We will host a fun filled Kid’s Hair Workshop to help make braiding, simple Updo’s and general hair care easy for you Mom’s and Dad’s! Please Reserve your spot for this hands on stylist led class on Sunday May 17,2015 at 5:45 pm t as space is limited. (We choose this day and time as it’s the only day we close early enough to host this special after hours event) We will provide Marco’s Pizza & dessert, and beverages as well and the class will wrap up around 6:45pm. Cost per parent(s) and child is only $17.95 total (not per person charge and each additional child is $6.95. To secure your spot simply stop in or call us at 303-252-0744 to sign up and prepay to reserve your spot! (Payment can be done with a credit card over the phone for your convenience.)
Our kid-centric salon, located in The Orchard Town Center, provides a fun, stress-free haircut experience for kids and parents. Locally owned, our salon aims to give parents the experience that we searched for—but couldn’t find—with our own children. Whether you’re looking for a quick buzz cut, a timeless bob, a heart-shaped braid or the latest ‘do, our professional stylists are here for you.
In our bright and cheerful salon, kids usually have so much fun they forget about the actual haircut. They’re too busy playing with our train table, toys, video games and Wii / Playstation or watching a movie on one of our five flat screens. While getting their haircut, kids can sit in our famous chairs, including a fire truck, airplane, taxi and police car (we also have regular chairs for parents and older siblings). Each girls’ haircut includes hair glitter, ribbon, and your choice of a braid, pigtails or a ponytail. Boys can try out our cool spikey gel (it even comes in colors). Throughout the visit, kids enjoy treats galore (with parent’s permission, of course), including animal crackers, a lollipop and a trip to our exciting treasure chest.
As the only Pigtails & Crewcuts in the state of Colorado, we strive to make all kids smile, whether they’re sitting in the chair or celebrating in our spacious birthday party room. Call, stop by or book an appointment online today and see why Parents Magazine named Pigtails & Crewcuts one of the Top 10 Chains for Kid Birthday Parties.
Walk-ins are welcome, or call 303-252-0744 or click here to book an appointment online. (We apologize but we are just not able to also balance and accommodate “call ahead” wait list requests.)
You asked and we have listened! Why choose Pigtails Westminster for this Big Day? Our service offers the latest, finest, and only ear piercing system created just for children! The system is operated by our licensed, trained, professional team of cosmetologists, in a fun and clean kid centric environment. This system allows for piercing of both ears at once with no noise or scary “gun”. It’s touch free with sealed cartridges for no human contact with the sterile packed piercing studs.
Your choice of gold-plated/surgical stainless steel ($36.95) or 14k Gold ($48.95). These Made In USA studs come in many ultra cute styles! The prices above include the piercing, studs, aftercare lotion, bravery certificate, and of course a lollipop and a prize!
Here at Pigtails & Crewcuts, we love our animal crackers. We hand them out freely, because they make kids happy, and that makes moms happy and all of the above makes us happy.
Plus, they’re a tasty snack that’s not loaded with sugar, and who doesn’t love to nibble off an ear or two? Animal crackers encourage you to play with your food!
April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day, so we thought we’d do some detective work and learn about the history of the animal cracker. Here’s what we found:
- Barnum’s Animals, which later became Barnum’s Animal Crackers, were created by Nabisco in 1902. They were inspired by a British recipe and named after P.T. Barnum, founder of “The Greatest Show on Earth.”
- The nostalgic-looking Barnum’s Animal Crackers box, which was designed to resemble a circus wagon, doubled as a Christmas ornament during the holidays, hence, the string handle.
- 54 different animals have been featured as crackers in an array of different brands. Barnum’s Animals have included 37 different species.
- They’re famous! Shirley Temple sang “Animal Crackers in My Soup” in the 1937 film, Curly Top.
- 2002 was the 100th anniversary of Barnum’s Animals, and in honor of the occasion, Nabisco introduced a koala bear into the mix. That koala was voted in by fans, defeating its cobra, penguin and walrus challengers.
- You can make your own! Here’s a popular recipe for Animal Crackers from AllRecipes.com. Nabisco also offers a number of recipes that incorporate the crackers, including this adorable merry-go-round cake.
- More than 40 million packages are sold each year, and the U.S. exports them to 17 countries.
Spring is here! Every April, our thoughts turn a little bit greener, as Earth Day reminds us to embrace our beautiful planet and take care of it. From tweaks in your beauty regimen to adjustments around the house, here are some ways to celebrate the earth, every day.
Use chemical-free shampoos and conditioners. Avoid products with words you can’t pronounce—namely sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate, ammonium laureth sulfate and ammonium lauryl sulfate and formaldehyde (yes, formaldehyde!). Stick to natural shampoos and conditioners. It’s better for your health and the environment.
Make your own beauty products. Did you know you can blend your own conditioner and create your own face mask using products from your garden or pantry? Check out our blog on how to do it.
Leave the car in the garage. This week, make it a goal to walk or bike, rather than driving. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), by skipping two car trips a week you can reduce your greenhouse gas emissions by two tons per year.
