Salons by JC

Salon suites
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Franchise 500 2023
2024 Franchise 500 Rank
#363 Ranked #308 last year
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Initial investment
$1.3M - $2M
Units as of 2023
143 Increase 32.4% over 3 years

Salons by JC is a unique lounge suite rental model that gives beauty and fitness practitioners total autonomy with studio suites. Salons by JC offers franchisees the ideal opportunity to expand, get involved in the community, and reap the benefits of personal independence with a salon franchise. 

Created in 1997 by Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller, the company has established several salon shops in the US that provide beauty and fitness services. Salons by JC offers a business plan for the salon suite industry. The franchise company leases private suites to individual beauty practitioners who rent the suites in the Salons by JC building but operate their businesses separate from Salons by JC.

Salon by JC offers up to 50 private suites for self-employed beauty and fitness professionals. Suites contain mirrors, shampoo pots, beds, blankets, hairdryers, and roller carts with other equipment and materials. Beauty and health practitioners include hairstyling, cutting, sewing, massage, nails, and makeup.

Salons by JC headquarters are located in San Antonio, Texas and support over 90 stores in over 25 US states. 

What You May Want to Open a Salons by JC Franchise

Salons by JC allows beauty and fitness practitioners to give their clients unique experiences. The practitioners step into a lounge suite packed with everything they need to launch a small company. Practitioners will be given all the tools, freedom, and support to meet their clients' needs. There are no restrictions on the individual suite - no set terms, hours, or prices. At Salons by JC, practitioners have the freedom to go beyond traditional industry standards and exceed their clients' expectations.

As a new salon franchisee, you will receive an efficient marketing plan and proven business operating system, an existing and attractive logo, and a comprehensive salon-based training program. You are given the freedom and control to be your boss and build personal relationships with your clients, the beauty and fitness practitioners who rent their suites from you.

What Might Make a Salons by JC a Good Choice?

Potential franchisees should expect to make a financial investment with Salons by JC. Franchisees will need to pay a franchise fee and make other payments, including a royalty and advertising fee. Franchisees may be allowed to open more than one Salons by JC location; additional fees may apply depending on how many additional locations are desired.

Franchisees will need to meet the company's set net worth and liquid cash requirement. 

How Do You Open a Salons by JC Franchise?

Franchising may start with submitting an inquiry to Salons by JC. If Salons by JC feels that you and the brand would benefit from a partnership, they will contact you to begin the franchise process.

As you make your decision regarding opening a Salons by JC franchise, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

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Company Overview

About Salons by JC

Industry Personal-Care Businesses
Related Categories Salon Suites, Hair Care, Salon & Spa Services
Founded 1997
Parent Company JN'C Real Estate Investments
Leadership Steve Griffey, CEO
Corporate Address 18402 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., #267
San Antonio, TX 78259
Social Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2011 (13 years)
# of employees at HQ 13
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming

# of Units 143 (as of 2023)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Salons by JC franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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$1,310,355 - $2,026,920
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing Salons by JC has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 4 hours
Classroom Training 19 hours
Ongoing Support
Meetings & Conventions
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
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Marketing Support
Ad Templates
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
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Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022