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New Orleans-Based Company Opens In Cairo, Egypt »

July 23, 2014 at 11:18AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach is excited to announce the opening of the first Planet Beach automated spa in Cairo, Egypt. Planet Beach Cairo has strategically partnered with Gold's Gym to ensure a strong and consistent member base.
The unique partnership between Planet Beach and Gold's Gym is seen to serve both customer bases well. After a strong workout, members can walk over to Planet Beach to get a quick hydration or massage session in before heading out to enjoy their day.
While the spa industry in Egypt is booming, most spas are located in four- or five-star hotels, which makes it very expensive. Planet Beach offers affordable luxury to those wanting to relax and achieve a healthy glow or rejuvenate their skin...

Planet Beach Highlighted As A Top 15 Evolving Franchise In Entrepreneur Magazine »

July 22, 2014 at 4:13AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach Franchising Corporation was recently highlighted in the July 2014 issue of Entrepreneur magazine as one of the top 15 evolving franchises in the world for the way it has developed new ways to do business in a business model that traditionally not known for evolving.
Started in 1996, Planet Beach began as a traditional tanning salon that excelled at customer service. Noticing the social and governmental changes headed it’s way in regards to UV-tanning, CEO and Founder Stephen P. Smith came up with the idea of transitioning to an automated spa that gives clients all the services found in a traditional day spa at the push of a button without the need for an attendant...

Planet Beach Helps Promote Annie's Fight With Fundraiser »

July 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is giving back to the community with a fundraiser to benefit Annie's Fight.
Annie Rossignol is a beautiful 7-year-old girl from Mandeville, LA. On September 4, 2012, she was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. Annie's Fight was set up to inform all whom are interested in helping support, donate, volunteer or raise money for Rossignol's expenses. "We are thrilled to be able to make this donation," said Stephen P. Smith, CEO of Planet Beach. "We hope to raise awareness of Annie's situation and hopefully, create some momentum so that more people join the fight against Leukemia and Lymphomia."
Along with Planet Beach, many other businesses and groups are selling bracelets, as well as t-shirts and necklaces to help support Rossignol...

Massage Heights Lake Ridge Named The Official Massage Provider For The Potomac Nationals »

July 21, 2014 at 5:31AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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Regular therapeutic massage helps athletes get the most out of their workout.
Woodbridge, VA - July 20, 2014 - (PR.com) - Massage Heights Lake Ridge, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage services, is proud to be the official massage provider for the Potomac Nationals baseball team. From professional athlete to weekend warrior incorporating therapeutic massage into a fitness regimen helps improve performance by lengthening the muscle fibers to help reduce the amount of muscle tension and recoil that has built up/stored in the tissue, allowing the stored energy to dissipate evenly through your muscular and nervous system. This will also increase circulatory blood flow and increase the flush of toxins from the body...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii's Partnership With Blo Blow Dry Bar And Body By Blo »

July 11, 2014 at 6:39AM PDT | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Expand Their Beauty Empire with the Opening of a New Location in Tampa, FL
Tampa, FL (PRWEB) July 10, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo's CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii, reveal their added growth in North America. The new Blo location will be opening in Tampa, FL on Friday, July 25, 2014. It is located at 4102-2 Boy Scout Boulevard, Tampa, FL and can be reached at blotampa(at)blomedry(dot)com or calling 813-877- BODY.
The new Blo/Body By Blo franchise partner, Cynthia Keenan, says: "I'm excited to bring this fashion-forward, trend setting company to Tampa. Blo is a leader in the industry and with partnerships with the best in our business, like David Babaii and Gwyneth Paltrow, Tampa women will have the latest style solutions in their own backyard...

