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11 08, 2020

Hammer & Nails Signs Multi-Unit Franchise Deal to Expand Men’s Grooming Shop in Ohio

2020-08-11T10:44:47-04:00August 11th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Marine Veteran Brings Three More Men’s Grooming Franchises to Central Ohio.

COLUMBUS, OhioHammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, a men’s grooming shop that provides haircuts and shaves & hand and foot care, in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, is pleased to announce it has signed a multi-unit franchise agreement with Nate Anderton, a Marine veteran and entrepreneur. The pandemic didn’t stifle Anderton’s ambition, and he signed on to bring three Hammer & Nails locations to the Columbus, Ohio area.

This January, while running errands, Anderton came across the Hammer & Nails that had recently opened in Westerville. Already looking for a new business venture to dive into, he was intrigued by the men’s grooming shop and began researching the franchise opportunity. He was impressed with the uniqueness of the business model – a membership experience where men could be completely comfortable enjoying a hand or foot service while getting their beard groomed. While Columbus has great barbershops, Anderton liked how Hammer & Nails goes the extra mile for its members.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Anderton spent his adult life serving his country. After high school he spent six years in active duty for the Marines. When he got out, he still wanted to serve and joined the Army National Guard where he had a full time position for 14 years. After he retired from the Army in 2018, he was one of 70,000 veterans who applied for a special program with Amazon pairing military veterans with contracting careers, so Anderton has spent the last two years owning and operating a logistics company that contracts deliveries for Amazon.

“I was blown away by the experience at Hammer & Nails and knew pretty quickly that I wanted to be a part of the grooming shop’s growth,” said Anderton. “The stigma surrounding men getting pedicures and manicures is quickly falling by the wayside, and I look forward to offering a one-of-a-kind experience. After spending more than two decades having to be clean shaven in the military – you know what a great trim and shave feels like, and this is it.”

Anderton hopes to have his first location open by year’s end, and is looking for locations in Upper Arlington and Dublin.

The Hammer & Nails experience coming to Central Ohio is unlike any other. The atmosphere is low-lit, with soft ambient lighting throughout the shop. Exterior windows are tinted for privacy and the interior is furnished with dark wood and steel, creating a relaxing vibe. Members are greeted by name, escorted to a luxurious oversized Bison leather chair, and handed a menu with complimentary beverages ranging from an ice-cold water to McAllen’s whiskey, all of which is included in the service cost. Shops have Direct TV, and every guest has a personal TV, remote and noise-cancelling headphones for entertainment during his visit.

“Nate is joining our brand at a key moment of growth. While the coronavirus pandemic has impacted life across America, we are confident that the men’s grooming industry will prove resilient throughout Ohio because of our driven, welcoming franchise partners like Nate,” said Nick Bertagna, Ohio Area Developer and Westerville franchisee for Hammer & Nails. “With Nate’s three Hammer & Nails locations, men in Columbus will have never looked or felt better.”

As Bertagna notes, Hammer & Nails has a strong future in Ohio. The brand is looking to add five shops in Cincinnati and five shops in Cleveland with qualified franchisees. For more information about the Hammer & Nails franchise opportunity, visit https://hammerandnailsfranchise.com/.

About Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails was founded in 2013 with the vision to provide hand and foot care, manicures and pedicures, haircuts and shaves to every type of male. After offering a franchise opportunity in 2015, the brand awarded licenses for more than 200 shops and is working to have 150 locations open and operating by 2025. To learn more about the brand, service offerings and locations, visit http://www.hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

4 08, 2020

Hammer & Nails Groomed for Growth in Nation’s Capital Region with 12-Unit Franchise Deal

2020-08-04T12:38:18-04:00August 4th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Record-Setting Franchise Agreement Comes Mid-Pandemic for Male Grooming Shop.

RESTON, Va. — Hammer & Nails Grooming Shop for Guys, a men’s grooming shop that provides haircuts, shaves and hand & foot care, in a welcoming, relaxed atmosphere, is pleased to announce it has awarded a multi-unit franchise deal to Ilona Kirzhner of Reston, Va. The mother of three boys immigrated to the United States from the FSU in 1977 and has an impressive history of career and educational wins.

In a first for the men’s grooming franchise, Kirzhner signed on to open 12 shops over the next five years throughout Washington DC and Northern Virginia (“NOVA”). The dozen Hammer & Nails shops will bring approximately 300 new jobs to the area.

Kirzhner pivoted her career to franchising when businesses across the country were impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in early 2020. She quickly found herself in a professional pause. After some self-described soul searching, she began looking into entrepreneurship by way of franchising with the help of a career transition coach from The Entrepreneur Source. When the Hammer & Nails franchise was presented to her and she dug deeper into the brand, she saw strong leadership and loved the idea of a concept that helped men look, feel and be special in a safe and male-centric environment.

“The success the Hammer & Nails leadership team has delivered with this and previous endeavors made it an extremely attractive opportunity,” said Kirzhner. “The more due diligence I did and the more I spoke with Aaron Meyers, the franchise’s President and COO, the more I knew this was the best fit for me. I was searching for a business opportunity to grow long-term and ultimately take me into retirement. Bringing Hammer & Nails, a place for men from all walks of life to escape life’s worries, will provide a welcomed getaway for men around the Beltway.”

