Whether a child is celebrating the milestone of their very first haircut or headed for a touch-up before school picture day, Pigtails & Crewcuts is there to provide both a haircut and a happy memory for parents and children alike.
Owner and Operator Angel Putnam first celebrated the opening of her Greensboro location of Pigtails & Crewcuts in 2017, and added her second location of the franchise in Winston-Salem in 2018. Since starting her family-owned business, she has found an abundance of joy in having her own three children grow up inside her salons, while creating a community that truly extends beyond each location’s four walls.
Often, parents put “taking their child for a haircut” right up there on the list with having a toddler try on shoes or getting a kid to sit still for a dentist visit—clearly not the most enjoyable of experiences for many. Filled with bright decor, a waiting train table, and custom chairs designed like fire trucks, police cars, and even airplanes, Pigtails & Crewcuts sees first-hand how children react differently to their salon experience from the moment they step inside.
Anxiety is quickly replaced with anticipation when little ones get to ride and play in their special new seat. Older kids even have the opportunity to play Xbox while their stylist snips away! Once their cut is complete and they are looking their best, each child gets to choose a special treat like a lollipop or animal cookie to take with them to enjoy, along with a small toy treasure.
When asked what makes her team so special, Angel declared, “They are a group of superheroes!” What better way to describe the welcoming faces behind a children’s salon? “Truly, they are everyday heroes that bring a smile to so many families.”
“We welcome the wiggles, giggles, and even tears and the fears. Each of our stylists has the love, the compassion, and the understanding to work with children of all ages, while still having the skills to give mom or dad a great haircut as well,” she noted. From cutting and styling to recommending the right hair-care products, the team of stylists genuinely love their jobs and work hard to make sure that even the littlest of their customers can see how important they really are to them.
There are special memories that come out of the salon’s normal everyday moments that feel like the mission of Pigtails & Crewcuts is really being lived out. Mrs. Hicksman, a very special grandmother, recently shared her experience taking her grandson, who has autism, ADHD and other sensory issues, for a haircut, and which previously had been a very large undertaking. After calling ahead with her concerns, Angel had her stylist Mrs. Toya open early so they could be the first and only customers. After making changes to eliminate some of the sensory-related triggers, such as turning off the music, dimming the lights, and even using their quietest trimmers, Mrs. Hicksman’s grandson received his haircut and for the first time, she verified, was able to leave with “happy tears and a great cut!” It’s a wonderful reminder that even something as simple as a haircut can make someone feel safe and loved.
In an effort to continue to help their customers, both new and returning, feel comfortable and safe during COVID-19, all services are currently by appointment only. The team has also separated and distanced all of their stylists’ stations six feet apart and added designated blue family squares to keep all customer families socially distanced. Additionally, Angel Putnam shared that they recently invested and installed the iWave in both salon locations, a one-of-a-kind, in-duct air filtration system to help combat Covid. “We felt that though this was a costly step, it was a necessary one to keep our families as safe as ever. The system helps combat Covid-19 based on viral titrations. It was determined that at 10 minutes, 84.2% of the virus was inactivated. At 15 minutes, 92.6% of the virus was inactivated, and at 30 minutes, 99.4% of the virus was inactivated,” she explained.
As the Spring season approaches, it’s the perfect time to get those warmer weather haircuts, and the teams at Pigtails & Crewcuts in Winston-Salem and Greensboro are ready to welcome you and your family. Whether it’s their first cut or their fiftieth, your child will experience something surely special!
If you are interested in learning more about the services at Pigtails & Crewcuts, or would like to book your child’s appointment, you can do so online at www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/greensboro and at www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/winstonsalem.