Hair Saloon has awarded a new multi-unit franchise agreement that will bring the St. Louis brand to Houston, Texas. The announcement follows a series of growth initiatives for the company over the last 18 months, including the addition of new Hair Saloon locations in St. Louis, as well as the expansion to Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with multi-unit franchise agreements. The Houston franchise group, owned by Raul and Maria Rivera, expects to open their first Hair Saloon within the next year.
“After reviewing a number of business opportunities, we were ultimately drawn to Hair Saloon because it is a proven successful business model and offers customers outstanding, personalized service,” said Raul Rivera. “Hair Saloon offers a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for men of all ages, which is a favorable contrast to others in the market. Customers are greeted with a stylish, yet traditional décor which is reminiscent of the corner barber shops of past generations. There’s nothing like this in Houston, and we believe it will attract men who are looking for a more personalized and relaxing experience.”
The initial goal is to open three saloons in the Houston market within the next few years. While exact locations have not yet been identified, the Riveras are exploring several sites in the Katy area.
“The Hair Saloon team is excited to enter the great state of Texas, where we have an opportunity to impact the men of Houston by delivering our trademark customer service and providing an environment where men feel comfortable,” said Thomas Twellman, Sr., Hair Saloon Founder and CEO. “The Rivera family have embraced our culture of honoring men, families and commitment to community. They are eager to deliver the Hair Saloon experience, and grow the brand in Houston, where our message and values resonate well.”
Prior to becoming a Hair Saloon franchisee, both of the Riveras were engineers.
“I immediately felt welcomed to Hair Saloon,” said Raul. “The corporate team provides a great deal of communication and support to its franchisees and brings over 20 years of experience and best practices to those of us who are new to the business. This will help us to gain an advantage in a competitive space.”
While Hair Saloon has been expanding into new markets, there remains a great deal of growth in the company’s home base of St. Louis. Four new stores have opened over the last two years, with the most recent addition in April, 2018 in Richmond Heights, Missouri, a suburb of St. Louis.
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