Franchise Encourages Like-Minded Entrepreneurs in Arlington, VA

Any Arlington resident that either drives or strolls through Ballston knows the neighborhood is booming. It’s an area of Arlington that rarely – if ever – sleeps.

Starting in January 2017, the Ballston neighborhood will also be a hot spot for people looking for a beauty or wellness treatment — from haircuts to massages. The soon-to-open Ballston location of Salons by JC, a national franchise, will offer local hairstylists, cosmetologists, estheticians and other wellness service providers a way to perform their specialties to their own customers. Salons by JC leases suite space to specialists who want to pursue their craft on their own terms, but are not able or interested in running their own full-fledged spa or salon.

“After a lot of perseverance and hard work by its founders, Salons by JC opened its doors in 1998 in Dallas, Texas, welcoming beauty and wellness specialists ready to break free from the traditional salon model,” said Drew Johnston, Salons by JC vice president of operations.

Salons by JC franchise owners offer opportunities all over the country for professionals to take a space, make it their own, and conduct business based on what they do best.

“Salons by JC empowers beauty and wellness professionals with salon suite rental opportunities, and provides them with all the tools they need to operate a business tailored to their strengths and areas of interest,” Ballston franchise owner Dean Coulopoulos said.

Today, there are more than 50 Salons by JC locations across the United States and Canada. According to Coulopoulos, his will be the first salon suite inside the Virginia beltway. He is looking forward to helping a multitude of local stylists achieve their dream of owning their own business.

“My primary goal is to help as many salon professionals as possible to take control of their professional life and gain their independence from their current employer in order to improve their professional and personal lives,” he said. “I also hope to earn a reputation as a vibrant retail business within the Ballston market that provides convenient ‘one stop shopping’ for local residents and workers in the Rosslyn-to-Ballston corridor and beyond. If I am successful in doing this, then I will have a successful business which I plan to extend to other locations.”

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