Wade Brannon’s young children immediately fell in love with the atmosphere and experience at Pigtails & Crewcuts the first time they visited. They loved the concept so much that Wade decided to come out of retirement and invest himself fully in the business as the brand’s President and CEO.
A franchise industry veteran who retired to spend more time with his children, Wade decided franchising was the best avenue to grow the brand footprint. He brought with him extensive franchising experience but no background in the kids’ salon or broader beauty industry.
Instead, he saw the business as a solid opportunity that would allow its franchisees the family time that seemed to be missing from many existing business opportunities.
Many of our current franchisees fit a similar profile as our CEO – parents who value family time and a work-life balance. The vast majority of them also have no salon ownership or stylist experience, and most importantly, they don’t need it to be successful.
With our comprehensive hiring and training support, franchisees are able to fully staff their children’s hair salon franchise with trained, dependable stylists. This frees up the franchise owners’ time to focus on doing what they love – providing positive experiences for clients’ children while spending more time with families of their own.
Here’s more on why Pigtails & Crewcuts could be the perfect opportunity for you, regardless of career background:
A Niche Business that Fills a Void and Serves the Community
Not surprisingly, the Pigtails & Crewcuts franchisees across our 62 locations and counting all have unique backgrounds and reasons for opening up their kids’ salon franchise.
Like Wade, some of them are parents who took their children to get a haircut at Pigtails & Crewcuts and fell in love with the concept. Others are parents who recognized the need for a specialized kids’ salon in their community after a negative haircut experience with their child elsewhere.
And still, others are business-minded individuals who identify the strong demand and differentiation of kids’ salon concepts within the broader $64 billion hair care industry.
Whatever your reasons for joining our family, Pigtails & Crewcuts offers you the opportunity to open a local business, backed by a turnkey business model and proven framework for success. Meanwhile, you’ll be able to make a difference in your community, serving a strong need and creating memorable experiences for children and parents alike.
Building a Team that Lays the Foundation for Big Business
Unlike other business models, our franchisees also operate within normal working hours, allowing for a strong work-life balance. You’re able to enjoy even more freedom and flexibility than other franchise concepts, since you’ll delegate the service-related responsibilities to a trustworthy, capable, and trained staff.
As part of our comprehensive franchisee training, our franchise support team will provide guidance that helps you find, ve,t and hire qualified stylists and employees. We also provide you with ongoing strategies to motivate, incentivize, and retain top talent. You’ll be in charge of interviewing candidates, giving you more autonomy in the hiring process to create the exact workplace culture you want at your salon.
Later on, we also provide ongoing training for your staff members. This improves employee engagement and satisfaction while helping them hone their skills and stay current on the latest trends and techniques.
If you sign on as a single salon operator, you’ll likely be involved in the management of the salon’s everyday operations, but your stylists will handle all the haircutting, styling, and other services. Because our business model is built to scale, you can also build a team of qualified, trained salon managers to handle day-to-day operations when you’re ready to expand to multi-unit ownership.
For Pigtails & Crewcuts franchisees, lack of prior salon or hair care experience presents no barrier to entry – and has no impact on their potential for success in kids’ salon franchise ownership.
Not only are the majority of our franchisees new salon owners, but many of them also have no background in the hair care or beauty industry at all. Instead, they’re all united by a shared passion for providing children and families with exceptional experiences, along with the strong business sense to recognize a solid model for success.