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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...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of The First Blo Blow Dry Bar Location In London, England »

November 12, 2014 at 4:59AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

North America's Original Blow Dry Bar Brings Flawless Tresses to the UK
LONDON, ENGLAND - (Marketwired - November 12, 2014) - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii are proud to welcome Irina Squire to their franchise family. Her London location in Covent Garden will be opening on Thursday, November 13th, 2014. It is located at 34 The Market, The Piazza, London and can be contacted at blocoventgarden@blomedry.com or +44 (0) 207 836 5115.
Franchise partner Irina Squire (aka CurlMeLondon) says, "Blo is the brand London has been craving! The blow dry category is booming faster than ever and by bringing Blo right into the middle of London, in Covent Garden, we will be able to treat British beauties with A-list status blo outs...

Regis Reports First Quarter 2015 Results »

November 04, 2014 at 5:58AM PST | Source: Regis Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - November 04, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Regis Corporation (NYSE:RGS), a leader in the haircare industry, whose primary business is owning, operating and franchising hair salons, today reported results for its fiscal first quarter ended September 30, 2014 versus the prior year as noted below.
As a result of the Company's valuation allowance against most of its deferred tax assets, associated reported and, as adjusted, after-tax results of operations are not comparable to prior periods.

Sales of $464.6 million, a decline of $4.0 million. Same-store sales increased 0.6%.

Same-store service sales were flat and same-store product sales increased 3.5%.


GAAP net loss of $(9...

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

October 29, 2014 at 7:47AM 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.
Naples, FL (PRWEB) October 29, 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 Kara Resop to their franchise family. Her Naples Blo & Body By Blo Naples location will be opening on Friday, November 7, 2014. It is located at 2349 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Suite 516, Naples, FL and can be contacted at blonaples(at)blomedry.com or 239-631-6128.
Franchise partner Kara Resop (aka LovelyLadyLocks) says, "It is an absolute dream come true to bring Blo to the city my husband and I grew up in! I have been dreaming of opening a Blo for years, but was on an amazing journey with my husband, supporting his Major League Baseball career and raising our family on the road, now we're home in Naples, and I am finally able to Blo Naples away!" Besides being a devoted wife and mother, Kara also supports her Florida community and gives back to charities such as the Pediatric Cancer Foundation...

Massage Heights Introduces 90-Minute Facials »

October 23, 2014 at 4:59AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Company launches extended services to help Guests elevate skin care and take a bigger step to whole body health.
San Antonio, TX - October 23, 2014 - (PR.com) - Your face says a lot about you, where you’ve been, how you are feeling, your age and most importantly it shares your whole body’s health. The old saying really is true, "it’s written all over your face." And being that your face is one of the first things people notice, what will that first impression tell them? Regular facials offer a variety of health benefits such as increasing circulation, reversing the signs of aging and hydrating and removing environmental impurities. Committed to providing Members and Guests with the best overall health and well-being, Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, will begin offering 90-minute facials on November 3, 2014...

Planet Beach Saudi Arabia Hosts Valuable Breast Cancer Event »

October 21, 2014 at 7:08AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach
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October 21, 2014 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Planet Beach Saudi Arabia hosted an event on October 18th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. to honor survivors.
Planet Beach Saudi Arabia blanketed itself in pink, as they recognized breast cancer survivors and their families. Several area sponsors provided decorations and food to those in attendance.
"After last year's success, we decided to enlarge the festivities," said Planet Beach's Azhar Al-Fagih, who organized the event and handles daily operations for the spa. "We were fortunate enough to have Dr. Fadwa Alnahdi from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health speak at the event on the importance of early examination. We also hosted Dr...

Pure Barre Launches First Exclusive Clothing Collection In Partnership With Splits59 »

October 16, 2014 at 8:13AM PDT | Source: Pure Barre

Pure Barre® By Splits59 Makes Debut with Clothing Line Designed Exclusively with the Pure Barre Consumer in Mind
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Pure Barre, the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation with more than 250 studios across the country, has launched their first ever clothing line, Pure Barre® by Splits59. The collection, in partnership with the innovative women's activewear label Splits59, will be sold exclusively in Pure Barre studios and online at www.purebarre.com.
The Pure Barre® by Splits59 Fall Collection is composed of seven activewear styles that were designed with the Pure Barre consumer in mind. The line was created with unique details to ensure comfort and technical femininity taking clients from the barre to the street in a fashionable yet practical way...

