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How to Make This a Thanksgiving to Remember!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Nov 1, 2018 @ 12:11 PM

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Shear Madness Specials for November! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we are so thankful to YOU - our amazing customers! You all are fantastic!

Gift Giving Season is upon us, and we have some great specials for you! Buy a gift certificate for ear piercing with a diva day, you'll also get a pair of Tiny Tips earrings for FREE!  Also Buy a gift certificate for a Diva Day WITH $10 in retail purchases, and you can get a BOWdacious Hairbow or Jewelry Item for FREE! Plus, don't forget about our amazing White Wednesday and Black Friday specials, which we'll be sure to let you know through an upcoming eblast! And lastly, we're gearing up to help kids in our communities by accepting donations for Toys for Tots! After you spend $50 in retails, you can receive 40% off your Toys for Tots donation! Plus, Spend $50 on anything in our store, and Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will donate a toy to Toys for Tots! WOW! (Sales may vary by location) 

didyouknow.jpgDid You Know??? Our Tiny Tips earrings are perfect for kids once their piercings have healed. They are hypoallergenic, sterilized and made to a medical grade in the USA. Tiny Tips provides parents with earrings that they can trust for their children's ears after the healing period, and come in a variety of cool styles available at our participating stores! Read more about Tiny Tips right HERE! As we mentioned above in our Special November Sales section, it's a really GREAT deal to get a pair of these Tiny Tips for free with a gift certificate for a ShEAR Dazzled Diva! 

leafDon't Forget!!! Don't forget that your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 22). But we'll be back on Friday and ready to ROCK for all your great haircutting needs - along with cool toys, jewelry, hair products, madtastic accessories, parties, gift certificates (which make a great present for Christmas), ear piercing and much, much more! From all of your friends at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

BlackFridaySaleShear Madness Black Friday Sales!  This is one of the most exciting days of the year when it comes to finding a great deal - which is why you definitely won't want to miss out on some truly Madtastic specials at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids (at participating locations)! Be sure to keep an eye on that e-mail inbox as we'll be sending you the details SOON on Black Friday and White Wednesday Savings! Click here for locations and contact info.

Best in Child Haircare!

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Don't Miss THIS! Are you or someone you know interested in learning about what it's like to own a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids? If so, just click the graphic at left to view a testimony from a Shear Madness Franchisee! Afterwards, you might want to click on Franchise Opportunities and download our totally free and super useful booklet on franchising. Inside, it contains photos and other helpful information on the franchise experience. Plus, if you're interested in talking with us about the exciting adventures in owning a kids hair salon, just give us a call at 1-888-98 GONE MAD! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Even More Madtastic News!

socialmediaicons2.jpgYour Online Destination for FUN! Do you love checking up on what's going on via social media? If so, you'll have a great time seeing what's new at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids via our fun Facebook page, or by taking a look at some of our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! And you won't want to miss the cool excitement on InstagramTumblr, Twitter and Google+! Meanwhile, if you're looking for informative articles on franchising and how to achieve business success, don't miss our Franchise Blog!

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Thanksgiving Savings! Spectacular specials only available by coupon! For example, right now two of our cool coupons is for the following: 25% Off any Pair of Tiny Tips Earrings. Or if that's not quite your thing, how about Buy 2 Die Cast Pull Back Vehicles and get a 3rd for Half Price (at participating locations). Awesome! Maybe it's time to get some of that Christmas shopping done a little early this year! For this and our other coupons, just click on coupon page!  

November Crafts and More!

turkeytoyAMAZING Crafts for Kids! Check out our Madtastic Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and spend an hour or two over the holiday making a no-sew sock turkey craft (as pictured at right)! What FUN! Also, discover how to make tasty pretzel turkey bites (with candy corn), a metal dragon egg, a cute paper roll kitty cat, a cardboard nature sun catcher, awesome paper pumpkins, beautiful glitter acorns, a candy corn scarecrow and a maple leaf fall snow globe! Have a great November!

Make a Positive Difference Today!

francomparesmfawardShear 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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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!

