5 Questions to Ask before Opening a Second Location

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

5guidelines.jpgThe idea of owning multiple stores when you buy into a franchise is appealing. So why do so many people fail at it? Here are some guidelines for economy of scale that we use in our children's salons:

  • Never open multiple stores at one time: Your steepest learning curve will be at your first location. If that location is successful, number two, three and four become easier.
  • Find the right people and trust them: At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids we call these people “charismatic connectors”. They have the organizational skills, leadership skills and understand numbers - and the ability to manage multiple locations for you!
  • Make sure the numbers work: At our children's salons we have a number that tells us how many services a day you should do before you even think about opening another Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids salon. You should never move forward to opening another salon until you hit those metrics.
  • Know your customer: After your first location you should have a rock solid idea of who your customer is: where they live, how much money they have and WHY they are your customer. This should give you a blue print for your second location.
  • Never stop learning: They say in business that the only constant is change. Now more than ever that holds true. Ways of marketing change daily, customers are fickle, and brand awareness is vital. If you like a challenge, you should do well!

Owning multiple locations is an exciting way to build a future income stream for yourself and your family. Just remember one thing, business is a marathon and not a sprint!

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 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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Why You Picked the Wrong Franchise

Posted by Jim Otto on Mon, Aug 13, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

wrongfranchiseI was floored recently when I talked to a friend of mine about the franchise she bought. You see this wasn't what  I would call your "typical" franchisee. Jane (as I will call her for the sake of this blog) has been in the franchise consulting business for 25 years. She has trained and taught both franchisees and franchisors about what to look for in a franchise, how to run a successful franchise business and what makes franchisees successful. 

After years of consulting and teaching, Jane had decided about a year ago to buy into a franchise. Unfortunately, it failed after less than a year. With all of her expertise, all of her knowledge and all of her coaching, she forgot to ask herself one of the most important questions, "Can I see myself in this business?" People tend to look at franchises by how much money they can make and the cost of the franchise without ever stopping to look at what their day-to-day lives will look like. 
 
Most of us are creatures of habit. We pretty much follow the same daily routines like planning vacations in advance, or trying to schedule our lives the best we can.  As humans we get into our "comfort zones". The problem is that when you become a franchise owner, your comfort zone becomes disrupted. That's what happened to Jane. She told me she was surprised at how hard it was to manage the people and how much time she spent working on her business. 
 
When Jane went from consulting to ownership, she experienced "where the rubber meets the road" if you will. Her comfort zone was disrupted, and the very things she had taught for 25 years  she could't apply to herself. Now, try to picture what your day will look like in the franchise that you are considering. Call existing franchisees, as they are your best source and can give you an accurate assessment. And don't forget to ask yourself, "can I see myself in this business?" 
 

The Shear Madness Franchise Advantage!

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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 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!

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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! 

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Top 5 Plus Reasons to Own a Franchise!

Posted by Janon Otto on Wed, Jun 13, 2018 @ 13:06 PM

5reasons.jpg"YOU ARE DOING WHAT!? That's the question we heard most when we told our friends and families that we were franchising a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids," says Janon Otto CEO of Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Franchising - as well as a multi-unit franchisee for Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids. "They would also ask us what franchising is, and if we had gone crazy! Looking back, it's obvious that although there are franchises all over the place, most people have no idea what a franchise is. That's why the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids franchising toolkit (available below) is so important. It really helps explain what franchising is, as well as the advantages of owning your own franchise business."

Ultimately though, it's important to understand that a franchise is a business model. When a business owner decides to expand their business, they have options.  One of those options is to franchise.  Franchising allows others to own their own company yet use the name, logo, and systems of the franchise business owner (the franchisor). And although a franchisee is responsible for the success or failure of their franchise location, there are some significant advantages to franchise ownership. This includes the following...

1. The franchisee doesn't not have to come up with their own unique business idea!
2. The franchisee can use the systems that have already been developed and used successfully by others, which dramatically shortens the learning curve!
3. The franchisee gets training and support with a business partner who knows and cares about the success of their new business.
4. If the franchise system is progressive, the franchisee doesn't have to worry about ongoing costs or keeping up with trends needed to develop the concept further, as the franchisor is responsible for this. Meanwhile, as the system grows, the name brand recognition grows - thus growing the business of the franchisee!
5. Tools to use for advertising and graphic design / marketing is usually provided as well.

And there is a BIG bonus to being in touch with business owners who are all trying to do the same think you are is a wonderful thing - many heads are much better than one!

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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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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Finding Franchise Success in the Next Recession

Posted by Jim Otto on Fri, May 11, 2018 @ 13:05 PM

SuccessI recently attended a webinar with one of the largest franchising financing lenders in the United States. I would like to explain all the graphs that they showed us but the bottom line was this: all the signs point to the next recession hitting sometime in the next 24 months. 
  • Credit Card debt and margin buying of stocks are back to record levels.
  • The small business optimism indicator  is at record levels (this is a contrarian indicator). 
  • Retail rents are at extreme levels causing over building, even though demand is decreasing  for retail space! 
 
But what I was most interested in was a chart of the top 15 franchises according to the SBA. I can't tell you those names, but what I can tell you is some commonalities they had. 
  • Four of the top 15 were child related.
  • Most all were recession resistant. 