MY SALON Suite® Announces Grand Opening Of New Industry-Leading Beauty Complex In Palm Harbor, Florida »

October 16, 2014 at 6:33AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

Premier salon suites leader expands presence in Tampa area with four locations now leasing upscale suites to established salon professionals.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MY SALON Suite®, the leader in premier salon suites franchises, announced today that its largest beauty complex in the U.S is hosting a Grand Opening Event in Palm Harbor, FL on Monday, October 20 from 5-8 p.m. MY SALON Suite® of Palm Harbor invites salon professionals and the community to attend this free event, tour its state-of-the-art location and meet some of the best beauty professionals in the business. MY SALON Suite® will keep its doors open for the evening so the public can browse the luxurious salon suites at their leisure while enjoying appetizers, beverages, and the chance to win free beauty services...

Fantastic Sams Hair Salon Franchise Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Record-Breaking Convention »

October 15, 2014 at 12:01PM PDT | Source: Fantastic Sams
Fantastic Sams Opportunities Available

Iconic Hair Care Salon Quickly Becoming America's No. 1 Salon of Choice
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Oct 15, 2014) - Fantastic Sams hair salon franchise celebrated its 40th year as an iconic American brand by launching a top-to-bottom "Brand Evolution" at its biannual franchise conference, which was held recently in Las Vegas, Nevada. The brand, which saw record attendance at the event, is aggressively expanding in the wake of its acquisition by Dessange International, Europe's leading luxury hair salon franchise and beauty brand.
"As we enter our fifth decade, Fantastic Sams is undergoing a dramatic resurgence that's taking the brand strength we've earned over the past four decades to the next level," said Fantastic Sams President and COO Linda Chadwick...

Get A Haircut, Help A Hero During Sport Clips' Scholarships For Veterans Campaign »

October 13, 2014 at 7:31AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.

GEORGETOWN, Texas - Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - When you get a haircut at one of the more than 1,200 Sport Clips across the country, you can "help a hero" at the same time by donating to the company's Help A Hero program now through November 11, Veterans Day. Over the next four weeks, Sport Clips' locations nationwide will have a collective goal of raising $600,000 for their annual fundraising program that provides scholarship money to veterans. Since 2007, the company has partnered with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) to support service members, and last year, created the "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program to help service members and veterans in the next chapter of their lives. Each scholarship provides up to $5,000 of assistance to those who are pursuing an education at post-secondary institutions, including trade schools...

Gwyneth Paltrow Appears At The 16th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit »

October 09, 2014 at 7:58AM PDT | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar is very proud to announce their Partner Gwyneth Paltrow's appearance at the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 - Blo Blow Dry Bar is proud to announce partner Gwyneth Paltrow's participation at the 16th Annual Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit yesterday, October 7th. Speaking to a sold-out conference in Laguna Niguel, California, the summit features an opportunity for successful women entrepreneurs to join together and network with their peers through one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions.
According to Ari Yakobson, CEO of Blo, "Gwyneth's appearance with some of the most influential female moguls of our time truly captures the essence and driving force behind our company...

Regis To Present First Quarter Results On November 4, 2014 »

October 09, 2014 at 7:46AM PDT | Source: Regis Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - October 09, 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 first fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2014 before the market opens on Tuesday, November 4, 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) 389-5997 and entering access code 7675796. A replay of the presentation will be available later that day...

Hand & Stone Partners With Susan G. Komen For 4th Annual Ride For The Cure »

October 09, 2014 at 5:28AM PDT | Source: Hand and Stone

Health and Wellness Franchise Hosts Fundraiser for Central and South Jersey Chapter
Hamilton, N.J. (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 - Hand & Stone, the fastest-growing massage and facial spa in the country, is partnering with Susan G. Komen of Central and South Jersey for the 4th Annual Ride for the Cure. The event will be held Oct. 19 at The Horse Park of New Jersey in Allentown and aims to raise $65,000 to provide education and screening for underserved and uninsured women in 13 counties in New Jersey.
"At Hand & Stone we welcome the opportunity to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer and are honored to be partnering with Susan G. Komen for the Cure," said Todd Leff, CEO of Hand & Stone. "As a brand that promotes health and wellness, we’re proud to join together and help make a valuable contribution to a cause that affects women and families in our communities...



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