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Topics: thanksgiving, coupons, monthly sales, kids crafts, franchising, why buy a franchise

October 2018: A Fun & Spooktacular October!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Oct 1, 2018 @ 12:10 PM

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Halloween Happiness at Shear Madness! Are you looking for something fun and memorable to do this Halloween? If so, be sure to check out all the the fun activities planned throughout October at your participating Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations by clicking Halloween Happiness! Also during October all of our temporary hair coloring products are 10% Off!  Want more details? Call your local Shear Madness to find out more about all the cool stuff they have planned. Click here for a list of locations and contact info. Have FUN!

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Helping Kids with Knock your Locks Off! Every child matters at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! That's why we love our annual "Knock Your Locks Off" event (scheduled for October 12-14th), which helps provide hairpieces to kids under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. If your child has at least 12" of hair to donate, they can participate. Participants will receive a free haircut, Locks of Love Certificate with a before and after photo. (details vary by participating locations), Shear Madness locations will donate to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids (click prior links for hair requirements)! Check out the Shear Madness website for more information about this cool way to help others. And be sure to call for details and to schedule your appointment for this special occasion!

Help Make a Positive Difference!

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Are you looking for an opportunity to diversify your portfolio, or gain more financial security for the future? Or maybe you just want a change of pace, and want to find a way to make a positive difference? Whatever the case may be, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is currently experiencing rapid growth in the highly profitable hair salon industry. And with opportunities all across the U.S to own your own kids hair salon business, perhaps now is the time to take the first step towards becoming a part of the Shear Madness family! For more information on how you can make a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents in YOUR community, check us out at Franchise Opportunities, or visit us at our blog! You can also call us at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Coupons & Halloween FUN!

pumpkin-1.jpgWOW! 40,000 Fans on Facebook! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has around 40,000 fans just like you on our Facebook page? That's because we LOVE sharing the FUN with funny jokes for kids, craft ideas, great photos shared by our customers, awesome feedback, the latest Shear Madness news, in-store specials and so much more! Also, don't forget to check out our Google+, Instagram, TwitterTumblr and  Pinterest  pages! And check out our Franchise Blog for great business tips and more!

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Monstrously Good Savings! Right now, get our special coupon for 10% OFF any Hair Styling Product (Just in case you want to impress your friends with your stylin' hair at an upcoming Halloween party, hay-ride or Fall festival)! We also have great savings for Ty products and Gift Certificates (which make GREAT gifts) for Christmas - which will be here sooner than you know it! Don't miss out, head over to our coupon page for these awesome savings!

Boodacious Crafts for Kids!

monstersHalloween Crafts and More! Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and make something spooktacular for your home this Fall! For example, make some Halloween hand sanitizer, puffy ghosts, cute little pinecone owls (with witch hats), a silly spider hat, a fun Halloween themed game for kids, paper bag monsters (as pictured at left) and awesome bats made from paper towel tubes! Have a safe and super FUN October!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters! 

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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!

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Topics: knock your locks off, october, halloween, Shear Madness Haircuts for kids, fun stuff for kids, franchising, franchise opportunity, coupons

The Best Franchise in Child Hair Care!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 11:09 AM

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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is really proud to have recently been selected as the “winner” of the 2018 FranCompare™ Franchise Recognition Program. After comparing and weighing over 40 FDD-based data points for four of the major franchise systems in the Child Hair Care industry, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids received the highest score!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, as well as owner of two Shear Madness locations, says that, "We have worked hard to provide services to our franchisees that other franchise systems do not have.  We are constantly looking for ways to increase margins, and other opportunities for our franchisees to increase profits.  We also have worked hard to provide an internal intranet service that helps not only owners, but all employees to do their jobs better!  Our franchisees are wonderful and we all share information that helps everyone get better!  

Janon also notes that, "Shear Madness Franchising is open with figures from all of our locations, from service sales detail, down to detailed retail sales so that we can all learn from each other and motivate our staff to be the best that they can be within the system!  We are never finished with our goal of developing the 'Franchise system by which all others are measured!'"

With its extensive product line of books, websites, databases, and consulting services, the World Franchising Network is a preeminent supplier of reliable, up-to-date and easy-to-use information on franchising. The primary focus of FranCompare™ is to determine those franchise systems that have better identifiable performance metrics than their direct competitors. FranCompare™ and the World Franchising Network are also committed to assisting individuals in their quest for self-employment and business ownership. They seek to provide prospective franchisees with the most comprehensive and up-to-date information on the franchise systems we consider the “best” from over 4,000 active North American franchisors. They also feel strongly that the operating and system advantages that franchising offers make it the preferred avenue for 95% of those who want to go into business on their own. Want to learn more? Visit Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids at FranCompare's Child and Youth Related Page.

