Snip-its Haircuts for Kids Opens in Winston-Salem, NC
Children’s hair salon to open in Harper Hill Commons
Winston-Salem, NC (July 22, 2011) – Snip-its (www.snipits.com), one of the country’s fastest-growing chains of children’s hair salons, is opening in Winston-Salem the weekend of July 23. Owned by local couple (and parents), Debra and Scott Prince, Snip-its will be the area’s first kids-only salon and will offer: haircuts; spa services; birthday parties; a retail space with hair care products, toys and accessories; and more. The grand opening will take place on Saturday, July 23, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, July 24, from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. in Harper Hill Commons near Harris Teeter. Children will enjoy face painting, magic and balloon animals, pizza from Papa Johns, snacks from Dewey’s Bakery, “free ice cream” coupons from Cookies n’ Crème, and more!
As part of grand opening, Snip-its Winston-Salem will donate 15 percent of its proceeds from the weekend to the ABC of NC Child Development Center, a not-for-profit school for children with autism spectrum disorders. Several years ago, the Snip-its Corporation partnered with the national Autism Speaks organization to create a haircutting guide for stylists and parents of children with autism. All of Snip-its’ stylists are trained to work with children with autism and other special needs. In addition to donating 15 percent of its grand opening profits, Snip-its Winston-Salem 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 creating a branded entertainment concept designed to untangle the hair-care challenges of children. Currently, Snip-its has more than 60 locations in 26 U.S. states. The Winston-Salem location will be one of four of this franchise in North Carolina.
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 splashy vibrant 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 selections of natural hair care products, specialty toys and gifts, and hair and fashion accessories. Each cutting station includes a special chair for parents to sit close at hand, and an entertainment station featuring custom 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 Winston-Salem 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 Harper Hill Commons 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 a birthday cake, favors, and a special gift for the birthday child.
“Snip-its is about so much more than getting your hair cut,” said owner Debra Prince. “It’s about creating memorable experiences that will last a lifetime for these kids.”
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 email@example.com. For further information about Snip-its in general, visit the website at www.snipits.com or call toll-free 877-SNIP-ITS.