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 purchased the franchising rights for Pigtails & Crewcuts in 2004.
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. Their business acumen was noted by Entrepreneur Magazine, which ranked Heavenly Ham the No. 1 franchise in its category for 10 consecutive years before Heavenly Ham was sold to HoneyBaked Ham in the early 2000s.
With more than 30 years of franchise experience, Brannon knows what works: exceptional customer service, brand consistency, smart marketing, and franchise support. “Our goal is to be the number one children’s hair salon franchise in the country, and we seek owners who want to be a part of our success. We know that in order to reach that goal, we must provide our franchisees with the support they need to be successful. When our franchisees succeed, we all succeed,” Brannon says.