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Planet Beach Sees Significant Improvement In Loan Success Rate »

September 17, 2014 at 10:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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NEW ORLEANS - Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ - In the past five years, Planet Beach has improved its Small Business Administration (SBA) loan success rate to 86.67%. Planet Beach attributes this positive change to its move away from UV tanning and the full implementation of its automated spa concept.
For SBA loans closed prior to 2009, the company had a higher than acceptable default rate. However, out of the 15 new SBA loans during the period 2009 to 2013, there were only two failures, per the FRANdata report described below. This is very positive for the brand, considering that two-thirds of all small business startups fail within the first two years. (SOURCE: 2014 gaebler.com/Small-Business-Failure-Rates.htm)
Over the past few years, many misleading articles have been written about SBA franchise loan default rates...

Newly Opened Cherry Blow Dry Bar Tennessee Branch Recently Featured On Local TV »

September 17, 2014 at 5:20AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

The new Cherry Blow Dry Bar in Nashville offers luxurious hair blowouts and hair extensions with a champagne bar for socializing with others.
Brentwood, TN (PRWEB) September 17, 2014 - After beginning franchise operations in the US in 2013, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has grown into 6 stores with one of the latest blow dry bar Nashville branches opening on July 16th and was recently featured on Channel 2 on August 14th. The express salon concept has a standard $35 service charge for all blow-dries regardless of hair length and thickness. The Nashville location, just like all branches, also comes with a built-in champagne bar for socializing and provides Nashville with a new destination for weekly hair blowouts. The franchise is targeting to open more stores across United States before the year-end...

Primp And Blow, A Blow Dry Bar, Aims Higher With New Location »

September 16, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: Primp and Blow, a Blow Dry Bar

Scottsdale, Arizona (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 - Primp and Blow, a blow dry bar, is set to open its fourth location on High Street (formally CityNorth) in Northeast Phoenix this week, joining restaurants and retail stores including Blue Martini, Modern Margarita and 42 Saint, The Offices on High Street, which will soon include Sprouts Farmers Market's new corporate headquarters and The Residences on High Street's luxury apartment rentals.
Since opening in the valley in 2010, Primp and Blow has been offering local residents primping services such as professional blow-outs, full makeup services, hair extension services, and other salon luxuries. Primp and Blow stylists do not cut hair, they expertly shampoo, blow-out and style using a series of steps developed to ensure that all guests receive the same signature experience that is unique to Primp & Blow every visit...

South Beach Tanning Company Makes Inc 5000 List Of Fastest Growing Private Companies »

September 03, 2014 at 10:35AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

South Beach Tanning Company Continues To Grow Both Company Owned and Franchise Locations Throughout the U.S.
Orlando, FL (PRWEB) September 03, 2014 - The 2014 Inc. 5000 has just been released and Orlando based South Beach Tanning Company has made the list of the fastest growing privately held companies for the first time. The annual ranking, now in its 33rd year had the tanning company join the list at number 3,163. Orlando had a number of companies ranked on the Inc. 5000 list, but very few Consumer Products & Services companies made the list.
President and CEO, Brian Hibbard said, “We are very proud of our accomplishments in the past 10 years. We are the only tanning salon chain to make the list, which is a testament to our graining market share in the tanning industry...

MY SALON Suite Announces Grand Opening Of New South Tampa Location »

August 28, 2014 at 6:10AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

Premier Salon Suites Leader Expands Presence in Florida with Six Luxurious Locations Now Open
NEW ORLEANS - Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MY SALON Suite, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, announced today that its newest upscale location in South Tampa, Florida is hosting a grand opening event on Monday, September 8 from 4-7 p.m. Located in the historic Britton Plaza, MY SALON Suite of South Tampa invites everyone in the community to attend this free event to meet some of the best health and beauty professionals in the business, while enjoying appetizers, wine, product giveaways, tours and beauty demonstrations.
"We're excited to give the community an opportunity to tour our upscale beauty complex, experience our luxuriously private salon suites, and meet some of the best stylists in the city," said Heather Tomasello, property owner at MY SALON Suite of South Tampa...

