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Snip-its Opens in Elwood Shopping Center

Salon Grand Opening to Support EJ Autism Foundation
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Updated: Jan 23, 2013
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Snip-its Opens in Elwood Shopping Center

Salon Grand Opening to Support EJ Autism Foundation

East Northport, NY (Jan. 23, 2013) – Snip-its (, one of the country's fastest-growing chains of children's hair salons is opening in East Northport's Elwood Shopping Center on Jan. 26, 2013. Owned by local mom Munisha Chadha, Snip-its East Northport will offer haircuts and styles; birthday parties; spa services, including mini facials, manicures and pedicures; children's entertainment; prizes; kid-friendly hair care products; accessories; specialty toys; and more. The grand opening will take place from Saturday, Jan. 26 - Sunday, Jan. 27. Face painting, arts and crafts, and other special activities and treats will be provided for the kids. Snip-its East Northport will be open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Councilman Mark Cuthbertson will be onsite to perform a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

As part of its grand opening, Snip-its East Northport will donate 20% of its proceeds to the EJ Autism Foundation (, an organization that aims to increase autism awareness and raise funds for programs that work with children on the spectrum in Long Island, NY. All of Snip-its’ stylists are certified to work with children with autism and special needs. Snip-its also 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 approximately 65 locations in 26 U.S. states. The East Northport salon will be the first Snip-its in Long Island, and one of six franchises in New York.

With life-sized 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 East Northport 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 enjoy 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 inviations, birthday cake, favors, and a special gift for the birthday child. 

'Snip-its will be the first children's salon in East Northport,' said Chadha. 'We're excited to introduce such a unique concept to this community, and be able to give back to an organization that offers so much support locally.'


About Snip-its
Snip-its, originally headquartered in Natick, Mass., was conceived by creator and founder Joanna Meiseles in 1995. In 2010, Snip-its relocated its headquarters to Eden Prairie, Minn., under the direction of President and CEO, James George, who has been involved in the franchise and hair salon industry for the past three decades. The five original Massachusetts locations have been joined by seven more locations for a total of 12 in Massachusetts and nearly 20 locations in New England. The chain has expanded nationally to approximately 65 salons in 26 states and continues to offer numerous franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. For further information about franchise opportunities, email Kim Ellis at For further information about Snip-its, visit the website at or call toll-free 877-SNIP-ITS.


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