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Cherry Blow Dry Bar Coming to the Jersey Shore

Cherry Blow Dry Bar Coming to the Jersey Shore Published on F ranchising.com  on December 22, 2017 Cherry Blow Dry Bar - an expanding franchise that provides premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services and treatments - is heading to the Wall Township. A development agreement and lease has already been signed for the area’s first salon, which is slated to open this winter in the Wall Town Center at 2435 Route 34 next to Shoprite. It will be the first of several that the New Jersey-based franchise hopes to open in the Jersey Shore over the next few years. “We are thrilled to introduce Cherry Blow Dry Bar to the Jersey Shore,” said Brian Love, a professional in the Healthcare Industry who will own and operate the store with his business partner Gregg Taylor. “Cherry Blow Dry Bar is a one- stop-shop for affordable glam services and we look forward to providing a world-class beauty experience to women in the area.” After working together for years, Love and Taylor decided to go into business together. Knowing they wanted to enter into the beauty sector, this partnership took the form of a Cherry Blow Dry Bar. “We knew we wanted to begin our entrepreneurial journey with a lifestyle and beauty concept,” said Taylor. “We believe in Cherry Blow Dry Bar’s culture and atmosphere, and are committed to providing high-quality services to help customers look their best every day.” 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. “As we continue to expand, our main goal is to find franchisees who believe in our proven business model and mission to provide glam styling services at affordable prices,” said Cherry Blow Dry Bar CEO Fred Vicario. “We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership. Brian and Gregg are hardworking individuals with whom we share the same values. They will play an instrumental role in further establishing our brand in the local marketplace." Today, there are 11 salons open and operating in six states - Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama and Virginia - with nearly 25 more under various stages of development throughout the country. For more information about Cherry Blow Dry Bar, visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com . About Cherry Blow Dry Bar 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 and treatments for a perfectly finished look, all at affordable prices through a unique membership model. Today, there are 11 Cherry Blow Dry Bar salons open and operating in six states, with nearly 25 more in various stages of development. For more information, please visit www.cherryblowdrybar.com . Contact: Josephine B. Mallari Franchise Elevator PR (847) 239-8171 [email protected] SOURCE Cherry Blow Dry Bar Find the full article: here

New-to-Texas blow dry bar wants every day to be a good hair day in Frisco

New-to-Texas blow dry bar wants every day to be a good hair day in Frisco Published on Culture Map Dallas  on December 21, 2017 at 2:28 p.m. A new blow dry salon wants to make Frisco better tressed in 2018.  Cherry Blow Dry Bar , based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, will open its first Texas location at 6775 Cowboys Way, at The Star. The Star, as in headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. As in a potentially amazing hair market. Cherry provides "premium express services including blowouts, hair extensions, makeup services, and treatments," a news release says. The salon, set to open in January, will be the first of three that owner ​Shelly Maestranzi hopes to open in the Dallas-Fort Worth area over the next few years. “I am excited to expand Cherry Blow Dry’s presence into Texas,” says Maestranzi in the release. “I wanted to open a business that would put a smile on every woman’s face, and give her the confidence that a ‘good hair day’ can give." Cherry offers blowouts on wet or dry hair, starting at $35. The salon’s styling menu includes nine different hairstyles, from beachy waves and updos to braids and voluminous curls. Scheduled appointments and walk-ins are welcome. But Cherry also has three types of memberships, starting at $59 for two monthly blowouts. Add-ons (which the menu calls, adorably, "the cherry on top") include hair extensions, scalp massages, makeup application, lashes, and even something called gray root "conceal spray." They'll arrange parties at the salon or have stylists come to your home. (Not to be confused with the new  Dallas-based app called Cherry, which delivers nail services to your doorstep.) Launched in Australia as The Blow Dry Bar in 2008, Cherry Blow Dry Bar has operated in the U.S. since 2013. There are 11 Cherry salons open throughout the country — in Florida, Georgia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Alabama, and Virginia — with 25 more under various stages of development, the company says. Three more Texas franchises are  in the works , in Houston and Bryan-College Station; the College Station salon is under construction now. So-called blow dry bars, where people can pop in for a quick wash-and-dry before work or hairstyling before an event, have become popular in recent years. Cherry joins other blow dry salons in the DFW area, including Drybar, Blo Blow, and The Hair Bar. Find the full article: here

