You don’t have to be a hairdresser to own a Just Cuts
If you want to invest in a Just Cuts business, the good news is you don’t have to be a hairdresser.
This particular business model allows for individuals with absolutely no hairdressing experience to invest in and run a successful salon.
Just Cuts founder Denis McFadden spotted the need for a no-frills hairdressing option back in 1980.
Since then the former hairdresser has developed the no-appointment, price-conscious model, opening it up for franchising in 1990.
Today the chain is a successful network of more than 200 outlets across Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The franchise set-up allows for staff and a manager to operate the store, so franchisees can add flexibility to the list of benefits.
It’s common for franchisees to spend less than 30 hours a week on their business.
More than half of the franchisees in the network operate more than one Just Cuts salon.
Investing in a franchise with Just Cuts could start with a low-priced kiosk model, or the full size store.
In addition to the hair cutting service, with optional add-ons, Just Cuts gives franchisees a second revenue stream with its own-brand line of hair products and accessories.
Hairdressing on the frontline
Denis McFadden took action early on in the pandemic to keep salon staff and clients safe. When government restrictions shut down beauty salons but regarded hairdressers, as essential McFadden took a stronger stance. He closed down the corporate stores and encouraged franchisees to do the same.
Just Cuts has been fully operational again since mid May when salons reopened their doors and welcomed returning and new customers.
Just Cuts and franchise leadership
McFadden is on the Franchise Council of Australia’s Hall of Fame, while CEO, Amber Manning, was named in the top 10 of the 2019 Top 30 Franchise Executives report last year.
Manning has led change across the network, introducing tech improvements to give franchisees better insights and efficiencies.