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Regis Reports Fourth Quarter 2015 Results »

August 28, 2015 at 5:58AM PDT | Source: Regis Corporation

MINNEAPOLIS - August 28, 2015 - (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 fourth quarter ended June 30, 2015 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 are not comparable to prior periods.

Sales of $462.9 million, a decline of $(21.0) million. Same-store sales decreased 0.8%.

Same-store service and product sales decreased 0.6% and 1.8%, respectively.


GAAP net loss of $(2.6) million or $(0.05) per diluted share...

Planet Beach Retires “Automated Spa” Tagline »

August 26, 2015 at 5:35AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach

Planet Beach retires “Automated Spa” sub-appellation in favor of the more progressively accurate title “Planet Beach Spray & Spa”.
NEW ORLEANS, LA (PRWEB) August 26, 2015 - It has been almost twenty years since the original “Planet Beach Tanning” opened its doors in New Orleans, LA. The first of its kind, Planet Beach transcended the rudimentary, run-of-the-mill fitness centers by yielding spa results at a price the general population could afford. Like most innovative ideas, Planet Beach has seen many alterations and progressive changes over the last two decades in favor of having a clear appellation and a focused niche in the marketplace.
Initially “Planet Beach Tanning” was exactly that...

Marilyn Monroe™ Spas Receives $20 Million Investment To Grow National Spa Chain »

August 25, 2015 at 3:44AM PDT | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas

Latest round of capital infusion into national spa and beauty company will accomplish domestic and global expansion plans & will help launch Marilyn Monroe™ Spa and Glamour Institute
August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, a national brand with 10 locations currently open in four states serving 70,000 customers, announced that it has received a $20 million investment in its latest round of capital infusion for the high-growth brand. Including this $20 million investment, Marilyn Monroe™ Spas has raised more than $36 million capital to date.
The $20 million investment will help accomplish domestic and global expansion plans, including the franchising of the brand’s Nail Lounges and Glamour Rooms...

Wilhelmina Models And European Wax Center Reveal The Winner Of The Summer Goddess 2015 Model Search »

August 21, 2015 at 4:28AM PDT | Source: European Wax Center

And The Winner Is…
NEW YORK - August 20, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Brooklyn McAlpin of Palmdale, California has been named the winner of the Summer Goddess 2015 Model Search Presented by Wilhelmina Models and European Wax Center. Five women were carefully chosen as finalists and flown to Miami to participate in the last round, which included meetings with top executives, a beach front photo shoot and a party to celebrate the winner. The winner was chosen today by an expert panel of judges including:
“It is our pleasure to add Brooklyn to our acclaimed roster of talent.”

Dave Coba, CEO, European Wax Center
Sherry Baker, President of Marketing, European Wax Center
Erin Lucas, Director, Wilhelmina Miami
Tatiana Acosta, Marketing Director, Wilhelmina Models
Beth Studenberg, Photographer
Sona Gaspirian, PopSugar

“This partnership was about celebrating and revealing beauty in all women, and I’m confident that we have done just that,” said Dave Coba, President and CEO of European Wax Center...

Cirque Salon Studios Empowers Both Real Estate Investors And Salon Professionals With Its New Franchise Opportunity »

August 20, 2015 at 4:37AM PDT | Source: Cirque Salon Studios

Innovative Salon Studio Concept Begins Targeted Franchise Expansion Throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast
August 20, 2015 // Franchising.com // CHARLESTON, SC - Cirque Salon Studios, a franchised real estate business that leases individual suites to health, beauty, and wellness professionals, announced a new franchise initiative today.
An innovative salon studio concept, Cirque Salon Studios equips franchise owners with the business model, tools, and professional support needed to operate an efficient, technology-driven, real estate-based business, as they lease space to 25 to 30 independent studio owners. The franchise operation is designed to be far less complex and time-consuming than other opportunities, and allows franchise owners to better manage their investments, as well as their personal and professional schedules...

