IMAGE Studios Salon Suites CEO tops Franchise List

“The idea for IMAGE came in 2009, and by June 2010, IMAGE Studios® was born. Since then, we’ve had incredible success growing and scaling the IMAGE brand all across the country, helping thousands of health, wellness, and beauty entrepreneurs expand or start their own businesses safely, easily, and with much-deserved success,” said Jason. In 2016, Jason launched the IMAGE Studios® Franchise and awarded his first licenses to expand the brand nationwide. By the end of 2017, IMAGE Studios® opened its first franchised locations in Florida and Utah.

“Under Jason’s leadership, IMAGE has grown exponentially, awarding 190 licenses YTD across 22 states nationwide. 2022 is shaping up to be another record-breaking year with 30 locations open nationwide and another 15 opening by the end of the year,” stated Taylor Lamont, Chief Operating Officer. Taylor boasted, “Jason possesses the foresight, strength, and operational genius to scale our brand. He is both a thoughtful and visionary leader, preparing for impending growth months in advance. Jason’s inspirational leadership is driven by his humanity and compassion – he’s heavily invested in our people.”

Creativity, Freedom, Success® are the founding core values for Jason and the IMAGE Studios® brand. “There is nothing like a sense of belonging to a tribe, a community, a group of people that thinks and acts like you do. Entrepreneurs take risks and build something from nothing based on the relentless thoughts and dreams of an idea that won’t let up until you execute. IMAGE is the luxury leader in salon suites and we teach, train, and develop all members of the IMAGE community to be the best entrepreneur they can be,” Jason explained.

There are currently 190 IMAGE Studios® Salon Suites in development throughout the US and this number increases month over month. IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that creates modern, high-end salon suites at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for salon professionals to easily launch their new business and become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides this unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals under one roof, along with the guidance of mentors who are invested in the success of their business owners.

IMAGE Studios® Ranked on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah, May 10, 2022 ll IMAGE Studios® has been named in Inc.’s annual Best Workplaces list. The list results from a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating exceptional workplaces and company culture, whether operating in a physical or virtual facility. 

IMAGE Studios® recently opened its new corporate experience center and HQ in Salt Lake City, bringing together its highly passionate and talented corporate leaders. The brand is shaping the future of entrepreneurs in the beauty, health, and wellness industries! Team members’ insights, support, and innovation empower the nationwide group of franchisees and the local small business owners at each of the locations.

After collecting data from thousands of submissions, Inc. announced the highest-ranking companies. Each company that was nominated took part in an employee survey, conducted by Quantum Workplace, which included topics such as management effectiveness, perks, fostering employee growth, and overall company culture. The organization’s benefits were also audited to determine overall score and ranking.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen celebrated, “This is an impressive recognition and speaks to the caliber of our team and company culture. At IMAGE, we firmly believe in the power of creating “space” – space for connection, space for support, space for beauty, and above all, space to be yourself. Our people are paramount to our success and our collective vision, internal connections, and corporate environment nurture and evolve the culture at IMAGE. ”

COO, Taylor Lamont commented, “The focus at IMAGE is on our people, diversity, culture, ideas, and the investment in our employees. Every layer of our company is entrenched in support, education, and empowerment, from our professionals to owners, to employees. IMAGE is best-in-class in training and professional development so our employees can thrive in success and fulfillment in their careers. I am so proud of our people and what we’ve created together.”

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive franchise that provides modern, high-end salon studios at affordable rates to salon professionals. IMAGE has locations across 17 states with 148 more in development nationwide. In addition, IMAGE Studios® has its own smartphone app, IMAGE Pro by GlossGenius, an all-in-one business suite tool helping salon owners run their businesses more efficiently. High-end and modern designed studios, smart apps, and a visionary leader make IMAGE Studios® a trendsetter in the salon suite industry.

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IMAGE Studios® Salon Suites opens its first Charlotte, NC location! 

IMAGE Studios®, the luxury leader in the salon and spa coworking space has opened its first location in Charlotte, NC! IMAGE Studios® houses turnkey salon suites for beauty, health, and wellness entrepreneurs with locations already open in Raleigh and Wake Forest. This coworking business model empowers the growth of small businesses in the ever-expanding $63 billion beauty industry. 

