January 30, 2017 // Franchising.com // SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Image Studios 360, a salon-suite franchise that offers beauty professionals the opportunity to own their own business, is set to open its sixth location in the Salt Lake City area this spring.
Since opening its first location in 2010, Image Studios 360 has continued to anchor itself as the leading salon/suite brand in Salt Lake City, having opened a new salon each year over the past five years. Additionally, the opening of this sixth location comes on the heels of the company’s recent announcement to expand nationally via franchising.
Four of the six locations in Salt Lake City are owned by two franchisees.
“Salt Lake City is where the brand started, so we are always excited when we have the opportunity to continue expansion in our home market,” said President Jason Olsen, who founded Image Studios 360 with his brother, Shaun. “For years we have provided Salt Lake City with exceptional spaces that appeal to both consumers and stylists alike, and now we are looking share that experience by expanding nationally.”
Each Image Studios 360 location occupies approximately 5,000 square feet of retail space and is outfitted anywhere from 25-30 salon studios. Franchisees are then responsible for renting each studio to beauty and wellness practitioners who operate their own business within their own studio - including hairstylists, nail technicians, massage therapists, and more.
“For our franchisees, we provide a real estate opportunity that frees them from the typical day-to-day management of owning a salon, while also providing beauty professionals to focus on the important things: their passion, their talent, and their clientele,” Olsen added.
Every salon studio is designed with European glass doors and windows, high exposed ceilings, LED lighting, ample client seating, tile floors, and more. In addition to being outfitted with whatever accessories the professional may need – from chairs and sinks, to cabinets and mirrors – every Image Studios 360 tenant has 24-hour access to their studio. This allows each professional the freedom to work when they want, and as long as they want.
“One of the best things about Image Studios 360 is that we bring together a collection of independent beauty professionals in one modern and luxurious location,” said Jodi Jorgensen, the newest Image Studios 360 franchisee and 14-year veteran of the cosmetology industry. “I know how scary it can be for a beauty professional to branch out and open their own salon, but with Image Studios 360, I can help fellow beauty professionals achieve their dreams of business ownership, independence and financial success.”
While a lease has yet to be signed for the new salon, Jorgensen is eyeing several areas for real estate, including Foothill and Utah County.
For more information on Image Studio 360, please visit www.imagestudios360.com
Founded in 2010 in Salt Lake City by serial entrepreneurs Jason and Shaun Olsen, Image Studios 360 is a salon suite franchise that provides a unique and innovative real estate opportunity that provides first-class salon studios to beauty and wellness practitioners. Franchising since 2015, Image Studios 360 currently has five studios throughout Utah with several more in various stages of development. For more information, visit www.imagestudios360.com
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Marybeth St. Peters