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A Model For Success

Franchisees strike a pose with their new combo store.

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This story appears in the July 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

When brothers Gary, 39, and Bill Crowley, 41, acquired their beauty salon in 1994, they never imagined they'd be models for Shots. Actually, they're not glamour models per se, but rather models for a new opportunity that puts Glamour Shots' Surroundings Studio into existing beauty salons.

The new concept allows salon owners to operate a Glamour Shots franchise, complete with 3-D sets and props, out of less expensive retail sites. By sharing payroll between the salon and the studio, entrepreneurs can lower payroll expenses from those of the studio-only franchises that are typically found in malls.

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