Our business was built on family values. In 1964, Anthony Shaw, a hairdresser and his son Robert, a CPA opened a beauty salon in New Jersey called Style-Rite. Over subsequent years, they continued to open salons throughout the New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Through the decades, we remained true to our business model of offering professional salon services at affordable prices.
In 1989, Robert and his son, Jonathan came across an emerging restaurant franchise called Boston Chicken (now known as Boston Market). Jonathan opened his first Boston Chicken in 1990, and developed four more before selling in 1996. The experience of having been a Franchise Owner would prove invaluable when Jonathan purchased Lemon Tree years later.
Since then, Jonathan and the team at Lemon Tree have been building a community of Franchise Owners, many of whom have become multi-unit owners. Now the largest salon franchise on Long Island, they’re ready to bring their decades of salon expertise around the country.