Award Winning Care!

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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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

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September 2018 Newsletter: Make a Special Memory!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Sep 4, 2018 @ 12:09 PM

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Kids and Parents Alike LOVE our Parties! If you are looking for a truly unique and special party experience, don't forget to check us out! Some of what makes our parties truly unique is our fun kid-friendly atmosphere, and our amazing Pink Starlets! These party experts (in groovy pink wigs of course) know just the perfect way to bring a smile to kids faces with great up-doos, glamorous "pretend" make-up, polishing fingernails and so much more! For more details, please click parties and make an appointment today!

LOL18Knock Your Locks Off For a GREAT CAUSE! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, every child matters! That's why we love our annual "Knock Your Locks Off" event, which helps provide hairpieces to kids under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Scheduled for the weekend of October 12 - 14th (details vary by participating locations), Shear Madness locations will donate to Locks of Love or Wigs for Kids (click prior links for hair requirements)! Plus, participants will not only get a FREE Haircut by one of our Madtastic Stylintists who is donating her time, but also receive a keepsake certificate featuring a before and after photo! Check out the Shear Madness website for more information about this cool way to help others. And be sure to call for details and to schedule your appointment for this special occasion!

wowkidLook COOL for Back to School Pictures! Tired of that same old look whenever it's picture time? If so, try a new hairstyle at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! We've got awesome haircuts, jewelry items, fantastic hair care products, ear piercing and so much more! And don't forget, we also have a TON of cool hairbows to match any outfit, as well as great items for party gifts and much more. So make an appointment today to get ready to look and feel your best!

firsthaircutWe Have the BEST First Haircut Packages Around! Does your little one need their first haircut? If so, you're in luck! Our package includes an appointment for double the time - to make it extra special! It also includes a before & after picture mounted on an 8 x 10 certificate printed with spot UV coating, personalized, dated, and signed, a lock of hair attached to the certificate, and a matching 5 x 7 certificate for grandparents, or any other "special" loved one! Visit us at Kids Haircuts for more details!

Help Us Make a Positive Difference!

girlhaircut2Helping Kids and Their Parents in our Communities! Are YOU interested in making a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents? If so, you'll want to discover all the helpful and exclusive information in our redesigned Franchise Toolkit  Discover what owning a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids could mean for you and your community! Plus, if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Awesome Savings for September!

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WOW! Incredible Savings! You're in luck this September, as we've put together some really cool coupons to help you save and look awesome for all your friends! For example, right now with coupon, Book a Party for 8 Guests, and the 9th is Free! Or how about Get 20% Off a Special Hairbrush - Knot Genie, Wet Brush or Dessata Brush (with coupon) (at participating locations)! Awesome! Don't miss out, and head over to our coupon page for this and many other cool savings!

COOL Crafts for Kids and Parents!

monsterbookMonstrously FUN Crafts for all ages! Don't miss our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll learn how to make the fun and creative monster bookmarks at left! Plus, you'll also discover how to use building blocks to make cute little monster creatures, a train made from a shoebox, silly paperclip faces with crazy hair, handprint dinosaur art, do-it-yourself parachutes made from plastic cups and colorful jellyfish made from paper plates! Have fun, and have a great September!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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!

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RE-INVENTED : Career Shifters Part 2

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Aug 30, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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A couple of years ago someone I knew attended a seminar at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas. The students had the privilege of meeting Dr. Pankaj Ghemawat , a Harvard professor of over 30 years. Dr. Ghemawat received his Bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics and his Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University from which he entered at the age of 16, was accepted to the Harvard Business Ph.D. program at age 19, and graduated three years later. Ghemawat has also been the Anselmo Rubiralta Professor of Global Strategy at IESE Business School in Barcelona since 2006.