Mark Kartarik Named President Of Sport Clips Haircuts »

July 10, 2014 at 5:45AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

Recognized Industry Executive Joins Nation's Leading Provider of Men's and Boys' Hair Care
July 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas – Salon industry leader Mark Kartarik has been named president of Sport Clips Haircuts effective August 1 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. Kartarik comes to the nation's leading men's and boys' hair care franchise after a long, established career as a top executive with Minneapolis-based Regis Corporation. For more than 20 years, Kartarik saw Regis through its major global expansion, most recently serving as executive vice president. Kartarik also served as president of Regis' Franchise Division for the Supercuts, Cost Cutters, ProCuts, First Choice Haircutter, Magicuts, City Looks and We Care Hair brands...

South Beach Tanning Company Lights Up Gainesville »

July 09, 2014 at 7:34AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

After years of customers' requests, South Beach Tanning Company brings its brand to Gator Country.
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 - South Beach Tanning Company is excited to announce that it will be expanding its brand into the Gainesville, FL market. According to company Founder and President, Brian Hibbard, Gainesville has been his most requested expansion city for the past four years, but South Beach was waiting for the perfect location to come along - and it did.
This new South Beach Tanning salon will be situated in Gainesville's premiere shopping destination, Butler Plaza, the largest shopping center in North Central Florida, as well as the entire Southeast. The center stretches for approximately one mile, and is located in the southwest area of Gainesville, about a mile from the University of Florida, home to approximately 60,000 students...

Planet Beach Names David Mesa President »

July 07, 2014 at 6:44AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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July 07, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – Planet Beach is pleased to announce the promotion of David Mesa to President of Franchise Operations. Planet Beach is committed to building and maintaining a strong and dynamic management team. Mesa will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company's various franchise operations, both domestic and international.
"David's experience in taking a strategic vision and executing on that vision will strengthen Planet Beach's position as the industry leader," said Stephen P. Smith, CEO of Planet Beach. "With a proven track record for successfully leading large scale initiatives and driving innovation, David's leadership skills are well suited to lead Planet Beach's development efforts as we continue in our mission to change the way the world rejuvenates...

Massage Heights Lets Members Share The Health This Summer With Their Family And Friends »

July 03, 2014 at 4:32AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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Regular Therapeutic Massage and Facial Services can help elevate the everyday by keeping you healthy and happy.
San Antonio, TX - July 03, 2014 - (PR.com) - If you are like most consumers, this summer you will either be going on a trip to visit friends and family or welcoming them in your home. Memories are a lot more exciting when shared with loved ones which is why Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services is excited to announce its first ever Family and Friends event. Starting today through August 31, 2014, Massage Heights Members can share the exclusive benefits of their Membership with the ones they love. Member benefits include: Member pricing on all massages, facials and Elevations, as well as, the use of available pre-paids on all massages, facials and Elevations...

Double The Sport Clips Experience When You Rinse, Relax, Repeat During "Instant Replay" Promotion »

July 02, 2014 at 8:08AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

July 02, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas – For the entire month of July, Sport Clips will offer its clients an "Instant Replay" of its signature MVP Experience, also known as "Rinse, Relax, Repeat." During the Instant-Replay---Facebook-Graphic-1promotion, clients will receive a double MVP Experience for the price of a regular MVP, which includes a precision haircut and twice the invigorating scalp massage, hot steamed towel treatment, and neck and shoulder massage.* And, just in time for warmer weather, Sport Clips is offering chilled towels as an option for those clients who are fans of the MVP's hot steamed towel treatment, but want to cool down in the mid-summer heat.
Throughout the campaign, Sport Clips hopes to show its appreciation to clients who enjoy its signature service and provide them with a refreshing pause from their busy day...

As Pigtails & Crewcuts Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Franchise Owner Wade Brannon Shares Tips On How To Succeed In Business »

June 30, 2014 at 5:41AM PDT | Source: Pigtails & Crewcuts

Timeless Values Along with New Technology Creates a Successful Business
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 - Pigtails & Crewcuts, a children's hair salon franchise dedicated to making haircuts fun and stress-free for young patrons and their parents, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.
Since opening in 2004, the franchise has grown to more than 35 salons across the country and has been named has been named to the "Franchise 500" list as a top franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine for five consecutive years. In that time, franchise owner Wade Brannon says he's seen a lot of changes in the industry, while some classic qualities remain as relevant today as ever.
"When it comes to franchises, technology has really made an impact on how we do business," said Brannon...