Fast-Paced Growth Of Child Hair Care Franchise Keeps Them A ‘Cut’ Above The Competition »

August 19, 2015 at 3:36AM PDT | Source: Snip-its

Snip-its Looks to Expand Popular Kid-Focused Salon to 16 Markets Across the Country; Signed 8-unit Deal
August 19, 2015 // Franchising.com // Minneapolis, Minn – In recent years, the U.S. hair care segment has grown to a staggering $40 billion in revenue annually, proving its ability to untangle post-recessionary knots that continues to plague many industries. With children getting their haircut more frequently than adults, specialized segments of the industry such as child hair care, are leading the pack. In fact, families with school-aged children spend nearly 38 percent more on hair services than households with no children.
Capitalizing on this flourishing segment that caters to young consumers, Snip-its, an innovative child-focused salon and entertainment concept, is turning a traditionally mundane and often unpleasant experience into a fun-filled, animated adventure...

Fantastic Sams Franchise Brand Evolution Drives Strong Growth »

August 18, 2015 at 11:49AM PDT | Source: Fantastic Sams
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Fantastic Sams Hair Salon Franchise Finished 2014 With 71% More Franchise Signings Than the Previous Year
BOSTON, MA - (Marketwired - Aug 18, 2015) - Fantastic Sams is in the midst of a makeover, and the hair salon franchise is attracting a growing line of suitors. Franchisee signings rose 71% in 2014 compared with the year before, as entrepreneurs embraced a remodeled store design and a reinvigorated business model.
Fantastic Sams is part of Dessange Group North America, which oversees about 1,100 Fantastic Sams in the United States. Dessange Group North America also is working to expand two European salon powerhouses - Dessange and Camille Albane - in the U.S. Together, the three brands have nearly 2,000 locations worldwide. All three brands are led by CEO Linda Chadwick, who has guided Fantastic Sams' resurgence and was promoted to oversee Dessange Group North America this spring...

Florida-based Marilyn Monroe™ Spas Announces New Miami Glamour Room Location »

August 18, 2015 at 5:13AM PDT | Source: Marilyn Monroe Spas

The national spa brand’s newest Glamour Room location is set to open in early 2016, offering nail treatments, hair services, makeup application and traditional spa treatments.
DORAL, FLA. (PRWEB) August 18, 2015 - Marilyn Monroe™ Spas, a Florida-based national company that transforms traditional spa and salon concepts under the iconic Marilyn Monroe brand, announced today that it is set to open its newest Marilyn Monroe™ Glamour Room in Downtown Doral at 8551 Northwest 53rd Street, Suite 107.
The 3,350 square-foot Glamour Room will take the traditional day spa concept to the next level by offering a variety of luxury services, including nail treatments, hair services, waxing, makeup application and spa treatments like signature facials and tailored massages, all with a glamorous yet affordable twist...

Massage Heights Named To 2015 Inc. 5000 List »

August 18, 2015 at 3:50AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
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San Antonio-Based Franchise Ranked as One of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies
August 18, 2015 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO - Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, recently earned a place on Inc. magazine’s 34th annual Inc. 5000.
The list ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies and represents the most comprehensive look at America’s independent entrepreneurs. The 2015 ranking includes the most competitive crop in the list’s history. Companies were evaluated based on three-year growth, 2014 revenue and the number of jobs added.
Massage Heights, which boasted an incredible 82% three year growth rate, $76...

MY SALON Suite® And Ratner Companies Announce Strategic Alliance »

August 12, 2015 at 3:39AM PDT | Source: MY SALON Suite

New Alternative Financing Program is Driving the Expansion of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza® throughout North America
August 12, 2015 // Franchising.com // NEW ORLEANS – The salon suite surge just received another major jolt…a new strategic partnership that marks a milestone moment in this rapidly expanding segment of the salon industry. This new partnership makes it possible to provide alterative financing options for qualified franchise candidates; allowing for an extensive expansion plan over the next 12 – 18 months.
MY SALON Suite, the nation’s leading upscale salon suite franchise, has joined forces with Ratner Companies, the nation’s largest family-owned collection of salons and the owners of Salon Plaza, to drive the expansion of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza throughout North America...

