December 27, 2019, Atlanta, Georgia — When the doors to Jennifer Tribble’s third Pigtails & Crewcuts children’s hair salon opened in Lake Nona recently, she says it felt like a weight had been lifted off of her shoulders.
When she joined the Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise, the plan was for her third salon to be located in a different area. As Jennifer, who also owns the Pigtails & Crewcuts locations in Dr. Phillips and Winter Springs, watched the booming growth in Lake Nona, she knew it was the perfect place for a Pigtails & Crewcuts salon.
Once a space was secured, Jennifer started putting the word out about the new salon, especially with her existing customers at the Dr. Phillips salon. “Dr. Phillips was maxed out, so I started promoting Lake Nona to those customers to let them know it was coming,” Jennifer shares, knowing many customers lived closer to the new location.
She also brought one of her top stylists who has been with Jennifer for six years, to work permanently at Lake Nona. “It was very intentional planning,” Jennifer says of her work to market the salon and be ready to serve customers.
The planning and promotion certainly paid off. “Lake Nona opened up three times bigger than my other salons. Lots of people were waiting for it,” Jennifer recalls, noting how the anticipation for Lake Nona grew as the salon was closer to opening.
The proof of the anticipation was clear on day one. At the end of the salon’s first day in business, her stylists had completed twice as many haircuts as each of her other salons did on their opening days. Less than a week later, Jennifer found herself jumping in to work the reception desk and welcoming eager customers so her stylists could focus on providing the exceptional haircut experience Pigtails & Crewcuts is known for. Each Pigtails & Crewcuts salon features themed chairs, movies, books, and toys for kids to enjoy during their haircuts to make the process less stressful and create a more kid-friendly atmosphere than can be found at most salons.
Needless to say, Jennifer is very pleased with the community’s reception of the salon and is glad to have chosen this location. As she looks to the future, Jennifer looks forward to getting to know her customers and finding ways to build partnerships with local schools and other organizations. “I live in downtown Orlando, so Lake Nona is close to home. I’m excited to have it at my backdoor,” she explains.
Pigtails & Crewcuts – Lake Nona is located at 13006 Narcoosee Road near Earth Fare, First Watch, and Pet Supermarket. The salon is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is closed on Sundays. To learn more, visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/lakenona/, or follow the Lake Nona salon on Facebook or Instagram.
About Pigtails & Crewcuts: Pigtails & Crewcuts is a children’s hair salon franchise created by parents for kids to offer a stress-free haircutting experience for the whole family. In addition to hair care services, Pigtails & Crewcuts offers a custom-line of kid-centric hair products and accessories, gifts, and a private party room for birthday celebrations. To learn more or to find a salon near you, please visit www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com. To learn more about franchise opportunities, please visit www.pigtailsandcrewcutsfranchise.com.