You don’t have to be a hairdresser to own a Just Cuts

June 25, 2020

If you want to invest in a Just Cuts business, the good news is you don’t have to be a hairdresser.

This particular business model allows for individuals with absolutely no hairdressing experience to invest in and run a successful salon.

 
Just Cuts founder Denis McFadden spotted the need for a no-frills hairdressing option back in 1980.

Since then the former hairdresser has developed the no-appointment, price-conscious model, opening it up for franchising in 1990.

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Today the chain is a successful network of more than 200 outlets across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

The franchise set-up allows for staff and a manager to operate the store, so franchisees can add flexibility to the list of benefits.

It’s common for franchisees to spend less than 30 hours a week on their business.

More than half of the franchisees in the network operate more than one Just Cuts salon.

Investing in a franchise with Just Cuts could start with a low-priced kiosk model, or the full size store.

In addition to the hair cutting service, with optional add-ons, Just Cuts gives franchisees a second revenue stream with its own-brand line of hair products and accessories.

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Hairdressing on the frontline

Denis McFadden took action early on in the pandemic to keep salon staff and clients safe. When government restrictions shut down beauty salons but regarded hairdressers, as essential McFadden took a stronger stance. He closed down the corporate stores and encouraged franchisees to do the same.

Just Cuts has been fully operational again since mid May when salons reopened their doors and welcomed returning and new customers.

Just Cuts and franchise leadership

McFadden is on the Franchise Council of Australia’s Hall of Fame, while CEO, Amber Manning, was named in the top 10 of the 2019 Top 30 Franchise Executives report last year.

Manning has led change across the network, introducing tech improvements to give franchisees better insights and efficiencies.

By Sarah Stowe

Source: Franchise Business

Just Cuts Plea for immediate government action

March 26, 2020

Just Cuts Founder and CEO Denis McFadden is pleading with Government to follow the UK and NZ precedent and close hairdressing salons to protect the health of stylists and clients until COVID-19 is under control.

 
The Government must also move to ensure a rent freeze on corporate leases and wage subsidies.

There are 2500 fully qualified stylists in the Just Cuts Australian network, predominantly in shopping centres, and 3500 globally. Just Cuts has 190 salons across all states and territories of Australia, 28 salons in NZ and 6 in the UK. The UK Government moved on 22 March to close salons with NZ following on 23 March. The Australian Government overnight excluded hairdressing from the list of non-essential services that needed to close and which included beauty salons.

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Quotes attributable to Just Cuts Founder and CEO Denis McFadden

The health of Just Cuts’ Teams and Clients is and has always been at the core of everything we do. In fact, we have set the standard for salon hygiene practices throughout our 30 years of operation. But the reality is that the nature of hairdressing means that our stylists have to work in close proximity with their clients and are constantly touching them.

Hairdressing is not an essential service and the Government’s refusal to include hairdressing on its COVID-19 shut down list puts our stylists and clients in the firing line and their businesses more exposed than they need to be. At the moment, our franchise owners who are primarily Mums and Dads, are hamstrung. Without hairdressing being on the shut-down list, it is incredibly difficult for our franchise owners to take the heartbreaking but necessary steps to stand down workers or call for breathing space on leases.

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Given the steps taken in the UK and NZ to close salons along with other non-essential businesses and given everything the medical experts are saying, we simply cannot justify the health or financial risk to our franchise owners, stylists and clients.

Australian National and State Governments, we are pleading with you. We understand that you’re trying to juggle protecting livelihoods and saving lives but this decision puts both at risk for our people and clients. Please act now.

Source: Business Franchise Australia