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A brunette Toddler getting her hair braided at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
Happy Customers - Happy Franchisee - An adorable Baby in for a First Haircut Package
Inside one of many different Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Salons
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Experience the
Magic of a

Cookie Cutters
Haircuts for Kids

Explore the #1 Rated Kids Hair Salon Franchise
and find out if ownership is a good fit for you!

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#1 Ranked Kids hair salon

Cookie Cutters Franchise

Welcome to Cookie Cutters, the premier children's hair care franchise. With three decades of delivering smiles and quality haircuts, we have become a household name in the industry. Our salons are more than just a place for a haircut; they are a haven of fun and joy where every child enjoys a memorable experience. Join us in expanding this legacy across the nation!


Why Choose Cookie Cutters?

Choosing the right franchise means balancing investment with lifestyle. Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids offers the best of both, allowing you to join a family that values joy, community, and entrepreneurship. Our nationally recognized, unique approach to children's haircare sets us apart, making partnering with us a fulfilling and rewarding venture.

Simplicity & Support

Ease of operations with comprehensive support

Enjoy a turnkey operation with a business model that's easy to understand and execute. Our comprehensive training and ongoing support ensure you're never alone on this journey.

Flexible Investmment

Options for various levels of involvement

Cookie Cutters provides the versatility to align with your financial and time commitments. Whether you're aiming for active ownership or a semi-absentee role, we cater to various levels of involvement. Our multiple floor plans and investment options allow you to tailor your venture to fit both your budget and lifestyle, giving you control over how you manage your schedule and resources.

Environment & Community

Building Community & Customer Loyalty

Join Cookie Cutters to deliver haircuts that kids love and parents trust. Our family-friendly salons, with specialized staff, play areas, and unique seating, offer a stress-free experience that builds community loyalty.

Be part of a brand that's synonymous with fun, safety, and a stress-free atmosphere for the whole family.

Software & Technology

Embrace the cutting edge with salon management made to foster efficiency and growth.

Cookie Cutters equips you with advanced digital tools for effortless management, including online booking, scheduling, email marketing, and social marketing tools.

Benefit from our branded app with a loyalty program and bookkeeping, all while staying ahead with continuous updates on industry advancements, supported by 24/7 software assistance through our comprehensive point of sale system.


A leadership duo with a comprehensive blend of franchise expertise and operational success.

Guiding the helm are Neal & Alexis Courtney, a duo with a diverse franchise background, offering a well-rounded perspective that propels your local business venture into a community success.

Dive into a fulfilling franchise journey with Cookie Cutters, where investment meets joy and community. Our unique approach to children's haircare, comprehensive support, and versatile investment options are designed for your success.

Embrace a business model that's as enjoyable as it is rewarding.
Whether you're hands-on or looking for a semi-absentee role, we tailor to your lifestyle.

Start shaping the future of children's haircare with us.
Own a business that delights families and supports your dreams.

From The Owners

Testimonials & Success Stories

Hear it raw, and direct from our franchisees about their transformative journey with Cookie Cutters. Discover how investing in our franchise has led to personal growth, financial freedom, and the joy of bringing smiles to children's faces.

"Support from the Home office team has been excellent, they are readily available for questions and wiling to provide Guidance on any aspect of the business whether that's the initial stages of finding a location, negotiating the lease with the landlord, completing the buildout of the salon... or various operational aspects of the business."

Aaron Stoeger

Cookie Cutters, La Vista

"We wanted a business that we felt like was going to be recession proof and pretty resistant to technology changes. We wanted a business that was on the simpler side of the complexity scale and also a business that we felt like we could run with a relatively small team. We wanted to make sure that it was a big enough organization that they already had some systems in place, but also small enough to make us feel like we could give a call to Neal or to Christy or to Alexis at any moment in time. And we found all of that with Cookie Cutters."

Matt & Angela Murphey

Cookie Cutters, Cary

Discover more success stories that shape our brand and explore the journeys and testimonials of our thriving Cookie Cutters franchisees.

Steps to Ownership

Journey to Cookie Cutters

Embark on your Cookie Cutters franchise journey with a straightforward and informative process, tailored for aspiring owners like you.



Your first step towards a bright future! Fill out our online application, and our team will guide you through the process


Introductory Call

Start with a call to our Franchise Developer, then delve into detailed webinars and talks with COO Alexis Courtney and CEO Neal Courtney. Understand the owner's role, operations, demographics, and finances, and meet current franchisees to discover what it means to join our family.



Join our Discovery Day for a custom tour of six distinctive stores. Meet with owners, managers, and stylists, and finish with an executive session to explore our demographic tools. Gain a deep insight into your prospective franchise territory.



Our executive team evaluates your fit with the Cookie Cutters vision and, upon alignment, warmly welcomes you into the family by awarding you your very own franchise territory or territories.

Begin Your Franchise Journey - Take the First Step Today!

Notable Numbers

Franchise Benefits


Children's Haircut Industry

An adorable child smiling big after getting his hair trimmed at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids!

Children in the U.S.


