In 2010, co-founders Ken and Alanna McAllister had a daughter entering high school. At that time, Alanna expressed an interest in returning to work. However, she wasn’t interested in working a traditional 9-to-5. To satisfy this urge and desired lifestyle, in 2010, they built the first MY SALON Suite. The success of the first location compelled them to add a second location six miles down the road and they haven’t looked back since, starting franchising in 2012.
Driving expansion in a big way
In 2015, MY SALON Suite joined forces with Ratner Companies, the nation’s largest family-owned collection of salons and the owners of Salon Plaza, to drive the expansion of MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza throughout North America.
The force created when combining MY SALON Suite’s proven franchise systems with Ratner’s extensive salon operations experience provides unmatched knowledge for new and existing franchise partners. This partnership brings together over a thousand salon owners who have joined the movement and own their own salon.
“I knew MY SALON Suite was the right company to bring the Salon Plaza brand to the franchise market,” said Gary Ratner, President of Salon Plaza. “This agreement exemplifies their dedication to the company’s culture and values and their commitment to their franchise partner’s success.”
Ratner Companies/Salon Plaza is the largest family-owned and operated chain of hair salons in the country, operating nearly 1,000 salons in 16 states. Since 1936, Ratner Companies and predecessors have done over $15 billion in sales, employed more than 100,000 licensed stylists and are currently approaching 1,000 operating locations. Its diverse brands include Hair Cuttery, BUBBLES, Salon Cielo and Spa, ColorWorks and Salon Plaza. For more information, visit www.ratnerco.com.
A timeline of the MY SALON Suite story
Now is the best time to join a growing franchise! MY SALON Suite and Salon Plaza joined forces to create a salon suite franchising powerhouse with more than 60 locations open and operating, and another 130 under development in the United States and Canada.