about cookie cutters

Cookie Cutters is a children’s hair care franchise with over 20 years of direct industry experience. Our unique store design includes an in-store playground, televisions at each station for the kids to watch shows or play video games, and fantasy cars. With a balloon, sucker and a smile at the end of each haircut, our system is designed to keep children coming back to your salon again and again.


When it comes down to choosing the right franchise, the deciding factors are typically the investment and the lifestyle it will create. Cookie Cutters can fulfill both of those needs.


Cookie Cutters provides a simple salon model with quality haircuts in a growing niche market. Why complicate it? Salons are proven systems. Cookie Cutters Franchise harnesses the success and simplicity of the hair care model and takes it a step further into the needs segment by specializing in children’s cuts. Parents may cut back on their own services, but they will not cut back on children’s needs when budgeting.


The current owner is a former CEO of Famous Brands International who oversaw more than 750 franchisees. In partnership with his wife who has run their Cookie Cutters stores since 2007, they have experience on both sides of the franchise equation


Cookie Cutters offers the flexibility to work within your both budget and time investment. We offer multiple floor plans to control your own investment level. Semi-absentee or owner/operator options give you control over your schedule.


The ultimate goal is to make both parent and child enjoy the haircut experience.

  • Safe, fun, friendly family feel
  • Trained staff members that specialize in working solely with children
  • Indoor slide and media station in waiting area
  • Wide range of fantasy cars
  • TV’s at each cutting station with games and children’s shows


No industry experience required. We provide education on how to run your Cookie Cutters location, train staff, and market your business. Ongoing support includes quarterly calls, monthly newsletters, 24/7 operations support, access to our custom Franchisee Portal, and email marketing campaigns.


Cookie Cutters offers full access to online booking, scheduling, email marketing and bookkeeping. As well as 24/7 software support through ShortCuts POS.


steps to ownership

Do you think Cookie Cutters sounds like a good fit for you? We have a simple, yet informative process to get started!









Fill out an
application online

The first step is easy, simply

to fill out an application online. A Cookie Cutters representative will be in touch with you shortly!

Initial call with the franchise developer

Detailed webinar about the concept. Executive calls with Alexis Courtney the COO providing an understand of the role of the owner and the daily operations. Call with Neal Courtney the CEO, discussing demographic and the financials.You will then receive a contact list of current franchisees so you can reach out and learn more about our family.

A Discovery Day like no other!

We do one on one discovery days that work around your schedule. You will visit six stores and have the opportunity to speak to owners, managers, and stylists. An executive meet after lunch will include a perusal of our state of the art demographic software. Your territories will be mapped out and you will leave with a deep understanding of what it takes to become a successful franchisee.

Welcome to the Family!

Our executive team will discuss if you are the right fit for the company, if we feel you are able to implement the Cookie Cutters concept in your area you will be awarded a territory or territories.


meet our
leadership team


Neal & Alexis Courtney

Neal and Alexis Courtney took ownership of Cookie Cutters franchising in 2014. Starting out as franchisees themselves, they are fully versed in running a successful location from the ground up. As former CEO of Famous Brands, Neal has taken his experience from running a large franchise system and has focused it on how to best serve the Cookie Cutters franchisees.

the numbers

Children’s Haircare Industry
Number of Children in the US
% of Children That Request Needs/Wants by Brand
# of Cookie Cutters Opening Across the US
Average Net Profit
% of Growth in Cookie Cutters Franchise


Entrepreneur Award Entrepreneur Award Entrepreneur Award Global Award


The total investment to open a single unit Cookie Cutters salon is
$90,500 to $261,000

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

The investment includes:

  • Franchise fee

  • Build out

  • Signage

  • Salon 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 the Cookie Cutters’ maintenance and development of the website

Cookie Cutters Investment

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8 E. Broadway, STE 420, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

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