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Massage Heights Expands Brand Presence In Colorado »

December 19, 2014 at 11:09AM PST | Source: Massage Heights
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Opening of second location in the state is the first in a number of locations planned for development by new Franchisee Group
December 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas - Massage Heights continues on its current growth trajectory with the opening of the 118th Retreat this week in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, the 18th location to open this year and the second in the state. The San Antonio based franchisor has been focused on new expansion deals across the country with franchisee groups like the one in Denver. The three Strategic-partners of SBH group are practically Denver natives with each graduating from a Colorado college and residing in the Denver Metro area for 30+ years. They worked together as small business Agency Owners and Executives with a large national multi-line insurance company prior to opening their first Massage Heights franchise this week...

Marilyn Monroe(TM) Spas Launches Worldwide Franchise Opportunities »

December 16, 2014 at 2:56PM PST | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas
Marilyn Monroe Spas Opportunities Available

Former Disney Executive Brings Iconic Spa Brand to Life Across the Country, Now Offering Opportunities to Franchise Marilyn Monroe™ Nail Lounge & Glamour Room Concepts
December 16, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. - Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, a national brand with eight locations currently open and several more opening soon, announced today that it will begin franchising its popular Nail Lounge and Glamour Room concepts.
Both concepts offer a contemporary take on the traditional day spa and leverage the universal appeal, sophistication and intrigue of the Marilyn Monroe™ brand persona. Led by spa industry veteran Niki T. Bryan, founder and CEO, and former Disney executive Allen "Al" R. Weiss, executive chairman, Marilyn Monroe™ Spas was granted an exclusive global licensing agreement in 2012 with Authentic Brands Group, a leading international intellectual property corporation that owns the estate of Marilyn Monroe, to operate in the spa, salon, nail and health and wellness categories using the Marilyn Monroe name...

Massage Envy Spa Expands In Houston & Dallas/Fort Worth »

December 11, 2014 at 12:42PM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Nation's Largest Massage Therapy Franchise Signs Franchise Agreements for Five New Clinics; Opens Four Additional Clinics in Texas Markets
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today significant growth in the Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth markets with the recent signing of franchise agreements for five new clinics to open next year. In addition, four new Massage Envy Spa locations recently opened their doors in the Houston and DFW areas. On the heels of this rapid growth, the brand is eager to keep the momentum going and is targeting additional areas in the state for expansion including: Burleson, College Station, Granbury, Killeen, Midland, Odessa, Temple, Texarkana, Victoria and Weatherford...

Salons By JC Opens In Saint Cloud, Minnesota »

December 10, 2014 at 7:30AM PST | Source: Salons By JC

Brings Together Collection of Beauty Professionals in One Luxurious Location
December 10, 2014 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Salons By JC, the nation’s fastest-growing salon suite franchise concept, has opened its newest location at 132 Division Street in Waite Park, Minnesota.
The latest concept in the more than $75 billion salon industry services sector, Salons By JC leases private suites to beauty and wellness professionals – including hair stylists, nail technicians, facialists and massage therapists – who run their own businesses.
"One of the best things about Salons By JC is that we bring together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one luxurious location," said owner Andrew Horton, a 15-year veteran of the franchise industry who, along with his father, is committed to opening three more locations throughout Northern Minnesota over the next few years...

Fantastic Sams Salon Franchise Targets Top 15 Growth Markets »

December 10, 2014 at 6:50AM PST | Source: Fantastic Sams
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Iconic 40-Year-Old Salon Franchise Is Expanding in Large and Small Markets Nationwide
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Dec 10, 2014) - Fantastic Sams, the country's leading network of full-service salon franchises, today announced its Top 15 target growth markets for 2015.
Included in the roster are the Midwest states of Michigan and Illinois, Southeastern states of Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina and the Eastern Seaboard states of New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Rounding off the list are Northern California, New Mexico and Texas.
Fantastic Sams is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition in 2012 by Dessange International, a premium, luxury, multinational European beauty salon chain...

Planet Beach To Change The Way Brazil Rejuvenates »

December 09, 2014 at 7:57AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach is excited for Brazil to be joining our extensive international family.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 09, 2014 - Planet Beach, the leader in automated spa services, is proud to announce that the Federative Republic of Brazil will be joining us in our mission to change the way the world rejuvenates.
Joseph Mann, a business professional from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Fabio Messer, a former founding partner at M10 Investments, will be leading what is now Planet Beach's 10th international expansion.
"I recently travelled to the US where I had a wonderful experience with the Aqua-Massage service. As soon as I came back to Rio de Janeiro, I started searching for more information about the equipment. That's when I came across Planet Beach," explained Mann...

Cosmetology Students Awarded ACE Scholarships Totaling $15,000 By Sport Clips Haircuts And American Crew »

December 08, 2014 at 5:14AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

December 05, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas - To help cosmetology students reach their career goals, Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's leading men's and boys' hair care provider, partnered with American Crew to award 15 Access to Cosmetology Education (ACE) scholarships this year. To be considered for an ACE scholarship, candidates met both academic and video requirements established by Sport Clips and American Crew. Each recipient was presented a $1,000 scholarship to help with educational expenses.
This is the sixth year the Georgetown, Texas-based company, which has more than 1,200 stores across the country, has awarded scholarships to eligible students enrolled at an American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) member school...

