My sister has a school picture, I think from Second Grade, where my mom was out of town and my dad elected to trim her bangs. Something went terribly wrong and captured in that picture are bangs that have a 90-degree angle up her forehead.
Opening a recession-proof business: a Supercuts salon! Most people don’t consider the hair care industry when looking to start a business, but hair care makes a lot of sense when you stop to think about it, especially when compared to long hours associated with foodservice and retail franchises.
The Supercuts business model is time-honored and built to maximize your income while giving you plenty of time to play with little ones! In fact, Supercuts knows how to instruct new franchisees on running a sound operation so well, that a potential franchisee can open a salon and keep their current occupation until the new business can support them full time.
Supercuts, one of the largest and most iconic salon brands in the country, has been ranked the number one hair-care franchise in the U.S. and the fifth best franchise opportunity overall in Entrepreneur magazine’s annual “Franchise 500” issue. The Regis Corporation, the parent company of Supercuts, is the authority on franchise business ownership in the hair care industry and offers a time-tested business model for anyone looking to start building a business of their own – no prior business or hair-care experience necessary. Supercuts will train you to run the business, and how to hire the right professional stylists to perform the actual services. If you are a professional considering business ownership, inquire about opening a hair care franchise with Supercuts!
Why Choose the Hair Care Industry?
- Is fundamental service in any community and any economic climate.
- Most people choose not to ‘do it themselves’
- Resists technological obsolescence
- Is staffed by professionals – employees are educated, certified and trained
- Has low, non-perishable inventory requirements.
- Cannot be outsourced
- Is about making people look and feel good about themselves.
Hair care is a high-demand, high-repeat cash business that serves a fragmented and local market. Supercuts can take the guesswork out of setting up a successful operation of your own; one where successful national advertising creates brand recognition and value for each salon.
A strong relationship between franchisor and franchisee is imperative to the success of any franchise, as well as the capability of your franchisor — their financial health and their ability to keep products, services, and marketing current and relevant. Supercuts is owned by Regis Corporation. Regis is the global leader in hair care service. They are a Fortune 1000 company with almost 13,000 salon locations among 60 brands in hair care services, products, and education. Supercuts is Regis Corporation’s flagship franchise brand. Since 1922, Regis’s success has stemmed from their continued ability to innovate according to demand. Even in 2009’s economic uncertainty, Supercuts provided franchisees with the knowledge and confidence to open eighty new Supercuts across the country, bringing the franchise to over 2,100 locations throughout North America.
To foster a symbiotic relationship with franchisees, Regis uses total transparency to provide learning opportunities and offer access to the latest information and best practices on financial performance, incremental revenue opportunities, operational improvements, marketing, hiring, retention and business growth strategies. Regis is equally as invested in the success of franchised salons as their franchisees are.
Gary Grace, president of the Supercuts Franchise Association and a multi-unit franchisee himself, attributes the salon brand’s success to the excellent working relationship that franchisees have with Regis Corporation. “This franchise has a tremendous, built-in support system that is hard to create on your own,” Grace said. “We have strong leadership, attend conferences, share best practices and even have an online community bulletin board where we post questions, help each other out, and offer advice. Overall, this recognition reflects how well we all work together – from each Supercuts stylist to our franchisee network to Regis Corporation and their support.”
How Can I Franchise a Supercuts?
Just like any other business, a franchise business will take sufficient capital to run while you’re getting to profitability as well as a willingness to be part of team, tenacity, making sound decisions, leadership and execution.
A potential franchisee must have the following qualifications:
- $150K net worth minimum
- Some business experience
- Willing to open multiple units (Minimum of 3)
Supercuts is part of the Regis Franchise family of brands. With over 2,100 locations across North America, Supercuts provides hair-care services to men, women and children at convenient locations with reasonable prices and no appointments necessary. Supercuts offers a broad selection of professional haircare products including Paul Mitchell, American Crew, Nioxin, Tigi, Redken, Biolage and more.
About Regis Corporation
For more information about Regis Corporation, visit Regis.
I received a gift bag and the information from the Regis Corporation in exchange for this post. No other compensation was received. The opinions where expressed are my own and were not influenced by the sponsor. Others experience may vary.