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Cherry Blow Dry Bar is No. 1019 on the Inc. 5000 list!

Inc. magazine today revealed that Cherry Blow Dry Bar is No. 1019 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000. “We are honored to be part of such a prestigious group of up-and-coming companies that are disrupting industries,” says Fred Vicario, CEO of Cherry Blow Dry Bar . “Armed with nearly 50 years of combined experience in franchising and expertise in membership models, my brother and I saw an opportunity to create a unique model within the blow dry bar industry; and that's exactly what we did.  We have successfully transformed the original concept of blowout styling into a wildly popular membership model that is thriving.” Not only have the companies on the 2019 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at Inc.com, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. , available on newsstands August 20) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2019 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 454 percent, and a median rate of 157 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $237.7 billion in 2018, accounting for 1,216,308 jobs over the past three years.  Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. “The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have followed so many different paths to success,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “There’s no single course you can follow or investment you can take that will guarantee this kind of spectacular growth. But what they have in common is persistence and seizing opportunities.” Launched in 2013 and franchising since 2015, Cherry Blow Dry Bar is an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including hair blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services, lash extensions and treatments for a perfectly finished look, all at affordable prices through a unique membership model. Today, there are 20 Cherry Blow Dry Bar salons open and operating in eight states, with 80 more in various stages of development. For more information, please visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com .

We Tried It: Cherry Blow Dry Bar now open in St. Charles

We Tried It: Cherry Blow Dry Bar now open in St. Charles St. Louis Magazine  article features Cherry Blow Dry Bar St. Charles salon location. Officially open as of March 6, the salon provides blowouts, makeup services, and more. It seems the Midwest is often late to the world's latest obsessions. As New Yorkers can't live without their  Drybar , salons like it hadn't  quite  hit the St. Louis area, and not St. Charles. Lance Millican agrees. So when the opportunity arose, he and his wife Abby brought the first  Cherry Blow Dry Bar , a salon franchise specializing in blowouts and memberships, to the Midwest—specifically nestled into the always-updating  Streets of St. Charles , which also houses residential spaces, restaurants, and boutiques. PHOTO COURTESY OF LANCE MILLICAN Cherry Blow Dry Bar  ( 1650 Beale ) provides blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services, treatments, and even scalp massages, with a membership model.  The salon is spacious, fitted with cherry red chairs (of course) and a velvet paisley-print accent wall, and offers blowouts for any hair length starting at $35. Customers have the choice between nine different stylings. The salon's master hairstylist, Nidaa Abdeljabbar, says the most popular is the  Beachy Keen (shown below), which, she says, creates an effortless look that's easy to keep up with after your visit. The curls are loose, wavy, and straight at the ends for a styled but tousled look.  The salon's most popular styling look so far: The Beachy Keen If you're looking to revitalize your hair a bit, the salon also provides services with lasting effects, like the Express Smoothing Treatment featuring Keratin Complex or VitalShot, Keratin Complex's protein treatment, which manager Shea Lee recommends getting once a month. "It helps penetrate protein in your hair and with breakage," she says. The salon officially opened on March 6. Next, with spring fast approaching, the salon is anticipating a busy wedding and prom season.  Cherry Blow Dry Bar  is open 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday–Saturday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday.    View the full article here .

Cherry Blow Dry Bar coming soon to Cypress

Cherry Blow Dry Bar coming soon to Cypress Published on communityimpact.com  on February 25, 2019 Hamza and Shazia Darugar have plans to bring New Jersey-based Cherry Blow Dry Bar to Cy-Fair Town Center, 17445 Spring Cypress Road, Cypress, as part of a larger expansion into the Greater Houston area. Shazia said the salon provides women an affordable, convenient salon experience. While the business specializes in blowouts and hair styling, other services include hair extensions, makeup applications and scalp massages. The salon serves walk-ins but also offers three different monthly membership models starting at around $59. Individual blowouts start at $35, according to officials. Cherry Blow Dry Bar has 18 salons operating across seven states with about 80 more franchises under development.  www.cherryblowdrybar.com Find the full article: here

