Snip-its Haircuts for Kids Opens in Houston, TX
Salon Offers Children’s Haircuts, Spa Services, Entertainment, Retail, Parties and More.
Houston, TX (July 12, 2012) – Snip-its (www.snipits.com), one of the country’s fastest-growing chains of children’s hair salons, has opened in the Memorial area of Houston, TX on July 5, 2012. Owned by local couple (and parents), Alane and Wesley Middleton, Snip-its will be the Houston metro area’s seventh kids-only salon and will offer: haircuts; spa services; birthday parties; a retail space with hair care products, toys and accessories; and more. The salon is located on 12512 Memorial Drive, between CVS and Rice Epicurean.
The salon offers a creative destination for children’s haircuts in a fun environment with specially trained stylists. The salon will also feature a party room for birthday, karaoke and spa parties. The salon interior features a cast of Snip-its’ own branded animated cartoon characters: Snips, Jean Luc le Spritz, Curly Comb, Flyer Joe Dryer, the Clip-ette Sisters andMaranga Mirror. Plus, animated videos, salon-tailored educational computer games and parent chairs so parents can sit nearby. At the end of each visit, children receive a prize in exchange for a lock of hair from the “Magic Box.”
Snip-its salons have long been supporting families and children with autism. The Snip-its Corporation, together with Autism Speaks, created a haircutting guide and educational DVD for stylists and parents of children with autism to help prepare kids for the salon experience. All of Snip-its’ stylists are trained to work with children with autism and other special needs. Snip-its Memorial will allow parents of children with special needs to make haircut appointments on an on-going basis (appointments generally are not accepted).
First launched in 1995 by founder Joanna Meiseles, Snip-its has since been revolutionizing the hair care industry by crating a branded entertainment concept designed to untangle the hair-care challenges of children. Currently, Snip-its has 65 locations in 26 U.S. states. This Houston location will be the eleventh location of this franchise in Texas.
A Cut Above the Rest
With life-size characters, music and games, Snip-its has turned what was once a tedious chore into an amazing adventure, filled with fun, games and excitement. Upon entering the salon, parents and children step into a magical cartoon world of adventure characterized by floor-to-ceiling cartoon murals and vibrant splashy colors. In the waiting area, they can enjoy the Snip-its show, featuring a whimsical cast of cartoon characters; play with toys; or browse the retail space filled with a selection of natural hair care products, specialty toys and gifts, and hair and fashion accessories. Each cutting station includes a special parent chair, and an entertainment station featuring computer games and activities for the little ones. Upon completion of the haircut, children insert a lock of hair into the “Snip-its Magic Box” for a prize.
Snip-its Houston also offers a “baby’s first haircut” package, which includes a special keepsake for that first lock of hair, a first haircut certificate, and a commemorative photo and holder.
It’s My Party…
In addition to hair care, the Houston location will offer spa services, such as mini-manicures, mini-pedicures and mini-facials using kid-friendly cosmetics and nail polish; birthday parties; and events. For birthday parties, children will be able to select from one of three fun-filled-themes, including:
- Hollywood Glamour Party – This is for the little star who belongs on the red carpet. After the birthday child and his/her entourage get their movie-star makeover with a party hair style, make-up, nails and wardrobe, they take a walk down the red carpet while surrounded by paparazzi.
- Spa Party – Pampered is the key word here. The birthday child and guests wear plush robes for an afternoon of cucumber facials, mini manicures and/or mini pedicures.
- Rock Star Party – Kids dreaming of becoming the next Hannah Montana or Justin Bieber will love this party theme, which includes getting the “rock-star treatment” of a funky hairstyle, make-up, nails and accessories. The little Rock Star then jams to karaoke tunes with his/her biggest fans.
All parties include invitations, birthday cake, favors, and a special gift for the birthday child.
Snip-its, originally headquartered in Natick, Mass., was conceived by creator and founder Joanna Meiseles in 1995. In 2010, Snip-its relocated its headquarters to Eden Prairie, Minn., under the direction of President and CEO, James George, who has been involved in the franchise and hair salon industry for the past three decades. The five original Massachusetts locations have been joined by seven more locations for a total of 12 in Massachusetts and nearly 20 locations in New England. The chain has expanded nationally to approximately 65 salons in 26 states and continues to offer numerous franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. For more information about franchise opportunities, email Kim Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information about Snip-its in general, visit the website at www.snipits.com or call toll-free 877-SNIP-ITS.