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About Pigtails & Crewcuts

Pigtails & Crewcuts is a high-quality children’s salon dedicated to providing a fun and comfortable experience for everyone. Mom & dad can rest easy in our clean, safe, and professional facilities designed to fit the individual needs of each child. Our stylists are trained to work with children and specialize in haircuts for boys & girls of all ages, trend-setting hair fashions, themed parties, and retail product-lines specifically created for kids. Each salon is designed with our most important customer in mind. We have themed & adult styling chairs, “mom chairs” at each styling station, age appropriate movies playing throughout the day, video game consoles, party room, a train table, toys, and retail offerings including hair accessories & hair care products.

Pigtails & Crewcuts proudly partners with Locks of Love. We, also, have an exclusive line of trademark products created with our customers in mind. Each salon is locally owned & operated, and our family approach has made us one of the most respected children’s hair salon franchises in the country.


When Wade Brannon’s children visited Pigtails & Crewcuts, they immediately fell in love. Brannon had retired from a successful career in the franchise industry a few years before so he could spend more time with his family, but saw great potential for the concept to grow with the increasing demand for services that cater to families with young children. He also saw it as a great opportunity to create a business that would allow its franchisees the family time that seemed to be missing from many existing opportunities, and knew there would be owners who desired the same thing. Brannon was ready to head back to work in the franchise industry, and as fate would have it, the original owner of Pigtails & Crewcuts was ready to sell the salon.

Bringing Industry Experience to the Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise Brand

Brannon’s first experience with franchising at Heavenly Ham positioned him well for this opportunity. Brannon and his business partners led the single retail store in Hilton Head, South Carolina to become a franchising giant with more than 230 locations across the nation between 1984 and 2002 before the company was sold to its competitor, HoneyBaked Ham. Brannon purchased the franchising rights for Pigtails & Crewcuts in 2004.

Understanding the importance of growing with integrity, Brannon brought on Michelle Holliman and Theresa Underwood. Holliman and Underwood both have backgrounds rich with experience in the franchise industry, which has played a significant role the growth of the Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise. Holliman and Underwood are working moms, so their input was tremendous in creating a business that catered to work-life balance, as we know that is a core value that many investing in franchise opportunities are looking for.

What We Believe In

In addition to offering the best work-life balance possible, we seek to be honest, fair, and to be a business known for its integrity, and we want owners who value the same things. Being a part of the local community is also important to us, and we encourage our owners to get involved where they are. We also encourage philanthropy, either locally or nationally, as a way to contribute and make a positive impact in the lives of others.

“We love seeing what we can do to make the world a better place, so we encourage owners to choose a passion close to their hearts and get involved,” Holliman says.

Across the franchise, you’ll see locations that support everything from Autism awareness to local children’s hospitals, children in foster care, and more.

At Pigtails & Crewcuts, we’re here for our owners no matter what. We are here to help you achieve success beyond the grand opening. In addition to the wealth of knowledge our leadership team has to offer, we have built a system where seasoned owners are eager to share their experience with the newest members of our franchise family. You’ll always have someone to turn to when you need advice or suggestions, as well as people ready to celebrate all the wonderful moments that are ahead.

We’re a family and we’re all in this together. If you’re ready to join a fun franchise that will give you the support you need to be successful, we’re ready to talk to you!


Franchise candidates will receive expert site selection assistance and pre-opening support, as well as extensive marketing and operational support and will benefit from a group of franchise owners who share ideas and information with each other regularly.

Franchise Benefits

Low entry cost

Complete marketing & collateral package

Turnkey package

Extensive owner / employee training

Reduced hours of operation

Site selection assistance and location design team

Lease negotiation

Ongoing support

Complete equipment and inventory start-up package

Simple inventory distribution & maintenance system

To provide ongoing support, we hold regular meetings to educate franchisees on the latest operational and marketing techniques and make routine visits to your salon. Of course we are always available via email, phone, or fax.

Company Founded


Current Leadership

Wade Brannon, President & CEO

Started Franchising

2004 (17 years)

Total Number of Units

66 (as of 2020)

Part-Time / Full-Time

Full Time

How Much Does It Cost To Open A Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise?

There are several costs associated with opening a Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise. There is typically a franchise fee set by the franchisor, which covers the costs of opening a franchise location. Some other commons fees include equipment fees, marketing fees, licensing fees, insurance, and taxes, to name a few.

Some franchises may have a weekly fee that the franchisee pays for operating a Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise. The weekly fee for opening a Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise is Royalty Fee Due On The 10Th Day Of Each Month.

The full breakdown of these fees can be found in the Financial Disclosure Document (FDD) provided to franchisees by the franchisor. The FDD report will contain additional information such as whether the franchise is renewable (Pigtails & Crewcuts Is Renewable) and does the franchise offer financing support (Pigtails & Crewcuts Pigtails & Crewcuts has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable).

Pigtails & Crewcuts Company Details

Here are some additional details about Pigtails & Crewcuts.

Parent Company Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise LLC
Initial Investment $30,000
Net Worth Requirement $250,000
Veteran Incentives 10% off franchise fee
Royalty Fee 5%
Ad Royalty 2%
Cash Requirement $150,000
Term of Agreement 10 years
Absentee Ownership No
Run from Home No
Part Time No

Training and Support Offered By Pigtails & Crewcuts

Pigtails & Crewcuts offers several support options to its franchisees. With 66 (as of 2020) units, Pigtails & Crewcuts aims to provide support to each franchise owner to help them operate a successful franchise location. Pigtails & Crewcuts offers 5 hours on the job training, 27.5 hours classroom training, and No additional training.

Training and Support Offered

Here are the support options offered by Pigtails & Crewcuts.

On-The-Job Training 5 hours
Classroom Training 27.5 hours
Additional Training No
Ongoing Support
  • Purchasing Co-ops
  • Newsletter
  • Meetings & Conventions
  • Toll-Free Line
  • Grand Opening
  • Online Support
  • Security & Safety Procedures
  • Lease Negotiation
  • Field Operations
  • Site Selection
  • Proprietary Software
  • Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
  • Co-op Advertising
  • Ad Templates
  • National Media
  • Regional Advertising
  • Marketing Planning & Support
  • Social Media
  • SEO
  • Website Development
  • Email Marketing
  • Loyalty Program/App
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Is Pigtails & Crewcuts Right For You?

Pigtails & Crewcuts has gone digital! Here are all of the ways you can find Pigtails & Crewcuts online. Oftentimes, you can reach out to current franchisees of Pigtails & Crewcuts online. Current franchisees may be able to offer personalized insights into what it is like owning a Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise and offer tips to running a successful Pigtails & Crewcuts franchise location.


Why Should You Start a Pigtails & Crewcuts Franchise?

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