With existing franchise commitments, Hair Saloon is expanding to fifth major market
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 9, 2019 – Hair Saloon has awarded a new multi-unit franchise agreement that will bring the St. Louis brand to the Boston area. The announcement follows a series of growth initiatives for the company over the last 22 months, including the addition of new Hair Saloon locations in St. Louis, as well as the expansion to Houston, Louisville, Kentucky and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with multi-unit franchise agreements. St. Louis residents Brian Curtin and Laurie Luck are returning home to Boston where they expect to open their first Hair Saloon in the spring.
“As a long-time client of Hair Saloon in St. Louis, I love the concept. It’s no surprise that I am one of five franchise owners who simply started as a client,” said Brian Curtin. “I see it as a tremendous opportunity to not only move closer to our families, but also a chance to share the unique Hair Saloon experience in a great city like Boston. Hair Saloon is unlike any of the other chains out there and we believe the personal, comfortable haircut service creates a welcoming and relaxing environment for men of all ages and will be well received.”
The new Hair Saloon location will be at 201 Middlesex Turnpike in Burlington. Brian and Laurie’s bold long-term vision is to open more than 15 saloons in the Boston market. The Greater Boston area is ranked tenth-largest in the country and is home to an estimated 4.8 million people. Forbes has also listed the city as one of the top 30 best places for business and careers.
“The Hair Saloon team is excited to enter the largest city in New England, where we have an exceptional opportunity to provide a comfortable experience for the men of Boston,” said Thomas Twellman, Sr., Hair Saloon Founder and CEO. “We believe Brian’s marketing background will be an asset in significantly growing our brand in a large market while maintaining our commitment to the culture of honoring men, families and community.
Prior to taking on the Hair Saloon franchise, Brian spent several years helping to lead marketing strategies at Enterprise, headquartered in St. Louis.
“We’re excited about this partnership and I’m looking forward to leveraging my experiences to successfully launch Hair Saloon in a competitive market and eventually substantially grow our presence in Boston,” said Curtin.
Hair Saloon has seen a great deal of growth as they continue to expand into new markets. Four new stores have opened over the last two years, with the most recent addition in November, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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 www.hairsaloon.com.