Phenix Salon Suites recently signed an agreement with Christina and Jack Gano to open two new locations in Southern California, adding to the brand’s 80-plus open locations in the state.
The dynamic duo joins Phenix Salon Suites at a momentous time, following an impressive start to the year with 43 signed agreements. The Ganos are looking to develop their first location in the Los Angeles area, which is expected to open this winter. Armed with decades of experience, Christina is currently the COO for a large multi-state Homeowners’ Association Management company and Jack is a seasoned real estate agent. The entrepreneurial couple is excited to tie together their expertise in sales, operations and customer service, to help expand Phenix Salon Suites.
“After 20 years of helping others run their businesses, I’m excited for our next venture into entrepreneurship with Phenix Salon Suites,” said Christina. “Phenix offers an opportunity to balance being a small business owner while keeping our day jobs with its semi-absentee model. When looking into ownership opportunities, we knew we needed a system that offered the right amount of support so we could successfully run an additional business – and Phenix was the perfect fit. I look forward to working alongside the Phenix leadership team and our lifestyle professionals to offer the community a salon experience that will keep them coming back for more.”
Phenix Salon Suites is pushing forward on a positive growth trajectory, both domestically and globally. Most recently, the brand announced its plans for potential growth in Australia and New Zealand, following the successful grand opening of its first U.K. location. The brand is exceeding growth expectations already in 2022 with a goal to sign another 40 franchise agreements before the end of the year.
“Christina and Jack’s previous business experience and their strong understanding of successful operations, make them the perfect addition to our growing franchise family,” said Gina Rivera, founder of Phenix Salon Suites. “The duo will be developing their locations in a market our model has proven to be successful in. I’m looking forward to seeing Christina and Jack continue to strengthen our brand’s presence in Southern California with their two new locations.”
In the U.S., Phenix Salon Suites has its sights set on expanding in Houston, Chicago, Columbus, Detroit, Boston and Upstate New York. It also has room to grow in Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Northern California.
While no salon experience is necessary, the most successful franchisees have a working knowledge of commercial real estate, general business experience, and are well-capitalized with the ability to invest $300,000 or more.