Snip-its is the first and largest children's salon and party concept in the United States. We have changed the dynamic of children's hair care by turning what has traditionally been considered a mundane and often unpleasant experience into a fun-filled adventure. The Snip-its custom interior features our own cast of cartoon characters, interactive computer play stations, Magic Box, and a complete line of hair care products formulated just for kids.

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Snip-its Franchise Cost and Requirements for 2022


The Snip-its Snapshot
• Making the haircut experience a wonderful adventure for kids, convenient for parents and rewarding for hairdressers!
• Targeting children under the age of 9
• The 1200 square foot salons are located in upscale lifestyle centers and feature a wide array of salon services, spa services, parties, and proprietary retail products for sale.
• Started business in 1995 and started franchising in 2003.
• 67 Locations in the United States, including 3 corporate salons.
• Heavy concentration in northeast, California and Texas

The Industry
• 40 million kids in the United States
• Each averages 10 haircuts per year
• 400 million kid cuts annually
• $5 billion in annual market potential with virtually no competition

Business Attributes
• Easy to run, fun business concept
• Multiple revenue streams
• Upscale, multi-unit opportunity
• Proven, established franchise model
• Personalized, responsive support
• Proprietary, web-based mgmt portal
• Integrated, localized marketing programs

Support Team
• 161 years of combined salon industry experience
• 152 years of combined franchise industry experience
• Everyone on Support Team has been with company more than 5 years
• Robust, integrated marketing programs - customized by owner and location
• Responsive, helpful operations team
• Over 300 online training modules, monthly webinars, annual in-market training
• Refined new salon opening process and support
• Ongoing, dedicated franchisee financial support and guidance

Community Connection
• Fundraising opportunities for children's causes
• A hair care resource for children with special needs (Autism, Asperger's, etc.)
• Entire grassroots marketing manual with ideas for low-cost, community specific awareness marketing (fairs, workshops, carnivals, etc.)

Company Details

Established: 1995
First Unit Franchised: 2003
Franchised Units: 67
Company Owned Units: 3
States Registered In:
Canada Franchises: No
International Franchises: No

Support and Training Offered By Snip-its

Financial Assistance Provided: No
Site Selection Assistance: Yes
Lease Negotiation Assistance: Yes
Recruiting Assistance: Yes
Co-Operative Advertising: Yes

Training: New Franchise Owner Training - 1 week (Minneapolis)
Recruiting Training - 4 days (onsite)
Initial Staff Training - 1 week (onsite)
Ongoing training - onsite, online, webinars
Other Info: Upscale, semi-absentee opportunity for "empire builders" that don't want to leave their day jobs.
Recession Resistant
Virtually no competition
No real estate issues
Comprehensive, proven business system
Seasoned, responsive support team
Lots of great trade areas available
Growing rapidly

2022 Franchise Requirements Needed to Own a Snip-its Franchise.

What does a Snip-its Franchise Cost?

Snip-its franchise fees for 2022:

Cash Investment: $75,000-$100,000
Total Investment: $124,595-$220,375
Minimum Net Worth: $500,000
Franchise Fee: $35,000 single, $75,000 3pk, $100,000 5pk
Royalty: 6%
Ad: 2%
Average Number of Employees: 8-10
Item 19 Yes
SBA Approved Yes
Passive Ownership: Yes
Home Based: No
B2B: No
Master Franchise Opportunities: No
Veteran Discount: No

Special Discount Programs: Prefer to award multi-unit development agreements. Provide reduced per-salon franchise fee for multiple agreements.
Franchise Fee is $35,000 for single
Franchise Fee is $25,000 each for 3pk
Franchise Fee is $20,000 each for 5pk
Any agreement above 5pk is only $10,000 more

Is Snip-its a Semi Absentee Franchise with a Passive Ownership Opportunity?

Yes. Snip-its is a semi absentee franchise and allows passive ownership. A semi-absentee franchise is a business you could start and run while still maintaining a job or other obligation.

Is Snip-its a Home Based franchise?

No. Snip-its is not a home based franchise opportunity.

What Do Snip-its Franchise Owners Make?

Click here to find out how much Snip-its franchisees make. Snip-its offers an Item 19 in their Franchise Disclosure Document which provides financial information about select franchisees in their franchise system.

Is Snip-its a Master Franchise Opportunity?

No. Snip-its is not a master franchise opportunity.

Does Snip-its Offer a Veteran Discount?

No. Snip-its franchise does not offer a veteran discount.

Does Snip-its Work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa Candidates?

Yes. Snip-its franchise does work with E2 Visa and EB-5 Visa candidates.

Is Snip-its Looking for Franchisees in Canada?

No. Snip-its franchise is not looking for Canada franchisees.

Is Snip-its Looking for International franchisees?

No. Snip-its franchise is not looking for International franchisees.

Additional Information

Additional Categories

Child Related, Hair Care & Beauty Salons, Non Food Franchises

Number of Units Open

50-100 UNITS

Cash Required

$100,000 - $250,000

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Home Based Franchise


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International Franchise Opportunities


E2 Visa Franchise


Snip-its Franchises for Sale

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