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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Albuquerque Shear Madness voted Best of City 2017!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Jan 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

bestofcity17web.jpgSome of our readers may recall that the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Salon Franchise in Albuquerque was voted Best of the City in 2014, 2015 AND 2016. We are excited to say that they've done it again, and have been voted by readers as Albuquerque The Magazine's Best of the City for 2017! This is quite an honor to be sure, as numerous votes were cast in order to spotlight those businesses, organizations, restaurants, and people that help make Albuquerque such a great place to live!

Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque is noted as not being just another kids' salon, but as a unique place where mounted cars for styling chairs, televisions and Xbox games at every station help make the haircutting experience fun and special. Additionally, Shear Madness also has an award-winning YOUniquey Boutiquey where kids and parents can shop a fantastic selection of toys, jewelry, kids hair products, hair accessories and more. And to top it off, by mixing in ShEAR Dazzled Ear Piercing (a unique ear piercing experience), the La De Da Spa, themed parties, and a great styling staff - customers are sure to find something to bring a smile to their face! 

Kimberly Abeyta, owner of the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque says that, "We are grateful for being voted 'Best of the City Children’s Salon' 4 years in a row! Thank You Albuquerque for making Every Child Matter!" Kimberly also notes how hard the Shear Madness team works to bring smiles to their customer's faces each and every day by building up personal relationships and striving to create a special memory and fun atmosphere for kids and parents alike. Additionally, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in Albuquerque has really perfected the art of not only giving a great haircut, but also hosting fabulous kids Birthday parties! For example, the spa party concept has been a real hit in Albuquerque. Girls are treated to wearing spa robes, getting mini manis, twisty updos, glittery makeup, and a glitter tattoo. They sing Karaoke and get to choose a headband from the YOUniquey boutiquey to take home!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising noted that, "Shear Madness in Albuquerque has always been so concerned with excellent customer service since day one!  We are so proud of this store, the stylists are excellent, the parties - the best, and now they are doing an excellent job with ear piercing as well!  We see this store continuing to build its clientele and remaining - The Best in Albuquerque!"

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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Christmas Magic at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Dec 1, 2017 @ 12:12 PM

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

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Wow! Great Christmas Specials: Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a daughter or granddaughter? If so, glamour, glitz and a whole lot of fun is what you'll get when you plan your next birthday party at Shear Madness! Our Pink Starlets help host your child's party, along with creating fun up-dos, applying make-up and polishing fingernails! It's an awesome experience! For more details, please click Shear Madness Parties! PLUS! Check out our coupon page for even more great deals, like Book a Party in January for 8 or more, and get $25 Off!!! (at participating locations)!

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

Christmas News: Hot Off the Press!

socialmedia39,000 "Likes" on Facebook! WOW! To our many awesome followers  on Facebook (which is now well over 39,000), we'd like to say a special Christmas THANK YOU to each of you for your great feedback and  fantastic  photos! You all are GREAT! And if you want even more Shear Madness fun, why not check out our Franchise Blog, Instagram, Google+Twitter, Tumblr and our favorites pins on Pinterest!

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

Holiday Cheer All Year Long with Shear Madness!

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Open a Shear Madness in 2018! 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 owners 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  please click HERE or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD

Deck the Halls with these Cool Kids Christmas Crafts!

reindeer-1.jpgBring on the Holiday Cheer! Check out our Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and learn how to make posicle stick snowflakes, a snowman made from a mason jar, cute little paper reindeer (as seen at left), a salt dough fingerprint Christmas ornament, a no-sew sock snowman decoration, paper plate Christmas trees, beautiful paper snowflakes, funny Santa faces to hang up around the house, and more! Merry Christmas!

At Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids, 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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5 Steps to Opening Your Own Kids Hair Salon!

Posted by Matthew S on Thu, Nov 16, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

5steps.jpgAre you or someone you know interested in owning your own business, but not sure how to go about it? Perhaps you're looking for an opportunity to diversify your portfolio, or gain a little more financial security for the future? Or maybe you just want a change of pace, and want to find a way to help make a positive difference in your community? Whatever the case may be, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is currently experiencing rapid growth in this profitable industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America's salons and spas do around $46 billion in sales annually (see professional beauty association)! And with opportunities all across the United States to own your own kids hair salon franchise business, perhaps now is the time to take the first step towards finding out how YOU can become a part of the Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids family! Following are our five important steps towards potentially owning your own fantastic kids hair salon!
 
