Have you heard that Tuesday is one of the best days of the week to stop in at Pigtails & Crewcuts? That’s because beginning in March we will start doing Two Punch Tuesdays. Stop in for a Kid’s Cut on any Tuesday, we’ll give you two punches on your loyalty card. Before you know it, you’ll have enough punches to get half off a haircut. See you soon!
We are accepting appointments for up-do’s and styles on the afternoon of February 28, 2014. Space is very limited so call today to reserve your spot!
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.
Need ideas for Valentine’s hair? Talk to your Pigtails & Crewcuts stylist, or get great ideas for styles like this, on Pinterest.
Who doesn’t love February, the month dedicated to colorful hearts, thoughtful notes and, of course, chocolate. Have you made plans for Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts this year? Here are some ideas to celebrate with the kids.
Hair with Heart.
It’s craft time! Gather your daughter and her friends and help them make heart hair accessories this month.
- Just Add a Bow will teach you how make a layered heart clip with this video.
- For something even simpler, check out this heart clip video from Bitty Bum Boutique TV.
- These cute, easy-to-make barrettes will just take a few minutes.
- Want to give out extra special Valentines this year? Share any of the above clips with all of your friends.
- Not feeling crafty? Stop by Pigtails & Crewcuts, where you’ll find clips, bows and bands of all shapes, sizes and colors.
Braided with Love.
Set hearts on fire with a heart-shaped braid. You can do this yourself, at home. It’s easier than you think!
- This video will teach you how to create a heart braid.
- To learn how to make a double-heart twist, click here.
- Or stop in to Pigtails & Crewcuts, where our talented stylists can create a heart-shaped braid for you.
If you’re looking for a kid-approved indoor space to host a Valentine’s party, call Pigtails & Crewcuts. We have all kinds of ideas for your next party.
- Craft party. Party-goers can create and exchange hand-made cards.
- Spa party. Luxuriate in our pedi-chair and leave with beautiful, Valentine-ready nails.
- Dress up party. We have all kinds of costumes, so your kids can dress up and play games in their own make-believe world.
We are open from 10a – 7p, normal hours, on Monday, January 20. Happy MLK Day everyone!!
You don’t get a second shot at a “first.” At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we know just how important your child’s first haircut is, and we want to make it memorable for you and your family. That’s why we offer the first haircut package. For only $25.95, the first haircut package includes a keepsake certificate frame and a photo of your child with his or her adorable new haircut, along with a lock of his or her soft hair. It’s perfect for displaying on a prominent shelf, or incorporating into your favorite scrapbook.
On a daily basis, we speak with parents who come in to watch their child get the first haircut, and they say they’re sad to see their kid transform into a “big boy” or “big girl.” They worry that those curls that sprung to life on their baby might straighten. Often, it’s true. With your child’s first haircut, you will watch as he or she magically morphs from a baby into a toddler, right before your eyes. And, it’s also true that those curls might become straight. But you’re leaving with a wonderful keepsake commemorating those first months and that soft baby hair.
At this kid-centric salon, we know that watching your child grow up can be hard. But we’re proud to be a part of one of many “firsts” in the lives your family.
Here are our holiday hours:
Saturday, 12/21 – 9:00A – 6:00P
Sunday, 12/22 – Closed
Monday, 12/23 – 10:00A – 7:00P
Tuesday, 12/24 – 10:00A – 2:00P
Wednesday, 12/25 – Closed
Thursday, 12/26 – 10:00A – 7:00P
Normal hours until
Tuesday, 12/31 – 10:00A – 4:00P
Wednesday, 1/1 – Closed
Normal hours resume on 1/2/14.
Happy Holidays and New Year Everyone!
When the pumpkins leave the porches and begin making their way into pies, we know the holidays are upon us. First there’s turkey, then there are gifts and before we know it, a giant ball is dropping in Times Square. In the U.S., we have our own ways, both as a culture and within families, of celebrating the holidays, and those traditions are different than many other celebrations around the world.
Here are some fun holiday traditions that are happening right now, across the globe.
Chinese New Year. This 15-day holiday is filled with family, fireworks and food. January 31, 2014 begins the Year of the Horse. Families everywhere will put out oranges and tangerines to symbolize wealth and prosperity, make their own dumplings, light Chinese lanterns and more. “Gung hay fat choy!” (that means, “May you become prosperous!”).
Christmas. During Christmas, Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. Families decorate Christmas trees, bake cookies and spend time with their family. Children hear tales about Santa Claus, a jolly fat man in a red suit, who flies around the world on a sleigh pulled by reindeer. Santa climbs down chimneys and places gifts below the tree.
Hanukkah. Hanukkah, which is known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish celebration. Children receive a gift each day, and each night, families light the candles of the menorah. Popular foods eaten during Hanukkah are potato pancakes (latkes) and delicious jelly donuts (sufganiyot).
Kwanzaa. This African harvest festival, celebrated Dec. 26 – Jan. 1, embraces family and unity. Each day, a different candle on a kinara is lighted to observe the seven principles of the holiday. Parents and children exchange gifts—often of an educational or artistic nature—on the last day.
Three Kings Day. As part of the 12 days of Christmas, Three Kings Day is observed as the day that the three wise men met Jesus, surrounding him with gifts. The day is celebrated differently in various regions. In Spain, children often get to open their Christmas gifts. In Puerto Rico, kids sleep with a box of hay under their beds, as a way to welcome the gifts. In France, they celebrate by eating King cake, which has a small toy or coin hidden within.
The Yule Lads of Iceland. According to Icelandic tradition, there is not one, not two, but 13 Santas, known as Yule Lads, and they place small gifts into children’s shoes. Starting on December 12, kids place their best shoe on the windowsill of their bedroom so the Yule Lads can fill it. The Yule Lads are also known for playing tricks, and are named accordingly: There’s Þvörusleikir the Spoon-licker, Gluggagægir the Peeper, Bjúgnakrækir the Sausage-pilfer, Hurðaskellir the Door-slammer, and the list goes on. Because there’s no coal in Iceland, children who misbehave will get a potato in their shoe.
Happy holidays from Pigtails & Crewcuts! We’re counting our blessings this holiday season and hope that you are too. At the same time, we know that not everyone is quite so lucky, and a lot of people need help over the holidays. Here are some simple ideas to consider if you want to make a difference in your own community.
Volunteer at an organization that needs help.
Donate food, money or clothing to a local non-profit.
Learn about opportunities for reading, tutoring and mentoring in your community.
Drop off homemade treats for the local fire station..
Foster or adopt a dog or cat in need.
Walk dogs at a local animal shelter.
Cook a meal for a family or organization in need.
Inquire about opportunities to help out at a local nursing home.
Adopt a family and brighten their holiday with food and gifts.
Write a letter or send a package to a soldier.
Buy a stranger’s coffee or meal.
Throw a holiday giving party and request donations, rather than hostess gifts, to share with a local charity.
Buy local and keep your cash where it’s needed most—your own community.
Make a commitment to continue giving back throughout the year.