Due to the weather, we will be closed today. We hope everyone stays safe and warm!
The kids may still be out of school but we are OPEN! Come on in for a haircut and stay to play with the train tables! It’s $2 OFF Thursday as well. We will be open until 6:30 this evening. See you soon!
If you’ve resolved to make some changes in the New Year, you’re in good company. According to University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45 percent of Americans report that they usually make resolutions (with losing weight, getting organized and spending less topping the list of most popular resolutions to make). And yet, that same research shows that only 8 percent of people who make a resolution are successful at actually achieving it.
In light of that less-than-inspiring rate, we’ve resolved, er, decided to forego any kind of radical resolution this January and simply renew our commitment to the Pigtails & Crewcuts’ mission that’s been working for us all along. In other words, we’ll continue trying to become the best “us” we can be. We challenge you to also renew your commitment to be the best you you can be, too.
We, at Pigtails & Crewcuts, work hard to create a world where kids can be kids. Inside our door, train tables beckon, toys await you and we strive to always be ready with a welcoming smile. We want all children to feel comfortable in our salon, whether it’s a kid with special needs, or a child who’s crying, screaming or laughing one moment and doing the opposite the next. We understand that not every day is a kid’s best day, and that’s ok. Being in the kids’ business, we’re pretty much unshakeable!
Our goal is to make every child’s visit as stress-free as we can for kids and parents. That mean we treat each and every family individually. If your child wants to sit on mom’s lap while we cut his hair, great! If he wants to walk around playing with trains while we follow and trim, fantastic! Movies? Books? Toys? Video games? Got those, too. We can usually even keep your child entertained long enough for moms and dads can to sneak their own trim in!
At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we treat your family like our family. That means we’re gentle and kind; we listen to everything parents and kids have on their minds; we use (and sell) products that we trust; and we love the energy and enthusiasm you bring into our salon.
This year, and every year, we understand that we wouldn’t be who we are without you, and, as we work towards becoming the best “us” we can be, we thank you for trusting our small, locally owned business to take care of the people most important to you. About that, we’re resolute!
We will be closed today due to the inclement weather. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. Please be safe and enjoy your snow day!
We will be opening at 11:30 due to morning weather conditions.
We are OPEN today, however, due to weather conditions, we will be closing at 4:30 to allow our staff to get home safely.
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.
From 10/27-10/31, wear your Halloween costume and receive $2 dollars off your haircut! You might even see yourself on our Facebook page!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!