We will have a face painter and special surprises for all our customers on August 2nd in celebration of our 1st Anniversary here in Dr Phillips! Come help us celebrate and get those kiddos ready for school!!
Pigtails & Crewcuts caters to children and tweens! We offer the very best services for your family. Our ear piercing system is designed for children and operated by our licensed, trained, professional team of cosmetologists, in a fun and clean kid friendly environment. It allows for piercing of both ears at once with no abrasive sounds and they are immediately presented with an ice pop once the piercing is complete. The studs are touch free with sealed cartridges for non human contact. All studs are packaged in a sterile and sealed manner. You can choose from gold-plated or surgical stainless steel studs. These are made in the USA and are available in different styles. You will also receive aftercare instructions and lotion to nurture your new piercings and a prize from our treasure chest! Come see us!
We will be closed on Friday in observance of our Independence Day! Have a great one!!
PIGTAILS & CREWCUTS LAUNCHES MODEL SEARCH
Children’s Hair Salon Celebrates First Anniversary with Local Model Search
Orlando (June 20, 2014) – Pigtails & Crewcuts, a premier children’s hair salon, is celebrating its first anniversary in Orlando by launching a Local Model Search. The Model Search is designed to showcase the children of Orlando and surrounding areas.
“We are ecstatic to be celebrating Pigtails & Crewcuts first anniversary in Orlando,” said Jennifer Tribble, Owner of Pigtails & Crewcuts Orlando. “The Local Model Search is our way of thanking our customers for welcoming us into the community and showcasing the adorable children we have gotten to know and love.”
The Model Search seeks to feature children ages 0 to 12 residing within the community and will be open to anyone who “Likes” the Pigtails & Crewcuts – Orlando_Dr Phillips Facebook Page. The search begins July 1, 2014 and runs through August 1, 2014. Photos of aspiring models will be featured on our Facebook Page and open to the public for “voting”.
Winners of the Model Search will include two boys and two girls determined by the photos with the most “Likes”. Winners will be invited to a professional photo shoot and receive a free haircut from one of Pigtails & Crewcuts’ licensed stylists. Photos from the photo shoot will appear in ads and promotional materials used by Pigtails & Crewcuts Orlando throughout the year.
Proud parents can find more details on the Model Search, Headshot Events, and photo submission guidelines at www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/drphillips or on our Facebook Page.
Pigtails & Crewcuts Orlando is located at 7536 Dr Phillips Blvd, #300. The hours are Monday - Friday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. No appointment necessary. For more information, please email email@example.com or call 407.351.1017.
Pigtails & Crewcuts is a high quality children’s salon dedicated to providing a fun and comfortable experience for each of our young patrons. Moms and dads rest easy in our clean, safe and professional facilities designed to fit the needs of their child. Pigtails & Crewcuts specializes in haircuts for boys and girls of all ages, trend-setting hair styles, children’s parties, and retail products. With 38 national locations and growing, Pigtails & Crewcuts is one of the most respected children’s hair salon franchises in the country.
Did you know that here at Pigtails & Crewcuts – Orlando we offer several ways to save on your haircuts? The dates and specials are posted on our calendar available here at our website, as well as our Facebook page. Here’s a summary of our offerings:
- Ten Haircut Package: This one is the easiest! Every single day we offer a value on our haircuts through the Ten Haircut Package. For $169.95 you will receive 10 vouchers for a haircut, usable any time any day with no restrictions. This little package also includes a 20% off coupon for a retail item in our store.
- Two Punch Tuesdays: Every single Tuesday = two stamps on your loyalty card for every full price haircut. This means that your 5th Tuesday haircut will be a $9.50 savings! This offer cannot be combined with any other coupons.
- Family Fun Day: Once a month, P&C will offer Family Fun Day. This one changes each month so be sure to check our calendar or watch on Facebook for the announcement. On this day, your first haircut is full price, the second is $2 off, the 3rd is $3.00 and so on. A family of 3 siblings will automatically get $5 off their total, all you have to do is mention “Family Fun Day”. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or the loyalty punch card.
- Toddler Time: On this special day, all of our little guests 4 and under will receive $2 off the price of a regular kid’s cut. This is valid until 3:00pm only so come early. If you have more than one little one under 4, the discount will apply to both children. All you have to do is mention “Toddler Time”. This event also changes each month so check our calendar or Facebook for dates. This offer cannot be combined with any other coupons or the loyalty punch card.
- Fab 5+ Friday: Same discounts and rules apply as Toddler Time except it lasts all day and is only for our clients age 5 and up, just mention “Fab 5″ at checkout.
And as always, with any regular price kid’s cut you will receive a stamp on your loyalty card. Once you get to the 10th stamp, your haircut is 1/2 price. Come save today!!
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.
We’ve all heard that natural ingredients are better for our hair. Items that aren’t natural often include chemicals that are potentially harmful. While Europe and other areas are stringent about banning potentially damaging chemicals in beauty and food products, the U.S. is far more lax in what’s allowed. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the following products, which are found commonly in hair items, could be associated with potential health risks.
Formaldehyde – Found in some shampoos and bleach, formaldehyde can cause allergic reactions and, according to the EPA, has been tied to cancer.
Lead – A common ingredient in hair dye, the EPA states that lead can be harmful. If you’re going to dye your hair, find a product that is non-toxic and chemical-free.
Sodium Hydroxide – Found in perms and relaxers, sodium hydroxide can be damaging to the skin and lungs if overexposure occurs.
