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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids March Newsletter

Posted by Emily Drake on Thu, Mar 7, 2013 @ 10:03 AM

Celebrate March Madness and St. Patty's Day at Shear Madness 20% off all Balls AND GREEN Retail for the Month of March!

Plus a DIY Nail Station for St. Patty's Day Weekend! Come paint your fingernails at the Shear Madness do it yourself nail station! St. Patty's Day colored nail polishes and pens will be set up to have fun & get creative with your digits! Check your local Shear Madness store for participation and details.

COUPON Clips - Click HERE to get Awesome Coupons!

This month ask about the Shear Madness Secret Egg Basket!

Mention the secret egg basket and kids can pick one egg out the basket! Each egg will contain a coupon and a treat!

EXCITING NEWS!! A new children's slon is coming to Lee's Summit MO! Shear Madness is getting ready to open in Summit Fair! Join the mailing list to get the inside scoop!

Dynamite Deals EVERY Day of the Week

At Participating Locations - Check your Store for Details

This year we will bring back our DAILY Dynamite Deals! There's something for everyone, so come in and save BIG any day you wish!

Military Monday : $3 off haircuts if you or your spouse are in the military

Toe-riffic Tuesday : Pedicure $2.00 off! (only at select locations, call your SM salon for info on participation)

Wacky Wednesday : Get a COOL kid's hair cut INCLUDING colored spray or colorful cool hair feathers!!

Thrifty Thursday : Bring the WHOLE family and get $1.00 off second child, $2.00 off 3rd child, and $3.00 off your fourth!

Freaky Friday : $4.00 off our Father & Son haircut package

Shimmering Saturday : Bring in a friend that’s new to Shear Madness & you BOTH get $3.00 off your service!

Super Sale Sunday : 10% off select merchandise

Check out our Favorite Easter Craft on Pinterest this Month - Peep Houses!

Follow Shear Madness on Pinterest too!

Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness? Now is the Time -WE are GROWING! Get more info on our franchise website about opportunities in your area.

Additional DISCOUNTS from Local Friends of Shear Madness!

Check out some our favorite local businesses on our business partners! These are some of our most favorite local businesses who have partnered with us to increase exposure, awareness and build quality clientele!. If your business is interested in an advertising partnership with Shear Madness then WE WANT TO TALK WITH YOU!

Congratulations Free Haircut Friday Winners!

Our Winners for February were: Alex Garcia, Missy Hamner Cowley, Jess Carstens, and Danielle Czerniewski! Join the FUN and Participate in Free Haircut Friday every Friday morning on our facebook page.

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

Topics: kids salons, newsletter, kids haircuts, kids boutique

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids February Newsletter

Posted by Emily Drake on Fri, Feb 1, 2013 @ 15:02 PM

Best Friends Diva Days and our Annual Locks of Love Event! Lots to Love at Shear Madness in February!!

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$15.95 Diva Days for Daddy Daughter Dates in February! Comes with FREE Princess Tiara!!
All Diva Days this month include a sparkly hairdo, mini manicure, little girl face makeup and a FREE Princess Tiara! Shear Madness will ALSO be offering a very special Valentine's Diva Day for Best Friends that includes champagne glasses and a sparkling toast at the end! These are absolute favorites - so schedule your little divas their special day today! By appointment only Please book your appointments in advance.

Our Annual Locks of Love Event - Free Haircut with Donation Saturday, Feb 23

Shear Madness is having it's annual Locks of Love Event again! Saturday Feb 23rd starting at 5pm all of our locations will be giving FREE haircuts for Locks of Love donations. Appointments MUST be booked in advance. Come that day and you could be in the NEXT Shear Madness Locks of Love video! Watch the video from last year! Hair must be at least 10 inches in length to donate and not be bleached. For more information about Locks of Love and real hair wigs for children visit their website locksoflove.org

COUPON Clips - Click HERE to get Awesome Coupons!

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Braiding Classes this Month!

