We already talked about Manly haircuts, now lets look at Kids haircuts. You already know that we like salon franchises because they are simple to operate, it’s fairly recession proof, labor costs are low and supplemented with tips, no perishable supplies, brand loyalty has been low in the past with Fantastic Sams and Best Cuts types being identical, and kids "experience" business are here to stay. Getting your haircut is usually not an experience one normally looks forward to, that why we believe themed salons are a great hook.
This is especially true for kids haircuts. Kids are all about the "experience" and have undeserved power in deciding where to go. Here steps in Snip Its. Check out their web site for a sense of how creative the place is designed. They cater to children of course, but also accomodate parents so the whole family can get their haircut simultaneously.
What are some special and creative attractions at this kids salon?
Snip-its Glamour Parties make girls gorgeous! A glamour party allows girls to act like divas for a day by offering hair braiding, curling and styling as well as nail polish and make-up application. Dressy clothes are provided to complete the look. The culmination of the party is a stroll on the catwalk followed by cake and favors provided by Snip-its. Snip-its even provides a camera to capture all of the fun.
Style-a-Doll Parties (Launching at Snip-its this summer!)
At Snip-itsâ€™ Style-a-Doll Parties, attendees each receive a doll inspired by Snip-its’ trademark characters, the Clipette sisters – Marlene and Charlene. The dolls have been specially created so that birthday guests can style their hair with hair clips and accessories and apply Snip-itsâ€™ cosmetics that are designed for use on the doll. Stylists are on hand to help the girls with the styles and teach them about their own grooming and styling. The girls get to bring home the doll as well as the makeup goodie bag as part of their birthday party package.
Upon entering the Snip-its salon, parents and children step into a magical, engaging, cartoon world of adventure characterized by floor-to-ceiling cartoon murals, splashy vibrant colors, music from the Snip-its soundtrack and larger than life animated cartoon characters, including Flyer Joe Dryer, Maranga Mirror, Curly Comb and Snips.
Sounds like a fun place, eh? I cannot vouche for the operations or profitability of a franchise like this, but salon-haircut franchises are typically relatively easy to operate profitably, and this one has an especially timeless and engaging theme that gives Snipits a sustainable competitive advantage. The idea is fun enough to take to local schools and charity events for extra promotions and profits. I think this is easily one of the top franchise I have reviewed so far. I’d buy it!