Fuchsia Spa To Franchise Results-Driven Skin Care Concept Nationwide »

July 28, 2015 at 11:35AM PDT | Source: Fuchsia Spa

Ariz.-based day spa with focus on providing routine skin care services set to begin franchising.
July 14, 2015 // Franchising.com // MESA, Ariz. – Mesa, Ariz.-based Fuchsia Spa announced today it is offering franchise opportunities for its full-service day spa concept that is making the “spa lifestyle” attainable through its unique monthly membership model.
After leaving corporate America, moms Lisa Vukonich and Erin Owens opened Fuchsia in November 2006 with a single location. The duo is now looking to expand its brand presence nationally.
“The Fuchsia franchise model offers a unique and approachable opportunity for everyday moms like us and entrepreneurial-minded individuals to take the next step in their careers by becoming business owners,” said co-owner Lisa Vukonich...

Massage Envy Seeks Development Opportunities In Georgia »

July 27, 2015 at 8:29AM PDT | Source: Massage Envy Spa
Massage Envy Spa  Opportunities Available

Nation’s Largest Massage Therapy Franchise to Expand Presence in Southern Region 
July 27, 2015 // Franchising.com // Scottsdale, Ariz.– Massage Envy, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, today announced plans for continued development in Georgia, specifically southern markets including Atlanta, Warner Robins, Macon, Decatur, Bonaire and McDonough. This year, Massage Envy will open two clinics in Georgia, which will fuel future growth opportunities for the brand in the state.
“We’ve seen our existing clinics in Georgia flourish over the last several years,” said Steve Bielewicz, vice president of global franchise sales. “The region was home to some of the first Massage Envy locations and has remained a key target market for additional expansion...

Support The VFW’s Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship By Purchasing A NASCAR Xfinity Series Race Ticket At Darlington Raceway »

July 24, 2015 at 7:07AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.
Sport Clips, Inc. Opportunities Available

Track “Too Tough To Tame” is offering a special 50 percent off military ticket to the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 until August 28; $2 from each sale will benefit Help A Hero Scholarships
July 24, 2015 // Franchising.com // DARLINGTON, S.C. - Copy of Help A Hero 200 LogoDarlington Raceway, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Sport Clips Haircuts are partnering to raise funds for the VFW’s "Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship" program.
Effective immediately through August 28, the track is offering active duty, retired and veterans a special 50 percent off admission to the NASCAR XFINITY Series VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 race on September 5 at Darlington Raceway.
Special tickets are available by visiting www...

Planet Beach Offering Franchise Incentive For A Limited Time »

July 17, 2015 at 4:17AM PDT | Source: Planet Beach

This limited offer extends to any qualified candidates looking to open a traditional Planet Beach or a Planet Beach located inside of an LA Fitness.
New Orleans, LA (PRWEB) July 16, 2015 - Planet Beach recently announced an arrangement with LA Fitness to make prime real estate available to open a Planet Beach spray & spa inside of select LA Fitness locations. In order to introduce this new agreement to the marketplace, those who qualify and purchase a franchise license will be granted a second license at no additional cost. This offer extends to any qualified candidates looking to open a traditional spa or a spa located inside of an LA Fitness. This offer is only available for a limited time.
Planet Beach introduced an innovative approach to day spas by pioneering the automated spa concept...

Waxing Franchise LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) To Open In West Hollywood, Costa Mesa And San Diego, California »

July 16, 2015 at 5:47AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven franchise secures leases and plans salon openings in high-end Southern California locations. In addition to Los Angeles, Costa Mesa and San Diego, LunchBOX also will open in Dublin, California, on July 31 and has another salon in the buildout phase in Elk Grove, California.
Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) July 15, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today its three Southern California franchisee teams all have signed commercial lease agreements and soon will begin construction on salons in West Hollywood, Costa Mesa and San Diego.
Brooke and Frank Leal signed a commercial lease in West Hollywood for a four-suite, 1,100 square foot space (311 1/2 South Sweetzer Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90048)...

