Bishops Barbershop Now Franchising

Founder Leo Rivera Expanding Successful Concept Across North America

September 16, 2008 // // PORTLAND, Ore. - Bishops Barbershop, cuts and colors for men and women, today announced it is now offering franchise opportunities across North America. Founded in 2001 by Leo Rivera, Bishops currently has six locations in Portland.

"We want to build on our success, and franchising is the next logical step in the growth of the company," Rivera said. "Organic growth worked very well here in Portland, and now it's time to extend the brand. Personal care is a recession-proof industry, so many people want to be part of the Bishops concept right now, and franchising is the most effective way to offer them the opportunity to do that. We are targeting metropolitan markets across the U.S. and Canada."

Bishops is a new kind of barbershop for Generations X, Y and Z that delivers high-end salon quality at affordable prices in a casual, fun environment that includes edgy artwork and music, and trend-setting stylists. Clients are taken on a walk-in only basis, and choose from an a la carte menu of services that includes style, shampoo, blow dry, a variety of cut and color options, or even a hot towel shave, and a free bottle of cold Miller High Life is offered to those who are 21 and older.

"I started Bishops to fill the niche between national haircut chains, traditional barbershops and full-service salons, to bring a new kind of neighborhood barbershop to the younger generation," Rivera said. "Bishops is more than just a place to get a haircut, it's a lifestyle. We are a 21st century version of the barbershops you see in old movies. People come in to Bishops to hang out, talk, have a good time and get high-end salon quality service without the pretentiousness or expensive prices."

Community involvement is another hallmark of the Bishops legacy.

"We care about being part of the community and making it better," Rivera said. "Our philosophy of building community is demonstrated by our support of local artists, musicians and fashion designers, as well as our participation in events that contribute to local charities and non-profit organizations."

More information about Bishops and franchise opportunities can be found by visiting the website at or by calling 866.639.1388, ext. 2.

About Bishops

Leo Rivera opened his first Bishops Barbershop in Portland, Oregon in 2001 as an alternative to national haircut chains, traditional barbershops and high-end salons, and today there are six locations throughout the city. A new kind of neighborhood barbershop for Generations X, Y and Z, Bishops is known for its convenient, walk-in only policy, trend-setting hair stylists, edgy music, unrestricted fashion and support of local artists. Bishops delivers full-service salon cuts and colors for men and women at affordable prices in a fun, casual atmosphere. Franchise opportunities are available now. For more information, please visit or call 866.639.1388, ext. 2.


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