April 06, 2012 // Franchising.com // Houston, TX – Snip-its (www.snipits.com), one of the country’s fastest-growing chains of children’s hair salons, is teaming up with Disney On Ice and Sunshine Kids to give a group of Sunshine Kids a chance to become Princesses for a Day. On Thursday, April 12, the Sunshine Kids will be picked up and taken to the newly opened Snip-its salon on Voss Road, where they will be pampered with princess-esque makeovers, hair styles and a karaoke style Princess Party in the even room at Snip-its. After their afternoon of princess bliss, they will be taken to Reliant Stadium, where they will see Disney On Ice: Dare to Dream and then backstage with performers from the show.
"These young ladies will have an evening they'll never forget," said Snip-its owner, Alane Middleton. "We can't wait to see their smiling faces as they are transformed into princesses and experience the pampering and party we have planned for them. Our stylists are so excited to be able to bring this experience to these young women."
Snip-its opened the Voss Road salon in Houston, TX the weekend of March 23, 2012. Owned by local couple (and parents), Alane and Wesley Middleton, Snip-its will be the Houston metro area's fifth 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, April 14 from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, April 15 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. at 1379 S. Voss Road, just behind Carrabba's Italian Grill. Children will enjoy music and games by Radio Disney, face painting, and more on Saturday, April 14 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the grand opening celebration event.
Sunshine Kids Foundation, a Houston not-for-profit, is an agency that adds quality of life to children with cancer, by providing them with exciting, positive group activities, so they may do what kids are supposed to do... have fun and celebrate life!
In addition to this event, The Snip-its Corporation has 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 certified to work with children with special needs. Snip-its Houston 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. This Houston location will be the twelfth location of this franchise in Texas.
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.
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:
All parties include invitations, birthday cake, favors, and a special gift for the birthday child.
“Snip-its is about so much more than getting your haircut," said owner Alane Middleton. "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 60 salons in 26 states. Snip-its Corporation offers numerous franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. For further information, visit the website at www.snipits.com or call toll-free 877-SNIP-ITS.