Owners, Todd and Jane Spears
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids provides a creative and fun atmosphere for children while they receive a great haircut and style. The goal of Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids is to provide superior services from warm, friendly staff, skilled styling, and a clean location while also keeping children entertained by allowing them to watch their favorite cartoons or Netflix movies! Owners Todd and Jane Spears opened their first location in August of 2007 on 281 near 1604 in The Legacy Shopping Center. Through research and hard work, they opened a second store on Bandera Road and 1604, and now a third location at Culebra and 1604. The Spears want to provide kids and parents with a unique experience. They want the haircut experience to be one that both the kids and parents will be ready to come back for!
Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids offers extensive services to include boy’s and girl’s haircuts, bang trims, up-dos, spa packages, mom & daughter day packages, birthday parties, mini-cures, and much more. They also offer events/specials specifically tailored for kids.
In 2007, the Spears attended a Business Plan class offered by The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) taught by Patrice McElfresh, Senior Business Advisor. They then set an appointment for guidance on writing the business plan and assistance with choosing the right location to start their business. This included research on the demographics of the area while considering rent costs, building expenses, and area traffic. The Spears gathered information and chose to establish the first Sharkey’s Cuts for Kids in the Stone Oak area. By following this same model of careful demographic and location research, the Spears have been able to grow their business to make haircuts more fun for even more kids at Bandera and Culebra Roads!
According to their Senior Business Advisor, Patrice McElfresh, “The Spears are wonderful and extremely friendly people. They both utilize the skills learned in the corporate world from management to customer service to ensure that Sharkey’s succeeds. Before opening their business they fully utilized the resources available and sought advice from numerous sources. It wasn’t a decision made lightly and they continue to grow at a steady pace, doing their research along the way.”
The UTSA SBDC looks forward to a long relationship with the Spears on their current business and any future business that they may have.