1. Take time to investigate!  Is running a kids salon right for you?  Can you do it on your own, or will you need help?  Joining a franchise system provides help - but they are not all created equally, nor do they all have the same culture, etc.  Not only are there quite a number of hair salon franchises available out there, but there's a number of kids hair salon franchises too. And understandably, they aren't all the same either. Some may have different costs associated with them, or different ways of trying to help a franchise owner achieve business success. So make sure you take the time to carefully research those options which are most appealing to you by talking with the franchisor, taking a look at their franchise documents (like the item 7) and discussing how the franchise system works with other franchisees who have invested into it.  How much support do they offer?  Is there a significant operating manual?  How long is training?  Are there good systems in place to prevent theft, train staff, communicate with the franchisor, continued development for the future?
 
2. Explore Your Finances! As you might guess, starting up a business takes a lot of time and money. Prospective franchisees may have a significant amount of savings in place, while others might have to secure some additional financing options through business loans or partnerships. Some of the ways you can determine just how much you'll need is by talking to the franchisor of the system you're interested in. When you do, be sure to ask them about licensing fees, franchising fees, costs for technology (computers, televisions, etc), how much rental space for your business might be, furniture costs, employment and insurance costs, utilities and retail. Again, this is where documents like the item 7 can be very useful!
 
3. Select Your Space Carefully! A great franchisor will help franchisees research the demographics of an area, and will assist in selecting the right site for your business. Shear Madness Franchising, for example, will carefully analyze demographic data and even travel to the area to help the franchisee in determining which locations might be best suited for their kids hair salon. For example, some areas might not have many kids that live close by, there might be a competitor already there, or the drive-by or walk-by traffic might be too low. Additionally, a franchisor should help assist in rent negotiation and making sure there are no hidden fees or unusual situations involved with a potential space.
 
4. Hire the Right Staff! Sometimes it can be quite a struggle finding the right people to manage and work at your new business. However, franchisors can help in this area by providing resources, marketing materials or advertising to help in hiring staff. They also help in training staff, and assisting managers and employees in adhering to the franchise system (which in turn helps contribute to your business being successful).
 
5. Network and Set Realistic Goals! While running your own business and making a positive difference in your community can be extremely rewarding, as stated above, it can take a lot of time and money too. Be sure to set realistic goals for your business that can be achieved without burning you out, or putting undue stress on family relationships. Also, it can be a good idea to network with other franchisees within the franchise system, or join professional trade organizations for the ideas and encouragement that can come from fellow business owners. However, a great franchise system will help provide many of the resources you need so that you don't feel like you're going at it alone. For example, 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 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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November FUN at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Nov 1, 2017 @ 12:11 PM

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Gobble Gobble! Special November Sales! Thanksgiving will soon be here, but in the meantime, check out some our amazing specials available right now during the month of November! For example, how's 10% off all plush or Buy a gift certificate for ear piercing with a Diva Day, and get a pair of Tiny Tips earrings for FREE sound (at participating locations)? Plus, don't forget about our amazing 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! At participating locations, if you spend $50 in retails, you can receive 40% off your Toys for Tots donation! WOW!

didyouknow.jpgDid You Know??? Our "Gentle for Little Ears" Tiny Tip earring are sterilized just like the ones used for piercing - they are made by the same company, and the posts have the notches in them that help to keep the back of the earring on and in place! 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! 

leaves.jpgWe are SO Thankful for YOU! Don't forget that your local Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, Nov. 23). 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!

bfl2.jpgShear 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 these special savings. Then, you'll want to be sure to come by on Black Friday to experience this amazing sale  - no camping necessary! Click here for locations and contact info.

