Dust off the Chill of Winter with a little “frozen” fun from Pigtails and Crewcuts! Mini Party includes Braids, Nail Painting, Cookies and Hot Chocolate for 5 participants. It also includes a party coordinator, decorations, paper products and use of our private party room for 1 hour for $125! Mini Parties are great for birthdays, catching up with cousins over the holiday break or just for fun! Please call 423-892-6916 to reserve your mini party!!!
We are thankful for you! So to say thanks we would like to invite you to Customer Appreciation Week!
All week we will have FREE coffee and hot chocolate. Stop by, say hi and grab a cup!
We will also be featuring our new BINK’d non-piercing earrings! Everyone who gets a haircut will receive a pair for FREE(while supplies last)! Check it out: www.binkdkids.com.
Massage Monday- Free Shampoo with haircut! Psst, Mom, this includes you!
Triple Turkey Punch Tuesday! Get 3 punches for every haircut! FREE Chair Massages for Mom & Dad 3pm-6pm!
Wednesday- FREE Chair Massages for Mom & Dad 10am-Noon!
Saturday take a break from the mall and come party with us! Not only will we have giveaways, specials and 15% off the entire store(excludes services) BUT we are having a pigtails party all day! Come see what a birthday party at Pigtails & Crewcuts is all about!
Closed Thursday & Friday
The holidays are full of beautiful, fun, symbolic and sometimes wacky traditions. Where else can you find a military Santa tracking operation and an elf hidden on a shelf? Read on for the origins of these traditions, and more.
What’s with that Elf on the Shelf? It seems like it’s been around forever, doesn’t it? That little elf, sitting on the shelf, watching (and taking notes on) your behavior so he or she can report back to Santa. But Elf on the Shelf sprang into this world in 2005, when Christa Pitts and twin sister, Chanda Bell, joined forces with their mom, Carol Aebersold, to market their own childhood tradition: Elf on the Shelf. It was a hit, to put it mildly. Today, the incarnations of elf include multiple elf dolls, figurines, elf clothing and accessories, books, a DVD and more. It’s become a multi-million dollar franchise, wowing people as much as—if not more than—a certain flying reindeer with a glowing nose.
When did NORAD start tracking Santa? Nothing says Christmas like watching the military track Santa. The origins of the NORAD Santa tracker are actually quite sweet. In 1955, a Sears Roebuck ad inviting kids to call Santa Claus had a typo in the phone number. Rather than routing them to a man with a belly like a bowl full of jelly, they routed them to a top-secret air defense emergency phone at The North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs (at the time it was called CONAD). After a few disarming calls from earnest children wishing to speak with Santa, the guys in uniform decided to create a Santa tracker, showing Santa’s path across the world. Follow on Twitter at @NoradSanta.
Why is this the season of eggnog? This drink of merriment and richness dates back to the 14th century. Back then, it didn’t contain eggs. Rather, “hot milk curdled with ale, wine, or the like, often sweeten and spiced,” according to Mental Floss. In the 17th century, “nogs” were a drink for celebrations, hence, the ties to the holidays. The recipe morphed through the years, making its way over to the American Colonies, and eggs were added for that drink-able custard goodness we know today.
Strolling through your hometown mall, it’s easy to forget that the holidays aren’t just commercial. This season, be sure and remind your kids that the holidays are a time of gratitude, giving back and embracing family. Want a season to remember? Here are 12 ideas to get you in the true holiday spirit.
- Volunteer. Take the family and spend a few hours at a non-profit that’s meaningful to you. Homeless shelters, kitchens, family-centric charities and others could all use a helping hand this season, and throughout the year.
- Make a meal—or even just muffins—for another family. We all have someone in our lives who could use a little extra TLC. Let them know they’re on your mind by baking a spontaneous treat.
- Shop local. When you’re checking things off your list, keep your money in your community by shopping at an independent, locally owned store.
- Host a card party and help a hero. Have some friends over and get crafty, making holiday cards to spread cheer to servicemen and veterans. Learn more about Holiday Mail for Heroes here.
- Shop with a heart. Look for buy-one-get-one-free deals when shopping for holiday gifts, and donate the bonus gift to charity.
- Try something new. Always wanted to check out that Ethiopian/Indian/Chinese/Fondue restaurant? Curious about a new park or shop? Excited to sign up for one of those girl’s-night-out painting classes? Make a list of all of the places you’ve wondered about and start checking them off.
