Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids to Open First Arizona Salon

Children’s haircut franchise looks to put families at ease with fun haircut experience.

October 14, 2016 // // SALT LAKE CITY – Knowing all too well how normal it is for kids to be scared of getting a haircut – an experience that often includes tantrums and tears – the new Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids at 1275 E. Baseline Road in Gilbert, Arizona is looking to provide a caring environment where both local children and parents are put at ease.

“Our stylists are skilled in cutting hair for all children, and provide that extra special touch for those with special needs,” said owner Scott Rifkin, who owns the rights for two additional Cookie Cutters salons. “Not all children like to get their hair cut; we are aware of this struggle and do all we can to make the experience one that they will want to have again. We strive to help all kids discover how much fun a haircut can be.”

Rifkin is a 15-year veteran of the United States Army, serving on active duty and the reserves from February 1983 to April 1998. Duty assignments included both Cavalry and Armor units in the US and Europe.  Scott also has 18 years’ experience working for Accenture LLP, and an accomplished Project Management and Program Management Office Executive with proven experience driving large-scale, multi-million dollar projects and programs to completion. He also has over 16 years of volunteer service to the University of Arizona Alumni Association and recently finished a six year term on their National Governing Board.  Scott is also a Sergeant with the Phoenix Company of the Arizona Rangers.

One of the first children-only hair salons in the United States, Cookie Cutters offers an interactive haircut experience that both children and parents won’t soon forget. Upon entering the salons, neon lights lead children to an in-store playground where they can climb and slide. Come time for the haircut, each station on the cutting floor is outfitted with unique fantasy chairs – from race cars to motorcycles, firetrucks to airplanes – as well as televisions for the kids to watch shows or play video games. With a balloon, sucker and a smile at the end of each haircut, the Cookie Cutters experience is designed to keep children coming back again and again.

“Our motto is quite simple. Fun for kids, stress free for parents,” Rifkin said.

The new salon in Gilbert is the first of 10 that the Salt Lake City-based franchise hopes to open throughout the Phoenix Metro area over the next few years.

Including a franchise fee of $35,000, the total investment to open a single unit Cookie Cutters salon is $90,500 to $261,000. Franchisees can add a second location for an additional $20,000, three or more locations for an additional $10,000 each.

About Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Founded in 1994 and franchising since 1995, Cookie Cutter Haircuts for Kids is one of the first and most unique childrens’ haircutting franchises in the country. Our unique store design includes an in-store playground and video games, making a Cookie Cutters haircut a truly interactive experience. With our fantasy chairs that are only available to Cookie Cutters franchisees, our system is designed to keep children coming back to your salon again and again. Currently, there are over 30 salons open and operating in 16 states. For more information, visit

SOURCE Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids


Natalie Passarelli
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