At this particular evening however, Dr. Ghemawat talked about globalization & the growing need for higher education. He explained how different cultures are experiencing economical shifts and how globalization is playing such a key role in our futures as countries, businesses, families, & individuals. Globalization can be described as ‘…a widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness in all aspects of contemporary social life, from the cultural to the criminal, the financial to the spiritual’ (Held and McGrew 1999: 2)

Gone almost are the days when people had a specific set of skills their job required and they performed them with little variation over a long period of time. Today's technology, global commerce, and increasing energy demands have pushed individuals to possess more skills, be more flexible, and somehow manuever a smaller carbon footprint all simultaneously. These shifts can seem overwhelming and exhausting, especially to a student who may or may not know what color shirt they have on, much less what their career path is. So what advice is there for people starting a new career or RE-Inventing one they thought they had?

Career Change Advice: After any economic crisis, many people expect to bounce back - against competition, consumption, and change. How though? What does one do when RE-INVENTING a career or life for that matter, after the game is well underway? It's recommended you start by taking a thorough inventory of your professional skills & accomplishments. By making a list of ALL the things you are great at and why you have an essential tool for success. If there are skills you wish to have, write those down too!

The truth is there is no secret formula to inventing your ideal career match. Lifestyle, financial needs, and personal tastes change over time. Assessing where you are presently is crucial when shifting careers!  After taking your personal inventory begin assessing your personal needs. What are your business goals? What are your financial requirements? What kind of work schedule will fit for you and your family? I found a very helpful career assessment resource available from K-State University here!

Don't Box Yourself In! Depending on your position and experience, talking to a career counselor may be very helpful when shifting. The goal of career counseling is to help individuals identify multiple career areas which reflect the person's values, interests, and ambitions.

Interesting Fact: Nearly half the careers that will exist in the year 2025 don't exist today. To prepare for the unknown is a process. It requires learning about yourself, what you are most passionate about and how that fits into the world we live in. This will likely change over time. And that big word globalization... is key in product and services exchange now and in the future. This is the "widening, deepening, and speeding up of worldwide interconnectedness.." Get inspired. Think Big.

Projected: The Top Careers of the Future

  • App developer
  • Computer systems analyst
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physical therapist
  • Health services manager
  • Physician assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Market research analyst
  • Personal financial adviser
  • Speech language pathologist

& Kids Hair Salon Owners!

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

francomparesmfawardShear 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 challengean 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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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!

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August 2018 Newsletter: Back to School Hairquarters!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 1, 2018 @ 13:08 PM

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Book NOW for Back to School! In just a few short weeks, kids everywhere will be heading back to school! Are you ready for the latest styles? With our great stylists and happy, helpful staff, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids can help your kids look and feel their very best for a new school year with cool new hairstyles, awesome hair care products, jewelry, a fantastic bow selection and so much more. Appointments aren't required, but you'll want to be sure to book early, as appointments always go FAST at this time of year! See you soon!

didyouknowDid you KNOW???  When it comes to Natural Hair Products, we carry several items from several great companies, like Original Sprout's organic shampoos. From baby to any age, Original Sprout is a natural, organic, vegan hair care option, with bath and styling products for the entire family! Also, Babo Botanicals are made with a combination of pure plant actives, naturally derived, certified organic and all-natural ingredients! Check them out by visiting us today - look for a location nearest you right here!

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Our Awesome Parties are so much FUN! Kids LOVE our spectacular Birthday Parties! For ages 4 & up, your birthday girl and guests adorn super cute spa robes, all while our Pink Starlets give them sparkly hairdos, mini manicures, glittery makeup and more! It's so much fun! Plus, if you book your Birthday party (birthday can be anytime) during August, Birthday girl gets to pick out a complimentary Hair Bow for FREE, with coupon! Some of our locations also have cool superhero parties for boys and girls too! See our website for more details! (at participating locations)

Best in Child Hair Care for 2018!

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Don't Miss THIS! Are you or someone you know interested in learning about what it's like to own a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids? If so, just click the graphic at left to view a testimony from a Shear Madness Franchisee! Afterwards, you might want to click on Franchise Opportunities and download our totally free and super useful booklet on franchising. Inside, it contains photos and other helpful information on the franchise experience. Plus, if you're interested in talking with us about the exciting adventures in owning a kids hair salon, just give us a call at 1-888-98 GONE MAD! We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Summer Fun and Super Savings!

socialmediaicons2.jpgThe FUN never Stop HERE!!! Did you know that RIGHT NOW on Facebook, we have around 38,000 followers? WOW! That's because everyone loves our funny kids jokes, cool photos sent in by customers, great feedback, awesome craft ideas and so much more! And don't forget that if you'd like to share some cool photos of your Shear Madness experience, just click Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+  or Twitter to get started and send us a message or tag us!