Dibutyl Phthalates– Used as a fragrance in hair products, overexposure has been tied to digestive issues in humans, and has posed greater health risks, including cancer, in animals.
Hydantoin DMDM – Found in children’s conditioners and detanglers, this “antimicrobial formaldehyde releasing agent” can be damaging to kids’ developing systems.
DEA/MEA/TEA – These three-letter acronyms put the foam into many shampoos, and can be irritating to the eyes, skin, nose and throat.
To avoid exposure to unnecessary chemicals, we suggest that you always talk to your Pigtails & Crewcuts’ stylist about what products are best for your child’s hair. We’re constantly researching the latest items and are happy to share our expertise.
We are open regular business hours on Friday and Saturday; we will be back to our regular schedule on Tuesday. Enjoy this holiday remembering those who made our freedom possible. Thanks to all who have served and currently serve!!
Try These 6 Tips Before Your Next Trim
Getting a haircut can be very stressful for some kids, and even more stressful for mom or dad. Some kids wiggle, some scream, others flat-out refuse to hop on the chair. At some salons that kind of behavior causes a scene. At Pigtails & Crewcuts, it’s completely normal. In fact, that’s why we opened the salon: to give families a top-notch salon experience, where they don’t have to worry about volume or tears or getting the stink eye from other customers. Our goal is to make a child’s haircut a pleasant experience for everyone involved.
If your child struggles when it’s time for a haircut, try these tips from the experts at Pigtails & Crewcuts.
1. Go with the pros. First and foremost, find a salon that specializes in kids’ hair. Cutting children’s hair is tricky. Most little ones don’t sit perfectly still, and some just downright refuse to cooperate. But even if your child sits like a statue, there are other challenges that kids hair care experts are trained to address. For the majority of kids, hair doesn’t come in evenly, so a stylist keeps some tricks up her sleeve to ensure an even trim. Licensed cosmetologists with experience cutting kid’s hair are the best bet.
2. Call it a “trim.” At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we choose our words carefully. We like to call the salon experience a “hair trim,” because a lot of kids associate cutting with something that hurts. As you prepare your child for their trip to the salon, let him or her know that the salon is a place that mom and dad go, too, and that today, “We’re going to get your hair trimmed, just like mommy and daddy do.”
3. Let them see you get a “trim.” All children want to be just like mommy or daddy! In some cases, it helps to let them see you go first. That way, they know it doesn’t hurt.
4. Distractions are key. There’s a reason that Pigtails & Crewcuts doubles as a playroom/snack factory/movie theater/arcade/library. We stock the salon with animal crackers, lollipops, books and bubbles to distract kids and make them smile. We’ll pull out all of the stops to make a child feel at ease about the salon experience. In the past, we’ve even done hair “trims” on favorite dollies and used clippers on teddies to show children that the experience is nothing to fear (no dollies or teddies were harmed). But you know your child better than we do! If there’s a special stuffed animal, toy, blanket or even movie that makes him or her more comfortable, bring it along!
5. Keep the crowd down. We understand that getting a haircut is a big deal, particularly the first one. It’s a monumental occasion, and many moms and dads like to have other family along. We welcome everyone at Pigtails & Crewcuts. But we’ve also seen that this kind of event can be overwhelming for a child. He or she picks up on the excitement, and the excess attention can trigger some emotions. If that’s the case, we usually find by thinning the crowd and keeping just one parent in sight, the child will usually calm down. We even had one case where the child screamed if a parent brought him, but was content and calm when his babysitter brought him. The key is flexibility.
6. Bring along a shirt change to prevent itching afterwards. Even when we use a cape, hair gets everywhere and can be very itchy. To help alleviate discomfort after the trim, a quick shirt change is like magic.
Want to know some fun facts about Mother’s Day? The holiday was first created in America by a woman named Anna Jarvis in 1908, and six years later it became an official holiday when President Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May Mother’s Day. Jarvis, who became known as “The mother of Mother’s Day,” and was actually never a mother, herself, grew to loathe the commercialization of the holiday, and worked, unsuccessfully, to actually have it removed from the calendar! Clearly, she didn’t succeed, and some of us are rather relieved about that.
It’s a mystery to us why mothers are celebrated only one day a year, but, hey, as moms, we’ll take what we can get! May 11 is Mother’s Day, but please know that we at Pigtails & Crewcuts appreciate you year round. You’re there when noses run and knees are skinned. When angers flare and smiles melt. You’re there to brush her hair, braid it, or whisk her to the nearest Pigtails & Crewcuts salon when she decides she’s big enough to cut that hair, herself. You’re both the family’s manager and No. 1 groupie, and we sure love you for it. In honor of Mother’s Day, here are some of our favorite quotes about, well, you.
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.”
― Abraham Lincoln
“I am sure that if the mothers of various nations could meet, there would be no more wars.”
“Mothers are the people who love us for no good reason. And those of us who are mothers know it’s the most exquisite love of all.”
— Maggie Gallagher
“If evolution really works, how come mothers have only two hands?”
“Whatever else is unsure in this stinking dunghill of a world a mother’s love is not.”
“The phrase ‘working mother’ is redundant.”
“The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.”
—Honoré de Balzac
“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of energy.”
“Grown don’t mean nothing to a mother. A child is a child. They get bigger, older, but grown? What’s that suppose to mean? In my heart it don’t mean a thing.”
—Toni Morrison, Beloved
“I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.”
“The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.”
—W. R. Wallace
“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.”
“If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.”