Qualities That Can Take You Far with Franchising

You don’t have to know everything or be perfect to own your own business, but these qualities are indicative of successful franchise owners. In the world of franchising, you don’t always have to be an expert in the industry you’re investing in to make a good business owner. Instead, being a business-minded, savvy individual is […]

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Marilyn Monroe Spas CEO Jim Lewis Featured In ‘Franchise Times’ Magazine

Lewis discusses several different aspects of master franchising, and how international franchising differs from striking a franchise expansion agreement in the United States. Marilyn Monroe Spas CEO Jim Lewis was featured on Franchise Times magazine’s website this month, discussing Marilyn Monroe Spas’ international expansion into India. A full interview with Lewis will be featured in […]

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The No. 1 Way to Leave a Lasting Impression on Your Customers

When it comes to customer service, every single customer interaction is the most important one you’ve ever had. Here’s how to leave a lasting impression on your customers every time. You never have a second chance to make a first impression, the old adage goes. Little did its originator likely know just how important those […]

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The Industry Outlook for the Massage Business in 2017

If you’re looking into opening your own business and want to be your own boss, there’s a lot of time and consideration that goes into making your decision. One of the biggest decisions is choosing what type of business you’ll run. Furthering that, you need to have a good understanding of the industry climate and […]

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The Industry Outlook for the Hair Salon Business in 2017

If you’re looking into opening your own business and want to be your own boss, there’s a lot of time and consideration that goes into making your decision. One of the biggest decisions is choosing what type of business you’ll run. Furthering that, you need to have a good understanding of the industry climate and […]

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The Industry Outlook for the Salon Business in 2017

If you want to open your business and be your own boss, there’s a lot of time and consideration that goes into making your decision. One of the biggest decisions is choosing what type of business you’ll run. Furthering that, you need to have a good understanding of the industry climate and whether your business […]

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5 Tips to Reduce Employee Turnover at Your Hair Salon

Whether you’re a new business owner or an experienced veteran in the industry, it’s never a bad time to sharpen your employee retention skills. Having happy employees is one of the most important keys to success when exploring how to run a hair salon. And while your employees likely already love working with you, once […]

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5 Tips to Know When Starting a Massage Business

It’s easy to be passionate about a dream and think, “I should open a business to do this for a living.” If your dream is starting a massage business, we want you to achieve it. Here are a few tips to get you started and ensure that you continue to thrive long after the “grand […]

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Take a Virtual Tour of Marilyn Monroe Spas’ Knockout Spa Locations

As a Marilyn Monroe Spas franchisee, part of your franchising experience is the incredible atmosphere that lures customers and keeps them coming back for more at our spa locations. To have an idea of what your investment might look like as a finished product, we’ve put together a virtual tour of a Marilyn Monroe Spas […]

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How Much Does It Cost to Open a Spa Salon

Whether you’re looking to grow your investment portfolio or become a first-time franchisee in the salon and spa industry, franchising with Marilyn Monroe Spas is an excellent venture to consider. And while there are plenty of other questions you’ll have along the way, the number one question on your mind probably revolves around money. Specifically, […]

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3 Challenges in Starting a Beauty Business

Starting your own business can be one of the most rewarding achievements working professionals can accomplish. The lure of being your own boss was too attractive for you to pass up, though, so you already knew that: you’ve opened a business or three, and are looking for a new field to invest in. You’ve heard […]

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How to Start a Hair Salon Business

There are always numerous challenges when opening your own business. But if you want to become your own boss and are wondering how to start a hair salon, you’ve come to the right place for tips and pointers. For those with an entrepreneurial spirit, franchising can be a great step toward owning your own business. […]

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How to Create a Spa Business Plan

So you want to take your small spa business to the next level. You’ve worked your way up and nailed the whole “how to start a spa business” stage, built your client base, and have become a staple in your community. Now, you’re aiming for more. In order to upgrade your business size while continuing to thrive, […]

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Marilyn Monroe Spas Is Expanding Internationally!