Driven to Success 2017!

conferencecollage17.jpgThe Shear Madness Super Conference! The Driven to Success Fall Conference was held this past October 3rd through the 5th. Exclusively for Shear Madness Franchise Partners, our 2017 Conference featured many great speakers who shared ideas and resources on how to help their business grow into the next year and beyond! Read more about this great event right here! In the meantime, if you'd like to learn more about opening your own awesome Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids location, please check out Franchise OpportunitiesAnd if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, or would like to learn more about how to become a successful owner of your own franchise business, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

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 Instagram either! Plus, check out Tumblr, or the amazing fun on 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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A Special Selection of November Coupons! Head over to our coupon page for some of our super spectacular specials only available by coupon! For example, right now one of our cool coupons is for the following: Buy 2 Die Cast Pull Back Vehicles, and get the 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! Have fun!

Thanksgiving Crafts and More!

novcraft.jpgNovember Crafts for Kids! Check out our Madtastic Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and spend an hour or two on a rainy evening with the kids making some cool Autumn decorations! Learn how to make a crayon leaf suncatcher (as pictured at left), an old-time cornhusk doll, craft stick foxes, a funny "stuffed turky" game (perfect for Thanksgiving get-togethers), homemade apple bird feeders, cool feather necklaces, creative squirrel crafts and a colorful thankful turkey! 

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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2017 Fall Conference - Driven to Success!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Oct 24, 2017 @ 12:10 PM

conferencecollage17.jpgThe Driven to Success Fall Conference was held this past October 3rd through the 5th at the beautiful and historic Elms Resort and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. Exclusively for Shear Madness Franchise Partners, our 2017 Conference featured many great speakers who shared ideas and resources on how to help their business grow into the next year and beyond! In addition to valuable training seminars and plenty of opportunities for networking, Franchisees were also able to meet vendors one-on-one at a salon vendor show in order to view the latest in exciting hair products, toys and other great retail for their location.

The Driven to Success Fall Conference also featured Cindy Graziano of Gray Wolf ConsultingCindy has been a corporate trainer and designer for more than twenty years, and has worked extensively with companies and non profit organizations in assessing organizational issues and providing employee development solutions. Her firm also provides counsel to teams as well as individuals through Executive Coaching. Her management and leadership consulting services have taken her across a wide range of companies domestically and internationally. Some of the companies she has consulted for include Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Time, Inc., Wells Fargo, Royal Bank of Canada and many others.

Our 2017 Conference also featured plenty of opportunities for Franchisees and managers to get to talk with each other, engage in team building exercises, and just relax and have fun. This included a Welcome cocktail reception held on the first evening, with a special dinner with vendors on the last night of the conference. In between, attendees could relax by the pool, get a massage at the spa or explore the expansive interior and exterior grounds of the historic Elms hotel.

Also, congratulations to all of our winners who were recognized at our 2017 Driven to Success Fall Conference! Todd Danni of Amherst, New York received the award for Franchise Location of the Year, Carolyn Vanderstaay of Olathe, Kansas received the Number 1 Ranked Location in the System, Jim and Janon Otto of Lee's Summit, Missouri received the Customer Service Award, Erin Nanke of Des Moines Iowa received the Top Franchise Location for Birthday Parties (as well as the Top Location for Retail and Ear Piercing for her Ankeny store), Kimberly Abeyta of Albuquerque, New Mexico received the award for Best Place for a Children's Haircut and Jackie Perkins of Humble, Texas received the Top Franchise Location for Community Outreach. Awesome job!

Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising, LLC noted that, "The Conference was an incredible venue for so many things!  Franchisees and Managers LOVED learning from each other, Cindy Graziano from Gray Wolf made her training SO relevant to all of our businesses and her presentation made it easy to remember what to apply.  The Vendor information shared helped all attendees diversify their inventory selections and choose top sellers for our stores!  So many other great things occurred it is hard to sum up in a short sentence!"

Are you interested in learning more about one of the best kids salon franchise systems out there? As one of the fastest growing kids hair salons in the industry today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is working hard to share our many great resources for small businesses and business tips so that our franchisees will have the tools to succeed! If you're interested in learning how to franchise, develop a small business plan, or become a successful owner of your own childrens salon franchise business, please click below or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

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A Fun & Spooktacular October Newsletter!

Posted by Matthew S on Mon, Oct 2, 2017 @ 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! 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!

Locks4.jpgHelping 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, which helps provide hairpieces to kids under age 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis. Scheduled for the weekend on October 6th, 7th and 8th (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!