During the month of February we will be holding special braiding classes in all of our salons. The braiding classes are SO much FUN and great for a mommy and me afternoon or daddy's who don't know how to do their little girls hair. Classes will last approx 1 hour - Our stylists will teach different braiding techniques and each girl will leave with a fabulous braided hairstyle they can then do at home! Just in time for the school holiday dances! Sign up sheets will be in the salons or call to register for a class. See your store for days, prices, and more details.

Our New Shear Madness Models!!
We are happy to announce the WINNERS for the Shear Madness San Antonio Model search!


Keegan Briones • San Antonio, Gabriel Tolentino • San Antonio, Jaedon Riley • San Antonio, Sophia Riley • San Antonio, Justice Elaine • San Antonio, Lucy Ward • San Antonio, Matin Lababidi-Tabbakh • San Antonio, Malia Ana Renner • San Antonio, Anika McGarity • San Antonio, Kaylee Lee • Bulverde

Thank you to all the awesome kids who participated in our San Antonio Model Search. To join in future contests and online sweepstakes from Shear Madness visit our facebook fan page and like us. Lots of fun events are happening all the time!

Dynamite Deals EVERY Day of the Week


We are bringing back the oldies in 2013! This year we will bring back our DAILY Dynamite Deals! There's something for everyone, so come in and save BIG any day you wish!

Military Monday : $3 off haircuts if you or your spouse are in the military.

Toe-riffic Tuesday : Pedicure $2.00 off! (only at select locations, call your SM salon for info on participation)

Wacky Wednesday : Get a COOL kid's hair cut INCLUDING colored spray or colorful cool hair feathers!!

Thrifty Thursday : Bring the WHOLE family and get $1.00 off second child, $2.00 off 3rd child, and $3.00 off your fourth!

Freaky Friday : $4.00 off our Father & Son haircut package.

Shimmering Saturday : Bring in a friend that’s new to Shear Madness & you BOTH get $3.00 off your service!

Super Sale Sunday : 10% off selected merchandise.


Check out some our favorite local businesses on our business partners page! These are some of our most favorite local businesses who have partnered with us to increase exposure, awareness and build quality clientele!. If your business is interested in an advertising partnership with Shear Madness then WE WANT TO TALK WITH YOU!

and Finally...Congratulations to all of our Free Haircut Friday Winners

Our Winners for the month of January were: Sarah Graham, Dayna Hill, Misty Mann-Johnson, and Sommer Saunders! Look for our Free Haircut Friday contest every Friday morning on our facebook page!

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

Topics: kids salons, newsletter, kids haircuts, kids salon san antonio

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids January Newsletter

Posted by Emily Drake on Fri, Jan 11, 2013 @ 09:01 AM

Happy New Year! This month is our Semi-Annual Bow-Out Sale..

Buy 2 get 1 Free! Come visit the best bow selection in town! Click here to watch our video on how to build a BOW-dacious Bow!

Annual Locks of Love Event Next Month

Mark your calendars! Saturday February 23rd is the annual Locks of Love event. Save your long locks for this very special opportunity to GIVE a minimum donation of 10 inches of your locks! For Locks of Love our stylists donate their time to do free haircuts for the participants! To learn more about wigs for children with hair loss visit www.locksoflove.org - you can also see our video! Come that day and you could be in the NEXT video! If you have any questions or to schedule your donation haircut appointment call us. All locations are participating.

Dynamite Deals EVERY Day of the Week

We are bringing back the oldies in 2013! This year we have specials EVERY day! There's something for everyone, so come in and save any day you wish!

Military Monday : $12.95 haircuts if you or your spouse are in the military
Toe-riffic Tuesday : Pedicure $2.00 off!
Wacky Wednesday : Get a COOL kid's hair cut INCLUDING colored spray or hair feathers
Thrifty Thursday : Bring the WHOLE tribe and get $1.00 off second child, $2.00 off 3rd child, and $3.00 off the fourth!
Freaky Friday : $4.00 off our Father & Son package
Shimmering Saturday : $1.00 off Diva Days when you bring a friend
Super Sale Sunday : 10% off on selected merchandise

COUPON Clips - Present this Coupon and Get $1.00 off a Diva Day!

