Flexibility: Medium

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Kids will always need haircuts. If you’re looking for a fun, family-oriented business opportunity, check out Pigtails & Crewcuts. 

Amava Take: Pigtails & Crewcuts salons were created by parents for kids, and offer an enjoyable, stress-free haircutting experience for the whole family. Even during tough economic times, kids won’t stop growing and neither will their hair. Kids typically get haircuts every six to eight weeks, about seven haircuts per year. No matter what is going on in the world, parents will spend money on great haircuts even when they need to eliminate other things from their budgets. Pigtails & Crewcuts is one of the few salon concepts just for kids to expand widely on a national level. Interested? Learn more about Pigtails & Crewcuts!

From the Front Lines:

What makes a successful Pigtails & Crewcuts owner?

If you enjoy working with people, especially children, and want to be part of an exceptionally well-supported franchise system, then Pigtails & Crewcuts may be the right choice for you. While a background in business is helpful, Pigtails & Crewcuts does not require experience specific to the hair care industry. They are seeking franchise owners and investors who want their success to reflect their efforts and who will represent the brand in a positive, professional, and customer-focused way.

How is Pigtails & Crewcuts  different from other franchise opportunities?

The concept is tailored exactly to the target market. There are an estimated 46.7 million kids between the ages of zero and 12 in the United States, and a family-oriented, affordable, fun, stress-free haircut experience appeals to their parents. Pigtails & Crewcuts features spot-on visual marketing and store design. Before kids enter Pigtails & Crewcuts with their parents, they will see a welcoming and whimsical salon sign. Once they walk through the doors, one thing becomes clear: fun is the specialty and play is part of the experience.

What kind of upfront investment is involved?

The initial investment can range from $98,750 – $230,250 (owners typically finance up to 80% of this amount). The initial franchise fee is $30,000 for a single salon ($22,500 per salon for three salons, $20,000 per salon for five salons).

From the Trenches:  

What kind of support does a business owner get through Pigtails & Crewcuts?

Pigtails & Crewcuts owners report that it is more than a family-oriented business–Pigtails & Crewcuts really is like a family. The five-day training, which covers all aspects of the business from Operations and HR to Accounting, Point of Sale, Customer Service, and Marketing is comprehensive. The support doesn’t stop there. The Pigtails & Crewcuts team, with over 75 years  of combined experience in franchising, provides ongoing training for owners and their staff.

Do I need to run the salon myself?

For single salon operators, Pigtails & Crewcuts expects franchise owners to be involved in the day-to-day operations of the salon. Multi-salon owners will need to build a team of qualified, trained salon managers to effectively represent the Pigtails & Crewcuts Brand.

Do some owners open multiple units?

Yes! Pigtails & Crewcuts encourages franchisees to own more than one unit if they meet certain requirements related to business management experience and availability of investment capital. The benefits to owning multiple units include: substantial discounts of initial franchise fees, larger protected territory, the ability to run several locations without managing day-to-day operations, building a team of capable, self-reliant people who are able to move between locations and responsibilities as needed and more.

Special Requirements: A net worth of $250,000 and liquidity of $150,000 for the initial salon are required. Financial assessment for multi-salon development agreements is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Setting it Up: If you’re interested Pigtails & Crewcuts, the first step is to complete the application on their secure website and be sure to choose “Amava” on the “how did you hear about us” pull-down.