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Cookie Cutters Haircuts For Kids Eyeing More Charlotte Sites

Child-centric hair salon looks to add five metro locations

SAL LAKE CITY, Utah – Knowing all too well how normal it is for kids to be scared of getting a haircut – an experience that often includes tears and sometimes full-blown tantrums – Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids is looking to provide a caring environment where both children and parents are put at ease.

The Utah-based franchise, which already has a salon open and operating in Charlotte’s Rivergate, has announced plans to further expand its local footprint with as many as five additional salons over the next several years.

“Getting a haircut can be a challenge for kids. Seeing new faces and some hair cutting tools, plus the sound of razor can overwhelm even the most easy-going child. We do all we can to ease the tension and make the haircut experience one that they will want to have again,” said Cookie Cutters CEO Neal Courtney. “As we continue to experience tremendous growth across the country, we’re excited about expanding our footprint in the Charlotte marketplace, and look forward to becoming the go-to place for children’s haircuts.”

Over the past 25 years, Cookie Cutters has offered an interactive haircut experience that both children and parents won’t soon forget. Upon entering the salon, children are welcomed by 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 and motorcycles to firetrucks and airplanes – as well as televisions for the kids to watch their favorite 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.

What makes Cookie Cutters even more appealing is the fact that every single stylist is trained to work with special-needs kids as well.

“Many times, kids with special needs cannot sit still for a haircut and parents struggle to find a patient stylist to trim their child’s hair; a busy salon can make them feel overstimulated and anxious, and they can be frightened by the noises scissors make. Not to mention, children are just wary of strangers in general,” said Courtney. “We want to make difficult haircuts for kids a thing of the past.”

The local expansion announcement comes at a time when Cookie Cutters continues to rapidly expand its national footprint. Today, there more than 100 salons open and operating in 23 states and Canada, with over 200 additional salons in various stages of development.

Including a franchise fee of $40,000, the initial investment to open a single unit Cookie Cutters salon is $132,000-$339,000. Franchisees can add a second location for an additional $20,000, three or more locations for an additional $10,000 each.

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About Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Founded in 1994 and franchising since 1995, Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids is one of the first and most unique children’s’ haircutting franchises in the country. Their custom store design includes an in-store playground and video screens, making a Cookie Cutters haircut a truly interactive experience. With fantasy chairs that are only available to Cookie Cutters franchisees, the system is designed to keep children coming back to the salon again and again. Currently, there are more than 100 salons open and operating in 23 states and Canada. For more information, visit

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