Special Shear Madness Gift Cerificates NOW AVAILABLE Online!!!

Congratulations to all of our Free Haircut Friday Winners

Winners for December : Kellie King Williams, Megan Huffman, and Jackie Stowell! Look for our Free Haircut Friday Contest every Friday morning! Become a Shear Madness Facebook fan and participate in FREE HAIRCUT FRIDAY

Crafty Corner Fun For Kids - Shaving Cream Snow Men!

Check out our favorite craft idea on Pinterest for this month!

WE are GROWING!

Coming to Albuquerque March 2013!! Join the mailing list!

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

Topics: kids salons, newsletter, kids haircuts, kids boutique

30 FREE Resources for Business

Posted by Emily Drake on Wed, Jan 9, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

Running a business comes with many different resposibilities and expenses. It seems we are immersed in an ever changing climate of internet, technology, and social media. It can be overwhelming to keep up. Not surprisingly, many businesses have sprung up to help us overcome these challlenges! These businesses know the struggles of the little guy and offer valuable services or technology for FREE! And don't we all love that 4 letter word? So, here we have it..

Free Business Resources 2013

The 2013 Favorite 30 FREE Resources for Businesses


SlideShare Extremely versatile and effective way to get presentation slides out there on the web, so your ideas can be found and shared by a wide audience.

Pinterest Create boards, share content, get inspiration. Provides instant sharing option on Facebook and Twitter, embed the code to your website and more!

Wix is a FREE publishing platform that helps you design and create beautiful websites, Facebook pages and mobile sites with just a few clicks. Use our drag & drop editor to easily create your own website. No coding or design skills needed!

Square Up Accept credit card payments anywhere with your iPhone, Android or iPad with this app and card reader. Payment fees per transaction are optional.

Wave Free Online Accounting, Payroll, Invoicing, Personal

Paper doodling app for Ipads allows you to draw, take notes, and more! Additional brushes and add ons are available for purchase.

Evernote is an app that saves your ideas, things you like, things you hear, web urls, videos, images and more.

Outright Helps small businesses and those who are self employed with online bookkeeping through their exceptional accounting software.

CardMunch Take a picture with this app and a business card is converted to a contact in your phone automatically. It also shows you LinkedIn profile information and connections you have in common!

Lookout Mobile Security app can remotely wipe your phone or mobile device if it is lost or stolen.

Survey Tool Businesses can run email surveys that are easy-to-use and instantly start collecting results. All email surveys are 100% customizable including the 35 ready- made templates on Survey Tool.

You Send It The free lite version of allows you to send files up to 50MB!

ShoeBoxed  Organizes your business spending and can create a digital library of all your reciepts!

SBA.org offers a HUGE library of resources, tools, forms, links and support for small businesses. Help with everything from writing a business plan to finding venture capital.

Device Driven  is free online photo editing software for those who don't have photoshop!

Marie Forleo is AWESOME! This fantastic website is full of videos, funny blogs, great photography, and helpful articles to inspire and motivate people (especially women) in business. Marie Forleo is part marketing genuis, part mentor, part bulldog, and 100% Woman. Check her out, you'll love her too.

Meetup Groups are everywhere! Search your city for your interests to find a meetup group! It’s free to join and you’ll meet some great people with similar interests to yours. Great for networking, education, or just making friends!

IttyBiz website offers free E-books and marketing courses for small businesses. Great blogs, tips, advice and consulting services are also available.

SEO: The Beginners Guide Free E-Book SEOMOZ.org offers this awesome free e-book on Search Engine Marketing (SEM) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) to help your website get found by the search engines.

Bookyards Download 30 Free E-books for business. Interesting collection.

Score has tons of free templates and tools for businesses.