In an exciting move for our growing company, Marilyn Monroe Spas has signed an international growth agreement in India! We are working with La Vida Investment Holding Pvt. Ltd. to open 250 stores across the country over the next 10 years, adding to our growing brand. This exciting growth plan is just the beginning in […]

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Why Hair Salon Franchises Beat Solo Entrepreneurship

If you are thinking about opening a hair salon—or perhaps you already own a hair salon and you’re looking for a way to grow your business—let us first congratulate you on choosing to invest in an exciting, fun, and thriving industry. As you consider your options for opening a hair salon, we encourage you to […]

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Types of Beauty Salon Franchises

If you are looking for beauty salon franchise opportunities, it can be difficult to know where to begin. For one thing, there is so much more to the beauty industry than most people expect, as it encompasses the world of hair, nails, waxing, facials and massage, and that’s just within salons and spas! Investing in […]

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Spa Trends 2017

The great thing about the beauty and wellness industry is that it is constantly evolving. Magazines, movies, and red carpets all influence how we want to look and present ourselves, and the ever-changing nature of beauty makes it fun! With how fast things change, it may be difficult for salon and spa managers to keep […]

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Three Reasons to Own a Day Spa Franchise

If you are looking for a franchise opportunity in an industry that is constantly growing, it’s time to think about day spas. When many think of day spas, they often think of them as a place that is geared only towards the wealthy who can afford to go each week. However, the face of day spas is changing, and this billion dollar industry is not dominated by exclusive and opulent spas in Beverly Hills.

A day spa franchise is a good fit in nearly any city or town, and people all over America are seeing their value. Take a look at these three reasons to invest in a day spa franchise, and see if you can say no to this exciting industry.  

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5 Things to Look for in a Spa or Salon Manager

As the owner of a spa franchise, there will come a time—if it hasn’t come already—when you will need to enlist the help of a qualified manager to assist you in operating your business. Regardless of how many salon locations you own, being able to rely on your managers can make operating your business drastically easier.

A lot goes into finding and hiring a manager. It is integral that you feel comfortable leaving your business in your new manager’s hands, so there are a handful of qualities that are absolute musts. Take a look at our list of the five must-have qualities of a salon and spa manager.

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The Role Product Plays in Franchise Success

The skincare industry continues to grow at astonishing levels. According to Global Cosmetics Industry Magazine, the skincare industry will reach $11 billion in 2017 in the US alone. This growth obviously bodes well for the spa business, as the two are intrinsically linked. 

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Techniques Your Top Stylists Should Know Now

The start of a new year is a time when we make goals on a personal and professional level. As a spa owner, your goals for the new year need to be rooted in the beauty and wellness trends that are popular. Take a look at some of these techniques that your hair stylists, massage therapists, and estheticians should know to keep your salon on the forefront in your area.

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How to Recruit the Right Talent for Your Spa or Salon

When it comes to salon employment, the business is only as good as the people who provide the services. That means that a salon can have a beautiful design, excellent marketing, and impeccable atmosphere, but if the hairstylists, estheticians, nail technicians, massage therapists, and other service providers are not good at their jobs it won’t matter. Your salon will not attract business unless you employ high-quality talent.

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What Sets the Best Spa Franchises Apart? These 4 Qualities

Spa franchising is a growing industry, and sometimes telling the good franchise opportunities from the bad can be tricky. Knowing what sets one brand apart from another takes research, and it helps to know what you are looking for. Fortunately, we have found 4 qualities that star franchise opportunities have in common.

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One Unexpected Way to Tap Into the Booming Health & Wellness Industry

Looking for a franchise opportunity that lets you take advantage of the swell of spending on health and wellness trends? Marilyn Monroe Spas is the franchise concept for smart, enterprising business people who seek to gain access into the lucrative spa and salon industry, which is emerging as a key point of delivery for consumers seeking to enhance their health and wellness.

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How to Find the Right Location for Your Day Spa

The right location is one of the foundational elements of spa business plan is finding the right location. Finding real estate that drives profitability is the first big decision you will make as a spa franchise owner. The right location can drive traffic, increase business, and minimize marketing costs. 

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Benefits of Opening a Spa Franchise vs. Starting Your Own Spa

The gleam of a chromed hairdresser’s chair, the sheen of a freshly coiffed French twist, the flick of a fresh powder brush:  the poignant, ephemeral aspects of your own spa experiences might be one reason you’ve decided to pursue business ownership in the spa industry, but there is also a much larger reason to pursue this avenue:  independence doing what you love.

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The Investment Potential of Franchising in the Spa Industry

Whether you’re a long-term employee looking for a change, a serial entrepreneur doing your research, or an investor group considering new business avenues, consider the spa industry:  as a rapidly-growing sector of the U.S. economy creating jobs above the rate of current economic growth, it is a true engine of commerce.

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