The 2017 Salon Suite Year in Review & 2018 "Suite" Forecast

Salon Suite Year in Review

As the salon suite clock starts ticking away on the year 2017, we look back on all that Salons by JC accomplished and look forward to what 2018 has to bring us.  “2017 was a tremendous year for Salons by JC”, stated Drew Johnston, VP of Operations for Salons by JC. Some of our many accomplishments included being named the 54th Best Franchise in the U.S. by Entrepreneur Magazine and convening our first Franchisee conference in San Antonio, TX in late October.  

Salons by JC Making Big Moves

Another huge win was the introduction of our free Salons by JC booking app.  This app was created in collaboration with Salon Suite Solutions for our salon suite owners.  The Salons by JC corporate team also saw much growth and expansion with the addition of a franchisee support staff and the team moving into a new and bigger office.  “By the end of 2017, we will have 86 locations open with plans to add another 15 more in 2018”, said an ecstatic Drew Johnston.

Speaking of 2018

2018 promises to be even better! “We look forward to adding more marketing resources and streamlined operational support”, stated Drew Johnston.  The corporate team will be growing by adding key players to their marketing team to support each franchisee.  “As we grow to better serve the expansion of Salons by JC franchisees, we are also preparing for the new owners who are opening their first location with us”, stated Analissa Cantu, Marketing Account Specialist.  This is a great time to be a part of the Salons by JC team.  “The expansion and growth of the company, as a whole, is very exciting”, stated Crystal Vorheier, Office Manager for Salons by JC.  

The  Year of the Salon Suite Professional

2018 is the year of the salon suite professional as we are committed to provide the support they need to help nurture and grow their businesses.  Salons by JC looks at 2018 as their pinnacle year to bring initiatives to life that have been in the works the past few months with their dedicated marketing team.  Marlene Flores, Marketing Coordinator for Corporate and Franchise locations said, “our marketing has evolved so much in just one year, we have seen stellar outcomes from many of our locations who worked closely with us.  I can’t wait to see how our marketing strategies translate for our Salon Suite professionals and their dedicated Concierge team and salon franchise owners”.

The Future: Beauty Company Partnerships

The Salons by JC team has been busy making connections to assist in the maturation of professional relationships within the beauty industry.  “In partnership with the leading beauty companies, we plan to bring business education, social media training, and personal finance expertise in both classroom and virtual formats”, stated Drew Johnston. What more does Salons by JC have up its sleeve for 2018? “We are running the full court press in 2018, get ready!”, stated a very enthusiastic President, Steve Griffey.  


About Salons by JC: In 1997, Jack Griffey and Cecil Miller began their journey to transform the beauty industry one salon suite at a time. Like most young entrepreneurs, they started out with a big idea but had to learn how to start and run a business from scratch. After much perseverance and hard work, one year later, they opened Salons by JC in Dallas, TX in 1998, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists who were ready to break free from the traditional salon model. The company has since moved its headquarters from Dallas to San Antonio, where it continues to grow through franchising. Today, Salons by JC has over 87 locations in 24 states and Canada.  For more information, visit or

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