Manta is a website that's a powerhouse of information on over 24 million businesses in the U.S. so it's great for market research when for B2B sales. Sort by industry, social media, business revenues, number of employees, locations and more. Helps you define your market and you don't need a paid subscription.

LogMeIn is a great app for windows or mac users that enables remote access to your desktop computer from your mobile device or any other computer over the internet. Easy to use, 100% FREE!

Parcel is a nifty little app can track all your postal shipments on your iOS device, without wasting time checking all the different websites.

Bump app lets you swap contacts and other content with nearby mobile devices over a Wi-Fi network. All you have to do is select what you want to share and "bump" the two devices together.

FormMobi is a free mobile app with the optional upgrade $9.99 mo. Personalize forms (or build your own), draw CAD sketches, add photos, audio, and more. Then store data in the cloud or export it to any format.

Tripit is another free app that allows business travelers to keep track of all their trip arrangements in one place. The app also gathers weather updates, maps, and directions to make traveling a breeze.

Direct Corporation  Search if a company name is available. Incorporation, trademarks, logo design, websites. This is a powerful website with lots of tools for businesses who are growing, want to grow, or that are just getting started.

VYew allows you to meet and share content in real-time or anytime. Software allows you to upload images, files, documents and videos into a room. Users can access and contribute at anytime. Great for creative collaborations with fellow team members, no matter where their location.

Pachow is a quirky and humurous little blog that shares insightful business humor, marketing tips, and help business professionals get inspired to think more creatively through clever writing and funny videos. Also known as 'practical' right brain rocket fuel.

Thanks for looking! Have we missed any great ones? Please add you favorites below.
We're having a great day at Shear Madness, you have one too!

Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness Kids Salon Franchise? Now is the Time!! WE are GROWING rapidly and we have franchise opportunities available across the United States!! 

Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise

Topics: Business Tips, Free Resources for Businesses

Locks of Love at Shear Madness 2013

Posted by Emily Drake on Thu, Jan 3, 2013 @ 10:01 AM

It's time for the Annual Locks of Love Event again at Shear Madness!

Locks of Love is a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Consider donating your long locks to this amazing charity for children!

Watch the Video from last years event!

In order to donate your hair to Locks of Love at Shear Madness you must call ahead to book your appointment. The event will be held on Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 between 5pm and closing at all of our salon locations. If you were thinking about chopping those locks off anyways, this is a great time to get a FREE haircut AND make a donation to an awesome kid's charity! For more information on Locks of Love visit locksoflove.org

Requirements

1. Donated hair must be at least 10 inches in length. Curly hair 10 inches when pulled straight.

2. It must be tied in a ponytail or braided for it to be an acceptable donation.

3. Hair cannot be bleached. If you're not sure you can ask a stylist.

4. We cannot accept dreadlocks.

5. Hair that is colored or permed is OK.

Book your Appointment in Advance!! Spots will fill up fast so don't delay. Call one of our salon locations.

Topics: kids salons, newsletter, kids haircuts, kids boutique, haircuts

Shear Madness December Specials and In Store Events!

Posted by Emily Drake on Tue, Dec 4, 2012 @ 10:12 AM

December Specials and In Store Events at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - The COOLEST Salon for Kids!

All Kid's Haircuts are only $13.95 on Christmas Eve! Customers must call and book your appointment before December 17th

$9.99 Diva Dayz Mini Makeovers all day Saturday December 22nd! (regular price $15.95) Please call and schedule in advance!

Special Shear Madness Gift Cerificates NOW AVAILABLE Online!!! Get Diva Day or Haircut with Colored Gel PLUS $10.00 in spending money just $25.00!!

Shear Madness Gift Certificates

The PERFECT Present for Him or Her! Buy them online or in one of the stores the next time you visit!

We also have LOTS of new Holiday Hair Bows and Accessories!!! The LARGEST selection in TOWN! During the month of December, buy three get one FREE! Click here to watch our video on how to build a BOW-dacious Bow! Buy three get one FREE Bow Sale! - all month long!