Charlotte IMAGE Owner Alnessa Goodwin commented, “IMAGE Studios® gives professionals the freedom to be their own boss with no limit on their creative possibilities or the level of success that can be achieved. It has been amazing to welcome such a great group of small business owners into our space!” 

“2022 will be another monumental year for IMAGE as we open locations across the Carolinas. Thanks to an incredible team of IMAGE Owners and professionals – Wilmington Beach, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and more will open their doors to beauty professionals this year,” said IMAGE Studios® CEO Jason Olsen. “Charlotte is an amazing example of how we create modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.”

There are currently 170 IMAGE Studios® Salon Suites in development throughout the US and this number increases month over month. IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that creates modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides a unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals and the guidance of mentors invested in the success of their business owners.

IMAGE Studios Salon Suites Named as Top Influencers of 2022

IMAGE Studios® Chief Operating Officer, Taylor Lamont, has been included in the Top 15 Influencers in 1851 Franchise’s 2022 list of its 175 most influential people in franchising. Whether franchising a business, buying a franchise, or growing a franchise, tapping into the franchise world’s thriving community of collaborative influencers is vital to a brand’s success. 

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen celebrated, “We are very proud of the amazing team we have established at IMAGE. Taylor is a powerful leader and this recognition is the result of his ability to find the right talent, execute in all areas of the business, and positively influence others to do the same. The IMAGE Studios® team crushed it again in 2021, opening stores across Colorado, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Utah. We’re on track to open 40 new stores and award another 120 locations in 2022!”

Taylor Lamont commented, “I’m honored by the recognition and share this with my team nationwide. Their hard work and dedication to our people, our company, and the industries we serve drive our company’s culture and ultimately our success. I’m thrilled to work alongside our talented team and entrepreneur collective at IMAGE as well as the leaders in franchising throughout the country.”

Taylor joined IMAGE Studios® in 2019 and assembled their high-caliber leadership team to support the company’s 171 locations in development. He has been pivotal in the brand’s transformative growth, awarding 67 locations in 2021 alone. In recent social media posts, Taylor boasted about the company’s culture and people-centric approach, stating after IMAGE Studios® implemented five additional annual holidays for team members to enjoy 3-day weekends every 3-4 weeks, IMAGE Studios now ranks in the top 10% of US companies for employee benefits.

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite franchise that creates modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals, making it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides a unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals and the guidance of mentors invested in the success of their business owners.

Success Story: Matthew Landis Enjoys a Near-100% Rebooking Rate with GlossGenius

Creativity, curiosity, and connection. These are the values of Matthew Landis, owner of Matthew Landis Atelier in Salt Lake City, Utah. Matthew started his career in 1995 in Salt Lake City where he apprenticed as a hairdresser. In the early 2000s, he spent time working in New York City, Atlanta, and Miami Beach before returning to Salt Lake City to manage Sanctuary Day Spa. After seven years working at IMAGE Studios, in 2018 Matthew opened his own salon, Matthew Landis Atelier, in the chic neighborhood of 9th & 9th.

Matthew has been a color educator for most of his career, teaching for companies like Aveda, Davines, and L’Oreal Professionnel, and continues his partnership with IMAGE Studios as their Industry Expert and business coach. He is also the official hairdresser for ABC4 Utah, serving as stylist to their news team, and is a regular guest on Good Things Utah.

“Growing up, people like me didn’t become hairdressers, or at least that’s what I thought,” says Matthew. “I was a 4.0 student, most-likely-to-succeed, and was on the path to becoming an accountant or lawyer, but at 24 I had a quarter-life crisis. I met a bunch of hairdressers and saw how much fun they had – they got to wear cool clothes, listen to great music, move around all day, be creative, have a flexible schedule, and more than anything, make a lot of money. So I thought, well why not? Later, I got hooked up with Jason Olsen of IMAGE Studios who was starting this new Salon Suite concept. He’s an absolute genius and so supportive of entrepreneurs and business owners that he created this incredible environment for self-employed people in the health and beauty industry to thrive. Now I have a five-chair salon of my own.”