Where Every Child Matters!

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Make a Positive Difference TODAY!  Samantha writes that, "My family had an amazing experience at Shear Madness! We have a son that has a sensory disorder and getting a haircut has been a nightmare for a long time. He got to pick out what car he was sitting in and what show he watched and although he still had a few meltdowns it was nothing compared to haircuts in he past. It was also great to have a stylist that understood and was patient with him. Also it was nice to see a stylist that was fluent in ASL! What a great place that was inclusive for all children!" Thanks Samantha! 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!

Savings & Halloween FUN!

pumpkin-1.jpgWOW! Over 38,000 "Likes" on Facebook! Did you know that Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has over 38,000 "Likes" on our Facebook page? That's because we LOVE sharing the FUN with cool customer feedback, funny jokes for kids, craft ideas, great photos from our Kids model contest, the latest Shear Madness news, in-store specials and so much more! Also, don't forget to check out Google+,  Instagram, TwitterTumblr or our Franchise Blog - as well as our favorite Shear Madness pins this month on Pinterest! 

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Monster Savings with our October Coupons! Just in time for those upcoming Halloween parties, hay-rides or other amazingly fun Fall festivals is our special coupon for 10% OFF any Hair Styling Product (Just in case you want to impress your friends with your stylin' hair)! We also have great savings for Ty products and Gift Certificates for the Holidays! Don't miss out - head over to our coupon page for these awesome savings!

Awesome Crafts for Kids!

pumpkincraft.jpgFun Halloween Crafts and More! Check out our cool Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, and make something special to decorate your space with this Fall! For example, you can make a cool pumpkin (as pictured at left) out of yarn and a balloon, or craft some juice box puppets! Also learn how to make paper bag monsters, toilet paper roll cats, crazy pumpkins, funny bats made from paper towel tubes, printable templates for silly ghosts and so much more! 

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 one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems 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, 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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Where Every Child Matters!

Posted by Matthew S on Tue, Sep 19, 2017 @ 14:09 PM

From stylists who truly care about their customers, to store owners who work hard at helping make a positive difference in their communities for kids and their families, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is THE kids hair salon where EVERY child matters! Whether it's helping out a special needs child with a haircut, creating a memorable experience for a child's birthday party, or helping boys and girls of all ages (and maybe even some adults too) look and feel great about who they are - we love going that extra mile to bring a smile!
 
For example, Samantha recently visited one of our Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations, and had this to say about her visit, "My family had an amazing experience at Shear Madness! We have a son that has a sensory disorder and getting a haircut has been a nightmare for a long time. He got to pick out what car he was sitting in and what show he watched and although he still had a few meltdowns it was nothing compared to haircuts in the past. It was also great to have a stylist that understood and was patient with him. Also it was nice to see a stylist that was fluent in ASL! What a great place that was inclusive for all children!"
 
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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids is of course known for our amazing haircuts for kids, with vehicle chairs for children to sit in and watch a video or play a game while they get their haircut. Older kids and adults have regular chairs, but can also watch a video or play a game too (if they choose). Additionally, we also offer great ear piercing experiences, cool parties, amazing toys, fun kids games, hairbows, haircare products, jewelry, and so much more. Each of our stores is geared toward being a bright and happy place where kids and their parents can feel right at home, and have a fun experience they hopefully won't soon forget!
 
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!

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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 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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September 2017 Newsletter: Make a Special Memory!

Posted by Matthew S on Fri, Sep 1, 2017 @ 11:09 AM

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Helping Kids with Knock your Locks Off! 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 on October 6th, 7th and 8th (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!

partygirls2.jpgGlamour, Glitz and a Whole Lot of FUN! Are you looking for a truly unique and special birthday party experience? If so, plan your next special occassion at Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids! 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!

girlhaircut2.jpgWOW! Back to School Pictures! Whether hanging out with friends, taking selfies at school, or wanting to look and feel your best for school photos - make sure to head into Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids for a great haircut, jewelry item, fantastic hair care product, ear piercing and 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!

New Locations in Lake Forest, Orchard Park and NKC!