Pink Starlets Storytime and Hot Cocoa! Saturday December 22nd & Sunday the 23rd at 10:00am, 12:00, & 3:00pm They will be reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to the kids. Hot Cocoa and Candy canes for everyone!!

Mommy and Me Holiday Hair Classes Sunday December 9th and Sunday the 16th from 3-4pm. Mommy and Me class with special instructions from Shear Madness stylists! Call the location for scheduling and prices.

Christmas Caroling with the Pink Starlets Friday December 21st at 5:30 & Saturday the 22nd at 12:00pm. Hot Cocoa and candy canes for everyone!

Harvesters' Food Drive Customers who bring any 4 canned goods or non perishable food items in for the food drive receive 10% off any retail purchase of $20 or more.

FREE Haircuts for a YEAR!! We are having a Facebook contest! Like us on facebook and upload a picture of your child's NEW Shear Madness haircut with their favorite stylist to be entered in the drawing.

Like us on facebook!

 Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness? Now is the Time!! WE are GROWING and we have franchise opportunities available across the United States!! Get more information on our franchise website or give us a call 1-888-98 GONE MAD


Exploring a Children's Salon Franchise


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

Topics: salon franchise, kids salons, newsletter, kids haircuts

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids MODEL SEARCH!!

Posted by Emily Drake on Thu, Nov 15, 2012 @ 12:11 PM

Shear Madness is OPEN in San Antonio! Have you entered our Model Search yet??

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Like us on Facebook and enter the Shear Madness San Antonio Model Search! We are looking for BOYS and GIRLS! 10 winners will be chosen to participate in our kids photo shoot next year! Enter the Model Search and tell your friends to vote! More details can be found on our facebook page.
http://www.facebook.com/shearmadnesskids

Grand OPENING!
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids The Village at Stone Oak has opened it's doors!! The new store will be buzzing this month as we host special events, parties, give LOTS of kids Haircuts, and service the community!!

Store Hours are Sunday 11-5 Mon-Fri 9-8 Saturday9-6 Shear Madness at The Village at Stone Oak 22502 US Highway 281 N Suite 109 San Antonio, TX 78258
To schedule an appointment or book a party at the NEW Shear Madness
Call 210-481-9300

Enter our MODEL SEARCH!
Become a Shear Madness Facebook fan and join the fun online!
http://www.facebook.com/shearmadnesskids

Participate in FREE HAIRCUT FRIDAY every Friday on facebook! Haven't liked our page yet? Like our page and join the fun!

Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness?
Now is the Time!! WE are GROWING! get the info you want
http://franchise.shearmadnesskids.com

The Top 4 Considerations

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

Topics: salon franchise, kids haircuts, kids boutique, kid models, kids salon san antonio

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids San Antonio GRAND OPENING!

Posted by Emily Drake on Thu, Nov 1, 2012 @ 10:11 AM

To schedule an appointment or book a party call 210-481-9300 Lots of exciting things are happening in November INCLUDING the Grand Opening of Shear Madness in San Antonio! The Village at Stone Oak will be buzzing this month as we host special events and service the community!!

New Village Store Hours are Sunday 11-5 Mon - Fri 9-8 Saturday 9-6

San Antonio Shear Madness Opening
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids The Village at Stone Oak
22502 US Highway 281 North Suite 109 (210)481-9300

... we are ALSO coming to Albuquerque!!!

Model Search!
We are looking for boy and girl hair models in SAN ANTONIO!! Enter the model search on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/shearmadnesskids and your child could be one of ten winners chosen to be the next Shear Madness Model!

Want to Win Free Haircuts for a YEAR?? Here's how easy it is - Next time you're at Shear Madness take a picture of you child with their favorite stylist RIGHT AFTER they get their haircut! Then post their picture to our facebook contest! http://www.facebook.com/shearmadnesskids That's it! -You are entered to WIN!

