Pigtails & Crewcuts: A Cut Above Other Children’s Haircutteries

| July 8, 2009 | 2 Comments


Recently I took my two-year-old son to have his hair cut at a popular discount haircut chain.  As predicted, son threw a fit.  The hairstylist had absolutely no idea how to handle him, other than to throw a sucker his way and stand back so as not to stab the thrashing child with her scissors.  While I appreciated her attempts to keep him safe, her inability to handle children left us with a ridiculous-looking half-haircut.

I decided to take him to Pigtails & Crewcuts in south suburban Orland Park to even out the cut.  Wow, what a fantastic difference!  Not only did my son not shed a single tear, he actually enjoyed the place!

Right away, he gravitated toward the elaborate wooden train table.  It was difficult to pry him away from Thomas and Friends, but the barber chair shaped like a fire engine was also attractive to him.  (The other chair choices are a taxi, police car, or airplane.  Check out the photo gallery here for a complete view of their cuteness.)

Each station has its own DVD player, and the salon has video games for the older kids.  A variety of cute toys are offered for sale in the salon, and everybody gets a free toy from the treasure chest after his or her haircut.  And of course, the Dum-Dum pops and animal crackers flow freely here.  Overall, the place is bright and sunny, and just a fun place to be.

Pigtails & Crewcuts offers a variety of services, including birthday party packages.  Adults who want a chance to sit in the fire engine can get their haircuts there, too!  A basic child’s haircut is $17, and they have a frequent visitor punch card.  (Hint: Tuesdays are double-punch days, at least at the Orland location.)

The salon has another location in Glenview, Illionis, as well as locations in Crown Point and Dyer, Indiana.  Click here for a full list of locations nationwide.

So the next time your kid is looking a little shaggy, I’d definitely recommend you give Pigtails & Crewcuts a try!

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Joining Shannon Capanna in Home Sweet Homewood are her professor husband, toddler son, and giant cat. Career-wise, Shannon worked as an elementary school teacher for three years before becoming an editor for math textbooks. She quit that job to try to achieve that elusive work-life balance, and she is now trying to cobble together some kind of career as a writer, editor, and mom. Shannon enjoys swimming, watching quality television, and cat-watching.She also blogs at Chicago Moms Blog, and at her personal site, Boringtown's Closed.

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  1. jennydecki says:

    Yuck. I took my daughter there and she got a bowl cut. Even though I specifically asked for some layering. Not. One. Layer.

    Which is odd because I went to the same one in Orland!

    Maybe she was having a bad day or something – but she also wasn’t a rock star with my kid in general, either.

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