Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Opens in North Kansas City / Liberty, Missouri!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

NKCOpen.jpgAre you looking for an awesome experience that combines the magic of childhood with haircuts, parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more? If so, there’s a new salon in town that promises to help you transform the scary experience of getting your kids’ haircut into a fun one! The end result is a happy child with a great haircut, and a memorable experience everyone will be talking about for days to come! This growing hair salon for kids opens their newest location in Liberty/Northland at 8261 North Booth Ave and Hwy.152 in August. The answer to harried haircutting experiences, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers great haircuts and ear piercing for children while they sit in little cars and watch their favorite programs on flat-screen TVs or play video games! There are also normal chairs for older kids and adults who would like to get a haircut. And don’t forget that Shear Madness offers kids parties for your special occasions, as well as a great kids boutique filled with a unique selection of toys, hair products, hair bows, jewelry & more!
“I'm thrilled to bring the Shear Madness experience to the Liberty/Northland area, and offer the same great service to our customers in North Kansas City that we do in Olathe and Lees Summit. Our store not only helps facilitate a magical and memorable experience for your child, but also helps turn the necessity of a haircut into extraordinary fun," said Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising and local franchise owner. "Moms, dads and also grandparents can feel good about visiting us. There is now a special place for Kid's haircuts!  No need to worry that your child may not behave as you would like!  We LOVE that any child with special needs we can accomodate them and make them feel special.  We also try so hard to fill the toy portion of our store with items that are unique and fun to play with!  Hoping that your children will enjoy them, and that you may find an easy quick place to pop in and pick up a gift.  Shear Madness also carries styling and hair care products not found elsewhere that are specially designed with the health and needs of kids in mind. We also pride ourselves in having the best selection of hair bows, etc. in the city!"
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations are currently open in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Iowa, Texas, California and New Mexico - with expansion into other states planned for the near future! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in the Liberty/Northland area will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Shear Madness, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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Awesome May Memorial Day Specials & More!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, May 4, 2015 @ 14:05 PM

May Fun and Special Sales! 

springDon't Forget Mother's DayWe love our moms, and for Mother's Day this year we've decided to offer free carnations as our way of saying "thank you" for all the hard work a mom does. So if you're a mother, be sure to come into your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids and receive your free carnation on Saturday, May 9th, as our stores will be closed on Mother's Day! 

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Honoring Soldiers and their Families! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we are offering 15% off all our regularly priced retail over Memorial Day Weekend as our way of remembering fallen soldiers and their families. Please be sure to contact your local Shear Madness if you have any questions about our monthly sales, or to find out more details (click here for our awesome locations page).

Summer is Coming!

circleoffriendsIt's Time to Get Ready for Summer! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is helping you get ready for summer through offering a great sale on some of our awesome summer-time kids hair products. Right now, you'll receive 20% off when you buy all three Circle of Friends Hair Products for Kids - Swimmer's Shampoo, Conditioner and Pre-Swim Spray! Find out more about our great line of Circle of Friends "Fun in the Sun" products by clicking here. Have fun!

Grow with us in 2015!


Did you know Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids experienced triple digit growth in 2014? If you or someone you know is looking for an imaginative career opportunity that makes a positive difference in the lives of children, you might want to check us out. We're a kids salon and boutique like NO OTHER, and we're looking for qualified franchisees right now! Don't miss out on our many free resources available to help you own and operate your own Shear Madness location! Click on Franchise Opportunities to get started.

Social Media and Coupons!

socialmediaShear Madness Fun each day of the Month! Through social media, you can always count on having a great time each day of the month! We post funny jokes, great photos, awesome customer feedback, our monthly newsletter, Free Haircut Friday contests, and more - and it's all happening right now on our fantastic Facebook page! Plus, if you're looking for even more Shear Madness, why not check out our madtastic updates on our Franchise Blog, InstagramGoogle+Pinterest and Twitter?


Coupons in May! Are you planning on doing a little shopping this month for a special occassion, but also hoping to save a little money? If so, you won't want to miss out on some of the cool coupons we have available on our coupon page! As our coupons are different each month, you might just find that great deal that you’ve been waiting for at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Crafting with Kids

maycraftIt's time to have fun! Are you looking for a great way to spend a little extra quality time with your children? If so, check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make beautiful kids crafts like multi-colored sun catchers, creative Mother's Day cards, a cool egg carton dragonfly, gum-drop construction projects, and funny "face" pots for growing plants! Have fun!