South Beach Tanning Company Purchases Popular Hyde Park Tanning Salon In Tampa »

December 08, 2014 at 4:12AM PST | Source: South Beach Tanning Company

South Beach Tanning Company has purchased a popular Hyde Park Tanning Salon and extended membership privileges to clients.
Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) December 08, 2014 - South Beach Tanning Company, based in Orlando, Florida, has purchased a popular Hyde Park Tanning salon and provided the salons existing members with membership privileges at the other 6 Tampa area South Beach Tanning Company locations. Members also have access to the newest location on South Dale Mabry, located in front of the popular Trader Joe’s on Swann Avenue.
South Beach Tanning Company has continued to expand Florida operations and franchise locations throughout the country and has aggressive growth plans for 2015. A new location is under construction in St...

Planet Beach Expands Into The World Of E-Commerce! »

December 05, 2014 at 11:38AM PST | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach, the creator of automated spa services, is expanding into the world of e-commerce and bringing "awesomeness in a box" to the masses.
New Orleans, Louisiana (PRWEB) December 05, 2014 - Planet Beach's new online store is now open for business at planetbeachshop.com! Planet Beach's exclusive line of beauty, skincare, wellness and relaxation products can now be purchased from the comfort of your own home in a matter of a few clicks.
The research has been conducted, the development has been completed and now it's official! Planet Beach has entered the world of eCommerce. The place where our customers are already shopping and will be able to get products delivered right to their door in what is being coined as "awesomeness in a box!" Great products that Planet Beach members have enjoyed for the past 19+ years are now available to the masses...

V's Barbershop Now Open In Cary, NC »

December 04, 2014 at 5:08AM PST | Source: V's Barbershop

Offers traditional barbershop services in an upscale environment at a reasonable price.
CARY, NC (PRWEB) December 04, 2014 - V's Barbershop®, the leading authentic and upscale barbershop experience, is proud to announce the opening of its newest location in North Carolina at 301 Colonades Way, within the Waverly Place Shopping Center. The Cary location is the second V's Barbershop to open in the North Carolina market, and the 22nd location to open nationwide. The barbershop has six authentic and beautifully restored antique Koken barber chairs from the 1950's, shoeshine services, and amenities such as flat screen televisions, quality grooming products and iconic artwork. V's Barbershop will be celebrating their Grand Opening festivities all day on Saturday, December 6th with fun give-a-ways, a barbershop quartet and an evening happy hour with refreshments from 6pm – 8pm...

Massage Heights Expands Canadian Reach »

December 04, 2014 at 3:58AM PST | Source: Massage Heights
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Company continues to grow creating an additional 125 new jobs over the next two years.
December 04, 2014 // Franchising.com // San Antonio, Texas – Massage Heights continues the aggressive growth of its franchise system with the announcement of its newest Retreat openings in Canada and plans to develop an additional six Retreats within the next two years. "We are extremely pleased with the performance of the Massage Heights Canada Retreats, month over month. The five Calgary locations are within our Top 10 performing locations system wide. We are excited about the new additions in Edmonton and the ability to provide an elevated massage experience," said Shane Evans, Co-Founder and President of Massage Heights.
Doug McNabb and Ken Carter joined Massage Heights in 2009 as a Master Franchisee for the Canadian market...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar In San Antonio, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Affordable Beauty with 7 Flawless Blo Out Styles to Choose From
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii congratulate franchise partner Athena Boyd with the opening of her 3rd Blo Blow Dry Bar. With the success of her first two Blo’s in Austin, TX she decided it was time to bring San Antonio the same affordable beauty experience. Her 3rd location opens November 29th at The Shops at Lincoln Heights, 999 E Basse Rd., Suite 182, San Antonio, TX. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.blomedry.com, calling 210-368-9473 or emailing blolincolnheights@blomedry...

European Wax Center Announces Record Breaking Growth »

November 19, 2014 at 4:38AM PST | Source: European Wax Center

Brand Solidifies Position as Leader in the Waxing Services Category
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW YORK - David Coba, CEO and co-founder of the beauty and waxing industry leader, European Wax Center (EWC) announced today projected growth of more than 45 percent for 2014. With 658 franchises nationwide, 121 of which were signed this year alone, EWC is the absolute brand leader in the beauty waxing services category.
European Wax Center is also one of the fastest growing beauty service brands in America today. Despite the economic downturn, EWC has seen record breaking growth over the past six years, expanding from six locations to over 658. This type of rapid growth, especially in a down market, is unprecedented...

