V's Barbershop Franchise Prepares for Major Franchise Expansion With Plans To Open Barbershop Franchises in 42 Targeted States
V’s Barbershop, an authentic and upscale barbershop franchise concept that caters to men and boys, aims for national expansion with a new franchise development program. Industry veteran Greg George has joined V’s Barbershop to coordinate the franchise program and introduce the award-winning V’s Barbershop franchise concept to the millions of men who miss the culture of a real barbershop.
Phoenix, AZ- June 9, 2009 - V's Barbershop® is preparing to grow from a regional barbershop franchise to a national franchise by moving forward with expansion plans in up to 42 targeted states. V's Barbershop® has spent the last 10 years perfecting their proven business model and is now poised for major growth. A V’s Barbershop franchise offers a full service franchising program including site selection and development assistance, barber procurement assistance and a marketing program that focuses on integrating the award-winning V’s Barbershops into the communities in which they reside. Further, V’s has been approved for listing on the SBA’s National Franchise Registry, which offers expedited SBA loan processing.
V’s Barbershop Founder and CEO, Jim Valenzuela remarks, “V’s was inspired by many fond memories I have of going to the barbershop with my dad. Those experiences left an indelible mark on me, and I’ve seen a generation of males that has missed this special rite of passage. Many men are now forced to choose between going to high-priced beauty salons designed primarily for women, or generic, low-quality, quick-cut establishments. V’s is unique in its ability to create a bond among men and to be a community focused place where doctor and plumber alike can come together to discuss everything from sports and politics to current events. V’s successfully restored this nostalgic experience 10 years ago, and is now ready to share their concept with men and boys across the country”. The company plans to expand V’s through single store sales as well as both Area Development and Master Franchise agreements. V's Barbershop® currently has 9 locations operating in Arizona and California. Greg George comments, “V’s Barbershop was the first nationally to bring back the authentic, upscale barbershop and they remain ‘Best of Class’. V’s combines tradition, authenticity and 1st class service to appeal to patrons, combined with a highly experienced management team that appeals to investors in a challenging economic environment”. With men’s grooming being a $60 billion a year industry and the fact that there are nearly 150 million men in the United States alone, the management team at V's Barbershop® feels the timing for expansion is right now. Despite the current economic climate, Valenzuela considers V’s Barbershop to be “a compelling investment opportunity since good grooming never goes out of style and hair just keeps growing”. “V’s is a franchise opportunity that finds itself at the right place at the right time, with the quality of the concept combined with the deep operating experience of the management team" says Greg George who was recently hired to oversee V's franchise development program.
About V’s Barbershop:
Founded in 1999, in an age where traditional barbershops were few and far between, Jim Valenzuela, founded the V’s Barbershop concept after searching for a barbershop that would allow him to make memories with his son, much like those experiences he had with his father. Since 1999, V’s Barbershop® has captured the timeless, authentic barbershop experience by combining a rich mix of modern amenities and classic style. V’s is committed to providing its patrons with an environment where getting a great haircut or a traditional hot-lather shave also means building great memories for men and their sons. V’s full-service, authentic barbershops offer a variety of menu options including high-quality haircuts, straight razor shaves, men’s facials, face massages, moustache and beard trims and shoe shines. V’s Barbershop has been a repeat winner of various awards and accolades, named “Best Full Service Barbershop” by the readers of Phoenix Magazine 6 years running. Additionally, for the last two years, V’s has been the top ranked Barbershop by Ranking Arizona Magazine. In 2008, V’s was honored to be ranked #2 overall in the salon category, competing with over 5000 barbershops, salons, and beauty shops in the state of Arizona. V’s has also been featured in various newspapers, magazines and television networks, both local and national, such as Men’s Journal, Item, Sunset, A&E Television, Fox Sports Network and many others.
V’s Barbershop is headquartered in Phoenix, AZ and is now accepting applications for franchising opportunities from qualified candidates who understand the opportunity and can appreciate the authentic, traditional barbershop experience. For more information about our barbershop franchise opportunities, please visit V's Barbershop at www.franchiseworks.com