At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids we feel like we combine both of these traits. As most parents look at a haircut as a necessity and not an option, and a haircut will never be replaced on the internet! Parents will always spend money on their children. They will cut out a lot of luxuries and services for themselves, but never a service that makes their children look better and feel better about themselves!
 
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 hair salon business 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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April 2018 Newsletter: Help Make a Positive Difference!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Apr 2, 2018 @ 15:04 PM

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Donations 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!

 It's National Autism Month!!!

Autism_Awareness_Ribbon.pngGiving Back to the Community: Join Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in recognizing the 2018 National Autism Awareness Month! The Autism Society says, "Join us in celebration for 2018 National Autism Awareness Month! 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!

NOW Franchising at Shear Madness!

girlhaircut2.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 at Franchise Opportunities!

Online Fun and Spring-Time Savings!

socialmediaicons6.jpgDon't miss us on Tumblr too! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is 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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Wow! With these coupons you can give even MORE!! We are so excited to share our awesome coupons this April over on our coupon page! Don't miss out! For example, right now if you schedule a birthday party during April, we'll donate $5 to your local Autism Society! 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! 

Spring Time Crafts for Kids!

flowers.jpgCelebrate Spring with a COOL craft! Check out our totally FUN Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make some beautiful rainbow flowers out of paper (as seen at left)! Also, discover how to make paper hyacinths, paper plate honey bees,  a tissue paper stained glass kite, funny ladybugs made out of paper bowls, a paper bag butterfly, a super amazing 3-D paper hot-air balloon perfect for hanging up as a decoration, and so much more! Have a great April! 

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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March 2018 News: "Spring" into Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Mar 1, 2018 @ 14:03 PM

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Are you ready for the Easter Bunny? Easter is coming April 1 this year, so "hop" into Shear Madness and celebrate this great holiday with Madtastic Easter Eggs containing special coupons, candy and a whole lot of fun! Be sure to contact your Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids here to see when they'll have these cool eggs available! Coupons might include free haircuts or a percentage off retail or service purchases - so after you get your haircut, pick an egg out at our front desk and see what you get! (at participating locations - one per person with paid haircut please).

shamrock3.jpgSt. Patrick's Day is Saturday, March 17! Here at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, we're "springing" into fun with a ton of cool stuff and special sales for the whole month of March! For example, on Friday and Saturday (March 16 and 17), you can get green color in your hair with every haircut! WOW! Plus, some of our locations will have great Spring-break Groovy Glamour Bootcamp classes where you can learn a variety of cool ways to look and feel your best throughout 2018 (at participating locations)! Contact your location nearest you for more details.

 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!

Interview with a Shear Madness Owner!

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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, check out a great video interview we had recently with a Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids owner by clicking right HERE. You can also download our free digital brochure to learn more about franchising opportunities at Shear Madness by clicking "franchise opportunities" or by contacting us today at 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Social Media & Coupons!

socialmediaicons.jpgCheck out OUR Online Place for FUN! You just might feel a little "luck of the Irish" when you discover the non-stop fun on our social media pages! With funny jokes, awesome customer feedback, cool photos, crafts for kids and more, there's always something cool going on at our rockin' Facebook, InstagramGoogle+Pinterest  and Twitter pages - as well as our MADTASTIC Franchise Blog!

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A Pot of Gold FULL of Cool Coupons! Don't miss out on some of our "golden" offers available on our coupon page! Whether it's shopping for a St. Patrick's Day celebration, an upcoming birthday, or another special occasion - you're sure to find that Madtastic deal you’ve been waiting for at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! For example, how does $2 off a Baby's First Haircut Package sound or $1 Off any Plush Item? For this and more great offers (at participating locations), click coupons!

Our Favorite Kids Crafts for March!

clovercraft.jpgSt. Patty's Day Crafts for KidsPut a little luck o' the Irish in your March by celebrating St. Patrick's Day with some fun crafts! Check out our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make a beautiful rainbow clover suncatcher out of coffee filters (as seen at left), pipe-cleaner shamrocks, watercolor shamrock clover cards, yummy shamrock pretzel pops, super cool rainbow jello snacks, a funny leprechaun with a yarn beard, magic leprechaun rocks and so much more! Have a great March! 

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids - Where Every Child Matters!

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There has never been a better time, ever!

Posted by Jim Otto on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Growing.jpgThere has possibly never been a better time to start a franchise business, ever. Not only is the franchising model proven, but with a pro-business administration in Washington, the regulatory, and tax environment, along with consumer spending power has never been better! Please don't take my comments as a political endorsement of any politician or political party. I simply think that the facts stand on their own.

For example:

  • 4.1% unemployment rate is at historic lows 
  • Consumer sentiment on the economy is high and improving
  • The stock market is at record highs
 
This begs the question, will the good times continue? And if so, what franchises should I be looking at? A  good place to start is by asking yourself what type of business you see yourself operating. You'll also need to give an honest personal assessment in regards to the type of hours you'd like to operate, what you enjoy doing and what you're truly passionate about. Then you will want to look at franchises with strong brand recognition, a good track record of performance and a good reputation between past and present franchisees.  
 
Do your homework, make sure your significant other is on board, and get your financing in place. Then go for it! Because the way I see it, there's never been a better time to start a franchise, ever! 
 
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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