Sport Clips Haircuts Selected As A "Top Workplace" In Austin By Austin American-Statesman »

November 18, 2014 at 8:34AM PST | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // GEORGETOWN, Texas - Sport Clips Haircuts has been selected as one of the Austin American-Statesman's "Top Workplaces." Based solely on feedback from employees of the company's support center, located in Georgetown, Texas, and store managers and stylists in the greater Austin area, Sport Clips Haircuts ranked seventh among mid-sized employers and was designated a "special award winner" for the training category. The complete Top Workplaces list, published on November 16, can be found here: www.statesman.com/s/business/top-workplaces/2014.
"As Sport Clips continues to grow, we maintain a continued focus on putting clients first while enhancing the lives of our team through our workplace culture," says Founder and CEO Gordon Logan...

Danya Banning And Diana Cokingtin Bring National Blow Dry Bar Concept To Overland Park, KS »

November 18, 2014 at 7:07AM PST | Source: Primp and Blow, a Blow Dry Bar

Blowouts, Makeup, Hair Extensions, and other Salon Luxuries now Available in KS
Overland Park, KS (PRWEB) November 18, 2014 - Announced today, Overland Park becomes home to the first franchise location of Primp & Blow, a blow dry bar. Danya Banning and Diana Cokingtin have partnered with Primp and Blow founder, Melodi Harmon, to introduce a membership concept offering Overland Park residents professional shampoo blowouts, full makeup services, hair extension services, and other salon luxuries.
"We are excited to bring one of the fastest growing concepts in the beauty industry to clients in Overland Park," said Banning and Cokingtin. "Every woman should have access to this fast and affordable concept that skips the cut and color and focuses solely on the 'do...

Massage Envy Spa Opens First New York City Clinic In Midtown »

November 18, 2014 at 4:09AM PST | Source: Massage Envy Spa
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Leading Massage Therapy Franchise Plans to Open Two Additional Locations by End of Year
November 18, 2014 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz. - Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today the opening of the brand's first New York City clinic in Midtown West. Additional clinics in Gramercy Park and the Upper East Side plan to open by the end of the year.
"We have been looking to develop clinics in Manhattan for some time now as part of our national expansion strategy," said Joe Luongo, chief operating officer of Massage Envy Spa. "Now with the right franchisees in place in Manhattan, Massage Envy Spa is better positioned than ever to bring our members and guests a place to focus on their health and wellness, when and where it's convenient for them...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar And Body By Blo In Miami, Florida »

November 13, 2014 at 7:18AM PST | 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.
Miami, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 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 welcome Paola and Francisco Gonzalez to their franchise family. Their Blo & Body By Blo Coral Gables location near Miami will be opening on Friday, November 21, 2014. It is located at 360 San Lorenzo Avenue, #1535, Coral Gables, Florida and can be contacted at 305-456-8850 or blocoralgables@blomedry.com.
Franchise partners Paola Maria Gonzalez AKA the Mane life (@TheManeLife) and Francisco Javier Gonzalez share a passion for business and finance...

Gift Well This Holiday Season With Massage Heights »

November 13, 2014 at 4:54AM PST | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Regular Massage and Facial Services can help you stay healthy, happy and stress-free.
San Antonio, TX - November 12, 2014 - (PR.com) - Work-life balance is something everybody struggles with, yet it's important for everyone to achieve. This is made even more difficult during the holidays as pressure mounts to find the perfect gifts and prepare for family gatherings all while coping with end of the year deadlines. This increased stress affects every system in the body as well as one's mental well-being. This Holiday season there is no better way to recharge the whole body than with the gift of well-being from Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services.
When stressed, our nervous and endocrine systems release adrenaline and cortisol, also known as the stress hormone, causing the heart to beat faster, blood pressure to rise and changes in the digestive process...

European Wax Center Releases Survey Results Just In Time For The Holidays »

November 13, 2014 at 4:16AM PST | Source: European Wax Center

Gift Cards Will Be Popular this Holiday Season in the Beauty/Waxing Arena
NEW YORK - November 12, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - European Wax Center (EWC), in collaboration with SurveyMonkey, recently conducted a survey of over 1,000 U.S. consumers to determine how consumers felt about giving or receiving beauty-related gift cards this holiday season both general and waxing specific.
The survey, which polled women ages 18-44, asked a series of questions to help answer the age- old question of what women really want. In addition to revealing beautiful skin, and just in time for the holidays, EWC is revealing highlights from the survey:

Over 80% of respondents have purchased gift cards for someone else in the past 12 months...

MY SALON Suite® Continues National Expansion With Opening Of Two Locations In Atlanta »

November 12, 2014 at 6:10AM PST | Source: MY SALON Suite

Premier Salon Suites Leader Opens Luxury Beauty Complexes in Brookwood and Sandy Springs, Ga.
NEW ORLEANS - Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - MY SALON Suite®, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, is continuing its rapid development across North America with the recent opening of two new upscale beauty facilities in Brookwood and Sandy Springs, Ga. These locations are leading the Atlanta salon suite industry by providing completely private, high-end, furnished salon suites for highly qualified and established beauty professionals who are passionate about owning their own business. MY SALON Suite® of Brookwood and MY SALON Suite® of Sandy Springs are each located in prime locations throughout the city, offering independent beauty professionals with a luxuriously rich environment to run their salon businesses and service their clients with the upscale ambiance and amenities they deserve...



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