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. "We are excited to showcase our revolutionary new facility and introduce local residents to some of the best beauty professionals in the area, while helping those professionals achieve their dreams of business ownership, independence and financial success."
The nearly 7,000 square foot space is finished out with 36 suites of various sizes, all of which are leased to beauty and wellness professionals, including hair stylists, nail technicians, estheticians, masseuses and others who provide services in a traditional salon. All of the rooms are fully outfitted with whatever supplies and accessories a beauty professional may need to be successful in business such as stylist chairs, shampoo bowls, work desks, towel cabinets, hood dryers, and roll carts for supplies and tools.
Each stylist has the freedom to design their own creative spaces and use the products they feel brings the highest quality to their clients, ultimately controlling their look, style and business.
The new salon also has a salon manager to guide clients through "decorated common spaces" to their respective stylists. Beyond that, though, stylists manage their own calls and scheduling, but are also encouraged to take advantage of the relationship Salons By JC has with an online booking platform.
"Our greatest benefit lies in enabling a beauty professional to work completely independent – their own chief creative officer, in a sense," Horton added. "They are able to work one-on-one with clients and schedule appointments according to their personal schedule, offering another aspect of freedom not found in traditional salon ownership."
Founded in 1998 by retail executives Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller, Salons By JC has carved a niche in the more than $75 billion salon industry services sector with its creative approach to the real estate industry. The fast-growing real estate development and leasing business provides high-end retail space for beauty and wellness practitioners, and has a full range of salon/spa offerings at its more than 20 locations throughout the country. Based in San Antonio, Texas, Salons By JC is expanding nationwide via franchising.
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