MY SALON Suite Hosts Luxurious Sip & See Open House Event At Newest Florida Location In Palm Harbor »

June 23, 2014 at 7:29AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

Premier salon suites leader invites beauty professionals to exclusive and largest upscale beauty complex in the area.
NEW ORLEANS - June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MY SALON Suite, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, announced today that its newest and largest location in Palm Harbor, Florida is hosting a pre-opening "Sip & See" event for salon professionals on Monday, June 23 and June 30 from 5-8 p.m. in the Seabreeze Plaza at Curlew Road. This premiere event will provide beauty professionals interested in running their own business in a private, high-end, spacious salon suite environment with an exclusive opportunity to see the MY SALON Suite difference when it comes to working in a luxuriously upscale location that's equipped with industry-leading superior salon equipment, finishes and features...

New Orleans Based Franchise Expands Into Poland »

June 23, 2014 at 4:24AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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June 23, 2014 // Franchising.com // New Orleans, LA - Planet Beach Franchising Corporation has just announced its recent partnership with Marek Przezpolewski to launch its concept in Poland! It is because of Planet Beach's successful business model that 28-year-old Marek Przezpolewski has decided to bring the automated spa concept to his home country. Currently a resident of both Miami and Poland, Przezpolewski studied International Business in Boca Raton, Florida and London, England.
"I am a current member of Planet Beach in Miami and I love the treatments," said Przezpolewski. "I was very interested in bringing the Planet Beach concept to Poland. The Polish health and wellness market has similar concepts, but they are very expensive...

Blo Blow Dry Bar And Body By Blo Announce The Opening Of A New Location In Gaithersburg, MD »

June 19, 2014 at 10:09AM PDT | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty from a flawless blo out to beautifully manicured nails and waxing.
Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) June 19, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo's CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to announce further expansion in North America.
The 43rd Blo location will be opening in the Old Line State's Gaithersburg, Maryland on Friday, June 27, 2014. It is located at 317 Ellington Boulevard, Gaithersburg, MD and can be contacted at blogaithersburg@blomedry.com or 301-216-0256.
Blo Blow Dry Bar and Body By Blo offer affordable beauty services seven days a week. Blo maintains top session stylists to deliver flawless hair in-bar or onsite while Body By Blo has the best nail technicians and estheticians on hand for manicures, pedicures and waxing...

Massage Heights Announces New Chairman Of The Board Of Managers »

June 18, 2014 at 3:00PM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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Changes in Corporate Leadership Structure to Help Drive Future Growth of the Brand
June 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Massage Heights, a family-owned wellness franchise with 109 locations across the U.S. and Canada, announced today that David Humphrey, a prominent franchise industry consultant and the former CEO of Massage Envy Spa, has joined Massage Heights as Chairman of the Board of Managers. Humphrey will help guide the accelerating growth of Massage Heights as it enhances and expands its service offerings throughout the United States and Canada while also preparing for a wider international rollout.
Through his investment and advisory services firm, DTH Capital Ventures, Humphrey has consulted with a wide variety of franchise companies, large and small, and worked closely with several private equity firms that invest in the franchise industry...

