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Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids

Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids: Where Haircuts are an […]

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Year Established: 2006
Category Locations: Retail
Available Ownership Type: Absentee
Corporate HQ City: Westport
Corporate HQ State: CT
Investment Range: $100,000+
Canada Franchising: Yes
Latin America Franchising: Yes
India Franchising: Yes
Franchise Fee: $159,990 (includes equipment)
Royalty Percentage: 6%
Veteran Discount: Yes
E2/EB5 Visas: Yes
Master Franchise Opportunities: Yes


Sharkey's Cuts for Kids: Where Haircuts are an AdventureSharkey's Cuts for Kids transforms the traditional, often stressful experience of getting a haircut, into a fun-filled adventure for children aged 0-14. Founded in 2001, this unique franchise boasts over 70 locations across the US and Canada, making it a leader in the niche child hair salon market. Here's a glimpse into what makes Sharkey's stand out:A Playground for Tiny Tresses: Forget sterile chairs and generic magazines. Sharkey's salons are vibrant playgrounds decorated with kid-friendly themes. Children get to choose from funky themed chairs like a Barbie Jeep or a NASCAR Race Car, while cartoon channels or Netflix keep them entertained throughout the haircut. Older girls can enjoy the dedicated Tween Lounge for a more grown-up vibe, including "Glamour" parties for special occasions. This playful atmosphere not only eases anxieties but also makes getting a haircut an exciting outing for the entire family.More Than Just Snips: Sharkey's goes beyond basic haircuts. Services include styling, braids, ear piercing, and even "Mommy & Me" haircuts for parent-child bonding. They also understand the value of convenience, offering online booking and walk-in appointments. This focus on diverse needs and a comfortable, engaging environment fosters customer loyalty and repeat business, making Sharkey's a lucrative franchise opportunity.Proven Success and Growth Potential: With over two decades of experience and a consistent business model, Sharkey's Cuts for Kids offers franchisees a reliable path to success. Their comprehensive support system includes site selection, design, training, marketing, and ongoing assistance. This structured approach, coupled with a low-competition market and high consumer demand, makes Sharkey's an attractive option for entrepreneurs seeking a fun, family-oriented franchise venture.So, if you're looking for a business that brings smiles to little faces and puts the "fun" back in haircuts, Sharkey's Cuts for Kids might be the perfect adventure for you.

Support & Training offered by Sharkey's Cuts for Kids

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids Franchise Support and TrainingSharkey's Cuts for Kids offers a comprehensive support and training program to help new franchisees succeed every step of the way. From site selection and grand opening to ongoing operations and marketing, Sharkey's is there to guide you.Pre-Opening Support:Site Selection and Negotiation: Sharkey's experienced team will help you find the perfect location for your salon, considering demographics, traffic patterns, and competition.Salon Design and Layout: Sharkey's provides detailed blueprints and specifications for your salon, ensuring a fun and functional environment for kids and families.Equipment and Supplies: You'll receive all the necessary equipment and supplies to get your salon up and running, including kid-sized chairs, styling tools, TVs, and games.Marketing and Branding: Sharkey's provides a comprehensive marketing plan and branding guidelines to help you attract customers and build a strong local presence.Training:4-Day Comprehensive Training Program: This in-depth program covers everything you need to know about operating a Sharkey's Cuts for Kids franchise, from marketing and customer service to salon operations and financial management.One-on-One Training with the Franchisor: You'll have the opportunity to spend time with Scott Sharkey, the founder of Sharkey's Cuts for Kids, and learn from his years of experience in the industry.On-Site Training and Support: A Sharkey's representative will be on-site during your grand opening week to help you train your staff and ensure a smooth launch.Ongoing Support:Regional Field Consultants: Sharkey's regional field consultants provide ongoing support and guidance to franchisees, helping them with everything from marketing and promotions to staff training and operational challenges.Online Resource Center: You'll have access to a wealth of online resources, including operational manuals, marketing materials, and training videos.National Franchisee Meetings: Sharkey's hosts regular national franchisee meetings to provide networking opportunities, share best practices, and discuss new initiatives.Additional Support:Sharkey's University: Sharkey's University is an online learning platform that offers a variety of courses on topics relevant to running a Sharkey's Cuts for Kids franchise.Vendor Partnerships: Sharkey's has partnered with a number of vendors to provide franchisees with discounts on products and services.Here's a summary of the support and training you can expect as a Sharkey's Cuts for Kids franchisee:Pre-opening support: Site selection, design, equipment, marketingTraining: 4-day program, one-on-one with the franchisor, on-site supportOngoing support: Regional field consultants, online resources, national meetingsAdditional support: Sharkey's University, vendor partnershipsWith Sharkey's comprehensive support and training program, you'll have everything you need to successfully launch and operate your own Sharkey's Cuts for Kids franchise.

Additional Information

Category Location Retail
Number of Units Open
Investment Range $188,665 - $299,360
Master Franchise false
Home based franchise YES
Item 19 Franchise YES
Veteran Discount YES
Franchise Opportunities in Canada YES
International Franchise Opportunities
E2/EB5 Visa Franchise YES
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