Brand Loyalty

A brunette Toddler getting her hair braided at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
An happy little girl excited about her new look after a KidsCut and Hairstyle by talented Stylists at Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Avg. Net Profit*
*Refer to the Item 19 2023 FDD


Cookie Cutters Locations Nationwide


Growth Trajectory

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Investing with Cookie Cutters

Launch your Cookie Cutters salon with an investment between $117,000-$400,000*, stepping into a world of opportunity and growth.

**Refer to item 19 of the 2023 FDD

Franchise Fees

Location Franchise Fee: $40,000
Add a second location for an additional $20,000
Add three or more locations for an additional $10,000 each

Investment Includes

Franchise Fee, Build out and Salon Signage and equipment
Working Capital, Grand Opening expenses and advertising
Computer and POS software
Initial opening supplies including initial inventory

Investment Terms

10 Year Franchise Agreement
5% Royalty off of Gross Sales
1% Ad Fee:
100% of this fee goes towards Marketing Asset and Content Creation, Social Media Management, Website and App Development & Maintenance

*Per 2023 FDD

Meet Our Leadership Team

Meet the visionaries behind Cookie Cutters: a leadership team with a comprehensive blend of franchise expertise and operational success.

An image of Neal Courtney in a Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Salon - He is the Chief Executive Officer of Cookie Cutters Franchising, Inc.
Neal Courtney
Chief Executive Officer

Neal is now in his 24th year in Franchising. The last 10 years as the CEO of Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids. Over his career, he has been the CEO of Famous Brands International, where he managed over 750 franchisees, the COO of PostNet, and Board Member and advisor to several other established and emerging brands across several different categories. Neal’s main responsibilities at Cookie Cutters are Franchise Development, Real Estate, Strategy and Analysis.

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Alexis Courtney
President & Chief Operations Officer

Alexis is now in her 18th year in Franchising. Alexis's first career was as a Junior High and High School Math Teacher. She loved teaching and has always believed in building self esteem in others. When she became a franchisee of Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids in 2006 she realized she could not only make an impact in children's lives but also in the lives of her employees'.  Before becoming the franchisor of Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids Alexis ran five salons in the Salt Lake Valley. In order to ensure she would always have a pulse on the business she continues to run one store in South Jordan, Utah.

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Christie Fossett
Vice President of Operations

Christie has been with Cookie Cutters since December 1996 when the company's second location opened. Over the years she managed multiple Cookie Cutters locations in Indiana, Florida, and Pennsylvania and grew with the company going from receptionist to her current role as V.P. of Operations. In 2014, her primary focus became supporting franchisees through the process of opening their salons and providing ongoing operational support.

Celebrating Success

Accolades - Franchise 500

We are thrilled and humbled to share a remarkable journey of recognition and growth within the franchise community.

Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids has been honored in the Franchise 500 by Entrepreneur Magazine each year since 2018, not just as one of the fastest-growing franchises but also as a Top Low-Cost Franchise

Our commitment to excellence, innovation, and community has propelled us to these heights, and we are incredibly proud to announce that for 2024, we have achieved the prestigious ranking of #1 Best in Category.

Our Journey in the Franchise 500


Fastest Growing Franchise:

Our growth has been nothing short of phenomenal. Each year, we've expanded our family of franchises across the nation, bringing smiles and quality haircuts to more and more communities.

Entrepreneur's - Franchise 500® - Fastest Growing Franchise 2019 Badge - Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

Top Low-Cost Franchise:

We believe in providing an accessible pathway to franchise ownership. Our ranking as a Top Low-Cost Franchise underscores our commitment to offering a competitive and financially attainable model for our franchisees.

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® - Top Low-Cost Franchise for 2018, 2020, 2022, and 2024 - Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids

#1 Best in Category for 2024:

This latest accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to quality, our customers, service, and innovative approach. Being ranked #1 Best in Category is not just an honor; it's a reminder of the trust our franchisees and customers place in us.

Entrepreneur Media, Inc.

Entrepreneur's Franchise 500® - Ranked #1 in Category 2024 Badge - #1 Kids Hair Salon Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids
A Message Of Thanks

We extend our deepest gratitude to our dedicated franchisees, loyal customers, and hardworking team members. Each haircut, each smile, and each day of operation contributes to the story of Cookie Cutters. These accolades reflect the collective effort and passion of our entire network.

We are motivated more than ever to continue our path of excellence, ensuring that Cookie Cutters remains synonymous with quality, care, and fun in children's haircuts. As we look to the future, we're excited to build on this foundation, welcoming new franchisees into our growing family, and reaching more communities with our exceptional salon experience.

Join Our Award-Winning Franchise:

If you're inspired by our journey and achievements and are considering a venture that's recognized for excellence, growth, and value, we invite you to learn more about franchising with Cookie Cutters Haircuts for Kids. Let's continue this remarkable journey together, shaping a bright future for children and communities one haircut at a time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

No, we provide comprehensive training for you and your ownership team.

While we can't promise specific returns, our franchisees enjoy an average net profit of 22.3%*.

*Refer to item 19 of the 2023 FDD

The average time from signing the franchise agreement to opening your salon can range from 6 to 9 months, depending on various factors like location, build-out, and permits.

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