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How This Blow-Dry Salon Franchise Went From 3 Units to 50

This story appears in the June 2015 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Ari Yakobson wasn’t aware of the growing trend of blow-dry bars when he stumbled upon the three-unit chain Blo Blow Dry Bar in 2008. 

BLO Blow Dry Bars

“Being blunt, at first I thought the Blo concept was ridiculous and wouldn’t work,” says Yakobson, who at the time owned a chain of children’s hair salons across Canada. “But I took a look at the numbers and became intrigued. I saw the business model and systems and thought it could become massive with a little injection of capital.”

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