FINDING THE RIGHT FIT

Over his career, Matthew had used a variety of booking and payment apps, including Booker, Mindbody, Vagaro, and Schedulicity, but found that none of them did everything he needed from them. From complicated setup to clunky appointment booking systems to payment processing that involved third-party companies such as Square, Matthew always found it cumbersome to deal with multiple solutions. As the IMAGE Studios Industry Expert, he decided to go with the solution they recommend and signed up for GlossGenius in July 2020.

Matthew was immediately impressed at how easy switching and setting up the app was – he used GlossGenius’ White Glove concierge service to transfer over all of his client information, notes, calendar, and services. All he had to do was provide a short bio that automatically populated on his beautiful new booking website. Matthew saw the benefit of using GlossGenius the very first time he checked out a client, cutting down what was a seven-minute process to just a couple of minutes. With the ability to keep a credit card on file, checking out clients after future appointments is even faster.

“Having everything in one place – from booking and website confirmations to payment processing and sales reports – it makes all the difference,” says Matthew. “Before I might have had to use two or three apps, all of which I was paying for, and I had to switch back and forth. But the first thing I loved about GlossGenius is that they did the setup for me – I went to bed one day and woke up and everything was done – it was just so easy. And it sounds so inconsequential and trivial, but I cannot stress how important the checkout process is. With GlossGenius, the checkout process is so much faster and smoother. I can take the money for the service, sell the client retail products, and make another appointment all in fewer steps and using just one app – which is incredible. I was delighted the first time that I used it and it’s one of the main reasons I have a near-100 percent rebooking rate.”

STAYING ORGANIZED AND EFFICIENT

Matthew’s favorite GlossGenius features are the ones that help him stay organized. GlossGenius charges a flat 2.6 percent fee regardless of how a payment is processed, and he can track all revenue from credit cards to checks to cash and Venmo and see them all in one P&L report. He can upload all of his various expenses, including the vendor and category, and keep pictures of the receipts. GlossGenius also sends Matthew a text message with client notes before they arrive and another text message reminder after the appointment that he can respond to with new notes, which automatically populate in their client file. And when it was time to raise his prices, Matthew was able to set the email marketing parameters in GlossGenius to just the clients he had seen in the last two years.

With GlossGenius, Matthew can run his salon without the need for a receptionist, and whereas other apps charged him for each team member he added to the system, he pays the same $24 a month even though he has given staff access to the GlossGenius platform. Every Monday, GlossGenius sends Matthew a weekly review email that shows him how much time and money he has saved – about $30 a week just in payment processing fees.

“I teach a class on retirement and investing, and as I tell my students, if they take that $30 a week and invest it in the S&P 500 for 25 years they can generate an additional $600,000 for retirement,” says Matthew. “But GlossGenius also saves me hours and hours of potential frustration – I haven’t had a single minute of frustration with GlossGenius. As for the client notes feature, it’s an absolute game changer, it’s the coolest, most genius thing I’ve ever seen. Clients will say ‘Oh my god, I love what you did last time, do the same thing,’ so taking good notes is critical. I’m taking way better notes than I ever have in my entire career because I don’t have to remember to do it – it’s part of the whole process. GlossGenius makes communicating with clients faster and more efficient all around, and when it comes time to file my taxes in the Spring, I know I have all of my reports ready to go. Having used GlossGenius, I wouldn’t use anything else, and for anyone looking for a new solution, I would say that in 24 hours from now you’ll have a whole different, elevated, upgraded, sleek, and sexy experience for you and your clientele.”

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IMAGE Studios Salon Suites named in the MountainWest Capital Network’s 2021 Utah 100

[Salt Lake City, Utah] — October 12, 2021 — IMAGE Studios® today announced it was named to the 2021 Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN)’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. IMAGE ranked in the top 100 companies and was honored at the 27th annual Utah 100 Awards program, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen celebrated the recognition, “IMAGE has experienced transformative growth and brand evolution in the last 24 months – we started development in 12 new markets, 6 new states, and closed on 48 locations nationwide this year alone. We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, taking salon suites to a whole new level as we expand our nationwide footprint. We appreciate every IMAGE Owner who joins this incredible journey with us!”

