The Lemon Tree Salon Franchise Story
Style Rite first opened its doors in 1964 in Avenel, N.J. Anthony Shaw, the founder of this brand new salon, could have no idea the legacy that Style Rite would establish. Nearly 60 years and three generations later, Lemon Tree stands as an incredibly successful hair salon franchise with more than 40 locations nationwide.
Throughout the years, Anthony and his son Robert gained experience in the ever-changing beauty industry. Their business model adapted quickly and efficiently to each new trend and they were able to remain successful throughout the years. Additional experience in franchising and multi-location business management allowed them to establish a successful beauty franchise model.
Grandson Jonathan Shaw watched the two diligently and learned all about the industry from an early age. In 2009, Jonathan Shaw purchased the Lemon Tree brand, at that time a failing Long Island beauty salon chain. Since then, Jonathan breathed new life into the business (thanks to his first hand education) and fully established Lemon Tree as a family hair salon supported by generations of knowledge, success and hard work.
The Benefits of Experience
It's no miracle that Athony was able to turn a failing brand into an incredibly successful family salon. Decades of experience taught him what was needed to establish a hair salon franchise model that could succeed in multiple locations and various economic circumstances.
Over the years, it's become obvious to the Lemon Tree team that running a business is hard work. That's why we look for entrepreneurs, not beauticians, when it comes to operating new locations. While a background in salons won't hurt, we are more interested in individuals that have business management experience. You won't be cutting hair after all, you'll be running a business!
Operating a business is expensive and that is often what keeps many hopeful entrepreneurs from achieving their dreams. We believe that every talented, hard working individual has the right to own a business, so we keep our investment costs incredibly low. A range of $160,206 -$218,572 covers everything needed to get started.
A Community Focus
Lemon Tree has stayed in business by focusing on affordable pricing and family services. Many high end salons lose business in times of economic downturn because of their high prices. By focusing on providing quality hair care at fair pricing, Lemon Tree has maintained a consistent customer base, no matter the state of the economy.
Thanks to simple operations and low entry costs, Lemon Tree is an incredibly scalable business model. Those interested in multi-location operations will be pleased with what our beauty franchise has to offer.
Partner With Experience And Join Our Beauty Franchise
If you've been searching for a hair salon franchise opportunity, Lemon Tree is a brand that you can count on. Our incredibly experienced team is here to support you every step of the way. Contact us today to learn more about getting started.