April 19, 2019
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spa810 Announces Francis X. Acunzo as New Chief Executive Officer

spa810 announced today that Francis X. Acunzo will be joining the company as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Four Sport Clips Haircuts Team Members Recognized For Demonstrating The "Heart of a Champion"

Sport Clips Haircuts, the leading franchise dedicated to men's and boys' haircare, has more than 18,000 team members in its locally-owned franchises and company stores.

Elements Massage

Elements Massage® Introduces CBD Herbal Ritual™, Becoming the Nation’s First Massage Franchise Brand to Offer Hemp-Infused Therapeutic Massage

Elements Massage®, one of the fastest-growing therapeutic massage franchises in the nation, announced today the introduction of CBD Herbal Ritual™, the brand’s newest line of exclusive hemp-infused therapeutic massage treatments.

Sport Clips Haircuts Headlines National Huddle with News of Expansion Markets and Record $2.4 Million Donated To Charities

The "Double Down" theme for Sport Clips Haircuts National Huddle emphasizes the franchise's strengthened commitment to operational excellence, growth and philanthropy.

Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio Opening in Highlands Ranch

Amazing Lash Studio, the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, is opening a new studio in Highlands Ranch, Colorado on Friday, April 19, 2019.

Regis Corporation Appoints James Townsend as Chief Marketing Officer

Regis Corporation announced today the appointment of Mr. James Townsend as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, effective April 8, 2019.

Snip-its Opens Cutting-Edge Kids Salon in Las Vegas

Las Vegas parents and their children will be lining up to celebrate the grand opening of Snip-its, a child-focused salon and entertainment concept.

Deka Lash, the Experts in Eyelashes, Soars to #31 in 2019 from #71 in Entrepreneur Magazine's Top New Franchises Ranking

Entrepreneur Magazine today ranked Deka Lash on its annual Top New Franchise list.

Grand Opening Of The First Just Cuts Franchised Salon In London Overnight A Huge Success

Just Cuts celebrated its expansion into the United Kingdom, with the Grand Opening of its first franchised salon in Southside Wandsworth shopping centre in South London.

Waxing the City Offers Slam-Dunk Deal for College Basketball Fans

Minneapolis-based Waxing the City is providing Final Four fans with a bold opportunity sure to make the 2019 NCAA basketball tournament is a hair-raising experience.

Sport Clips Haircuts Recognized by HillVets Among Top "Businesses that Support Veterans"

Sport Clips Haircuts was recognized by HillVets as one of its top six "Businesses that Support Veterans" awards at a gala Thursday in Washington D.C.

Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio® Ranks No. 71 on Entrepreneur’s 2019 Fastest-Growing Franchises Ranking

Amazing Lash Studio® the nation’s largest and fastest-growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, was recently ranked in Entrepreneur magazine’s Fastest-Growing Franchises list.

FLOYD's 99 Barbershop

Floyd's 99 Barbershop Plans to Restyle Western U.S. with 50 New Locations

Floyd's 99 Barbershop has thrived over the past two decades as it carved out its niche in the $64 billion hair industry and serviced more than 1 million clients along the way.

Regis Corporation Announces Move to New Minneapolis Headquarters

Regis Corporation announced the relocation of their corporate headquarters to 3701 Wayzata Blvd, Minneapolis, MN. The Company will occupy the top four floors of the building.

Blo Blow Dry Bar Introduces New Location to Greater Los Angeles

Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America's original blow dry bar and the world's largest blow dry bar franchise, announced the opening of its newest bar in Arcadia, California, marking the third Blo Blow Dry Bar in greater Los Angeles.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Pigtails & Crewcuts Children’s Hair Salon Now Open in Smyrna, Georgia

Pigtails & Crewcuts is open in Smyrna, Georgia and ready to make haircuts fun and memorable for families in the surrounding area.

Seva Beauty® Gives its Franchisees Price Autonomy

Seva Beauty® is constantly raising the bar in the franchise world.

Massage Heights Celebrates 15th Year in Business with Record-breaking Revenue, Franchise Growth, and Nationwide Sweepstakes

Celebrating 15 years in business, Massage Heights announced another banner year for the brand, reporting $104.8 million in revenue, as well as a new partnership with Franchise FastLane to sign 20 franchise agreements in 2019.

