- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#308 Ranked #373 last year
- Initial investment
$1M - $1.6M
- Units as of 2022
134 38.1% 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.
About Salons by JC
- Personal-Care Businesses
- Related Categories
- Salon Suites, Hair Care, Salon & Spa Services
- Parent Company
- JN'C Real Estate Investments
- Steve Griffey, CEO
- Corporate Address
18402 U.S. Hwy. 281 N., #267
San Antonio, TX 78259
- Franchising Since
- 2011 (2023-2011 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees 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
This company is offering new franchisees in the following international regions: Canada
- # of Units
- 134 (as of 2022)
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.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $1,007,875 - $1,636,200
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Royalty Fee
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
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
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail Marketing
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Interested in ownership opportunities like Salons by JC? Request a free consultation with a Franchise Advisor now.
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