Salons by JC named to the Entrepreneur 2021 Franchise 500 list

Feb 4, 2021

For the fourth year in a row, Salons by JC has the honor of being ranked in the prestigious Entrepreneur Magazine “Franchise 500” list.  The innovator in the salon suite industry continues to gain momentum as it enters its 23rd year in the beauty and wellness realm.  “The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well at Salons by JC and across our nation,” stated Salons by JC President, Steve Griffey. “From the legacy of our founders to the drive and determination of our Franchisees across the nation, we are honored to once again be named to Entrepreneur’s 2021 Franchise 500 list.”

The Premier Salon Suite

Being ranked four consecutive years shows that more people are recognizing Salons by JC as the premier salon suite brand. Salons by JC’s superior customer service is what sets us apart and keeps us ahead of the competition. We have set a standard within our franchise system. In order to remain a high-level competitor in our industry, we must have a commitment to excellence in customer service.  


Salons by JC is the innovator in the fast-growing salon suite industry.  With a full-time Concierge to cater to the salon suite owners and act as the liaison between the franchise owners and the suite owners, this business model is the leader in the beauty industry franchise market.  Many of the current franchisees in the Salons by JC system are multi-unit owners who have created their own dynamic within their markets. 

2020 proved successful despite the pandemic

“In spite of the pandemic and having to adhere to salon closures the franchise faced, Salons by JC’s 2020 data showed how we outperformed in leasing compared to 2019,” stated Drew Johnston, Salons by JC VP of Operations.  2020 also brought the New Jersey market to the franchise with several locations currently operating in that area.  The salon suite concept proved to be the safest option for beauty industry professionals to perform their services in private one on one settings.  Having a Concierge monitoring the flow within each location and taking temperatures reassured salon suite owners and their clientele that Salons by JC was the place to be as they operate during the pandemic.

The salon suite franchise looks forward to opening 12 new locations in 2021 and welcoming the Philadelphia market to the community.

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, Texas 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 120 locations in 27 states and Canada and is looking to develop 200 over the next several years. For more information, visit or


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