Fantastic Sams Hair Salons Launches New Franchise Development Website »

June 17, 2014 at 9:34AM PDT | Source: Fantastic Sams
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The Country's First Full-Service Unisex Salon Franchise Boasts Higher Average Ticket Price Than Those at Discount Haircutters
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Jun 17, 2014) - Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, America's first full-service unisex hair salon franchise, has launched a new franchise opportunity website at www.fantasticsamsfranchise.com that features Q&As with franchisees, video interviews with the leadership team, startup costs and details about the hair salon industry and how Fantastic Sams stands out from the competition.
Fantastic Sams, which offers cuts, color, styling and facial waxing, expects to grow its franchise system in 2014-15.
"There are a lot of cut-only salons out there, but Fantastic Sams has the advantage because we are a full-service, affordable salon," says Linda Chadwick, COO of Fantastic Sams...

Blo Blow Dry Bar Welcomes Their New Franchise In The East Village Of Des Moines, IA »

June 17, 2014 at 4:35AM PDT | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Gwyneth Paltrow and David Babaii's Recent Partnership with Blo Blow Dry Bar Announces the Opening of a New Location in Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar's CEO along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to announce its 42nd Blo location that opened in Iowa this past weekend. As the first and original franchise to market the no cuts, no color concept in North America, located at 521 E. Locust Street, Suite 101, Des Moines, IA 50309. They can be contacted at blodesmoines@blomedry.com or 515 282 8282.
Blo Blow Dry Bars offer affordable blo out services 7 days a week. They also maintain top session stylists to deliver flawless hair in-bar or wherever an appointment is desired or required, 24/7...

Hand & Stone Massage And Facial Spa Promotes Kris Smith To Vice President Of Real Estate »

June 12, 2014 at 10:28AM PDT | Source: Hand and Stone

Real Estate Veteran to Oversee the Completion of More Than 100 Locations in Development
Hamilton, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 - Hand & Stone, the fastest growing massage and facial spa in the country, is proud to announce franchise real estate veteran Kris Smith has been promoted to Vice President of Real Estate.
In the past year, Smith has negotiated and finalized 55 leases for franchisees and has played the lead role in overseeing the construction and market development process for the opening of 52 new Hand & Stone locations. Prior to joining Hand & Stone in 2012 as Director of Real Estate, Smith served as Vice President of Brand Services for Saladworks, a 100-plus unit chain of fast casual salad restaurants. He has also worked for several franchise systems throughout his extensive 25-year career, including Domino's Pizza and Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc...

South Beach Tanning Company Add Multi-Unit Franchise Owner In Florida »

June 10, 2014 at 5:37AM PDT | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

Tampa, FL (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 - South Beach Tanning Company, based in Orlando, Florida, has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Glen and Jill Harrod to open 5 franchise locations in the next 24-month in the Pasco & Pinellas County area. The first location is part of South Beach Tanning Company’s salon conversion program and is located at 1279 Bruce B Downs Boulevard. Formerly Tan Lines, this is the first salon for the Harrods’s and is the sixth South Beach Tanning location in the Tampa Bay market.
South Beach Tanning Company has experienced tremendous growth over the past 3 years and Brian Hibbard, Founder and President of the South Beach Tanning Company are excited about his newest franchisees. "The Harrods bring a considerable amount of business experience to the equation, " said Hibbard, "Their attention to details and excitement to grow the brand in the Pasco and Pinellas area is exciting for us a Franchisor...

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues To Grow With Southern New Jersey And Eastern Philadelphia Expansion Plans »

June 04, 2014 at 5:54AM PDT | Source: Cherry Blow Dry Bar

Cherry Blow Dry Bar's brand continues to expand throughout the United States this year.
May 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // New Jersey – There is an increasing demand for perfectly-styled and affordable beauty services in the United States. With the hair salon industry now at $40 billion per year, the blow dry niche is one of the industry's fastest growing segments.
As a way to meet this rising demand in the United States, serial entrepreneur and founder of the highly successful Australian Blow Dry Bar brand Nathan Cuneen launched the American blow dry bar version, Cherry Blow Dry Bar in 2013. Currently, two locations are open with several more scheduled to open later this year.
The Cherry Blow Dry Bar franchise is now expanding to Southern New Jersey and Eastern Philadelphia...



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