Archive for April, 2013

Lice Prevention and Treatment

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

NAP those NITS!

Just hearing the word “lice” can make your skin crawl, so the idea that they are out there circulating the school systems – jumping around and possibly coming home to YOUR home makes a person paranoid! So why are so many families having to RID themselves of those tiny bugs?? The answer is simple. Gymnastics mats. Football helmets. That cute scarf you tried on at the store. Headphones on an airplane. Just because we don’t see the person in front of us set something down, doesn’t mean they weren’t there. Luckily, we have been working with children for over a decade now and have a pretty good idea of how they are communicated and how they can be prevented from entering your home.

We, as people, get a very specific form of lice that feeds only on the hair and scalp of humans, without which they can barely survive. You see, lice use a glue-like saliva to attach their eggs to the hair shafts of their host, then once the eggs hatch, those babies grow and shed skin over the period of ONE MONTH before reaching their own adulthood and repeating the process.

The key to getting rid of them once you have been exposed, is to wash your hair and scalp with a special shampoo that will kill any live bugs or eggs, as well as un-glue the eggs that have been attached. Sometimes a professional must intervene and completely treat the head of the child. Our favorite company to recommend for this type of treament is The Miracle Lice Sisters in Overland Park, KS. They are truly the LICE EXPERTS in town. Just give them a call if you have a hard to deal with lice condition and they will offer you a 20% discount when you mention Shear Madness!

Miracle Lice Sisters

For those of you who have been through this process, we are talking hours (if not days) of combing through every one of the 250,000+ hairs on a human head for our own peace of mind! Not fun. However, there is a silver lining. Lice CAN be prevented! Have you ever heard about using marigolds to surround your precious flowers to keep rodents at bay? Much like a citronella candle does for a back patio, tea tree oil does for your and your kids’ heads! Since lice cannot survive very long without a host, in theory we can nip this epidemic in the bud (or nit) by simply getting them off our heads long enough to wipe out their parasitic little race!

Lice Prevention Hair CareTea Tree Hair Products for Kids

The great news is Shear Madness actually carries LICE PREVENTION haircare products from the Circle of Friends line that are pH-balanced for children. They are gentle enough for daily use, but have those key bug-repelling ingredients in them to also be strong enough to keep your child’s head safe! We recommend the Tea Tree shampoo and conditioner for anyone who has children in elementary school – and specifically if they have heard of a lice outbreak in their area. The styling products are a great way for that extra protection for children in sports, too. By using the hairspray to hold a little girl’s bun, or the gel for a boy who wears a ball cap, the repellents will keep your children active AND bug-free.

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We’re having a great day at Shear Madness, we hope you have one too!


April Newsletter

Monday, April 1st, 2013

April is a Fiesta at Shear Madness!

This month CELEBRATE fiesta month with your friends! During the month of April EVERY party booked you will SAVE $50 when you mention this offer!!! Check with your participating salon location for dates, service, times, and availability.

Parties at Shear Madness

We can only schedule parties up to six months in advance for our customers, offer valid for parties of 10 or more.

Check out our Great Groovy Glamour Classes for Hair Braiding and Nails!

This month we will kick off Spring right with our Groovy Hair and Nail classes. This is a fun way to spend an afternoon with your special girls! Our stylists will teach different braiding, hairstyling, and fingernail care techniques and each girl will leave with a fabulous style they can then do at home. Sign up sheets will be in the salons or call your salon for days, prices, and class registrations. Classes and times may vary, check at our participating locations!

COUPON Clips – Click HERE! to get exclusive deals!

Thank You San Antonio Models

We had such a great and memorable time with you and all your families at the Shear Madness Photo Shoot March 3rd 2013 in San Antonio, TX. Start looking for your pictures on our website, facebook page, twitter, pinterest and other Shear Madness advertising!

SPECIAL DISCOUNTS from Local Friends of Shear Madness!

These are some of our most favorite local businesses who have partnered with us to increase exposure, awareness and build quality clientele! If your business is interested in an advertising partnership with Shear Madness then WE WANT TO TALK WITH YOU!

Shear Madness is GROWING!

Are you or someone you know interested in Opening a Shear Madness? Now is the Time! Get more information on our franchise website.

Congratulations to our Free Haircut Friday Winners!

Our winners for March were : JJ Jones, Rickesha Wright, Susan St. John, and Aileen Wiggins! Look for our Free Haircut Friday contest every Friday morning on our Facebook page!

We’re having a great day at Shear Madness, you have one too!