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Super Summer Savings! Do you know a special girl with a birthday coming up? If so, here's a GREAT deal that you won't want to miss out on over on our coupon pageAt participating locations this August (with coupon) you can Buy a Bow and get a Bling for 99 cents! Plus, there's 15% off any Kid's Hair Styling Product! Don't miss out! What are you waiting for!? Head over to our coupon page for this and other sizzling savings!

Amazing Summer Kids Crafts!

yarncraftSuper Easy and Super Cool Kids Crafts! It won't be long, and the kids will be heading off to school - but with our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, you can spend a little quality time making some cool stuff with them before they do! For example, make a paper-plate alien spaceship (with clear alien dome), a paper bag mouse puppet, a funny pop-up weasel, a school bus made out of felt, a pool-noodle racing game, an interactive yarn jellyfish (as seen at left) and a really awesome lighthouse made out of plastic cups! Have a great rest of your summer!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

Would you like to learn more about kids haircut places, or kids haircuts near me? Check out our website at: shearmadnesskids.com! If you'd like to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter, click HERE

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Celebrating Freedom and Kids Haircuts!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Jul 2, 2018 @ 13:07 PM

Kids Haircuts and More all July!

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Red, White or Blue Hair Color! Make this a 4th to remember with not just a great new haircut - but a little patriotic hair flare to go with it! Because right now at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, you can get red, white or blue hair color in your hair - FREE with any haircut on July 3rd and 4th (at participating locations)! Just imagine how awesome you'll look at your local fireworks show, freedom festival or family picnic! (Note: Some locations might be closed on July 4th, so contact your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids to find out the details here!)

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Back to School Haircuts and the Semi-Annual Bow Out Sale! Don't forget, if you pre-book your Back to School Haircut now, you don't need to worry about forgetting! Just make sure we have the correct email address, and we'll send you a reminder near the time of your appointment! Plus, you'll also want to check out our our semi-annual Bow Out Sale on all Bowdacious Bows, which is happening right now at participating locations! Infant bows, huge bows, festive bows for holidays and much more - along with a wide variety of colors! Don't miss it!

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FREE DIY Nail Stations! If you're looking for a memorable July 4th activity to do with your kids, why not make a stop at your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, and paint those nails with a little patriotic red, white and blue? In celebration of Independence Day and the freedom to look and feel your best, this awesome event will take place all day on Wednesday, July 4th (at participating locations). So be sure to get it on your calendar!

Shear Madness "Best in Child Hair Care" Winner!

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Award Winning Care! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is really proud to have recently been selected as the “winner” of the 2018 FranCompare™ Franchise Recognition Program. After comparing and weighing over 40 FDD-based data points for four of the major franchise systems in the Child Hair Care industry, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids received the highest score! Interested to learn more about owning your own Kids Hair Salon? If so, check out our recently redesigned Franchise Toolkit  to get started. You can also check out our blog, or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Summer Savings!

July18socialmediaburstKeepin it COOL on Social Media! This Fourth of July, make sure you're not left in the dark when it comes to fun Shear Madness style! We're always up to something great on social media, whether it be funny jokes, awesome customer feedback or great pictures of amazing Shear Madness kids! See our Shear Madness Facebook page, or check out our constantly updated Franchise Blog page, Instagram, Google+Tumblr, Twitter and Pinterest!

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Get a "Bang" out of these AWESOME Coupons! With family get togethers and expensive fireworks, July is a month where a lot of folks are looking for ways to save a few extra dollars. And here at Shear Madness, we totally understand! For example, in honor of the 4th of July and celebrating our independence - how does 20% off any item with red, white and blue on it or $1 off any Ty item sound (at participating locations)? For this and many other AMAZING and EXCLUSIVE deals, head on over to our coupon page right away!

FREE Crafts for Kids!

