Scientists agree that the only reason adults have children is so they have a socially acceptable reason to visit amusement parks, eat at novelty pizza arcades, and see movies with Shreks in them. Reward you adventure sidekick with today’s kid-friendly Groupon to Shear Madness. Choose from the following options:
- For $8, you get a Child’s Diva Day beauty package for one child (a $16 value), valid at the Olathe location.
- For $14, you get a Child’s Diva Day beauty package for two children (a $32 value), valid at the Olathe location.
Each child’s package includes:
- Makeup application
- Nail painting<p>
- For $125, you get a LaDeDa Spa party for up to 12 guests (a $300 value), valid at the Leawood location.<p>
Shear Madness’s pink-hued starlets pamper little princesses with mini makeovers and spa parties inside a kid-friendly salon setting. During a 30-minute Diva Day session, stylists fashion hair into a fancy updo, paint splashes on fingernails, and sprinkle on glitter, eye shadow, and lipstick to add a little glam. Alternatively, LaDeDa Spa parties bring together 12 tykes for two to three hours of dress-up, karaoke, and filling out beauty-pageant championship brackets.
After kids visit the dressing room for costumes, attendants help apprentice divas to style updos, apply glitter and makeup, paint nails, and don sparkly tiaras for a stroll down the runway in a fashion show. After mugging for the camera, guests expel pent-up energy and attempt their best Kenny Loggins impersonations in a karaoke session before finally heading homeward with complimentary goodie bags and a boost of self-confidence.
All pampering treatments take place in the kids’ salon, adorned with bright colors and amiable staff members. Mini clients receive treatment while driving mounted racecars, Barbie jeeps, and antique fire engines in front of flat-screen TVs and windows filled with pedestrians convinced they are peering into Willy Wonka’s beauty factory.
Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids
Whenever her kids' bangs began to fall into their eyes, Paula Thurman couldn't help but feel a twinge of anxiety. She knew a trip to the hairdresser was in store, which meant an hour of squirming, whining, and complaining about itchy bits of fallen hair. But it was on one such trip that inspiration struck. As Paula told reporters from the Kansas City Business Journal, “as soon as I walked into the salon, a fire went off in me, and I knew it. I saw it and thought, ‘I can do this.’” Although she had no experience running a salon or business, Paula had plenty experience keeping kids happy. She decided to combine that with keen motherly intuition and lessons learned from a few business classes to design a special salon for energetic youngsters—Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids was born.
Today, Shear Madness Haircuts for Kids has sprouted locations across Kansas, Missouri, Texas, Iowa, and into New Mexico. Amid the salons' mad splashes of color, cheerful stylists snip up new styles and arrange locks into playful pigtails and beehives that are perfectly sized to hide uneaten vegetables. While they work, their young clients sit in chairs shaped like race cars, watching movies or playing video games. As kids are getting cuts, moms can shop for a toy, bow, or bottle of root-beer-scented shampoo for their wee ones in the onsite boutique.