FLOYD's 99 Barbershop

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop Refreshes Franchise Expansion Efforts, Plans to Open 15+ Locations in 2019

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop (Floyd’s 99) has thrived over the past two decades as it carved out its niche in the $64 billion hair grooming industry and serviced more than 1 million clients along the way.

Blo Blow Dry Bar is Headed to Franklin Lakes

There’s a new bar coming to Franklin Lakes that will leave guests tressed to impress.

Elements Massage

Elements Massage® Ranked No. 1 in Newsweek’s “2019 America’s Best Customer Service” List

Elements Massage® was recognized by Newsweek as No. 1 in its 2019 America’s Best Customer Service list in the ‘Spa, Wellness and Beauty’ category.

iCRYO Cryotherapy Announces Grand Opening of Clifton Park Location

iCRYO Cryotherapy, the leading Cryotherapy franchise in the United States, announced today the official launch of their newest location in Clifton Park, New York.

Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio Opens Second Location in St. Louis, Missouri

Amazing Lash Studio, the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, is opening a new studio in Ladue, Missouri on Friday, March 15, 2019.

Suite Management Franchising Celebrates Having “A Full House” at its 2019 Annual Conference

Suite Management Franchising, the nation’s premier salon suite franchise including MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza, brought franchise partners together for its annual convention and awards ceremony.

Blo Blow Dry Bar Makes Denver Debut

Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America's original blow dry bar and the world's largest blow dry bar franchise, announced today the opening of its newest bar in Denver LoDo, marking the brand's third location in Colorado.

Pigtails & Crewcuts

Atlanta-Based Pigtails & Crewcuts Opening New Children’s Hair Salon In Smyrna

Bonnie and Will Howard were working toward Will’s dream of owning a small business when they realized it wouldn’t be long before their two-year-old son, Cash, would be due for his first haircut.

Regis Announces Opening of New Technology Development Center in Fremont, California

Regis Corporation, a leader in the haircare industry, whose primary business is franchising, owning and operating hair salons, announced today the opening of its Technology Product Development Center in Fremont, California.

Seva Beauty® Changes the Franchise “Game”

The terms “Invite-only” and “exclusive” are not words commonly used to describe franchising, but once again, Seva Beauty® is changing the franchise game as we know it.

Massage Heights Announces the Rollout of Dynamic Cupping Therapy In Retreats Nationwide

Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today that it is now offering dynamic cupping therapy in all Retreats nationwide.

Deka Lash Named to Entrepreneur Magazine's Top Fastest Growing Franchises

Entrepreneur Magazine today ranked Deka Lash on its annual Fastest-Growing Franchise list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing franchise companies. Deka Lash received the ranking of #138.

Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio Opening in Vadnais Heights

Amazing Lash Studio, the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, is opening a new studio in Vadnais Heights, Minnesota on Friday, March 1, 2019.

RetroFitness

Retro Fitness Continues to Expand in East Coast States

Retro Fitness, a national low-cost, high-value fitness franchise, announced today it has added two new franchisees.

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center Continues North Texas Expansion, Set to Open Two Locations in Fort Worth This Year

Already renowned for freshening the faces of LA’s top celebrities and health-conscious residents at its flagship clinic, Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center (BHRC) is making a big splash in North Texas.

Modern Acupuncture Opens Tenth California Clinic in San Clemente

Modern Acupuncture™, the first franchise to make the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture available to people in an accessible and affordable delivery, is now open in San Clemente, Calif.

Sport Clips Haircuts Commits Another $1 Million to Childhood Cancer Research Through Continued Partnership with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is proud to announce that Sport Clips Haircuts has recommitted their efforts to conquer childhood cancers and will donate another $1 million to St. Baldrick’s over the next three years.

Grand Opening of Just Cuts™ Queenstown, South Island, New Zealand

The brand-new salon is located at Queenstown Central near the front entrance to K-Mart in Frankton.

Deka Lash - The Experts in Eyelashes - Announces New Jersey Studio Opening

Deka Lash, the experts in eyelashes, announced today the opening of their newest studio in New Jersey.

Seva Beauty® Partners with IKEA for New Studio Design!

Kicking off 2019 with a bang, Seva Beauty® released the first look of their new and improved Studio design.