IMAGE is a nationwide franchise with a luxury real estate model that is revolutionizing the future of the salon industry by empowering entrepreneurs in the franchising world as well as the beauty, health, and wellness industries. IMAGE Studios was responsible for the creation of 300+ small businesses last year, the majority run by women, and/or members of the LGBTQ+, Latinx, and Black communities. IMAGE Studios® continues to boom throughout 2021 and is well on its way to 300 locations sold by 2024.

“We congratulate all of this year’s Utah 100 companies for building outstanding businesses and making strong contributions to Utah’s economy,” said Dave Chase, Chairman of the MWCN Utah 100 committee. “These companies further advance Utah’s standing as an excellent place to do business.”

Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase of each company between 2016 and 2020.

 

About MountainWest Capital Network 

MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN) is the largest business networking organization in Utah, consisting of entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, consultants, legal professionals, bankers, and educators. MWCN seeks to promote and recognize business growth and capital development in the state through a variety of award programs and activities.

Source – MountainWest Capital Network

Here We Grow Again in Florida!

IMAGE Studios has signed with our newest owners, Chris and Joey Johnson, to bring breath-taking studios to Jupiter, FL! We look forward to working with this team as they develop gorgeous locations!

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

Here We Grow Again!

IMAGE Studios has signed with our newest owner, Mallory Beaton, to bring more breath-taking studios to Tampa Bay, FL! We look forward to working with Mallory as she builds a studio to join the ranks of our other locations in Dunedin, Royal Palm Beach, and Delray Beach!

 

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

IMAGE Studios Booms to 130 Locations

IMAGE Studios® celebrates its 130th location with new markets in GeorgiaMinnesotaKentucky and Massachusetts! This summer saw the addition of 27 locations to the booming brand. IMAGE is a nationwide franchise with a luxury real estate model that is revolutionizing the future of the salon industry by empowering entrepreneurs in the franchising world as well as the beauty, health, and wellness industries.

Jeff Yeary, from Lexington, Kentucky invested in 10 IMAGE locations with his daughter in law, Brittany, “As an experienced franchise owner, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity IMAGE Studios presented to me. I appreciated the brand’s depth of knowledge and preparedness of its team. IMAGE Studios has leapfrogged in a very short time to one of the best franchisors I have ever seen.”

This wave of new IMAGE Owners means that IMAGE doubled its footprint in South Carolina & California – showing its dominance in the salon suite industry. With the first location in Atlanta, IMAGE Owner, Adrienne Sienkowski knew that she made the right decision with IMAGE Studios, “IMAGE has the luxurious and modern look that the most talented professionals need. We knew that this was the look we wanted for Atlanta.”

IMAGE Founder & CEO, Jason Olsen celebrated the brand’s growth this summer, “Along with our impressive new IMAGE Owners that have joined our brand, we are excited to announce that several leases have been executed in the Ohio and Missouri markets. We’ve also opened 4 locations in ColoradoTexas, and Utah in the past 30 days. With 130 locations now in development, 2021 will be another monumental year for IMAGE Studios®!”

COO, Taylor Lamont commented, “IMAGE Studios® started development in 12 new markets, 6 new states, and closed on 48 locations nationwide this year. We are a unique real estate investment opportunity, attracting the highest caliber of franchisees coast to coast by creating a strong support network of business training and coaching that has been instrumental in bringing over 50% of open locations to 100% occupancy!”

IMAGE Studios® continues to boom throughout 2021 and is well on its way to their goal of 300 locations sold by 2024.

 

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IMAGE Studios® is coming to Boston!

IMAGE Studios®, a leader in the salon and spa studio space, announced they will open their first locations in Boston, MA! IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive studio salon that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Their affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. 

Massachusetts IMAGE Owners, Lori and Rich Murphy, are delighted to open the first location in the state and offer an alternative to traditional salon ownership. 

IMAGE Owner, Lori Murphy, commented, “IMAGE Studios® is the best in coworking salon suites. They set the highest standard for design and support for professionals, and I am so excited to be part of this journey! We will be the benchmark for cutting-edge design in MA.”

Lori and Rich are big fans of staying active and spend much of their time doing a variety of outdoor activities and enjoying sporting events for their 3 children. They are thrilled to begin a new journey to help their community members find success in entrepreneurship.

