Lemon Tree Family Salons Looks to Cut into Kentucky with First Salon in Paducah
April 19, 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 on the east coast have come to love and call their own. Today, the New Jersey-based brand is looking to expand nationally and will enter the Kentucky market with the first salon in Paducah.
The new salon, located at 5320 US Hwy 6 in Paducah near the Rent-One Center, is slated to open in late June. Truly a family salon, the location will be owned and operated by local couple Jeff and Lori Fletcher, who will be joined by their daughter Rebecca as one of the stylists and co-owners managing the salon’s daily operations. The Fletchers plan to open several more locations throughout parts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Southern Illinois over the next few years.
“Lemon Tree has a proven business model and its success throughout the East Coast is a testimony to that,” said Jeff Fletcher. “I look forward to bringing a business that truly caters to every member of the family, from children and their parents, to young adults and seniors who are looking for a change, big or small. We’ll have it all in one place.”
With business, leadership and cosmetology backgrounds, this is the Fletchers first foray into franchising. Possessing years of managerial experience, Jeff has worked as a mechanical engineer and a Senior Operation and Maintenance Manager. With her knowledge of the beauty industry is where the Fletcher’s daughter, Rebecca, will be the expert. Rebecca received her degree in cosmetology from Paul Mitchell®, school in Nashville, TN. The combination of knowledge and skillsets from both are a sure combination for success.
“Everyone gets their hair cut, colored, or styled no matter the occasion,” says Rebecca. “I’m excited to bring salon services that appeal to everyone, and are affordable too.”
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. Additionally, Lemon Tree’s exclusive partnership with Paul Mitchell ® provides salons with access to first class trusted products and styling tools.
“Our franchisees have to love people,” said Jonathan Shaw, CEO of Lemon Tree Family Salon. “They must be community and family oriented, and can think and dream big, and that’s exactly why we’re excited to welcome the Fletchers into the Lemon Tree family. Their ambition and work style makes me confident that they’ll make Lemon Tree a popular salon in Kentucky.”
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 Long Island, 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.
Josephine B. Mallari
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