Pigtails & Crewcuts • 3108 Village Shops Dr. #19, Germantown • 468-5322
The Goods: A colorful hair salon just for kids. Services include cuts, styling, braids, up-dos, and pedicures. Moms and dads are welcome, too. The Backstory: Owners Maura and Adam Parks have three children under the age of 6, but it’s son Aiden who hated getting his hair cut. Then they discovered Pigtails & Crewcuts, an Atlanta-based salon chain that caters to kids. After talking it over, Adam quit his job in the commercial roofing business, and the couple became franchise owners instead. Now, Adam manages the shop, which opened in October in Village Shops of Forest Hill, while Maura sells paper products for Georgia-Pacific. Both feel it’s a positive move for their young family. “It’s a unique place where parents can come and it’s okay if their kid screams,” says Maura. “The shop makes kids feel like they’re important.”
This is Pigtails & Crewcuts’ third location in Tennessee, but the Parks plan to open several more locations in Memphis.
What Kids Like: Ringing the bell on the fire engine chair, watching movies on the monitors, choosing a goodie from the treasure box.
The Party Scene: Cute party room, perfect for birthday celebrations. $275/for a 2-hour, themed party with crafts, games, even costumes. You bring the cake, they supply the rest.