Throughout Kirzhner’s career leading up to Hammer & Nails, she has specialized in performance improvement, government contracting, enterprise transformation, data science, change management and change leadership. With a Master of Science degree from Harvard University and a Master of Business Administration from The College of William and Mary, on top of a Bachelor of Electrical Engineer from THE Ohio State University, Kirzhner will immediately become the most educated franchisee in the Hammer & Nails family. Additionally, among several industry certifications, Kirzhner holds and has practiced as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

Kirzhner hopes to have her first location open by year’s end, and is currently looking at retail space in Loudon and Fairfax Counties. Once her first location is established, she anticipates opening at least two locations in 2021, and three locations each for the next three years.

The Hammer & Nails experience coming to Washington DC and Virginia is unlike any other. The atmosphere is low-lit, with soft ambient lighting throughout the shop. Exterior windows are tinted for privacy and the interior is furnished with dark wood and steel, creating a relaxing vibe. Members are greeted by name, escorted to a luxurious oversized Bison leather chair, and handed a menu with complimentary beverages ranging from an ice-cold water to McAllen’s whiskey, all included in the cost of the service. Shops have Direct TV, and every guest has a dedicated personal oversized device, remote and noise-cancelling BOSE headphones for entertainment during the visit.

“Ilona is a motivated, self-made woman who we are proud to call a Hammer & Nails franchisee,” said Meyers. “This is a record franchise agreement for our brand, and we are eager to see how Ilona grows and develops the brand in NOVA and Washington DC. With her tenacity and keen instinct for business mixed with Hammer & Nails’ respected franchise operations and top-tier services, we are confident that the men’s grooming industry will prove successful in her region. When she starts opening her shops, there is no ceiling to her success.”

With 12 new shops in the next five years, Hammer & Nails has a strong future in Washington DC and Virginia. For more information about the Hammer & Nails franchise opportunity, visit https://hammerandnailsfranchise.com/.

About Hammer & Nails

Hammer & Nails was founded in 2013 with the vision to provide hand and foot care, manicures and pedicures, haircuts and shaves to every type of male. After offering a franchise opportunity in 2015, the brand awarded licenses for more than 200 shops and is working to have 150 locations open and operating by 2025. To learn more about the brand, service offerings and locations, visit http://www.hammerandnailsgrooming.com/

15 01, 2019

Massage Heights Signs Franchise Agreement to Grow Colorado Footprint

2019-01-15T17:40:27-05:00January 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Colorado Natives Targeting North Thornton for New Retreat

SAN ANTONIO — Massage Heights, a leader of professional, affordable and convenient therapeutic massage and facial services, announced today it has signed a franchise agreement with new franchisees Amanda Watkins and Ben Heinz of Vanilubeen Limited. The business partners will be developing a new Retreat in the greater Denver area, targeting North Thornton, which is slated to open in Summer 2019.

Watkins and Heinz are both Colorado natives, hailing from Fort Collins and Arvada, respectively. Watkins received a bachelor of science in microbiology from Colorado State University and has previous experience in medical device quality assurance. Heinz has his bachelors of science in chemistry from Creighton University In Omaha, Nebraska and worked as a scientific equipment field service engineer. This is the duo’s first foray into franchising.

“Ben and I have loved the Massage Heights brand for more than a decade. We decided to take the leap and become franchisees because we were both in a pivotal, transformative period in our lives and wanted to do something we could be passionate about while helping others,” said Amanda Watkins. “We’ve wanted to own our own business for years and after researching Massage Heights further and meeting with the corporate team, the choice was obvious to us.”

Founded in San Antonio in 2004, Massage Heights has grown to more than 145 Retreats nationwide and continues to identify Colorado as a key state for development. The brand currently has five Retreats throughout Colorado Springs, Denver and Longmont, and is aggressively recruiting single- and multi-unit franchisees to continue the growth of the brand.

“Our franchisees all share the same passion for helping others, which is the foundation that Massage Heights was built upon, and we feel fortunate to welcome such kind and compassionate people like Amanda and Ben to the Massage Heights family,” said Tim Hicks, senior vice president of franchise operations and development for Massage Heights. “Massage Heights as a brand has done extremely well in Colorado, and the state remains a target market for our continued growth. We look forward to Amanda and Ben opening our newest Colorado Retreat, as well as their journey with Massage Heights.”

Prospective franchisees should have $175,000 in liquid assets and minimum $400,000 net worth per location, as well as experience in sales or retail management and managing hourly wage employees. As part of its growth strategy, Massage Heights is targeting franchise development in Nashville, Chicago, St. Louis, South Florida, and Las Vegas.

For more information about franchise opportunities with Massage Heights, visit http://www.massageheightsfranchise.com/ or call 888-810-3940

About Massage Heights

Massage Heights is a family-owned, membership-based therapeutic services franchise company that provides Members and Guests convenient, professional, affordable resort-quality massage and facial services that help people achieve a balanced and healthy lifestyle, in an upscale Retreat environment. Regular massage and skin therapy services help people look and feel their best from the inside out by aiding in the reduction of stress, pain management and increased relaxation, all resulting in the ability to tackle daily life with a higher level of vitality and positivity, truly elevating the everyday.