IMAGE Studios®

14 01, 2022

IMAGE Studios salon suites opening across New Jersey!

2022-01-14T13:54:35-05:00January 14th, 2022|Tags: , , |

CAMDEN, N.J. — IMAGE Studios® celebrates its explosion into the New Jersey market with the execution of five new location leases. IMAGE is a nationwide franchise with a luxury real estate model that is revolutionizing the future of the salon industry by empowering entrepreneurs in the franchising world as well as the beauty, health, and wellness industries.

IMAGE Owner Sean Knapp is getting ready to open the doors to local entrepreneurs in Cherry Hill and Turnersville in Spring 2022. “The buzz around our first IMAGE location has been incredible,” said Sean. “We are building an impressive space – our salon will be a benchmark for cutting-edge design.”

“We are excited to welcome our first IMAGE Pros in New Jersey!” said IMAGE Owner Rimon Ebrahim who is part of a team investing in the north New Jersey market. “We will be opening in East Hanover and look forward to growing the IMAGE brand, making IMAGE Studios #1 for our Pros and their clientele.” Ebrahim’s location will open with 60 individual salon suites at his East Hanover location making it the largest IMAGE Studios® location in the country.

This wave of new IMAGE Owners and locations has IMAGE opening in states all along the east coast – showing its dominance in the salon suite industry. IMAGE Founder & CEO Jason Olsen celebrated the brand’s growth in New Jersey, “We are excited to announce that leases are being executed across the state and we are opening locations throughout 2022. With over 150 locations now in development, 2022 will be another monumental year for IMAGE Studios®!”

About IMAGE Studios®
IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that creates modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides a unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals and the guidance of mentors invested in the success of their business owners.

13 01, 2022

IMAGE Studios® salon suites sees explosive growth past 150 locations!

2022-01-13T09:43:58-05:00January 13th, 2022|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY — IMAGE Studios® reached an important milestone awarding its 150th location, opening 16 new markets and 6 new states! IMAGE is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the salon industry.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen commented, “We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, attracting the highest caliber franchisees from coast to coast. In 2021, IMAGE opened locations across Colorado, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Utah. 2022 will see an additional 40 locations open, with Ohio, New Jersey, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Missouri welcoming their first IMAGE locations. We appreciate every IMAGE Owner who joins this incredible journey with us!”

With 150+ locations in development, 2022 is another monumental year for IMAGE Studios®! Shaun Olsen, Founder and Vice President mentioned, “Each IMAGE Studios® location equates to 30 new entrepreneurs opening their business in their communities, most of which are women-owned businesses. We will continue to invest heavily in the future of our IMAGE Professionals, which not only helps them open their own business successfully, but also with ease. We’re excited to welcome thousands of entrepreneurs to IMAGE Studios®!”

IMAGE recently announced growth to their dynamite leadership and support team with the addition of a VP of Operations, expanded Construction Project Management, and a doubling of the Franchise Development team.

COO Taylor Lamont celebrated, “IMAGE has experienced transformative growth, awarding 66 locations in 2021 alone! IMAGE Owners and Professionals alike have the support and education to empower them to the next level of their careers. We design modern salon suites that elevate our professionals’ entrepreneur experience – with business training, community, and support offered every step of the way.”

About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that creates modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides a unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals and the guidance of mentors invested in the success of their business owners.

13 10, 2021

IMAGE Studios Salon Suites named in the MountainWest Capital Network’s 2021 Utah 100

2021-10-13T14:36:38-04:00October 13th, 2021|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY — IMAGE Studios® today announced it was named to the 2021 Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN)’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. IMAGE ranked in the top 100 companies and was honored at the 27th annual Utah 100 Awards program, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen celebrated the recognition, “IMAGE has experienced transformative growth and brand evolution in the last 24 months – we started development in 12 new markets, 6 new states, and closed on 48 locations nationwide this year alone. We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, taking salon suites to a whole new level as we expand our nationwide footprint. We appreciate every IMAGE Owner who joins this incredible journey with us!”

IMAGE is a nationwide franchise with a luxury real estate model that is revolutionizing the future of the salon industry by empowering entrepreneurs in the franchising world as well as the beauty, health, and wellness industries. IMAGE Studios was responsible for the creation of 300+ small businesses last year, the majority run by women, and/or members of the LGBTQ+, Latinx, and Black communities. IMAGE Studios® continues to boom throughout 2021 and is well on its way to 300 locations sold by 2024.

“We congratulate all of this year’s Utah 100 companies for building outstanding businesses and making strong contributions to Utah’s economy,” said Dave Chase, Chairman of the MWCN Utah 100 committee. “These companies further advance Utah’s standing as an excellent place to do business.”

Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase of each company between 2016 and 2020.

About MountainWest Capital Network

MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) is the largest business networking organization in Utah, consisting of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consultants, legal professionals, bankers, and educators. MWCN seeks to promote and recognize business growth and capital development in the state through a variety of award programs and activities.

10 09, 2021

IMAGE Studios® is coming to Boston!

2021-09-10T11:48:28-04:00September 10th, 2021|Tags: , , |

BOSTON — IMAGE Studios®, a leader in the salon and spa studio space, announced they will open their first locations in Boston, MA! IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive studio salon that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Their affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

Massachusetts IMAGE Owners, Lori and Rich Murphy, are delighted to open the first location in the state and offer an alternative to traditional salon ownership.

IMAGE Owner, Lori Murphy, commented, “IMAGE Studios® is the best in coworking salon suites. They set the highest standard for design and support for professionals, and I am so excited to be part of this journey! We will be the benchmark for cutting-edge design in MA.”

Lori and Rich are big fans of staying active and spend much of their spare time doing a variety of outdoor activities  with their 3 children; Max, Jake and Mackenzie. They are thrilled to begin a new journey to help their community members find success in entrepreneurship.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen, commented, “It is incredible to have high caliber franchisees like Lori & Rich to bring the IMAGE Studios® brand to Massachusetts. Our franchise is driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success, for both our franchisees and the health, beauty, and wellness entrepreneurs who build their businesses with IMAGE.” IMAGE Studios® helped launch 364 new entrepreneurs in 2020 – with the overwhelming majority being businesses owned by women and minorities.

About IMAGE Studios®
IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Colorado. The brand is growing rapidly with their East Coast expansion, with over 125 locations in development! They boast the simplicity of their concept: IMAGE Studios® provides an incredible space and atmosphere; their IMAGE Pros bring their passion, talent, and clientele. Together, they create an intoxicating formula for success for their small business owners across the country.

17 08, 2021

IMAGE Studios® is coming to St. Louis!

2021-08-17T10:07:09-04:00August 17th, 2021|Tags: , , |

ST. LOUIS — IMAGE Studios®, a leader in the salon and spa studio space, announced they will open their first two locations in the St. Louis area! The two locations will be in Warson Woods in St. Louis County and O’Fallon in St. Charles County. IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive studio salon that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Their affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

St. Louis IMAGE Owner, Shelly Stengel is delighted to open multiple locations in the St. Louis area and offer an alternative to traditional salon ownership. “I looked at a number of different opportunities but was blown away by the IMAGE mission, business model, and people. I knew that our community of beauty professionals would be as impressed with the concept as I was!”

Shelly is thrilled to begin a new journey to help community members find success in entrepreneurship.

“The look and feel of our modern, high-end design is like nothing else in the St. Louis area! We are setting the highest standard for design and support for our beauty professionals, and I am so excited to be part of this journey. These locations will be a benchmark for cutting-edge design,” says Shelly.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen, commented, “We are delighted to have such a high caliber franchisee like Shelly bring the IMAGE Studios® brand to Missouri. Our franchise is driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success, for both our franchisees and the health, beauty, and wellness entrepreneurs who build their businesses with IMAGE.” IMAGE Studios® helped launch 364 new entrepreneurs in 2020 – with the overwhelming majority being businesses owned by women and minorities.

About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Nevada, Alabama, Arizona, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio. They’re growing rapidly and have just sold locations in Kentucky and Georgia. They boast the simplicity of their concept: IMAGE Studios® provides an incredible space and atmosphere; their IMAGE Pros bring their passion, talent, and clientele. Together, they create an intoxicating formula for success for their small business owners across the country.

30 06, 2021

IMAGE Studios® is coming to Arizona!

2021-06-30T07:07:02-04:00June 30th, 2021|Tags: , , |

PHOENIX — IMAGE Studios®, a leader in the salon and spa studio space, announced they will open their first locations in Arizona! IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive studio salon that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Their affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

Scottsdale IMAGE Owners, Josh & Courtney Harper are delighted to open multiple locations in the state and offer an alternative to traditional salon ownership. “IMAGE Studios gives beauty professionals the freedom to be their own boss with no limit on their creative possibilities or the level of success that can be achieved.” says Courtney.

Josh and Courtney are lively members of the community spending much of their free time volunteering with organizations focused on homeless outreach, at-risk children, and animal rescue. They are thrilled to begin a new journey to help community members find success in entrepreneurship.