- Phone a friend. We’re all so preoccupied with texting and email these days, it’s easy to forget how touching it is to have a real, live conversation. Call someone you’ve been thinking about and catch up.
- Put your skills to use. Do you have a knack for knitting? Are you keen on quilting? Think about your talents and put them to use by donating the fruit of your labor to a local charity. Or offer to teach a friend or family member how to do the craft you love.
- Unplug and enjoy family time for a full day. That’s right, we said it. No TVs, no iPads, no phones. Just you and the kids for a whole day. What will you do? Whatever you want, as long as it’s centered around humans, not technology!
- Visit a museum. When’s the last time you visited your town’s art/history/children’s/science museum? Holiday break is a great time for an educational outing.
- Learn a new skill. It can be anything. Maybe you always wanted to ice skate or ski. Perhaps it’s time to teach the kids to cook or make their own lunches. Maybe that old harmonica needs dusting off. Use this time to master a task together.
- Host a movie marathon. No holiday season is complete without viewings of “A Christmas Story,” “Elf,” “Miracle on 34th Street” and the list goes on. Pop a tub of popcorn and settle in for a night of holiday cheer.
Please note our winter hours: Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, Saturdays 9am-4pm and Sundays 12pm-4pm.
We got into the kids hair care business because we love kids—all kids, no matter how challenging their needs may seem. Before we became salon owners, we remember the frustration we went through when taking our own children, kicking and screaming, to get a haircut. Looking back, we, as parents, remember feeling helpless, judged and ashamed.
We opened our Pigtails & Crewcuts salon so that no parent, particularly parents of children with special needs, ever have to feel that way. Whether your kid is screaming his head off or howling with laughter, we’ve seen it all and we welcome everyone.
The talented Pigtails & Crewcuts staff has extensive experience working with children who have physical, medical and developmental challenges. We’ve handpicked each and every one of our stylists because they’re kind, patient and talented. Our staff will do just about anything to make your child’s haircut as easy and stress-free as possible. For some kids, that means cutting hair while the little one sits in mom’s lap, plays with trains or reads a book. We’ll put on a movie that he or she likes, blow bubbles, offer “quiet” appointments before we open or after we close, and do whatever it takes to give every child the wonderful haircutting experience he or she deserves.
Pigtails & Crewcuts puts the customer first, even if that customer is only knee high. Our goal is to work with kids within their world, not try and fit them into ours. And if there are tears the whole time? Well that’s completely normal, too. We’ve all been there, ourselves, and we’re here for you.
Please don’t hesitate to make suggestions to your stylist about how we can best work with your child in a way that makes him or her the most comfortable.
We also have developed a photo storybook outlining every step involved in getting a haircut at Pigtails & Crewcuts. Including signing in, picking a seat, brushing hair, all the way to picking out a treasure and saying “bye”! This is the perfect tool to help any child who has anxiety about getting a haircut! We also have a hard copy at the salon they can read through while getting a great haircut! Click the link below to view the visual support!
For months, the kids have played to their hearts’ content, watched movies, frolicked at the pool and done anything and everything but, well, math (with the possible exception of counting change at the lemonade stand). Now that school is just around the corner, it’s time to exercise that brain again. These apps for reading, math, science and more are a great place to start.
My First Day of School. First day of school jitters? Prepare your kindergartener or preschooler the best way you can: with a story. In this iStoryTime book, “My First Day of School,” Charlie is a little bit nervous about the first day of school, but with a little preparation and a lot of questions, he does a great job. And he can’t wait for day two! (99 cents, for iPhone and iPad, ages 4 and up.)
MeeGenius. For those nights when you just can’t find the energy to read “just one more” bedtime story, MeeGenius can do it for you. This virtual library gives you and your child access to hundreds of audio e-books, and with the read-along feature, your children can highlight words and continue their own quest to read. The site offers a few free books to try the service out, or your can subscribe for a monthly fee. (The MeeGenius app is available through the iTunes and Google Play stores.Recommended for kids up to age 8).
Math Academy. Hopefully, your kids have gotten lots of practice adding and subtracting the spoils from their lemonade stands this summer. If you’re ready to kick that math up a notch, download Math Academy, a math app aimed at elementary school aged children, which rewards kids with a virtual sticker collection. Free in iTumes. (Recommended for ages 4 and up).
