I tried to put it off for as long as possible, but I knew it was time for their first haircut when women kept asking me if I had a girl and a boy. They really didn’t need much more than a trim to get it out of their eyes and off their ears, but I still wanted to do something special to commemorate this first cut, and I certainly didn’t trust myself to do it. So I started asking around and was told to take them to a little place called Pigtails and Crewcuts. They not only cater to kids but also have a special first haircut package. Perfect!
I called ahead to find out if walk-ins were welcome and was told that they only accept walk-ins. Keep that in mind. We went after lunch on a Thursday afternoon and were the only customers. I have to assume that they are much busier after work and on weekends. The salon was painted in bright colors and full of things to occupy children of all ages. There were several train tables set up in the waiting area which was great for our guys even though we didn’t have to wait. I also noticed several racks of dress-up clothes. Perhaps those were for kids who had no interest in the trains or other toys available for everyone to enjoy. Instead of typical salon chairs there were vintage cars that were turned in to chairs on lifts for the kids to sit in. On the walls in front of the car chairs were televisions playing cartoons. They seemed to have a little something for everyone.
They wasted no time getting our little guys in to the chairs. With the first cut package you get a picture of the cut and a lock of their hair all put neatly in a dated card for their baby books. While the stylists were trimming another employee was working hard to get a good picture of the event for each. Getting them to sit still is never easy and I was pleased with the photos that she took. The stylists made sure that they did exactly what we wanted and I was happy with the end result. After it was all said in done, we were out of there in about 15 minutes without any meltdowns. Major triumph for Mom and Dad!
Although we visited the salon in the West End, it turns out there is also a salon in Midlothian. You can find the addresses and a list of their services and prices here: https://www.pigtailsandcrewcuts.com/locations.aspx. I definitely think that we will go back for future trims.