Salons by JC welcomes New Jersey to the salon suite franchise system

Nov 12, 2020

“The Garden State” is the newest home to the Salons by JC salon suite franchise.  The addition of New Jersey to our already illustrious portfolio brings a ray of light during this pandemic of 2020.  

Northern New Jersey

Garret and Mike Bedrin, the 2017 Franchisees of the Year and owners of The Bedrin Organization based in New Jersey, will open the 1st salon suite in Bergen County in Wyckoff, NJ in November.  “We are beyond thrilled to bring seasoned beauty professionals of New Jersey the opportunity to own their own business”, stated Garret Bedrin.  

Garret and Mike Bedrin

The Bedrin’s are 3rd generation retailers and commercial real estate developers and have had their pulse on New Jersey’s small business economy for over 70 years.  “There is no doubt that professionals in the beauty, health, and wellness industry are some of the hardest working and talented professionals who deserve the right to own their own business.  We have fought for these rights in Newark at the State Board of Cosmetology and in Trenton at the Department of Consumer Affairs.  Even after 5 years of doors slamming in our faces, we never gave up.  We are excited to open our doors and share Salons by JC with our local neighborhoods.”  In addition to Wyckoff, the Bedrin’s plan on opening up a location in Paramus and Ridgewood in 2021.

Southern New Jersey

Meanwhile, in the Southern part of New Jersey, Jim McGuiness is working to develop locations in Shrewsbury, Middletown, and Marlboro.  “We are very excited to open up new Salons by JC locations in New Jersey.  This is a great market for salon suites given the population density, household incomes, and the number of salons. Most surrounding states already embrace salon suites. New Jersey is late to the game and beauty professionals have been waiting for our state to adopt similar practices like New York, Connecticut, and Maryland”, stated McGuiness.   

Jim McGuiness at his Milford location

The New Jersey Cosmetology board received many requests from salon suite providers and in 2019 decided it was a good idea to approve the “newest” concept in salon ownership. “The approval requires adherence to specific guidelines and requirements.  We feel the opportunity to enter the market and provide salon ownership is a great opportunity and responsibility.”

Window suite at the Wyckoff location

“The pre-opening interest in our Shrewsbury location is excellent and we look forward to creating the premier salon suite design and opportunity for beauty professionals to build their business and free themselves from the traditional salon model. This is an exciting time and we are proud to enable this change”, stated an excited McGuiness.

A Long Time Coming

“We are thrilled that the State of New Jersey has opened up the opportunity for salon suites to expand.  We have three of the best Salons by JC franchisees in the country that are developing the state”, stated Salons by JC President, Steve Griffey.  

Garret and Mike Bedrin are former franchisees of the year recipients for their work in North Carolina.  “They own 3 beautiful salon suite locations that have been incredibly successful.  Their goal is to open 16 salons in Northern New Jersey.  In the Southern part of the state, Jim McGuiness has stores in development in Shrewsbury, Middletown, and Marlboro.  Jim and his family have developed 3 successful salons in Maryland and Connecticut.  They will bring an incredible amount of experience and support to the salon community in New Jersey”, stated Griffey. 

Each salon suite is fully equipped to cater to our salon professionals needs

Vice President of Operations, Drew Johnston added, “Salons by JC is committed to bringing the best in facilities and customer service to salon professionals across the country.  The Bedrin and McGuiness families are fully committed to delivering on the vision and mission of Salons by JC in their home state of New Jersey.”

Salons by JC is the premier salon suite franchise in the U.S with over 120 locations in 26 states and Canada.  For more information about the Salons by JC franchise, contact us here.

Blog written by:

Marlene Romo Flores – Salons by JC Franchise Marketing Manager

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