Pigtails & Crewcuts

2018 Costs & Fees

Liquid Capital Required:$100,000
Net Worth Required:$250,000
Total Investment:$98,750 - $230,250

Franchisor Details

Total Units:72
Year Founded:2004
Franchising Since:2005
Home Office: Atlanta, GA


Pigtails & Crewcuts is a recognized brand within the vibrant $55 billion hair-care industry. Parents everywhere trust Pigtails & Crewcuts when it comes to their children’s salon experience. But it’s also a trusted brand when it comes to top franchise opportunities.


Why Pigtails & Crewcuts?

  • Our experience. Owners Bucky Cook and Wade Brannon are pioneers in the franchise business. In 1984, they took a small retail store in South Carolina and grew it into a nationally recognized brand with more than 230 franchise locations. A competitor purchased the business in 2002.
  • Our growth potential. Child-centric hair salons are a relatively new concept with unlimited growth opportunities. Many Pigtails & Crewcuts owners have expanded with ease from one salon to multiple locations. Our business model lends itself to multi-unit development because of the ease of operation, relatively low cost of entry and potential high return on investment.
  • Our reputation. Since 2007, Entrepreneur magazine has included Pigtails & Crewcuts in its 'Franchise 500' list, and Parents.com has named Pigtails & Crewcuts one of the 'Top 10 Chains for Kid Birthday Parties.'
  • Our services. We want kids and parents to enjoy themselves and we’ve found a proven way of doing just that. Our brightly colored salons, friendly franchise owners, salon staff and satisfied customers are the best proof we can offer. Plus, we’re here to support you, every step of the way.

Franchisee Benefits!

Owners of Pigtails & Crewcuts salons enjoy the following benefits that come with this top franchise:

  • A turnkey business package. Pigtails & Crewcuts salon owners walk into a proven franchise model that sets you up for success. Our corporate office helps you obtain the latest equipment at the best prices, provides inventory guidance and leads you through the necessary steps to opening your salon.
  • Comprehensive training. Education and training are keys to franchise success. While this may be your first salon, we’ve opened more than 30 and are excited to share our proven business model with you.
  • A trusted brand. Since opening, we have invested heavily in building a recognizable and respected brand identity.
  • Ongoing support. We’re always proud to welcome new members to our tight-knit community. Whether it’s your first day or you’re years into the business, our staff remains just a phone call away.

In addition to providing hair services, our franchises throw birthday parties and carry a large selection of unique gifts along with a custom line of children’s hair care products, creating additional revenue streams for the business and additional fun services for its customers.


Testimonials.

"I own two Pigtails & Crewcuts salons in Georgia (one is in Roswell and the other is in West Cobb) along with my husband, Scott. I opened the first kids’ salon franchise because I was frustrated with my own experiences, as a parent, with kids’ haircuts. Driving my two children all over town, I watched them sit (and sometimes cry) through too many mediocre or even bad cuts at salons aimed at adults. I wanted a place that really catered to all children, a place where kids can laugh their heads off or have a melt down and not be met with judgment. I used to be a social worker, so I know the importance of a supportive, fun and friendly environment for everyone. Seeing that need in my town, I took matters into my own hands and opened my first Pigtails & Crewcuts. The first experience was so positive that in 2010, I opened a second location. I really enjoy being a business owner. It allows me a flexible schedule, so I can be there for my family. And I love my customers. I consider them a part of my extended Pigtails & Crewcuts family. Through them, I get to be a part of so many firsts—first haircut, first day at school, first lost tooth, first trip to Disney World and the list goes on. As a franchise owner, I receive the support and guidance of the corporate office, but I also get to tailor the salon to fit within my own community. I sell the kinds of organic products that I use on my own children, and I buy bows and hair accessories from local moms. Being a business owner also allows me a chance to give back. I regularly spearhead back-to-school drives and food drives. And last year, alone, we carried out 200 haircuts for Locks of Love, with the kids donating their hair to sick children in need. At Pigtails & Crewcuts, I’m doing my part to make this town, and this world, a better place, one child at a time."
— Nancy and Scott Anderson — Roswell & West Cobb, Georgia

"I lost my job due to the sale of the company and I was looking for something that I could stay connected to my daughter who was around six at the time, where I could still do field trips and volunteer in her classroom and have flexibility, but still work in a meaningful capacity. There was a Pigtails & Crewcuts in Chula Vista that I took my daughter to for a haircut and one day as I sat there I said “This would do well in my neighborhood.”

I looked at another franchise opportunity, but thought the hair salons would be more global or appealing to everybody. Once I found Pigtails & Crewcuts, I looked at a couple of other salon franchises and decided based on the atmosphere inside of the store, which was important to me – the colors and the craziness, and also the cost – that I should go with Pigtails & Crewcuts.

The support from the franchise is fantastic. When you own your own business, you don’t necessarily have a mentor or anybody to bounce ideas off of. For me, that’s the best support I get from the franchise, but it’s everything from helping me with my email to decision making based on ads, internal promotions… all types of stuff. It’s just a super supportive franchise!"
— Kendra Keating, Owner — Del Mar, Del Sur, San Diego & San Marcos, CA


Our Ideal Franchisee.

If you enjoy working with people, especially children, and have a burning desire to be part of an exceptionally well supported franchise system, then Pigtails & Crewcuts may be the right choice for you. While a background in business is helpful, we do not require experience specific to the hair-care industry. We are seeking franchise owners who want their success to reflect their efforts and who will represent our brand in a positive, professional, customer focused fashion.

Pigtails & Crewcuts offers an excellent franchise opportunity to nearly everyone, whether you’re a mom returning to the workforce or an entrepreneur investing in multiple salon locations. Whatever your background is, we’d love to share more information with you about this children’s hair salon franchise.

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Pigtails & Crewcuts is currently accepting inquiries from the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

Interested parties should have at least $100,000 in liquid capital to invest.

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