July18craftsCelebrate Your Freedom to CRAFT! Learn how to make a super cute eagle out of pom-poms (as pictured at left), or maybe make some cool shaving cream fireworks at an upcoming family get-together! And when you're finished with those, how about some Fourth of July themed paper lanterns, red, white and blue star wreaths, glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles, or cupcake liner fireworks? Check it all out at our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest! Have a great July!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids: Where Every Child Matters! 

Would you like to learn more about kids haircut places, or kids haircuts near me? Check out our website at: shearmadnesskids.com! If you'd like to sign up for our Monthly Newsletter, click HERE

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June 2018 News: Happy Fathers Day!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Jun 1, 2018 @ 11:06 AM

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Daddy and Me at Shear Madness! Did you know that this year, Father's Day is Sunday, June 17th? That's why we'd like to take a moment and say a BIG thank you to all our awesome dads out there. You guys are amazing! Meanwhile, if you're looking for a fun event for dad and the kids, be sure to visit for a Daddy and Me haircut. Dads get a great discount when getting their hair cut with their kids! Several locations are even offering Daddy Daughter Braiding Classes! Be sure to click here to find out more details. 

Buzzes and Braids at Shear Madness! 

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Braids, Braids, Braids!!! June is all about the Braids - sign up for a braiding class today! Braiding with Dads, Braiding with Moms, and "Do It Myself" Big Girl Braiding - maybe even Best Friend Braiding (at participating locations)!!!  If you have any questions or would like to find out more details, just visit us here!

Make a Positive Difference!

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Discover RIGHT NOW how YOU can make a positive difference in the lives of children and their families through owning a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Don't miss our information packed and totally free Franchising Toolkit, which is available right here at "franchise opportunities" or by calling 1-888-98 GONE MAD! Also, check out our helpful tips and resources on achieving business growth over on our Franchising Blog!

Rock Around the Clock! 

socialdroplet.jpgShear Madness Haircuts for Kids 24-7! Can't get enough of that Shear Madness magic? Check us out on our fantastic Facebook  & Twitter  pages! We share a lot of funny kids jokes, great photos, information about upcoming contests, crafts for kids and MUCH more! And don't forget, a lot of cool stuff can also be found on our Franchise Blog,  InstagramGoogle+, Tumblr, and Pinterest!

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Splash into Savings! Hot summer days are perfect at a cool Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, especially with all of our awesome savings that will leave you smiling! Head over to our great coupon page and check out some MADtastic SAVINGS! For example, we're offering $2 off any Braiding Service for Camp or Summer Fun or $2 Off any Studex Pair of Earrings and MORE!

Summer Time Kids Crafting!

papercupwindmillBrighten Your Day with a FUN Craft! Check us out on our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make some really cute little windmills out of paper cups (as seen at left), as well as some colorful pinwheels, clothespin dragonflies, funny little owls made from pinecones, kid-friendly octopus decorations made from cupcake liners and a super fun helicopter made from an egg carton! And if your kids are still looking for something cool to do, have them try their hand at making a rain forest in a jar! Have a great June!

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 currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, 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

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Topics: fathers day, daddy and me, braiding classes, coupons, sales, franchise opportunity, franchising, newsletter

Is Your Business Invisible to Customers?

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

invis.jpgIt's a mystery! As a business owner, you just can't figure it out. You have a great location in a high traffic area, and you have a great store with a product or service that you KNOW the people of your community need or would love. However, you just aren't getting people to come through your door. What do you do?

I was thinking about this the other night when I was out with my family. We have an extremely busy intersection near our home, along with a nice shopping area where hundreds (if not thousands) of potential customers drive by every day. As we were looking for a little time to kill, we decided spur-of-the-moment to visit one of the stores that we had passed by every day for over a year, but had never visited before. After we had spent a little time there, we were all impressed with what the store had to offer - and wondered why we had never been enticed into shopping there before. After my spouse and I talked about it for a while (as we always find marketing and why people do the things they do to be of interest), I came up with the following...

1. We didn't recognize the brand: Even though the store was one we passed by every day, we didn't recognize the sign of the store and unfortunately had nothing to pull us into the store. Take for instance "Hobby Lobby" or "Michaels". The logo is instantly recognizable, and when you see the sign - you more than likely know what's inside. True, these are national brands that have a huge amount of marketing dollars behind them in order to build brand recognition But smaller brands who may not have those expansive resources can still work on getting the brand out to the immediate community through flyers, advertising in local papers, advertising at local sporting events, parades, guerrilla marketing  efforts, etc.

