Mon – Wed: Open 9am – 6pm and fully staffed for your holiday needs.
Thur: Closed. Happy Thanksgiving!
Saturday: Open 9am – 6pm
Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. We are thankful for all of our wonderful clients! Enjoy shopping at your big box retailers on Friday but come and see us on Small Business Saturday!
Small Business Saturday Specials (Saturday, Nov. 30 only)
We are proud to be locally owned and operated in San Antonio. Come enjoy our Small Business Saturday specials:
- Ten Haircut Package – $139.00. Regularly $159.00 That’s only $13.95 a haircut (that’s a $40 savings!) Our Ten Haircut Package makes a Christmas gift and can be used by the entire family. We’ll even honor your punch card with each haircut so at the end you will receive a bonus 1/2 price haircut!
- $1.00 off ALL hair accessories.
- Buy one, get one 1/2 off all hair products. Save on your favorite Circle of Friends, Original Sprout, and our popular trademark brand.
We also have tie-dye and glow in the dark rubber bands (which are one of the biggest trends right now). These make affordable and awesome gifts.
We are closing at 4:30pm on Saturday Nov 23rd to so our staff can participate in the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce Holiday parade. Parade kicks off at 5:30pm at the Alamo Heights high school and ends at the Stewart Center (where Lion and Rose is located). Hope to see you there!
Ready or not the holiday season is upon us. Let us help you get ready for the season with:
- Great haircuts for the kids, mom, and dad
- Updo or braids
- Mom blowouts (Moms you can bring your little ones with you while you get pampered for that special occasion!)
Appointments not necessary but you can call ahead 30 minutes to place your name on our sign in sheet. 210-829-8885
We are an official Elf Louise toy drop off. Bring us a new, unwrapped gift and receive $2.00 off a regular priced haircut or a coupon to use at a future date. The Elf Louise Christmas Project has been making the holidays brighter for many Bexar County families since 1969. To learn more about Elf Louise, please visit their website.
The Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade
Join us for the 36th Annual Alamo Heights Chamber Holiday Parade on Broadway on November 23rd. This is such a fun, family-friendly event to kick off the holidays. The parade route starts at 5:30pm at the Alamo Heights High School and ends at the Stewart Center (where the Lion and Rose is located). Pigtails & Crewcuts will be in the parade again this year. Cheer us on when you see us!
This year the parade benefactor is Elf Louise. Bring a new, unwrapped gift to the parade and HEB will help us collect them along the parade route. We are looking forward to seeing everyone at this event.
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.
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.
We will be open for Halloween our normal hours of 9am to 6pm. If your little princess or monster needs help getting ready for Halloween, we are offering:
- A Princess Updo & Nails (our Sweetheart pkg.) - $22.95
- Halloween makeup or face painting - $5.00
- Complimentary color hair spray with a haircut. If you don’t need a haircut, we have temporary hair color spray for $2.99 a can.
Hope everyone has a fun & safe time trick or treating!
Fall is in the air, and all of the little goblins and ghouls are getting ready for a hair-raising holiday!
Hair makes the outfit, whether it’s Halloween or any other day of the year, and our Pigtails & Crewcuts team of hair experts is filled with ideas for you and your little pumpkin. Whether you’re teasing yourself into a tizzy or rocking the faux hawk, get your scare on with our ideas for Halloween hair.
Tease it out. Ready for your hair to stand on end? Hold it straight up and then take a comb and gently tease it down until it stands on its own. Spray with hair spray (or, better, color spray) for staying power. Whether you’re teasing one section or all of the hair, this is a great way to turn heads on Halloween.
Spike it up. Want to look rough and tough? With Jacques’ Hair Jam, by Circle of Friends, you won’t get any funny business. This texturizing hair wax is perfect for creating high hair art, whether you want a faux hawk, spikes or just a wild, vertical ‘do.
Slick it back. Go greased lightening! Slick that hair back, with the best of ‘em. Whether you’re dressing as Superman, Dracula or even a slick politician, you need goo. We suggest Circle of Friends Luc’s Lemon Lime Shine Hair Slicker, which is also great for smoothing out or spiking up hair, year round.
Color, color and more color. Whether you’re a zombie or a clown, a monster, mermaid or minion, every costume is better with color. Consider using hair chalk, hair color spray, hair feathers or hair tinsel for an eye-catching splash of brightness.
Go beyond Pippi with pipe cleaners. Pipe cleaners are a Halloween hairdo’s best friend. Whether you’re looking to make sticky-outy braids like Pippi Longstocking, or something less extreme, these tools are inexpensive and easy to use. Simply section hair into pigtails or ponytails and braid or wrap the hair around the pipe cleaner. You can form them into simple cat ears, bumblebee antennas or other styles.
Twist those cinnamon rolls. Do you have a little Princess Leia? Those cinnamon roll buns are key! To form them, make pigtails above the ears. Braid both pigtails, placing a small rubber band at the end of each. Then twist them into buns, and use bobby pins or hairpins to hold them together. May the force be with you!
Need help with some of these ideas? Call us to make an appointment for your Halloween hair: 210-829-8885.
Friday - Saturday: 9am to 6pm
Sunday: 12pm – 5pm
Wishing everyone a wonderful Labor Day weekend!
Kids’ hair salon seeks to brighten the day for dozens of San Antonio children
San Antonio, Texas (August 14, 2013) — Just in time for back-to-school, Pigtails & Crewcuts is reaching out and sharing smiles, along with free haircuts and school supplies for the children of The Children’s Shelter. The salon has collected school supplies from its customers and the Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce, and will continue to collect supplies to provide to the shelter.
Pigtails & Crewcuts’ Owner Melissa Johnson says that all five of her stylists are volunteering their time to give the kids haircuts. “As a specialty children’s salon, it is our pleasure to be able to share the fun-filled environment of Pigtails & Crewcuts, while giving the children of The Children’s Shelter a quality haircut and a chance to just be kids,” says Johnson. “Starting the school year with a great-looking haircut and new school supplies just makes kids feel great about themselves. It’s a small way that we can give back to our community, and I’m happy to be able to make a difference in the lives of these beautiful children.”
Since 1901, The Children’s Shelter has emerged as a safe refuge for children from infancy to 14-years-of-age who have been shepherded from the hands of abuse, abandonment and neglect. The Shelter has blossomed into a haven where families can receive emergency respite services; fathers can become nurturing parents; teen mothers can receive prenatal care to ensure a healthy full-term pregnancy and abused children can receive intensive therapeutic services and a new chance to live a life with love and hope.
Johnson invites the public to donate school supplies, such as pens, pencils, paper, crayons, rulers, glue, folders, binders and other useful items. If you have items to donate, please drop them off at Pigtails & Crewcuts, 555 E. Basse Rd #103 in San Antonio.
To learn more, go to www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/san-antonio.
About Pigtails & Crewcuts
Founded in 2004 in Atlanta, Georgia, Pigtails & Crewcuts is a children’s hair salon franchise dedicated to making haircuts fun and stress-free for young patrons and their parents. With more than 30 locations across the nation, Pigtails & Crewcuts specializes in quality haircuts for boys and girls of all ages, and also hosts children’s parties. In 2010, Parents.com named Pigtails & Crewcuts one of the Top 10 Chains