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September 7, 2017

Hair Saloon Continues its Expansion with New Franchise in Pittsburgh, PA

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Pittsburgh marks the second franchise outside the St. Louis market

St. Louis, Mo., Sept 7, 2017 – Hair Saloon has awarded a new multi-unit franchise agreement that will bring the St. Louis brand to Pittsburgh. The announcement follows a series of growth initiatives for the company, which is celebrating its 20th year in business in 2017. Earlier this year, Hair Saloon revealed plans to open additional saloons in St. Louis and expand outside the St. Louis market to Louisville, Kentucky with another multi-unit franchise agreement. The Pittsburgh franchise group, owned by Craig and Kay Fowler, expects to open their first Hair Saloon in early 2018.
“After exploring many different types of franchises, we were ultimately drawn to Hair Saloon’s model and their value proposition,” says Craig Fowler. “It’s a comfortable, wholesome atmosphere where men of all ages receive a premium experience at an affordable price. There’s nothing like this in Pittsburgh, and we’re confident that once men visit Hair Saloon, they’ll become loyal clients.”
The Fowlers’ goal is to open three saloons in the Pittsburgh market within the next few years. While exact locations have not yet been identified, they are exploring several sites in the North Pittsburgh area.

“The Hair Saloon team is excited about the Pittsburgh market where we have an opportunity to impact the men of Pittsburgh by delivering our trademark customer service and comfortable atmosphere,” said Thomas Twellman, Sr., Hair Saloon Founder and CEO. “We were happy to have found a franchise partner in Craig and Kay Fowler, whose core values and commitment to customer service matched well with our way of doing business.”

Prior to becoming a Hair Saloon franchisee, Fowler spent over 21 years with Verizon, with his last role being a Director of Operations for a call center group.
“Hair Saloon had the best of everything we were looking for, and offers an experience that’s hard to beat,” said Fowler. “We look forward to bringing the Hair Saloon brand to Pittsburgh, and giving men a unique and affordable option for their haircut and grooming needs.”
While Hair Saloon has been expanding beyond St. Louis, there has been a great deal of activity in the company’s home market in 2017. A new saloon opened at Dougherty Ferry and Big Bend in July, and the newly relocated flagship saloon opened at 473 Lafayette Center on September 5th.

About Hair Saloon

Hair Saloon is the reinvention of the neighborhood barbershop providing a premium brand of haircutting services that appeals to men of all ages. Tom Twellman, Sr., founder and CEO of the St. Louis, Missouri-based company launched Hair Saloon in 1997. Single- and multi-unit franchise development opportunities are available that provide each franchisee group with the opportunity to develop and grow a substantial business. While today’s world is filled with numerous clip joints and fancy salons, Hair Saloon is building something better. Hair Saloon is filling a void that has as much to do with the restoration of men as it does the business of haircutting…we call it an Honorable Rebellion Among Men. For more information, visit