We're having a great day at Shear Madness, you have one too!

P.S. In 2014, we experienced triple digit growth! Want to learn more about our growing kids hair salon, and if a franchise opportunity is right for you? Click below and check out our Shear Madness brochure today!

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Kids Hairstyles: Mousse Vs Gel?

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Apr 16, 2015 @ 11:04 AM

Mousse or Gel? Our kids hair products are pH-balanced just for children, so baby hair mousse really is for babies, and hair Spiker really can fix a toddler’s Faux Hawk - all without finding the two of you in tears! Nevertheless, there are products that promote promising effects, but can unfortunately leave users wanting more. As an example, Mousse is an expanding product by definition, which can sometimes damage a child's hair. And while Shear Madness does carry an all-natural foaming mousse that is ideal for course curls and has a fantastic fruity frangrance - we've found that bounce creme works with all hair types, so we recommend it above all others! Meanwhile, gels are too difficult to properly proportion when hair is fine or thin (or both), and tend to leave locks laden with layers of lackluster goop!

hair2For this reason, we urge against hair gels or mousses for your little ones. Even our educated child cosmetologists can sometimes get crumby results when creating curl concoctions with chalky gels and goopy mousses. Which is just one more reason to bump up your bounciness with our curl boost cream! Sure, the Eighties were great, and perms were perfectly punk – but in this century, kids’ hairstyles are darling (and daring) enough without that dusting of white residue or wet-looking ringlets.

Whether you are naturally wavy or bottled to bounce, tousles all across time have asked the same tress question: Which is best for curly hair? Bouncy Créme! As a children's hair salon, we have put the testimonials of tons of tremendous hair products to the test and one result reigned supreme:

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Our Bouncy Créme!

This light cream instantly rejuvenates curly, wavy or textured hair by separating and defining--everything you want and need in a curl-whirling product--while leaving hair full of shine without the flaking and stiffness! The easy-to-pump bottle dispenses a silky smooth serum to be worked through clean, damp hair.

The different looks of styling cream hairstyles

When added to wet hair, a cream conditions and strengthens hair by adding an extra layer of protection from the elements. However, this kid-friendly, mother-approved hair-tonic defines curls and controls frizz. It is great for blow drying for volume, but has been used most by scrunching for definition.


Why use styling cream?

Like all our favorite products, there are natural ingredients making them just right for your little one - and the Bouncy Créme is no exception. This texture energizer contains emollients to soften hair, retain moisture, prevent frizz and flyaways, all while providing a smooth feel and adding shine. There is also a "Bounce-Back" polymer that protects the hair against thermal damage, as well as conditions and defrizzes curls. Possibly the most recognizable are its humectants that moisturize hair without weighing it down, all while controlling frizz for smooth curls. These special ingredients replenish moisture for body and luster! To complete your look, after scrunching this product through the hair, simply spritz your loved one with Vanilla Freeze Hairspray for a finished look and Voila! Your MADtastic ‘DO is MADsmermizing!

Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchising, we work hard to share our many great resources and business experiences so that our franchisees will have the tools to succeed! If you're interested in learning how to become a successful owner of your own kids salon franchise business, please click below!

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Lice Prevention: Putting a Stop to Head Lice!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Jan 12, 2015 @ 14:01 PM

licepreventionYikes! Just hearing the word lice can make your skin crawl. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), around 6-12 million people are treated for head lice in the United States each year! Why are so many families having to RID themselves of those tiny insects? The answer is all around us: gymnastics mats, football helmets, the cute scarf you tried on at the store, and maybe even those headphones you shared on the airplane. But perhaps the most common transmission of these bugs is through head-to-head touching, which is why it is no surprise that most cases are in children between the ages of 4 and 14 (as children enjoy being in close proximity with one another).

Luckily, because our salons have a lot of experience working with children and hair, we have a pretty good idea of how lice can be prevented from entering your home. Tabby Bibbs, manager at the Lee's Summit Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids notes that, "Head lice can happen to anyone at anytime, no matter the socioeconomic status. It is more prevalent 3 times a year - the beginning of the school year, winter coat time, and when pools open for the season. It's a never ending cycle."