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues to Expand Throughout Philadelphia

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Continues to Expand Throughout Philadelphia Published on Franchising.com  on February 13, 2019 Second franchisee-owned salon set for development in Newton community Cherry Blow Dry Bar - an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments - is making its way into Newtown. While no lease has been signed, the future Cherry Blow Dry Bar salon of Newtown will be owned and operated by husband and wife team, Dr. John and Alison Cacchio. In addition to the Cacchios, a second development release was signed by another local couple, calling for a location on the Main Line. “We’re excited to bring Cherry Blow Dry Bar to Newtown,” expressed Alison, “There isn’t a salon like Cherry Blow Dry Bar that exists in our area, and it’s a completely different beauty business for Newtown. Sometimes all a woman really needs is a blowout or a quick hair-do, and most salons typically aren’t willing do just that. With Cherry’s extensive menu of hair styling, hair care, and makeup services I’m confident that we’ll become a trusted go-to salon for women in our community.” The Cacchios are no strangers to business as they own and operate their own dental practice, the Cacchio Dental Group, which has been a staple in northeast Philadelphia for over 35 years. “Cherry Blow Dry Bar has built a successful name for itself in New Jersey, and there’s a reason so many women love it and why more salons are popping up. We look forward to being a part of Cherry’s growing footprint,” said John. “A genuine customer review - especially by word-of-mouth - can go a long way, and generate more referrals than advertising can. My wife and I have worked hard to build a trusted dental business in Philedalphia, and we’re determined to do the same with our Cherry Blow Dry Bar salon. Our goal is to make our salon the number one choice for women in the area.” Cherry Blow Dry Bar offers blowouts for hair of any length starting at about $35. Customers can pick and choose from the salon’s styling menu which includes nine different hairstyles - from updos and beachy waves to braids and voluminous curls. Salons offer three types of memberships, starting at about $59 for two monthly blowouts. Although Cherry Blow Dry Bar primarily focuses on blowouts, other beauty services such as hair extensions, treatments, makeup application and even scalp massages are also offered. "Our continued growth throughout the East Coast and beyond is a true testament to the brand’s appeal,” said Fred Vicario, CEO of Cherry Blow Dry Bar. “We couldn’t be more excited about further expanding our footprint throughout Philly, and adding the Cacchios to our team. Their perspective on business and practices are impressive, and their passion and enthusiasm for the brand align with what we look for in franchisee partners. I’m confident that the Cacchios will operate a successful salon." Today, there are 18 salons open and operating in seven states - Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Louisiana, and Virginia - with nearly 80 more under various stages of development throughout the country. For more information about Cherry Blow Dry Bar, visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com. Find the full article: here

Cherry Blow Dry Bar to expand Houston footprint

Cherry Blow Dry Bar to expand Houston footprint Published on houstonchronicle.com  //  mysanantonio.com  //  lmtonline.com  on February 11, 2019 A New Jersey-based beauty salon franchise is expanding into Houston. Cherry Blow Dry Bar plans to open eight Houston-area salons after signing three new franchisees. Franchisees Tisha and James Adams plan to open a hair salon at 2162 Spring Steubner Road in Spring. They have committed to opening three additional locations over the next several years. Shazia and Hamza Darugar are opening a salon in Cypress, whose location is yet to be announced. Joe and Vanessa Greenwood have yet to sign a lease, but are looking to open a salon in Sugar Land, Missouri City or Katy. Both couples plan to open additional locations. Cherry Blow Dry Bar, launched in 2013, entered the greater Houston market last year with a salon in Bryan-College Station. The New Jersey-based hair salon franchise specializes in blowouts starting from $35. Consumers can choose from nine different hairstyles, including updos, braids and curls, as well as hair extensions, scalp massages and makeup services. Cherry has 18 salons in eight states: Alabama Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. The chain is looking to expand rapidly and has 80 salons in the pipeline. Find the full article: here  // here  // here