Salons by JC Skyrockets to #54 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s “Franchise 500” List

Jan 20, 2017

Salons by JC, a leading North American salon suite company, continued to break through the “sea of sameness” with the most innovative systems and support available in the salon suite model.  As a result, the company has soared up the prestigious “Franchise 500” list, which it cracked for the first-time last year.

“Our meteoric rise from #497 in 2016 to #54 in 2017 is a direct reflection of the hard work of our franchisees and franchise support team,” says Salons by JC’s co-founder Steve Griffey. “Our franchise model only works when the entire team is committed to providing beauty and wellness professionals with the opportunity and space to become self-employed. We are proud of the fact that today we have over 80 locations in 24 states and Canada with more than 2,400 independent professionals living their dream.”

Two new franchisees, Wayne Kosbe and Rick Schwartz, whose Salons by JC will be located in Savannah GA, say that they are thrilled with the ongoing support, full-fledged commitment and close-knit family feeling that they now enjoy.

Says Kosbe, “In our search, we saw that Salons by JC had the best look and finish to their suites.  Once we starting talking to them, we felt like full-fledged family members.”

Adds Schwartz, “The company was open and honest regarding any questions or concerns we had and encouraged us to talk to other Salons by JC franchise owners, who were also very willing to help and share with us. The bottom line: We feel like we joined a team committed to giving us all the tools and guidance necessary for our success and for the success of every franchisee in their brand.”

Entrepreneur magazine determines the ranking for its Franchise 500 based on exceptional performance in several areas, including financial strength and stability, growth rate, system size, support and brand strength. But for Griffey, it doesn’t stop there.

“We don’t plan on resting on our laurels,” stresses Griffey. “In the next 12 months, we’ll introduce new marketing and support programs for our franchisees, as well as the very first software system and mobile app specifically designed to support both our franchisees and industry professionals”

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, 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 80 locations in 24 states and Canada.  For more information, visit or

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