American Red Cross, Sport Clips Haircuts Partner To Offer Haircuts To Blood And Platelet Donors »

August 27, 2014 at 5:09AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Sport Clips donates free haircut coupons for those who donate during September
August 27, 2014 // Franchising.com // WASHINGTON - The American Red Cross and Sport Clips Haircuts are teaming up to show that "Saving Lives Never Looked So Good." During September, people who donate blood or platelets at ARC Blood Drive 2014 - SM Post 1Red Cross blood drives and blood donation centers will receive a coupon for a free haircut.
"This is a great way for Sport Clips to recognize the contributions of blood donors," said Shaun Gilmore, president of biomedical services at the Red Cross. "Sport Clips locations across the country have teamed up with the Red Cross to give blood donors a fresh new look – just for helping save lives through their blood donation...

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Blows Away The Competition With Winter Park Location »

August 25, 2014 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Winter Park, FL (PRWEB) August 23, 2014 - To meet the high demand for beauty-on-the-go services that are luxurious yet affordable, Cherry Blow Dry Bar will open its Winter Park location on August 23, 2014.
Cherry Blow Dry Bar will be opening its Winter Park location in the Trader Joe’s Plaza at 119 North Orlando Avenue, Suite C-2. Residents, college students, and tourists alike will be able to look picture perfect for only $15.00 on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Regardless of whether women want to feel fresh and revitalized before a big meeting at the office, are getting ready for a girls’ night out, or simply want to spend an afternoon getting pampered, Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers a variety of hairstyles to choose from...

European Wax Center Announces Winners Of Dallas Bride Of The Year »

August 22, 2014 at 9:12AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

First Prize Was $2,500 Check for the Bride's Dress of her DreamsWinners Selected from Dallas Bridal Show Held July 26th and 27th
DALLAS - August 22, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - David Coba, CEO of European Wax Center (EWC) is pleased to announce that two lucky Dallas-area brides-to-be have won the first and second prizes as part of the Dallas Bride of the Year drawing. The drawing was held at the Dallas Bridal Show last month, and brides attending the show entered a contest at the EWC booth during the two day show. EWC had over 530 entrants for the drawing. The First Prize winner, Vanessa Martinez of Dallas, won a cash prize of $2,500 to buy the wedding gown of her dreams; the Second Prize winner, Ashley McDonald, won a day of beauty for herself and her Bridal Party at a European Wax Center near them in Bedford, Texas...

Smashing Success Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues To Expand With Its Fifth Store Opening In The United States »

August 22, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Local consumers and beauty addicts alike will be able to enjoy $20.00 blowouts from August 22nd to August 29th.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 - Cherry Blow Dry Bar will be officially opening its fifth location nationwide at 3571 Sacramento Street in San Francisco CA, on September 10th at 10AM.
Unlike traditional hair salons, Cherry Blow Dry Bar only offers its customers the latest fabulous styles through blowouts and hair extensions – no harsh chemical coloring or all-day haircuts allowed! Finally, there will be a place where local women can relax and be pampered - all for $35.00. For a limited time, consumers will be able to enjoy the Cherry Blow Dry Bar experience with $20.00 blowouts from August 22nd to August 29th...

European Wax Center Announces The Fall Flaunt Pass »

August 22, 2014 at 5:30AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Special Offer for Guests Starting September 1st
NEW YORK - August 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - With summer on its way out and the brisk fall air on its way in, there's no better time to maintain that smooth, healthy skin you've worked so hard to achieve. European Wax Center (EWC) has a fall offer that is sure to have guests flirting and flaunting throughout the upcoming season. From September 1st – October 31st, 2014, EWC is offering guests the Fall Flaunt Pass. This limited-time special allows guests to receive a same-day discount of $5 or $10 off any waxing service or product with the purchase a $50 or $100 Fall Flaunt Pass. Then, use the $50 or $100 Fall Flaunt Pass towards a future purchase at EWC, just like a gift-card...

