HCX Salons International (HCX), the first national franchisor of
salons specializing in affordable hair color, cutting and styling
services, today announced it has sold the development rights for
Canada and unveiled plans to open 265 salon franchises by 2014.
HCX sold the Canadian development rights to Toronto business executives
Raymond Aaron and Geoff Taylor, who will be responsible for identifying
locations for HCX salons and recruiting franchisees and licensed
beauty professionals with expertise in hair color, cutting and styling.
Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Our expansion into Canada will bring expert hair-care services
at affordable prices to a large, untapped market, said Craig
Fleming, president and CEO of HCX. We welcome Raymond and
Geoff to our growing base of development agents and look forward
to their contributions to our companys growth.
Aaron is a motivational speaker and author of two books: Chicken
Soup for the Canadian Soul and Chicken Soup for the Parents Soul,
which made The New York Times top-10 bestseller list. Aaron
also serves as president of The Raymond Aaron Group, an educational
company offering seminars, books and tapes throughout Canada. Taylor
is a chartered accountant who has served as controller and business
partner with the Raymond Aaron Group for 10 years.
Were excited to launch the HCX brand into Canada and
roll out an aggressive development plan that will bring new entrepreneurial
opportunities to prospective franchisees and support their success
in the market, Raymond said.
A recipient of a Salon Today Award of Distinction, HCXs modern
and elegantly appointed salons are 1,200- to 1,600-square-foot facilities
- High-quality color services featuring Wellas European
line of products
- Imaging technology that enables clients to preview desired hair
colors and styles
- Customer profile cards that electronically store customers
color formulations to ensure the quality and consistency of services
at all HCX salons