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.
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.
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.