MY SALON Suite Announces Plans To Expand Franchise Opportunities Throughout North America »

August 20, 2014 at 7:04AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

Inaugural Canadian MY SALON Suite Location Planned to Open this Year in Ottawa, Ontario
NEW ORLEANS - Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MY SALON Suite, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, has announced that the company has received signed lease agreements to open its first upscale, luxurious beauty complexes this year in Arizona, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and Canada. With the launch of its inaugural international corporate location in Ottawa, Ontario, MY SALON Suite is continuing to expand its market leader position as one of the top franchising business opportunities in North America.
"As the beauty salon industry continues to grow, we're committed to helping our franchise owners in the United States and Canada be successful in this expanding market," said Ken McAllister, CEO of MY SALON Suite...

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Heats Up Local Folsom Market With High-End But Affordable Beauty Services »

August 19, 2014 at 4:40AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Folsom, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 - The new blow dry bar franchise, Cherry Blow Dry Bar, will be opening its Folsom location at 330 Palladio Parkway, Suite 2011 on August 20, 2014 at 10AM.
Whether consumers want to get a star-worthy blowout for a girls’ night, relax after a long day of work, or host their bachelorette parties or bridal showers, Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers a wide variety of hairstyles for every consumer. Some hairstyles include cascading curls and waves, sleek and straight, a stylish bun, a high ponytail, a messy braid, and everything in between.
For consumers that want long, luscious hair, Cherry Blow Dry Bar also offers top-quality hair extensions that begin at $220.00 for a half head and $395.00 for a full head...

South Beach Tanning Company Continues Fast Expansion As Tanning Salons Merge Or Convert To The South Beach Brand »

August 14, 2014 at 6:06AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

Tanning Industry Continues To Consolidate
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) August 14, 2014 - Like many industries, the tanning industry is no different. As strong regional franchise brands continue to open corporate and new franchise locations throughout the country, independent salons find that joining with the larger brand affords them marketing and social media expertise, purchasing power, operational support, reciprocal benefits and greater brand awareness.
The South Beach Tanning Company has seen a significant uptick in salons interested in converting or merging with the Orlando based company. Most recently, 2 Orlando salons including the Orlando Tan Company has merged with South Beach. In the past 18 months South Beach has converted several locations over their brand and several more are in the process...

European Wax Center Announces Back-to-Campus Promotions For Fall Semester 2014 »

August 14, 2014 at 4:58AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

New Partnership with Her Campus Complements Special Offers for All Guests
NEW YORK - August 14, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Just in time for fall, European Wax Center (EWC) is joining forces with Her Campus to encourage members of college and university communities to maintain their most fabulous, silky-smooth skin. With EWC waxing services and products, everyone can be confident, looking and feeling their best as they gear up for the fall semester.
The highlight of the new partnership is EWC sponsorship of Her Campus College Fashion Week NYC, a fashion show and events in which campus trendsetters are not only the front-row VIPs, but also the models, backstage stylists, and the entertainment. A fun and engaging EWC experience will be available to all event participants at Her Campus College Fashion Week NYC, taking place Saturday, October 11th, 2014...

Planet Beach: New Website And Tools Make Franchise Decision Easier »

August 14, 2014 at 3:55AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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August 14, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS - Planet Beach, the inventor of the automated spa concept, continues to innovate but this time in the form of new prospective technologies. They recently re-launching their franchise website, MyPlanetBeachFranchise.com, and Virtual Brochure. The newly revamped sites offer visitors a deeper look at franchising with Planet Beach and some unique tools to assist in making the decision process easier.
"As a company that prides itself on being ahead of the technology curve, I am so excited about these great new tools available for prospective franchisees," said Stephen P. Smith CEO and founder of Planet Beach. "I personally have never seen another site that used technology to be 100% focused on assisting visitors achieve their personal and professional goals...