Head lice are small - about the size of a sesame seed. They are wingless, and as such can't fly or even hop. But with feet that are especially designed for hanging onto hair follicles, these annoying little parasites can live up to a month on the head. However, they will die within 2 days of falling off - which is why sealing infested items in plastic containers or bags for around 2 weeks will make sure there are no surviving lice. Lice will also lay tear-drop shaped eggs (nits) that are attached to hair follicles near the scalp. 

So what should you do if you find lice in your home? The first and most important thing is not to panic! As stated by the CDC, "head lice can be a nuisance but they have not been shown to spread disease. Personal hygiene or cleanliness in the home or school has nothing to do with getting head lice." As for treatment, it's totally up to the parents. We suggest getting it professionally done, because you have follow up visits. And as always, remember not to share hairbrushes, caps, beanies or any other head covering with others. If your child is in school or daycare put their coat, hat and gloves in their book bag. Also, be sure to ask their teacher if there have been any cases of lice every few weeks. Keep boys hair cut shorter, and girls hair in a high ponytail or braid. 

Furthermore, if you'd like a little extra insurance in keeping the creepy-crawlies away, be sure to pick up either Circle of Friends Lice Defense products or our Organic Original Sprout products at our stores. They are both very effective without being full of harsh chemicals. Lice Defense from Circle of friends includes a hairspray, leave in conditioner, and hair gel. Organic Original Sprout carry several products as well. Bibbs says that, "The Miracle Detangler and Leave in Conditioner from Original Sprout helps to repel and prevent head lice - and they smell absolutely wonderful!" Read more about Lice treatment and Hair care products here

Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchising, we work hard to share our many great resources and business experiences so that our franchisees will have the tools to succeed! If you're interested in learning how to become a successful owner of your own franchise business, please click below!

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Halloween Treats and Coupons!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Oct 3, 2014 @ 11:10 AM

Coupons and October Special Sales! 


Great October Coupons: Want to save a little cash on that must-have item you’ve had your eye on at your local Shear Madness? Or maybe you'd like to do a little shopping for an upcoming birthday or Halloween Party? Check out our coupon page and find that great deal you’ve been waiting for! 

Light Up Toys: Add a little light in your life with our 20% off Light Up Toy special! And who knows? Maybe you'll find a perfect attention-getting light up toy for your Halloween costume this year! 

Colored Hair Chalk: Speaking of Halloween and the many events that take place during this time of year, check out our Color Hair Chalk 10% off special. Add some color to your hair, and "wow" everyone  with your madtastic sense of style!

Halloween Parades and More! 

halloweenparadesHalloween at Shear Madness! There's a lot going on at your local Shear Madness through-out the month of October, so don't miss out! From the fun and spooktacular Halloween decorations, to Halloween Parades and other awesome activities taking place on October 25, you won't want to miss out on what we've got planned just for you! Stop by (we'd love to see you!) or call your local Shear Madness to learn when our Halloween events are planned. Click here for a list of locations and contact info, and click here for a video of a Shear Madness Halloween Parade!

spiderhalloweenhair2Groovy Glamour Halloween Hair Classes: Check with your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids to see if they are offering Groovy Glamour Halloween Hair Classes for the month of October! If so, you'll want to come in and learn how to create spooktacular Halloween themed hair styles so you can make your kids look awesome for Halloween! Book your appointment and secure a spot for these fun classes for only $35.00. You'll also save 10% all purchases the day of the class!

October News at Shear Madness!

spaparty3Shear Madness is a Great Place for Parties! Did you know that your local Shear Madness is one of the coolest party places in town? We've got Spa Parties, SuperHero Parties and Frozen Themed Parties - all ready to rock for your child's special occasion! These extremely popular themed parties are a big hit with kids, and are sure to create a special memory for years to come. To find out how to get your party started, click here for a list of locations and contact information!

socialmedia29,000 "Likes" on Facebook : Our Facebook site recently crossed a milestone with 29,000 "Likes"! With Free Haircut Friday events, important news, jokes for kids and much more, you won't want to miss out on the fun! We’re also sharing the good times through Instagram and Twitter too. And of course, you’ll want to check out some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest!

Franchising Opportunities


Are you or someone you know interested in opening a Shear Madness? Or maybe you have a few questions about what a franchise is, and what makes owning Shear Madness Franchise so special? Well, now is the time to find out more information. Check out the many helpful resources on our franchise website by clicking: Franchise Opportunities

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Lice Prevention & Treatment - The Lowdown on LICE!