Chicktionary. It’s easy to understand why Chicktionary, a spelling game of the chicken variety, was named Top 25 iPad App for Kids by TIME and a Top iPhone and iPad App for Grade-Schoolers by MSNBC, Mashable and Tecca. It’s just so darned cute! In the game, each chicken has a letter on it. Arrange them to make words and earn “eggchievements.” (Available for Apple and Android, $1.99, recommended for ages 4 and up.)
Ansel & Clair with Little Green Island. Does your little ecologist want to save the world? Ansel & Clair with Little Green Island is a great place to start. Kids can create their own island, plant their own trees, clear trash, clean up oil spills, replace pesticides with natural methods and more. This is the best kind of learning a kid or parent could ask for: it’s a blast. (Available for iPad and iPhone, $1.99-$4.99, recommended for ages 6 to 8.)
Going from the relaxed setting of summer to the rule-filled classroom can be challenging for a lot of kids. One day, you’re staying up late and sleeping in, the next, it’s up at the crack of dawn and rushing out the door. Whether your kid is going to school for the first time, or is an elementary veteran, these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics can help ease the transition from from summer to scholar.
Make the first day easier.
- Remind your child that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. Teachers know that students are anxious and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
- Point out the positive aspects of starting school: It will be fun! She’ll see old friends and meet new ones. Refresh her positive memories about previous years, when she may have returned home after the first day with high spirits because she had a good time.
- Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your kid can walk to school or ride on the bus.
- If you feel it is appropriate, drive your child (or walk with her) to school and pick her up on the first day.
Choose a safe backpack.
- Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back.
- Pack light. Organize the backpack to use all of its compartments. Pack heavier items closest to the center of the back. The backpack should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child’s body weight.
- Always use both shoulder straps. Slinging a backpack over one shoulder can strain muscles.
- If your school allows, consider a rolling backpack. This type of backpack may be a good choice for students who must tote a heavy load. Remember that rolling backpacks still must be carried up stairs, and they may be difficult to roll in snow.
Develop good homework and study habits early.
- Create an environment that is conducive to doing homework. Kids need a permanent workspace in their bedroom or another part of the home that is quiet, without distractions, and promotes study.
- Schedule ample time for homework.
- Establish a household rule that the TV stays off during homework time.
- Supervise computer and Internet use.
- Be available to answer questions and offer assistance, but never do a child’s homework for her.
- Some children need help organizing their homework. Checklists, timers, and parental supervision can help overcome homework problems.
Introducing…SUMMER SING-ALONGS!!!! Every Friday from 11-12 we will be hosting the greatest sing along & dance party in Chattanooga! Start your weekend right with songs from your favorite movies (yes we have Frozen!), pop hits, and even a few nursery rhymes for the tots! Bring your friends and come party!
Having a frizzy day? Apply some avocado. Feeling oily? Sprinkle some cornstarch on your scalp. Spend too much time in the sun? Honey is the cure for dry and sun-damaged locks. While many of us have spent a fortune on hair and skin products over the years, it seems that most of the answers to our beauty questions are actually right at our fingertips—and in our gardens and pantries. Here are some recipes you can try at home.
Mix your own sugar scrub. All it takes is sugar, essential oils and scents that you and your kids love! Visit Wellness Mama for recipes that create pumpkin pie scrub, lemon hand scrub and lemon lavender facial scrub.
Create your own facemask. Facemasks you buy at the store are expensive and often filled with ingredients you can’t even pronounce. We found a variety of masks for all skin types at Stylemom.com, and learned a lot in the process. Did you know that turmeric and yogurt will help brighten your skin? Lemon, honey, milk and cucumber will soothe, and yogurt and oatmeal are great for sunburns. Dark chocolate, which is high in anti-oxidants, is even great for your skin!
Blend your own conditioner. Your refrigerator could actually be storing your next hair treatment. Avocado, mayonnaise, rosemary, coconut milk, soybean oil—they’re all ingredients (although not necessarily together!) in these DIY hair care products. The site EverydayRoots.com even offers recipes for homemade dandruff treatments.
Round up your own remedies. From conditioning dry and damaged hair to drying up that greasy sheen, Woman’s Day pulled together a number of home remedies to address the most common beauty challenges. Read more here.