Founder and CEO, Jason Olsen, commented, “It is incredible to have high caliber franchisees like Lori & Rich to bring the IMAGE Studios® brand to Massachusetts. Our franchise is driven by our core values of creativity, freedom, and success, for both our franchisees and the health, beauty, and wellness entrepreneurs who build their businesses with IMAGE.” IMAGE Studios® helped launch 364 new entrepreneurs in 2020 – with the overwhelming majority being businesses owned by women and minorities. 

IMAGE is currently franchising in 45 states with locations across California, Texas, Florida, North Carolina, Utah, South Carolina, Tennessee, Oregon, and Ohio.  They’re growing rapidly with their East Coast expansion, with over 120 locations in development! They boast the simplicity of their concept: IMAGE Studios® provides an incredible space and atmosphere; their IMAGE Pros bring their passion, talent, and clientele. Together, they create an intoxicating formula for success for their small business owners across the country.

New Development in Dallas!

IMAGE Studios has signed with our newest owners, Mina Huynh & Jana Novelen, to grow IMAGE studios in Dallas, TX! We look forward to working with this sister-duo as they build a location to join our recently opened studios in Richardson and Grapevine, TX! We love to watch the Dallas area grow!
IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

Here We Grow Again, South Carolina!

IMAGE Studios has signed with our newest owners, Joe & Maryann Infantino, to bring IMAGE studios to Myrtle Beach, SC! We look forward to working with this great team as they build 3 new locations to join the ranks of our other successful South Carolina locations in Mt. Pleasant and Greenville!

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

IMAGE is coming to Kentucky!

 

IMAGE Studios has signed with our newest pair of owners, Brittany Yeary & Jeff Yeary. This incredible team are ready to bring 10 breath-taking studios to the state of Kentucky! We look forward to working with them as they bring IMAGE to the Lexington area.

IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs.

IMAGE is Growing in Georgia!

IMAGE Studios is proud to announce its coming to Atlanta, GA. We are excited to welcome our new ATL owner Adrienne Sienkowski.
IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that provides modern, high-end salon spaces to beauty, health, and wellness professionals. Our affordable rates make it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. We are excited to bring such a model to all of our Atlanta, GA professionals and are excited to see the success they achieve with IMAGE.

IMAGE Studios Salon Suites opens its first Colorado location in Arvada, CO!


IMAGE Studios®, the luxury leader in the salon and spa coworking space, has opened their first location in the Mile High City! IMAGE is building 9 locations in and around Denver, housing turnkey salon suites for beauty, health, and wellness entrepreneurs. This model empowers the growth of small businesses in the ever-expanding $63 billion beauty industry.

Arvada MAGE Owner, Niki Henriks, commented, “IMAGE Studios® is the best in coworking salon suites. We set the highest standard for design and support for our professionals, and I am so excited to be part of this journey! Our salon in Arvada will be a benchmark for cutting-edge design.” Arvada is a suburb nestled in the northwest corner of Denver that is home to around 120,000 people. IMAGE is thrilled to get its Colorado start in this flourishing community.

“2021 is another monumental year for IMAGE as we open our first locations in Denver. Colorado is booming and we are developing across the state with an incredible team of IMAGE Owners and professionals,” says Jason Olsen, CEO at IMAGE Studios®. “Over the next 10 years, we expect the Colorado market to be one of our larger areas of development as the demand for our luxury coworking salon and spa suites continues to thrive.

There are currently 103 IMAGE Studios® Salon Suites in development throughout the US and this number increases month over month. IMAGE Studios® is an exclusive salon suite that creates modern, high-end salon spaces at affordable rates for salon professionals – this makes it possible for professionals to become successful entrepreneurs. IMAGE Studios® provides a unique opportunity by bringing together like-minded professionals and the guidance of mentors invested in the success of their business owners.

“We are proud to provide further support for our professionals by launching the IMAGE Pro Business Program this year. This is a series of live, virtual workshops that guide IMAGE Pros through crucial business practices in operating a financially secure business. We are obsessed with elevating the beauty industry to new heights and our IMAGE Pros are our highest priority in everything that we do,” comments Jason. “We will continue to invest heavily in the future of our IMAGE Professionals, which not only helps them open their own business successfully, but also with ease. We’re excited to welcome thousands of beauty entrepreneurs to IMAGE Studios®”

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