The salon franchise has opened its first international location in Manchester, U.K.
Phenix Salon Suites launched its first British location in Manchester in October of this year, but has significant plans ahead for international growth.
The development group, Phenix LTD-U.K., is spearheading the brand’s expansion strategy across the U.K. and Republic of Ireland, and plans to open 75 units across the region. Hairdressing expert and Phenix’s European operations director, John Gillespie, is helping the group with development as well as overseeing the opening of the milestone Manchester location.
“It’s such an exciting time to be a part of Phenix Salon Suites and we’re extremely buzzed about the opening of our first European salon location,” said Gillespie.
“Having been in the salon industry for more than 20 years, I’m familiar with the operations style that is crucial to the success of not only the franchisee, but also the lifestyle professionals.
“Phenix has definitely mastered the art of seamless operations which has been clear as we’ve established the Manchester location. Our U.K. team has a ton of developments in the pipeline and we’re eager to continue expanding across England.”
It’s been a busy year for Phenix Salon Suites, the salon franchise opened its 300th location and signed multi-unit deals between musician, LL Cool J, and long-time franchisee, Kevin Davis. Global expansion was the next logical step for the brand.
Phenix has had an eye on expansion overseas for a while now and we’re so excited to finally announce our entrance into international markets,” said Brian Kelley, president & chief operating officer of Phenix Salon Suites.
“We have a strong team behind our global growth with industry expert John Gillespie being a key player to streamline salon operations and Lesley Hawks leading the charge on development.
“This Manchester salon opening is just the beginning of our international expansion and we’re eager to see the UK development group pioneer our growth internationally. The United Kingdom is a stepping stone to the rest of Europe as the brand explores opportunities in Sweden, Spain, Germany, Switzerland and France.”