AFI CLIENT SPOTLIGHT:
Sit Still Salon & Shoppe
At Accurate Franchising, Inc., we work with smart business people who are trying to expand their businesses and improve their brands. In our more than 30 years of experience in franchise consulting, we have worked with a variety of companies, helping them grow their businesses into franchise successes. We use a variety of the most up-to-date techniques, plus our experience in the industry, to show our clients the path to franchise growth.
One of our up-and-coming clients is a children’s hair salon and shop based in Portland, Oregon. Sit Still Salon & Shoppe does so much more than cut your child’s hair, and they are excited to build their unique brand with national growth over the next 5 years.
Children’s Salon in Oregon
Sit Still Salon & Shoppe’s mission is to provide stylish and quality haircuts for the entire family. Started by a Portland mom, Sit Still is a hip and fun salon that makes getting a haircut fun. Though there are other salons that specialize in children’s haircuts, this is a brand that takes it five steps further. The environment in a Sit Still Salon & Shoppe is ideal for the whole family, with services that appeal to parents and children from toddlers to tweens.
Salon and Shop
By setting up the business with multiple revenue streams, Sit Still has set itself apart in the salon franchise space. Haircuts and styling make up the bulk of Sit Still’s revenue, with parents bringing their children of all ages for a fun experience getting their hair done. The combination of toys, interesting books, child-appropriate TV programs, fun chairs, and enthusiastic stylists makes children feel like getting their hair cut is a big party. The Sit Still website boasts that your children won’t want to leave.
Some popular services include:
- Sit Still Full Service—cut, shampoo, and blow dry
- Boys/Girls Cut
- Tween Haircuts
Sit Still also sets itself apart by going beyond the typical haircut to offer some truly special services to their guests. Parents can bring in their young children for an eventful first haircut experience—the package comes with a complimentary photo and a lock of hair for a keepsake. Stylists also offer special styling, including things like updos or braids, to jazz up a child’s hair for a special event or even a regular day. Other offerings like a mini mani, mini pedi, makeup application, and ear piercing make this a full service salon for little ones and Sit Still parties a popular option for kids who want the full glamorous experience. To top it all off, adults can get their hair cut alongside their children!
An additional source of revenue for Sit Still franchise owners is the retail side. It is common knowledge in the salon and spa industry that retail products make up as much as 15% of total revenue, but Sit Still is unique in the industry in that revenue from specialty retail products account for almost double that of a typical salon.
Don’t Sit Down on the Sit Still Opportunity
One of the things that makes Sit Still Salon & Shoppe so unique is that they have a non-traditional approach to the salon market. For this brand, focusing on children’s haircuts is just the beginning. Not only does Sit Still offer a wealth of services, but they also pay attention to the details in everything from the unique retail items for sale to the quality hair care products they use on hair.
This is a modern, fun, and friendly brand that creates an environment that exudes those same qualities. The entire family can enjoy a visit to Sit Still, and there are no other children’s salon franchises that cultivate an experience like this one.
Sit Still is not sitting still on its growth strategy. The brand is excited to open 10 new salons in 2018 and they are projecting to open as many as 120 locations in the following five years. To make that growth possible, they have built a team of experienced franchise operators to help new franchisees with onboarding as well as ongoing support. They work with each owner as a partner in order to ensure their success.
Working with Accurate Franchising, Inc.
Sit Still has found an outstanding franchise development partner in AFI. We work hard to help each of our clients meet their goals and Sit Still is certainly no exception. Take a look at what they have to say about working with our expert team.
“Our experience with Accurate Franchising has been above and beyond! They have been supportive each step of the way. Each team member we’ve worked with has been patient, kind, and knowledgeable in every aspect of the necessary franchising business plan and FDD. They’ve made it comfortable and easy to address any concerns. They are quick to respond through email and phone calls. I never felt intimated or alone in this development. I am very appreciative of the detailed and efficient work they have contributed in completing our goals. Thank you, Accurate!!”
If you want to join Sit Still Salon & Shoppe as a franchise partner, get in touch with us and we will help you get started.