Mamatoga Freebie Friday Giveaway: Snip-Its Edition!

This week's Freebie Friday Giveaway is courtesy of Snip-Its and the new location opening in Guilderland! You can win a FREE shampoo and haircut from Snip-its Guilderland! Get your hair washed with one of their kid-friendly, bubble gum- or  strawberry-scented shampoos and then cut and styled by their kid's hair experts. Top off the new 'do with their shimmery Sparkle Spritz or fun hair colors and crazy styles (blue faux hawks are a favorite among boys)! All you have to do to enter is comment here! Snip-its, one of the country’s fastest-growing chains of children’s hair salons, is opening in Guilderland’s Hamilton Square on Feb. 3, 2012. Owned by local mom Denise Deitz, Snip-its Guilderland will offer haircuts and styles; birthday parties; spa services, including mini facials, manicures and pedicures; children’s entertainment; prizes; natural hair care products; accessories; specialty toys; and more. The grand opening will take place from Friday, Feb. 3 – Sunday, Feb. 5. Face painting, a kids DJ, balloon artists, arts and crafts, and other special activities and treats will be provided for the kids. Snip-its Guilderland will be open Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

As part of its grand opening, Snip-its Guilderland will donate 15% of its proceeds to The Down Syndrome Aim High Resource Center, an organization that has provided support for the Deitzs and their son. Funds raised will help provide services, resources and activities for members, including fundraising events, collateral materials, education and staffing. All of Snip-its’ stylists are certified to work with children with special needs. And, Snip-its offers a haircutting guide for parents of children with autism and other special needs to help prepare kids for the salon experience.

First launched in 1995 by founder Joanna Meiseles, Snip-its has since been revolutionizing the hair care industry by creating a branded entertainment concept designed to untangle the hair-care challenges of children. Currently, Snip-its has more than 60 locations in 26 U.S. states. The Guilderland location will be one of five of this franchise in New York.

With life-size characters, music and games, Snip-its has turned what was once a tedious chore into an amazing adventure, filled with fun, games and excitement. Upon entering the salon, parents and children step into a magical cartoon world of adventure characterized by floor-to-ceiling cartoon murals and splashy vibrant colors. In the waiting area, they can enjoy the Snip-its show, featuring a whimsical cast of cartoon characters; play with toys; or browse the retail space filled with selections of natural hair care products, specialty toys and gifts, and hair and fashion accessories. Each cutting station includes a special chair for parents to sit close at hand, and an entertainment station featuring custom computer games and activities for the little ones. Upon completion of the haircut, children insert a lock of hair into the “Snip-its Magic Box” for a prize.

It’s My Party… In addition to hair care, the Guilderland location will offer spa services, such as mini-manicures, mini- pedicures and mini-facials using kid-friendly cosmetics and nail polish; birthday parties; and events. For birthday parties, children will be able to select from one of four fun-filled-themes, including:

  • Glamour Party – The birthday child and special guests glam it up in feathers, sequins and sparkles, then strut their stuff down our “catwalk” with their new party hair style, make-up and nails.


  • Spa Party – Pampered is the key word here. The birthday child and guests wear plush robes for an afternoon of cucumber facials, mini manicures and/or mini pedicures.


  • Hollywood Party – This is for the little star who belongs on the red carpet. After the birthday child and his/her entourage get their movie-star makeover with a party hairstyle, make-up, nails and wardrobe, they take a walk down the red carpet surrounded by paparazzi.


  • Rock Star Party – Kids dreaming of becoming the next Hannah Montana or Justin Bieber will love this party theme, which includes getting the “rock-star treatment” of a funky hairstyle, make-up, nails and accessories. The little Rock Star then jams to karaoke tunes with his/her biggest fans.

All parties include invitations, birthday cake, favors, and a special gift for the birthday child.

“Snip-its will be the first children’s salon in Guilderland. We’re excited to introduce such a unique concept to this community, and to be able to give back to an organization that has given our family so much,” said Deitz.