From Brothers to Business Partners: Why Family Makes the Best Colleagues

From Brothers to Business Partners: Why Family Makes the Best Colleagues Published on Business News Daily December 7, 2017 10:45 a.m. Growing up with a younger sibling, I learned the art of leadership and compromise at a very young age. Whether it's offering advice or finally sharing that toy I adored more than life, I was constantly growing and learning as an older child. My little brother, Steve, taught me that you can fight with someone, truly go head-to-head, while still loving them with all your heart. Disagreements are bound to happen, but we're family. We have carried this mindset throughout adulthood and throughout our relationship as business partners. Take the entrepreneurial plunge Throughout my career, I have always had a knack for business development and growing brands. Before becoming CEO of  Cherry Blow Dry Bar , I served as an executive at Maaco for 20 years. During my tenure at the auto-painting and collision-repair franchise, I grew that franchise from 300 units to 550 units. I was also a Goddard School franchisee for 15 years. After my time with both companies, I knew I wanted to expand my entrepreneurial resume. As I began to think of my next business venture, there was no doubt in my mind that I wanted my brother by my side. In 2008, we made this partnership happen, and we served as regional developers for Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Together, we have grown by more than 30 locations, three of which we own and operate ourselves. The success we saw with our first beauty and lifestyle concept motivated us to bring on another. After a trip to Orange County, California, I began to notice the niche market of blow dry bars. The concept of quick glam services seemed to resonate with women everywhere. After researching, Steve and I signed on as regional developers for the Cherry Blow Dry Bar brand. When we opened our first salon in Cherry Hill, N.J., we knew we wanted to take the business to the next level. 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 industry; and that's exactly what we did. We acquired the Cherry Blow Dry Bar brand in May of 2015. Know your roles One of the reasons Steve and I work so well together is because we balance each other out. After growing up in the same household, we understand each other's strengths and weaknesses. This allows us to strategically divide our responsibilities. Steve is the wide receiver of the business. He is the reason our franchisees are trained to open their salon doors; and of course, a new opening is always a touchdown for us. He is also responsible for overseeing Cherry Blow Dry Bar's operations, trainings and new openings, which keeps the business uniform. My role is like the quarterback. I'm responsible for handling real estate, mapping floor plans and securing advertisement. What I do in the backfield impacts the success Steve sees; and how Steve executes his plays effects the advancement of the brand. We use our strengths to create a stronger business and navigate without crashing into one another. However, while Cherry Blow Dry Bar is a small company, we both wear many hats to ensure we are doing whatever it takes to get the job done. Distinguish yourself When we decided to acquire the brand, there were already six salon locations open and operating – all with existing franchisees. The most difficult part of the acquisition process was replacing the previous owner's operations to implement our strategies and tactics. Keeping in mind that you must take the good with the bad, Steve and I realize you can't give up when things don't go your way. We knew which way we wanted to grow and the steps we had to take to see these results. We aimed to create an environment where women could come to be pampered, feel healthy and look pretty while socializing freely. More importantly, we wanted to provide this at an affordable price. Using our previous experiences and knowledge of the industry, we created a unique membership model. Cherry memberships offer the best prices, and include 10 percent off all retail. Membership packages start at $59 for two blowouts per month. After seeing success in our first two years, we now operate 11 Cherry Blow Dry Bar locations across six states. When we look for franchise partners, we look for individuals who believe in our proven business model and mission to provide glam styling services at affordable prices. Always focus on the end zone As we continue to grow as a business, we know good things take time. At the end of the day, we're business partners; but most importantly, we're brothers. We both want the Cherry brand to succeed, and we are confident this beauty niche will continue to do just that. About the author:  Fred Vicario, president of Cherry Blow Dry Bar, served as a regional developer for the Cherry Blow Dry Bar brand along with his brother Steve Vicario. Armed with nearly 50 years of combined experience in franchising and expertise in membership models, Fred and Steve decided to acquire the brand outright in May 2015 after opening their first location in Cherry Hill, NJ. The brothers now operate 11 Cherry Blow Dry Bar locations across six states. To learn more about Cherry Blow Dry Bar, visit  www.cherryblowdrybar.com  and follow Cherry Blow Dry Bar on  Facebook . Find the full article: here