In 1997 Paula Thurman got the idea to open a fantastic Hair Salon AND Boutique for Kids! With a great idea and a little bit of money, Paula opened her first store and Shear Madness was born. She began experimenting with the concept, finding out what was working and what wasn't. Very soon, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was becoming a hit among other local moms looking for a fun and unique place to take their children for haircuts.
As you can see our salons are very different from the typical children's salon that you may be familiar with. At Shear Madness, our vision is to become the leader in the childrens hair salon industry - the standard by which ALL others are measured! Our specially trained staff, professionally designed salon, fantastic boutique, and bright atmosphere provides kids and their parents with a quality experience they don't soon forget! Because of this, we've experienced exciting growth over the last several years!
2003 Existing Business of the Year by the Kansas SBDC
2004 United States SBA "Small Business "Person of the Year" for the Kansas City District (Paula)
2004 United States SBA "District Director's Choice Award"
2004 "Entreprenuer of the Year" by NACCE (Paula)
2006 "25 under 25" by the Kansas City Small Business Monthly (top 25 business with under 25 Employees)
2007 Shear Madness made it to the Advanced Micro Controls Inc. Hall of Fame
2011 Paula Thurman COO (right) named one of the 25 Women Who Mean Business in Kansas City by the Kansas City Business Journal. Janon Otto (left) our brilliant President and CEO
2013 2nd Place Challenge Winner in the North Eastern Jackson County Challenge - Awarded $10K!!
2014 Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids voted "Albuquerque Best of the City"