Amazing Lash Studio

First Amazing Lash Studio in King of Prussia Opens

Amazing Lash Studio, the nation’s largest and fastest-growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, opened a new studio in King of Prussia on Friday, February 1.

Beauty Brand Pushes the Technology Envelope!

While many beauty businesses have struggled to find their footing, a few companies, like Seva Beauty, ® have had technology engrained in their DNA since inception.

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues to Expand Throughout Philadelphia

Cherry Blow Dry Bar - an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments - is making its way into Newtown.

Fantastic Sams

Fantastic Sams Recognized for Excellent Customer Service in Prestigious News Magazine

Fantastic Sams is proud to announce it earned a spot in Newsweek’s inaugural 2019 list of America’s Best Companies for Customer Service.

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Blows Into Massachusetts

Cherry Blow Dry Bar, a premium salon that offers express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments, is headed to Massachusetts, with a location slated for Shrewsbury.

RetroFitness

Retro Fitness Inks Franchise Agreements for New York and New Jersey

Retro Fitness announced that it has signed three franchise development agreements with local entrepreneurs, Vinod Chand, Joe Jaccorino and Bill Lovino and partners to bring multiple gyms to the New York and New Jersey area.

Seva Beauty® Breaks Records with its High Recurring Customer Rate

A recent study revealed that Seva Beauty® may have one of the highest recurring customer rates in the beauty industry.

Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center

BHRC Bolsters Executive Team; Hires Beauty Industry Veteran Diane Calta

Diane Calta, with 25 years of experience in the beauty industry, has joined the BHRC team as the Vice President of Franchise Operations, effective December 2018.

Amazing Lash Studio

Amazing Lash Studio Galleria Grand Opening & Lion Dance Event

To celebrate, the studio is hosting Grand Opening and Ribbon-cutting Event on Friday, February 8, welcoming neighbors and local businesses to the new studio.

Sola Salon Studios Announces Expansion To South America With The Opening Of Its First Location In Brazil

Sola Salon Studios, the leader in the salon studio category for beauty professionals, is excited to announce the opening of their first South America location in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as part of their international expansion.

Modern Acupuncture Opens Ninth California Clinic In Laguna Hills

Modern Acupuncture™, the first franchise to make the natural health and cosmetic benefits of acupuncture available to people in an accessible and affordable delivery, is now available in Laguna Hills, Calif.

Elena Linares Brings Some RAZZLEDAZZLE to Tribeca with a Pampering Barbershop

RAZZLEDAZZLE Barbershop, the award winning Miami-based barbershop franchise with an edge of sexiness, is now in Tribeca!


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Features & Special Reports

Partners Add Hummus To Their Burger and Chicken Empire

Mega Burger King and Popeyes Operators Sign On To Bring The Hummus & Pita Co., To The Atlanta Market.

Taboonette Middleterranean Kitchen Poised to Expand as a Top Fast Casual Franchise

Taboonette Middleterranean Kitchen is making franchise noise with a revolutionary chef-driven concept poised for growth. The emerging brand—the quick-service gem of New York City’s popular Taboon restaurant—melds the flavors and healthy diets of the Middle East and Mediterranean regions in a made-from-scratch menu that is already being embraced by the masses.

Taco Bell Restaurants Host 'Hiring Parties'

Taco Bell Restaurants Hosting Hiring Parties Across the Country with Free Food and On-the-Spot Interviews.

Employees Looking For Flexible Work

Trends Changing How Your Multi-Unit Operation Will Recruit And Retain Hourly Workers.

Growing Your Units by Growing Your Leaders

Leadership development is the key to growing your organization

2019 AFDR Highlights: Top Sales Producers by Category

Highlights from the 2019 Annual Franchise Development Report (AFDR). This week: What were the top sales producers --digital? print? brokers? trade shows?

Multi-Unit Franchisee Insight - Passion & Work-Life Balance

Multi-Unit Franchisees Discuss Their Passion for Business and How They Strive For A Healthy Work-Life Balance.

Home Care Assistance Soars as the Premier In-Home Care Franchise with a Custom Approach to Training and Support

Home Care Assistance is on a quest to change the way the world ages. The San Francisco-based brand provides unmatched training and support and an inspiring pathway to ownership as the leading provider of in-home care for seniors.

Good News! - April 2019

So many things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, regulation and legislation, milestones, and other news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.

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