2. The exterior of the store was bland: Don't get me wrong, the exterior of this particular store is very nice. But there was nothing to actually communicate to us what was inside the store. No posters or window displays to attract our attention and help us understand what was actually waiting inside. Some local stores that we didn't know anything about prior to visiting, actually were able to get us to walk through the door through a cool window display, a banner on the outside advertising what's inside, or some kind of poster in the window showing more about what to expect inside the store.

3. Awareness of Service or Product Costs: Sometimes as a customer, we've decided not to visit a store because we don't really know how much the services or products may cost. It isn't until we look up a menu (for a restaurant) or find a sale advertisement in a local newspaper that we decide to pay the store a visit. For example, I love coffee shops. However, it wasn't until my local "Dunkin Donuts" sent me a flyer in the mail advertising their drinks that I was suddenly made aware that they were even in the community. And seeing that their drinks were comparable to what I was already spending, I was enticed to give them a try. After their effective marketing and great service, I now go there frequently.

Do you have a store that needs more customers?  Take a look at the exterior from a different viewpoint - use some of the tips above to communicate!  

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! We provide poster designs (to help communicate who we are), do photo shoots so our franchisees always have content to communicate with their potential customers!  We know that most 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? We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons 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, franchise success, 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

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May 2018 Newsletter: A Madtastic May!!!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 11:05 AM

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A Flower for Mom! Remember to surprise mom with a flower for her on Saturday, May 12th at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Also don't forget that our store will be closed on Mother's Day to honor our hair stylists (most of them are awesome Moms too)! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids appreciates all our AMAZING Mothers out there! You all are great!

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Honoring Soldiers and their Families! At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're offering some extremely amazing specials as a way to remember fallen soldiers and their families on Memorial Day (at participating locations). What are they? Well, just be sure to watch for our e-blast, which will have all the details about these cool and exclusive sales! If you'd like to know more, as always please click here for our locations page, and contact us today!

summerGet Ready for Summer! Summer will soon be here, and Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is ready to help you look and feel your best at the pool with our great sale on summer-time hair care products. For example, you can save 20% off our great Swimmers Shampoo products - all KID SAFE and FRIENDLY! So come in before heading to the pool, and check out how to stay super cool this summer!

Help Make a Positive Difference!

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Making a Difference in the Lives of Kids and Parents! Are you or someone you know interested in a business opportunity that genuinely cares about people - as well as helping  make the world a brighter place? If so, you might want to check into one of the most unique opportunities around through Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! Just give us a call at at 1-888-98 GONE MAD, or click on Franchise Opportunities to get started (where you can find out more details, as well as download our free Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchise Toolkit!)

A Shear Madness Internet Extravaganza!

socialmediaicons.jpgWe Love Having Fun Online Too! Do you love funny kids jokes, cool crafts, great photos and awesome events for kids? If so, be sure to follow us on Facebook, InstagramGoogle+,  Tumblr,  Pinterest & Twitter for all this and more! You'll also want to check out our many madtastic updates over on our Franchise Blog, where we post helpful tips and insightful articles on growing a small business and so much more. Don't miss it!

Wow! Awesome Deals Ahead!!!

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SUPER Spring-Time Savings! Check out our coupons page for amazing deals like $5 off a formal updo, $1 off a die cast pull back car or 15% off a hair care product! So now you can look and feel your best, and save a little dough while you're at it too! Plus, don't miss another cool coupon exclusively on our our coupon page (at participating locations). Have a great May!

Spring-time Crafts for Kids!

jewelsHooray for Family Fun! It's Spring, which means it's time for barbeques, outdoor games and crafting with the kids! Don't miss our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make this beautiful jeweled suncatcher out of a music CD (as seen at left). Plus, discover how to craft a milk jug igloo, an awesome glitter sensory jar for kids, a super fun marble maze out of straws and a cardboard box, funny honey bee planter sticks, wooden spoon puppets, and so much more!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

Would you like to sign up for our Monthly newsletter? If so, click HERE!

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 currently looking for franchise prospects throughout the United States - and especially Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Omaha, Lincoln, Denver and St.Louis! We are one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today! If you would like to learn more about this franchise opportunity or franchise investments, 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

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