Sport Clips Haircuts Preps You To Be "Head Of The Class" »

August 12, 2014 at 7:01AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Back-to-School Promotion offers Enter-to-Win Gear That's Cool for School
August 12, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas – Sport Clips Haircuts' back-to-school "Head of the Class" promotion launched today as two-weeks of opportunity to enter-to-win some of the coolest gear around. From aHOTC 14 - Social Media Image MacBook Air, to Beats by Dr. Dre Studio® headphones, American Crew products, cash and more, anyone can enter at www.sportclips.com/backtoschool.
"Back-to-school is an important time of year for Sport Clips across the country. Offering our clients and potential clients the opportunity to win prizes that will help them do well and look great in the new school year works well for us as a brand," says Martha England, vice president of marketing for Sport Clips Haircuts...

European Wax Center Celebrates Opening In Deerfield Beach, Florida »

August 11, 2014 at 4:26AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

Deerfield Beach, FL (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 - European Wax Center (http://www.waxcenter.com), the leader in luxurious hair removal made affordable for all, will open its newest location on August 18 in Hillsboro Square at 282 S. Federal Highway in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
To celebrate, European Wax Center Deerfield Beach will host a pre-opening VIP Grand Opening bash on August 14, from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. Guests will enjoy refreshments and music from Brazilian artist Rose Max, plus the chance to win one year of free services and learn more about luxury waxing. Registration is available at http://www.waxcenter.com/deerfield-beach.
"We are very excited to introduce luxurious, 'ouch-less,' affordable waxing to Deerfield Beach with the opening of European Wax Center in Hillsboro Square," said Zach Tobin, owner...

Regis To Present Fourth Quarter Results On August 26, 2014 »

August 06, 2014 at 5:17AM PDT | Source: Regis Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - August 05, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), a leader in the haircare industry, whose primary business is owning, operating and franchising hair salons, will issue financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 before the market opens on Tuesday, August 26, 2014. Following the release, the Company will host a presentation via webcast for investors beginning at 10:00 a.m. Central time to discuss current corporate developments and financial results.
To participate in the live webcast, interested parties can log in to www.regiscorp.com, or participate via telephone by dialing (888) 631-5926 and entering access code 1131937. A replay of the presentation will be available later that day...

South Beach Tanning Company's Conversion Program Expands To NY State »

July 30, 2014 at 4:44AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

A tanning salon in Webster, NY, is converting to the South Beach Tanning brand.
Orlando. FL (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 - South Beach Tanning Company continues to expand its national reach through its salon conversion program, and this time, a salon in Webster, NY, a suburb of Rochester, is the lucky salon to take the leap. According to Brian Hibbard, Founder and President of South Beach Tanning, "Converting current salon owners to the South Beach brand has proven to be a very successful growth strategy for both parties. Our marketing and membership programs, coupled with strong brand appeal, has resulted in significant growth for the salons who have converted over the past 18 months."
Salon owners, Jon and Michelle Byam, decided to convert their former salon, South Beach Tan, to the South Beach Tanning brand because they realized that the tanning market is very competitive, and to stay in the race, they had to grow...

From South Beach To Long Island: South Beach Tanning Continues To Grow »

July 28, 2014 at 4:42AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

South Beach Tanning brings their brand to New York's Long Island.
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 - This fall, the sun of Miami Beach will be shining on Long Island, New York. South Beach Tanning Company will open their first franchise in the state of New York in a newly renovated shopping center in Port Jefferson at 1108 Route 112, ideally situated close to two major roads: Route 112 and Route 347.
Drawn to the décor and vibrant colors of South Beach's salons, this family-owned franchise found that they were even more impressed with the South Beach Tanning team and its founders, Brian and Heather Hibbard. "We felt like we instantly clicked with them," said Jennifer Travlos, who, along with her sister, Alyssa Atkins, will be running this new endeavor...



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