When Linda and Scott Sharkey took their kids to get haircuts in those uninviting, unexciting salons, they always felt there should be something better. So they set out to create a unique salon that caters to children of all ages. A place that is prompt for those on-the-go parents, fun and entertaining for their children, and reasonably priced for their wallets. Hence - Sharkey's Cuts for Kids was born October 1, 2002.

The first salon was a huge success, and in 2004 they opened their second and third stores. The requests for franchises started to accelerate within months, and they then knew the business model was successful. In 2005 the first Sharkey's franchise was sold in the US. In just two short years 20 more salons opened across the US, Canada, Europe, and the Middle East with global commitments for over 200+ salons, making us the fastest growing children's hair salon franchise according to Franchise Times 2008. Voted #1 Kids Hair Salon Franchise - 2014!

With a mission to create an entertaining experience for kids while providing quality hair quality hair cuts in a fun atmosphere they took on a the moto “The salon just for kids where the haircuts are cool and fun rules!”

During the years Sharkey’s Franchising Company has been honored with many awards of excellence. View all our Awards.