Posted by Jesse Lockard on Thu, Mar 29, 2012 @ 12:03 PM

Head Lice - Help & Info for the Harried!

Just hearing the word lice can make your skin crawl. As a mother, the thought of them out there circulating the school systems – can make a girl paranoid! But why are so many families having to RID themselves of those tiny insects? The answer is all around us: Gymnastics mats; Football helmets; That cute scarf you tried on at the store; Headphones on an airplane; Perhaps the most common transmission of these bugs is through head-to-head touching, which is why it is no surprise that most cases are in children between the ages of 4 and 14. We are a communal people. Children, especially, feel a sense of relating the closer proximity they are to those they are interacting with. Each year, 6-12 million people are treated for head lice in the United States alone. Luckily, our salons have been working with children for over 15 years and now have a pretty good idea of how they can be prevented from entering your home.

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Humans attract a very specific form of lice that feeds only on the blood of people, without which they can barely survive. You see, lice use glue-like saliva to attach their eggs to the hair shafts of their host, and then once the eggs hatch, those babies grow and shed skin over the period of ONE MONTH before reaching their own adulthood and repeating the process. What's more is that any time in their development, they can mate with adults and lay more eggs.

The key to getting rid of them once you have been exposed is to wash your hair and scalp with a special shampoo that will kill any live bugs or eggs, as well as un-glue the eggs that have been attached. For those of you who have been through this process, we are talking hours (if not days) of combing through every one of the 250,000+ hairs on a human head for our own peace of mind! Often, the process has to be repeated after 10 days, and sometimes again another 10 days after that. Not exactly a fun month for anyone involved.

mayoThere are websites out there that recommend using mayonnaise in lieu of “harsh chemicals” to kill any lice on your little one. The idea being that the bugs have developed immunity to the pesticides in the killing-agent, so why expose your child to those chemicals? That, and the belief that the mayonnaise will suffocate the bugs, seems to have inspired a community of individuals who advocate for this method. The one truth to this is the fact that these insects go back in our history as a species as far as we can track, and they have evolved with us. Coincidentally, studies have shown that exposure to head lice in youth may actually be a positive part of our evolution, as it prevents infestation of body lice later in life (which are attributed to many illnesses, notably the bubonic plague). Our stylists still recommend using the products that can be purchased at any drug store for treating yourself and your kids. The mayonnaise trick may very well work, but why risk them coming back?

Plus, treating your head is not enough. The life-cycle is 3-5 weeks, so it is common practice to bag up plush, stuffed animals and throw pillows for a good 30 days to assure yourself that no live bugs or eggs are circulating your cuddlies. When you buy the shampoo/conditioner treatment at the drugstore, be sure to also grab several cans of the spray treatment for bedding and carpets, as well. You can be as liberal as you want with that aerosol, so spray all mattresses, pillows, upholstery, carpets, rugs, bath mats… We honestly think the best policy is to launder as much as you can in HOT water, then dry for as long as possible on HIGH. Pillows, for instance, should be sprayed, then placed in the dryer on the highest setting for a minimum of one hour. Bag up as many clothes as you can for the same month-long gestational period. Wash all clothes you anticipate needing to wear sooner, using these same high-heat settings.

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Sound like a workout? There is a silver lining. Lice CAN be prevented! Have you ever heard about using marigolds to surround your precious flowers to keep rodents at bay? Much like a citronella candle does for a back patio, tea tree oil does for your and your kids’ heads! Since lice cannot survive very long without a host, in theory we can nip this epidemic in the bud (or nit) by simply getting them off our heads long enough to wipe out their parasitic little race!

The great news is Shear Madness actually carries LICE PREVENTION hair care products from the Circle of Friends line that are pH-balanced for children. They are gentle enough for daily use, but have those key bug-repelling ingredients in them to also be strong enough to keep your child’s head safe! We recommend the shampoo and conditioner for anyone who has children in elementary school – and specifically if they have heard of a lice outbreak in their area. The styling products are a great way for that extra protection for children in sports, too. By using the hairspray to hold a little girl’s bun, or the gel for a boy who wears a ball cap, the repellents will keep your children active AND bug-free. So give your kids that added security, and you’ll be able to sleep tight–and NOT let those bad bugs bite!

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