Lemon Tree Family Salons Looks to Cut Across the Country
More Than Double Presence Over the Next Five Years
March 05, 2018 // Franchising.com // EAST HANOVER, N.J. - Over the last 40 years, Lemon Tree Family Salons has built a full-service, family hair salon franchise that thousands in the Tri-State area have come to love and call their own. Today, the New Jersey-based brand is looking to expand its reach and more than double its national footprint over the next five years.
With 73 salons currently open and operating in six states (NY, NJ, CT, MD, PA, ME), Lemon Tree expects to sign development deals totaling 10 locations by the end of this year and open as many as five new salons. Company executives hope to have a total of 200 units nationwide by 2023.
According to President and CEO Jonathan Shaw, the expansion will be accomplished exclusively through franchising and will target various major cities across the country. Continued growth throughout the Tri-State area is also planned.
“As the oldest and largest hair salon franchise on Long Island, Lemon Tree has become synonymous with affordable, family hair salons,” says Shaw, whose family has been in the lifestyle and beauty industry for nearly 55 years. “Today, we believe the Lemon Tree franchise model is one of the most solid and proven in the industry. We are excited to announce the national rollout of the franchise opportunity and look forward to sharing our success with new communities and family-oriented entrepreneurs all across the country.”
Unlike most other salon franchises that focus mainly on haircutting, Lemon Tree salons provide a full-range of professional services and products for the whole family - whether it’s a child’s first haircut or services for seniors. Lemon Tree offers the latest in haircuts & styling, coloring, blow-outs, straightening, and facial waxing, among other services. The salons are open seven days and five nights per week so clients can visit when it’s most convenient for them. While clients have the option of scheduling appointments, Lemon Tree’s walk-in policy allows them to visit anytime.
The salons thrive in small shopping centers to larger supermarket-anchored retail centers. Customers are typically families with a median household income of $55,000 or less.
“Everyone gets their hair cut, colored, or styled no matter the economic situation,” says Shaw. “Because of our competitive prices, clients will often visit us because we are more convenient and affordable than other professional salons.”
To augment the company’s growth, Lemon Tree is looking for ideal franchise partners who want to focus on running a business, not cutting hair; franchise partners that are driven by success and want to grow into multiple salons while bringing clients in their markets a high-quality, value-priced, full-service salon experience.
“They have to love people,” Shaw emphasizes. “They must be community and family oriented, and can think and dream big.”
Including a franchise fee of $35,000, the total initial investment to open a Lemon Tree franchise ranges from $94,600 to $128,400. The franchise fee for a three-pack of salons is $85,000 and the fee for a five-pack is $120,000. Salons typically range in size from 800 to 1,200 square feet.
For more information about the Lemon Tree Family Salon franchise opportunity, please visit http://www.lemontreefranchise.com
About Lemon Tree Family Salons
Founded in 1973 and franchising nationally since 2017, Lemon Tree Family Salons is one of the oldest and largest hair salon franchises in the Tri-State area, providing high-quality salon services at affordable prices. The business is built on a foundation of nearly half a century of salon operations, and is backed by a management team with over 150 years of combined industry experience. Today, there are more than 70 salons open and operating in six states. For more information, please visit www.lemontree.com.
SOURCE Lemon Tree Family Salons