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Wow! Shear Madness is Growing AGAIN!!! We are so excited and proud of our new locations that recently opened in Lake Forest, California, Orchard Park, New York and North Kansas City / Liberty, Missouri! If you live in any of these areas, be sure to check these cool new locations out! And if you're interested in making a positive difference in the lives of kids and their parents, check out our recently redesigned  Franchise Toolkit! Plus, if you're interested in our other free resources for businesses, check out our blog or call 1-888-98 GONE MAD!

Kids Model Search & Fantastic FUN!

modelsearchbutton17a.jpgBe a Shear Madness STAR! Have you entered your cool little girl or guy in our Model Contest for Humble Texas or Lake Forest California yet? If you haven't, it ends at midnight, September 22 - so hurry! To participate, simply click on Model Contest! Meanwhile, if you'd like to share some cool photos of your Shear Madness experience, just click Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+Pinterest or Twitter to get started! Plus, if you want even more Shear Madness info, how about checking out our Franchise Blog!

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Super Savings for Back to School! With school having started recently, all those new clothing, shoes, and school supplies can add up pretty fast! That's why 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, Buy any Shampoo and a Conditioner and get a 3rd Hair Product 1/2 Off (at participating locations)! WOW! So don't miss out, and head over to our coupon page for this and many other awesome savings!

The Skies the Limit with these COOL Crafts!

spacesuncatchers.jpgShoot for the Moon with Our AWESOME Kids Crafts! Don't miss our fun Crafts for Kids section on Pinterest, where you'll learn how to make the amazing space suncatcher (as seen at left), and how to recycle old bottles into bird feeders! Plus, you'll discover how to make a butterfly hand puppet, a great mason jar aquarium, cute pipe clearner monkeys, fluffy pet rocks, a colorful fish out of a paper plate, caterpillars out of pom poms and a bunch of bordom busting ideas for kids! Have fun!

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 one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems 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, 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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Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids Opens in North Kansas City / Liberty, Missouri!

Posted by Matthew S on Wed, Aug 23, 2017 @ 11:08 AM

NKCOpen.jpgAre you looking for an awesome experience that combines the magic of childhood with haircuts, parties, salon services and a fantastic kids boutique filled with toys, hair products, jewelry and more? If so, there’s a new salon in town that promises to help you transform the scary experience of getting your kids’ haircut into a fun one! The end result is a happy child with a great haircut, and a memorable experience everyone will be talking about for days to come! This growing hair salon for kids opens their newest location in Liberty/Northland at 8261 North Booth Ave and Hwy.152 in August. The answer to harried haircutting experiences, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids offers great haircuts and ear piercing for children while they sit in little cars and watch their favorite programs on flat-screen TVs or play video games! There are also normal chairs for older kids and adults who would like to get a haircut. And don’t forget that Shear Madness offers kids parties for your special occasions, as well as a great kids boutique filled with a unique selection of toys, hair products, hair bows, jewelry & more!
 
“I'm thrilled to bring the Shear Madness experience to the Liberty/Northland area, and offer the same great service to our customers in North Kansas City that we do in Olathe and Lees Summit. Our store not only helps facilitate a magical and memorable experience for your child, but also helps turn the necessity of a haircut into extraordinary fun," said Janon Otto, CEO of Shear Madness Franchising and local franchise owner. "Moms, dads and also grandparents can feel good about visiting us. There is now a special place for Kid's haircuts!  No need to worry that your child may not behave as you would like!  We LOVE that any child with special needs we can accomodate them and make them feel special.  We also try so hard to fill the toy portion of our store with items that are unique and fun to play with!  Hoping that your children will enjoy them, and that you may find an easy quick place to pop in and pick up a gift.  Shear Madness also carries styling and hair care products not found elsewhere that are specially designed with the health and needs of kids in mind. We also pride ourselves in having the best selection of hair bows, etc. in the city!"
 
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids locations are currently open in Kansas, Missouri, New York, Iowa, Texas, California and New Mexico - with expansion into other states planned for the near future! Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids in the Liberty/Northland area will be open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information on Shear Madness, or to schedule an appointment, please visit our website at www.shearmadnesskids.com.
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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 one of the fastest growing kids hair salon franchise systems 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, 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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