Massage Heights Co-Founder Selected To Participate In Reebok Crossfit Games »

July 13, 2015 at 7:17AM PDT | Source: Massage Heights
Massage Heights Opportunities Available

Wayne Evans One of 80 Selected to Participate in Elite Competition July 21-23
July 13, 2015 // Franchising.com // SAN ANTONIO – Wayne Evans, co-founder of Massage Heights and current Vice President of Human Resources for the franchise, has been selected to participate in the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games, held July 21 to 23 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Evans secured his spot by placing 11th out of 2,600 participants that tried out to compete for the title of Fittest on Earth™. He is currently ranked 12th in the world in the 55 to 59-year-old age group.
As Wayne prepares for the games his workouts become more intense, making regular massage therapy an important part of his training regimen. While exercising at a high intensity rate, as CrossFit athletes do, the body produces lactic acid and general toxins in the muscles that interfere with electrical signals, slow energy reactions and impair muscle contractions...

Sport Clips Haircuts Celebrates 50th State Milestone With The Opening Of Maine Location »

July 09, 2015 at 10:31AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.
Sport Clips, Inc. Opportunities Available

A fresh take on haircare for men and boys of all ages comes to Bangor.
GEORGETOWN, Texas - July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation's leading men's and boys' haircare provider, will expand its footprint into Bangor, Maine on Friday, July 10, marking a significant milestone in the growth of the franchise… a presence in all 50 states.
"We celebrate each store opening, and we've reached a true milestone with this one – opening Sport Clips in our 50th U.S. state," says Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. "Our first store opened in Austin, Texas in 1993, so to see the emergence of Sport Clips in new states over the past twenty years has been both exciting and rewarding. We couldn't have done it without Sport Clips' skilled and dedicated team members, franchisees, and support team members...

Sport Clips Haircuts Ranked By FORBES As “Best Franchise To Buy” »

July 01, 2015 at 6:09AM PDT | Source: Sport Clips, Inc.
Sport Clips, Inc. Opportunities Available

July 01, 2015 // Franchising.com // GEOREGETOWN, Texas - Sport Clips Haircuts, the nation’s leading men’s and boys’ hair care provider, is ranked by FORBES as a top 10 “Best Franchise to Buy.” The June issue featured the second annual “best” and “worst” franchises in America rankings separated into three categories, based on entry costs: up to $150,000; $150,000 to $500,000; and over $500,000.
Based on research conducted by FRANdata, FORBES ranked Sport Clips number seven in the $150K-$500K category. FRANdata assessed each of the franchises listed according to their five-year growth rates and five-year continuity rates, a measure of how often an individual franchise has changed hands, in addition to their entry costs...

LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON) Announces Second New Jersey Location »

June 29, 2015 at 7:00AM PDT | Source: LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON)

Chic, culture-driven speed-waxing franchise announces plan for 2015 opening in Morristown, New Jersey. Ed and Patrick Sheridan opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and are now opening a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot in a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey.
Morristown, New Jersey (PRWEB) June 29, 2015 - LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), a wax-only franchise known for its emotive brand that happily encourages all to “Bare Your Beauty,” announced today New Jersey franchisees Ed and Patrick Sheridan signed a commercial lease agreement and soon will begin construction on their second of eight New Jersey locations.
The Sheridans, successful businessmen and New Jersey natives who opened their first LunchBOX in Westfield earlier this year and also operate a number of restaurants under another franchise concept, plan to open a three-suite, 1,100 square-foot space at 8 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960, a popular and affluent shopping and dining destination in North New Jersey...

Forbes Names Sola Salon Studios Top Franchise To Buy »

June 29, 2015 at 6:31AM PDT | Source: Sola Salons

Company Ranked No. 1 on 2015 Franchise List
DENVER, CO - (Marketwired - Jun 26, 2015) - Sola Salon Studios was recently named a top franchise to buy by Forbes Magazine. The accolade and success of the company is all credited to the more than 5,000 salon professionals at 230 locations nationwide and growing.
"Being able to give the American dream to thousands of stylists, it's been the most rewarding business endeavor we've ever done," said Stratton Smith, co-founder of Sola Salon Studios. "It's all about experiencing the freedom to live the life you love."
Sola Salon Studios leases high-end, private suites to salon professionals. These suites are equipped with everything the salon professionals need to operate their own one or two-chair salon...



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