Shop local. When you put your dollars into independently owned businesses, that cash is more likely to stay in the community. Plus, if those dollars happen to be going to a farm-to-table business, whether it’s a restaurant, dairy or garden, you’re enjoying local, seasonal food, rather than a meal that traveled hundreds of miles to get to your plate.
Watch your water consumption. Water has a sneaky way of adding up. For every 10 minutes in the shower, for example, you could be using up to 25 gallons of water. A leaky toilet could waste 200 gallons a year. Be mindful of the water in your house, and conserve it whenever you can.
The less packaging, the better. Our landfills are filled with plastic and cardboard waste. Try not to add to it! Opt for products with minimal packaging.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. You’ve heard it before. Now, make an effort to do it just a little bit better.
All across the country, rivers are turning emerald, shamrocks are in abundance and visions of leprechauns dance through the streets. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
As the nation prepares to celebrate all things Irish, the question on our minds is this: Have you found something green to wear? According to tradition, those who don’t wear green on St. Patrick’s Day risk getting pinched. When you think about it, that’s kind of an odd tradition, isn’t it? Curious, we decided to look up where it comes from.
According to the Christian Science Monitor, the pinching is actually an American creation, and it started somewhere around 1700. “St. Patrick’s revelers thought wearing green made one invisible to leprechauns, fairy creatures who would pinch anyone they could see (anyone not wearing green),” says the newspaper. “People began pinching those who didn’t wear green as a reminder that leprechauns would sneak up and pinch green-abstainers.”
Being in the hair care and beauty business, we know all kinds of tips and tricks to work green into your wardrobe March 17. Here are some favorite ideas to share with your brood.
Three-leaf clover braid. Your little one will leap like a leprechaun for this adorable three-leaf clover braid! See the instructional video from Cute Girls Hairstyles here. Tie on a green bow, and you’re good to go!
Nail it this holiday. Get your creative juices flowing and break out the green nail polish! Any little bit of green will do, but the more clever the better. Nails’ Magazine’s Nail Art Gallery has some great ideas and Irish inspiration.
Accessorize away. Green bows, green barrettes, green headbands, green hair clips—a little color goes a long way! You can even make your own by following these instructions by Fiskars.
Planning a family getaway for spring break? Book it now and you can save big bucks! Here are some travel planning tips that will help you save more on travel so you can really splurge on vacation.
- If you’re flying, buy early. It’s no mystery to airlines that spring break is a popular time to travel. Book ahead of time to cut down on costs.
- Be flexible. If you’re interested in a getaway, but don’t have a destination in mind, you have a lot more freedom. Do some research on sites like Kayak.com and Orbitz.com to find special deals to less popular spring break destinations. You might fall in love with a new city, while you’re at it!
- Take advantage of the “sharing” economy. By renting someone’s apartment or house (or a windmill, farm or treehouse), rather than a hotel, you can save hundreds of dollars. Plus, you’ll have a kitchen to cook your own food (restaurant savings!) and you won’t have to worry about housekeeping knocking on your door every morning. Check out com, HomeAway.com and VRBO.com to see what’s available.
- Save through an app. If you book a hotel through HotelTonight—an app that allows you to book a stay from your smartphone—you can save big off listed hotel prices. The catch: you can only book seven days out, so if you’re trying to plan ahead, you might want to use another service, like Priceline, which offers travel discounts and even lets you bid on hotels, rental cars and airfare.
- Drive. Gas prices are low, and expected to keep dropping throughout 2015. Load up the family truckster and enjoy a good, old-fashioned road trip!
Being in the hair business, we’re pretty in-the-know about all things related to pigtails, crewcuts and everything in between. That didn’t lessen the surprise, however, when we decided to do a little research on hair-related world records. People are taking the hair-care business to the extreme!
A quick glimpse at Guinness Book of World Records’ website, and you’ll learn the record for the most haircuts given in 24 hours (526); the most people with spray-painted hair (5,274); the largest hairy family (you’ll have to read that one, yourself) and the list goes on.
Inspired by what we saw, we’re already brainstorming what record we should try and set or break. Any challenges out there from our friends and fans?
‘Til then, have a look at some of the hair-raising records around the world—including the world’s hairiest car (wait, what?):
Fastest haircut: 49.76 seconds
Most hair donated to charity in 24 hours: 107.4 pounds
Longest head hair (female): 18 feet 5.54 inches
Hairiest car: 264 pounds 8.87 ounces covering a Fiat 500
Largest afro: 7.3 inches high, 7.7 inches wide and 4 feet 4 inches in circumference
Largest ball of human hair: 167 pounds, 4 feet high with a 14-foot circumference
Highest insured hair: Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers (and a spokesman for a shampoo brand) insured his hair for $1 million. On another hair note, according to Guinness, Tom Jones insured his chest hair for $7 million.
Most heads shaved in four hours: 662 by a team of five.
Longest hair extension: 2,692 feet 3 inches
To see more mind-boggling records go to guinnessworldrecords.com.
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.
Not enough hours in the day? Have to find a sitter every time you need a haircut? Let us help! Our stylists give great Mom and Dad cuts, so next time you bring in your little one for a haircut, just sign yourself in for a trim or new hairdo too! You can relax and the kids can play at the train table while we pamper you.
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.