September thru May is EARLY BIRD SPECIAL!!!
ATTENTION Parents - Call and book your child's hair appointment One Day in advance and receive our Early Bird Special price ONLY $13.95!!! This offer applies to appointments booked Mon-Friday 9am-2pm for Kids Under 5 at our Shear Madness Leawood and Olathe locations.

BEST Fall Hairstyles for Kids 2012
Check out our Most Popular Blog this Fall- It includes Lots of great pictures and hair styling trends for KIDS! Madtastic Mohawks, Beautiful Baby Bobs, and everything in between! Subscribe to our blog here! http://franchise.shearmadnesskids.com/blog/

Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness?
Now is the Time!! WE are GROWING! get the info you want http://franchise.shearmadnesskids.com/ or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

The Franchise Buyer's Toolkit

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

Topics: kids salon franchise, newsletter

Kids Hairstyles for Fall 2012

Posted by Emily Drake on Tue, Oct 9, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

When it comes to haircuts, there is one place you can take the kids for a guaranteed Super Cool Style-a-Rific Hairdo.. It’s Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! We have SO MUCH FUN in our salons cutting kids hair! We specialize in boys’ and girls’ haircuts, toddler haircuts, & baby haircuts. Our stylists are specially trained to work with children so they make getting a haircut an exciting and comfortable experience. We are SO proud to say that many of our parents return over and over again to have their child’s hair cut by the same stylist because they feel so good with them! Now we’ve decided to post some pictures of some of our own favorite kids hairstyles for Fall! (You may want to sit down for all this cuteness..)

Curly Hair Bob  Boys Classic Haircut

Curly Hair on girls and Classic Cuts for boys are back in for Fall!

Stacked Bob  Spiker Hair for Boys

EXTREMELY Stacked Bobs are raging still at Shear Madness - and lots of SPIKES too!!

Baby Bob  Baby Fauxhalk

Even babies are getting Bobs and Fauxhalks!!

IMG 6849  Kids Haircuts

See many more kids hairstyles and cuts for kids by visiting our online gallery! Thanks for looking!

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

Topics: kids salon franchise, kids salons, kids hairstyles, haircuts

RE-INVENTED : Career Shifters Part 3

Posted by Emily Drake on Mon, Oct 1, 2012 @ 11:10 AM

Attention Entreprenuers : Reinventing your Career is Easier than you Think

Buying an existing business such as a franchise, is one of the smartest choices today's entrepreneurs can make. Let's face it, MOST new start up businesses FAIL within the first year. Why is this? Let's be brief:

1.  If you ask most successful entreprenuers the most difficult part of getting their business up and running is implementing the systems. With a franchised business all the systems are already in place for you to follow.

2.  Inadequate Knowledge and Experience - There is no substitute for knowledge through experience. Usually when entreprenuers start a business they can expect years worth of struggle to aquire the learning curve necessary for success. Buying an existing business that has already safely overcome that learning curve can eliminate a LOT of trial and error that buries most entreprenuers within their first six months.

4.  Poor Money Management - If this needs further explanation then you are not prepared for entreprenuership.

5.  Spreading yourself too thin - Running any business is difficult. The first tendancy for most new business owners is to save money by doing everything themselves. Your mantra should be Do what you do best and outsource the rest!

Buying an Existing Business such as a Franchise

 
Investing in a franchise system can be a great opportunity for entreprenuers. And NO, it doesn't mean you need to go spend a million dollars to open a McDonalds!

In the franchise world there are many options. Choosing among all the categories alone is a challenge! However, one category that many times is worth evaluating is the children's hair salon business! Why? Well, every kid needs a haircut now and then! Most sectors of the salon industry are flooded with competition, but not the children's salon industry! - AND it does not appear that the internet is going to be able to replace haircuts anytime soon!

If you would like to receive a FREE whitepaper designed to help when evaluating ANY franchise click HERE!

The Top 4 Considerations

Visit our NEW store coming to The Village at Stone Oak in San Antonio, TX this MONTH!

Would you like to grow with us??

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

Topics: franchise buyers, buying a franchise, career change, reinvent your career