons for the month of January (at participating locations)! For example, how does 25% off a single full priced retail item valued at $10 or more sound? Find these special coupons and many other great deals over on our coupon page!

Hot News at Shear Madness!


2016BOTC.jpgAlbuquerque Best of the City for the 3rd Time in a Row!
 
Albuquerque The Magazine readers once again voted the Albuquerque Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids location as The Best Place for Kids Haircuts for 2017! If you recall, our Albuquerque Shear Madness also won Best of the City in 2014 and 2015 too - and that's super awesome! Congratulations to owner Michelle Vick and her great staff! Click here to visit the web site for the Albuquerque Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids.

wowkid.jpgShear Madness Opening in Humble, Texas This Week! It's always such exciting news when a new Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids store is opened - and we're super happy to announce that our location in Humble, Texas will be opening this week! If you have friends in the Houston area, please share this with them! If you'd like more details on our Humble, Texas Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, please click our Humble location page!

socialmediaDon't Get Left Out in the Cold! With all the exciting stuff coming up in 2017, make sure you're also in the know with everything that's going on at Shear Madness! Be sure to regularly check in on the fun going on at our Facebook page, Franchise Blog, Instagram, Google+ and Twitter! And don't forget - you’ll want to take a look at some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest!

Join the Fun! Open a Shear Madness in 2017!

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2016 was another great year of growth for Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, which means that there's no better time than NOW for you to discover more about how to own a franchise! Get all the details on what it takes to open an exciting Shear Madness location in your city by checking out our franchise website and blog (where we have numerous articles and free downloads). And who knows...maybe one of these days you'll even be the proud owner of your own Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! 

Kids Crafts for the New Year!

snowwindow.jpgGet Crafty in 2017! It's cold outside for a lot of our readers, so why not make something fun with your kids indoors with our great Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! Learn not only how to make a snowflake stained glass window (as seen at left), but also find details on making a winter craft tree, snowman snack cups, snowtime bingo, sparkly icicles, foam cup snowmen, paper polar bears, popsickle snowflakes and downloads for fun winter color sheets! From all of your friends at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we wish you a very happy New Year!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: where every child matters!

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