“IMAGE Studios® is the best in coworking salon suites. We are setting the highest standard for design and support for our beauty professionals, and I am so excited to be part of this journey. Our locations will be a benchmark for cutting edge design.” says Josh.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen, commented, “We are delighted to have such high caliber franchisees like Josh & Courtney to bring the IMAGE Studios® brand to Arizona. Our franchise is driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success, for both our franchisees and the health, beauty, and wellness entrepreneurs who build their businesses with IMAGE.” IMAGE Studios® helped launch 364 new entrepreneurs in 2020 – with the overwhelming majority being businesses owned by women and minorities.

About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio.  They’re growing rapidly with their East Coast expansion, adding 25 locations in development throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey! They boast the simplicity of their concept: IMAGE Studios® provides an incredible space and atmosphere; their IMAGE Pros bring their passion, talent, and clientele. Together, they create an intoxicating formula for success for their small business owners across the country.

9 06, 2021

IMAGE Studios rockets past 100 locations!

2021-06-09T10:55:23-04:00June 9th, 2021|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY — IMAGE Studios® has reached an important milestone selling its 100th location, with salons coming to Arizona, Colorado, New Jersey, and Texas! IMAGE is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the salon industry.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen commented, “We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, attracting the highest caliber franchisees from coast to coast. We have a best-in-class leadership team at IMAGE, creating a strong support network of automation, data mining and industry research, as well as huge amounts of resources, training, and coaching for franchise owners to help them successfully recruit and retain salon professionals at each location. With the recent launch of our custom smartphone app IMAGE Pro by GlossGenius, IMAGE Studios® is taking salon suites to a whole new level as we expand our nationwide footprint. We appreciate every IMAGE Owner who joins this incredible journey with us!”

With 100+ locations in development, 2021 is another monumental year for IMAGE Studios®! Shaun Olsen, Founder and Vice President mentioned, “IMAGE has developed a powerful support network for new franchise owners. In the last year alone, we’ve implemented new systems to scale, web-based software platforms, and weekly roundtables for owners and operators!”

IMAGE recently announced their dynamite leadership and support team members including Director of Franchise Development, Brandon Campbell, Development Coordinator, Maria Moys, Director of Real Estate & Construction, Marcia Carter, Director of Marketing, Lizzie Webb, Corporate Coordinator, Delaney Gagliano, and Industry Expert, Matthew Landis.

COO, Taylor Lamont, boasted, “IMAGE has experienced transformative growth and brand evolution the last 24 months. We’ve onboarded key leadership roles and introduced team members, automation, and standardization at strategic milestones as we’ve scaled. Our company is collectively driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success; and we seek out owners who align. We design beautiful modern salon suites that elevate our professionals’ entrepreneur experience – with business training, community, and support offered every step of the way. Over the last decade, thousands of small business owners have started their journey at IMAGE Studios®.”

 

About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the salon industry. IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio and is growing rapidly in their East Coast expansion with 25 locations in development throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey!

15 03, 2021

Image Studios® Blasts Into The Entrepreneur’s Highly Competitive 42nd Annual Franchise 500®

2021-03-15T11:43:50-04:00March 15th, 2021|Tags: , , |

SALT LAKE CITY — IMAGE Studios® has ranked at #160 for its first ranking in Entrepreneur magazine’s Franchise 500®, the world’s first, best, and most comprehensive franchise ranking. Placement in the Franchise 500® is a highly sought-after honor in the franchise industry, making it one of the company’s most competitive rankings ever. Recognized as an invaluable resource for potential franchisees, Franchise 500® ranks IMAGE Studios® as #160 for its outstanding performance in areas including unit growth, financial strength & stability, and brand power. This is the first year that IMAGE has been ranked and recognized, leapfrogging other franchises into this spot.

“2020 was a challenging year for everyone, but it was also a year of unusual opportunity,” says Jason Feifer, Entrepreneur editor-in-chief. “Franchises were able to be nimble and innovative, serving the needs of franchisees and customers in ways that will resonate for many years to come. We believe that, when we eventually look back on this time, we’ll see it as a moment when many brands defined themselves for the future.”

IMAGE Studios® has locations in California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Utah, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Nevada, and Oregon.

To view IMAGE Studios® in the full ranking, visit www.entrepreneur.com/franchise500.

About IMAGE Studios®

IMAGE Studios® is a nationwide franchise brand with a real estate model that is revolutionizing the future of the salon industry. Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen, commented, “We aren’t the typical real estate investment – our business model produces a Return on Investment (ROI) different from typical commercial real estate. We are a franchise driven by creativity, freedom, and success, for both our franchisees and the health, beauty, and wellness entrepreneurs who build their businesses with IMAGE.” IMAGE Studios® provided entrepreneur opportunities to new business owners in 2020 – with the overwhelming majority being businesses owned by women and minorities.