Soon to open its first franchise in Kingston upon Thames, Jacks is growing the brand by recruiting ambitious businessmen and women with around £40,000 liquid capital.Founder Sue Whitehead says she aims to turn Jacks into the Starbucks of male grooming: 'You don't just buy an ordinary coffee at Starbucks, you buy a handcrafted beverage. Our customers don't just get a haircut, they get a lifestyle experience.' Latest figures show that men in the UK spend over £770 million a year on their hair, but according to Sue they prefer a male-only environment. Jacks provides a comfortable setting complete with plasma TV, MP3 music stations, free beer and an online queue watch system.
'Jacks is no ordinary barbershop,' confirms David Tonchin, who helped mastermind the Dyno-Rod franchise. 'Franchisees getting in now will reap the benefits of an industry poised to see dramatic growth in coming years.'Sue furthers: 'Jacks franchisees don't have to be hairdressers. We provide a 100 per cent support package, which includes comprehensive barber training programmes for staff. It's far more important to us to find ambitious people with sound business acumen and a relentless determination to succeed.'
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Published: 13 September 2005
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