SOURCE: KidSnips


October 27, 2014 15:30 ET

Chicago's Premier Family Hair Salon, KidSnips, Offers Head Lice Tips

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 27, 2014) - With school back in full swing, this is the time of the year when head lice becomes an issue for children attending schools across the city and suburbs. KidSnips knows this is a stressful and difficult time for children and their parents. There are many misconceptions about head lice and how it affects children and adults alike.

In addition to attempting to learn all the facts, misinformation can lead families to feel lost about what causes head lice and the issues surrounding the condition. Here are some facts and tips about head lice:

1. Lice love humans. A single bug, called a louse, can live in human hair up to 30 days. 
2. Children and adults can get them. An estimated 6 to 12 million cases of head lice occur each year in children. However, adults can get them as well.
3. They aren't a sign of poor hygiene. Head lice are hungry and not prejudiced about where to feed. They are primarily spread from head-to-head contact. Getting lice has very little to do with poor hygiene.
4. They're sometimes mistaken for dandruff. Nits and head lice eggs are small and oval shaped, and often times are mistaken for dandruff.
5. Poor sleep is a major symptom. Head lice are most active in darkness, thus causing itchiness while your child sleeps at night.
6. Check your school's policy. Many schools do not allow children to return to school until they have been treated for lice.

While KidSnips does not offer lice removal as a service at this time, it does have a paid service to thoroughly check heads to verify whether or not someone has lice and or nits. KidSnips has many products for sale at its eight area salons for the removal and prevention of lice. These include Boo! Shampoo and Boo! Leave-In Detangling Spray by SoCozy which helps in the prevention of lice, and School Time Shampoo which is a pesticide-free lice and nit removal system in one family size bottle. Finally, KidSnips has the NitFree Terminator Comb for sale which is a stainless steel comb with micro-grooved teeth that removes lice and nits safely.

"KidSnips knows how concerning head lice can be for parents of children who have been diagnosed," said Jill Gordon, co-owner of KidSnips, "We want to keep parents as informed as possible, and offer solutions to rid their children of lice and get them back to school."

KidSnips opened its first salon in 1997. It was founded by two moms who were frustrated by the lack of quality options to get their children's hair cut. They recently launched a newly updated website with important information for parents of children and teens looking to get their hair cut at one of the eight local Chicago area salons. KidSnips prides itself on offering fun, stylish haircuts for clients of all ages by highly trained professionals. In addition, all eight salons offer kids' hair products along with the option to purchase toys from a wide variety of selections including even the most hot/hard to find items.

KidSnips is headquartered in Chicago, IL. If you would like more information, or to schedule an interview with Jill Gordon, please contact David Patton at GenEra Strategies, 202-618-6970 or

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