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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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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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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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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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!


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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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December 2016 News: Christmas at Shear Madness!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 @ 12:12 PM

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Looking for a Unique Christmas Gift? Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is THE Christmas shopping destination for unique and fun Christmas gifts! Not only do we have awesome haircuts, ear piercing and parties - but our stores are filled with cool toys and games, kids hair products, jewelry and more! And don't forget that Shear Madness also offers Gift Certificates, which makes a great stocking stuffer too! Also, Call to order - we can mail to an address you choose, at no additional charge! Plus, with any $35 or more purchase, we'll donate a toy for Toys for Tots (at participating locations)

sheardazzletoo.jpgGet ShEAR Dazzled for Christmas! Our Ear Piercing is a great experience, and it might be just the thing for an extra magical  Christmas! Because we don't just pierce the ears - we make it SPECIAL with Spa Robes, a keepsake plush animal and more! We even pierce both ears at the same time! Our Shear Dazzled Ear Piercing can even be combined with a Diva Day! To find out more (as well as gift certificate options), please click our ShEAR Dazzled page or call your local Shear Madness store!

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Wow! Great Christmas Specials: Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a daughter or granddaughter? If so, glamour, glitz and a whole lot of fun is what you'll get when you plan your next party at Shear Madness! Our Pink Starlets help host your child's party, along with creating fun up-dos, applying make-up and polishing fingernails! It's an awesome experience! For more details, please click Shear Madness Kids Parties! PLUS! Check out our coupon page for even more great deals, like 20% off any Hair Styling Product (at participating locations)!

Happy Holiday News!

socialmediaHoliday Fun on Social Media! To our many awesome followers  on Facebook (which is now well over 36,000), we'd like to say a special THANK YOU to each of you for your great feedback and fantastic  photos! You all are GREAT! And if you want even more Shear Madness fun - like kids jokes, cool crafts and great photos of kids having a blast in our stores, why not check out our Franchise Blog, Instagram, Google+Twitter, and our favorites pins on Pinterest!

christmas2.jpgRockin' Around the Christmas Tree! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Christmas Day (Sunday), but you can bet we'll be back on Monday for all your totally madtastic after-Christmas haircutting needs and so much more! From all of us here at Shear Madness, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! (P.S. Because it's the busy season, don't forget to call in and make an appointment!)

Shear Madness Cheer All Year Long!

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Are you looking for something that might help bring you a little cheer all year long? If so, now might be the perfect time to find out more about franchising with Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Check out the many helpful resources on our franchise website by clicking: Franchise Opportunities. We also have a lot of great free resources for business success - which you can check out over at our blog or by calling 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Ho, Ho, Ho! Kids Christmas Crafts!

reindeer.jpgDeck the Halls with these Cool Kids Crafts! Bring a little Holiday Cheer to your home with these fun Christmas Crafts - all of which can be found on our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! You'll learn how to make cool handmade ornaments, adorable paper plate angels, reindeer made from cardboard tubes (as seen at right), jeweled Christmas Trees, your very own jingle bells, Christmas light suncatchers, easy icicle ornaments, finger print tree ornaments, Holiday coloring pages and much more!

At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, Every Child Matters! 

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Shear Madness Adding Stores in Texas, California & Kansas City Markets

Posted by Jim Otto on Thu, Oct 13, 2016 @ 15:10 PM

franchiselocations.jpgOverland Park based Shear Madness Franchising announced today the opening of additional locations in the Houston Texas and Orange County California markets. Jacqueline Perkins of Humble Texas and Dr. Andrew Elmasri of California Children’s Salons LLC will become Franchisees in those markets with locations opening this fall.

“We are excited to add additional locations to our growing family of Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salons,” commented Shear Madness CEO Janon Otto. “With locations on the East and West coast, we are excited about our brand recognition going forward and opportunities for expansion in both of these fast growing markets. We couldn’t ask for better partners than Jackie and Andrew, both of whom understand our vision and culture – as well as bringing a wealth of experience in business.” Otto also noted that, “Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids recently began franchising and has experienced rapid growth nationwide in its franchising system, and is now currently exploring the addition of new locations in the Kansas City market. Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids currently has locations in the Olathe and Lees Summit area and is looking forward to bringing great kids haircuts and retail to other parts of Kansas City as well!”

Shear Madness Franchising LLC, was founded in 2010 to expand the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids concept that was originally opened by Paula Thurman in 1997. Combining the magic of childhood with haircuts, parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more, Shear Madness currently has franchise locations open in Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Iowa, New York and New Mexico. For additional information contact Jim Otto, Director of Franchise and Corporate Development, jim@shearmadnessfranchising.com.

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5 Techniques on Calming an Upset Child (or Parent)!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Sep 13, 2016 @ 16:09 PM

Calming.jpgOver the years, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has seen plenty of kids come through our doors that aren't overly thrilled about the idea of getting a haircut, or an ear piercing. However, as a kids hair salon that specializes in creating a fun, memorable and positive experience for both children and their parents - we've learned a thing or two on helping kids feel great - as well as how to turn those frowns upside down. Following are five calming techniques for an upset child (or upset parent)!

1. Slow down and breath deep! When it comes to calming an upset child, sometimes it's good to just take a deep breath - which works for both the child and for the parent who might be getting a little frustrated! A good way to do this is to close your eyes (if you can) draw in a long, slow breath - hold it for a couple seconds, and then slowly exhale. Do this a number of times if necessary to help clear the mind and relax.

2. Just Count to 10! If a parent or child finds themselves in a difficult situation, sometimes the best thing you can do is count to 10 before you respond. This allows the individual to take a moment to properly assess the situation and formulate an appropriate response to whatever is going on. We've all been there when we get provoked by a bully, and we feel the need to impulsively lash out - with sometimes regrettable consequences later. Counting to 10 is a great way to possibly help keep those regrets to a minimum!

3. Give Yourself a Hand! No, this doesn't mean that whenever you're having a tough time to stop and clap. Although, the gentle rythmm of softly clapping hands can be a good way to help focus. Another good idea is to encourage your upset child to place their hands in their pocket, sit on them, or clasp their hands tightly together. This not only helps encourage restraint, but can help the individual think about the gentle pressure being applied to their hands. Another technique is to blow into the hand when upset. Much like the above mentioned deep breathing, this involves the child exhaling into their hands as they breath. The sensation of their breath against their hand is another way for them to consider something other than negative feelings. Note: Sometimes when frustrated or unable to focus, placing your hands under the water from a faucett, or washing your face can help clear the mind as well.

4. Walk it Out! If a person is really bothered by something, it can be a good idea just to go for a short walk and get a little exercise. If the weather is bad, walk around the the interior of whatever building you are in, and take notice of the artwork, style, or design of the structure. If the weather is good, take a short walk outside and notice the clouds in the sky, flowers, trees and noises of your surroundings. Whether walking inside or out, the idea is just to take a few moments to allow the mind and body to relax through movement and positive stimulation from your environment. And if there's an occassion where you're unable to walk anywhere, people will also use exercise techniques like yoga or running in place. 

5. A Hug and a Song! Last but certainly not least, is the power of love and a little music to lift the heart. We've all been there where sometimes all we need is just a gentle hug from someone we know and trust. And when people are upset, a great way to calm them down is to just hug them for as long as they want you to. Making eye contact is also good when giving hugs, as it lets people know you're in tune with what's going on. Also, with children, sometimes a favorite song softly hummed in their ear is a good way to promote those happy thoughts.

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