By Vicki Ikeogu
St. Cloud Times, Minn.
Opening a business can be intimidating. The sheer overhead costs of heat, electricity, water and plumbing alone can scare off some potential business owners whose passion is to make a living doing something they love.
However, for independent stylist Amy Licht, stumbling upon a venture that took away some of the financial barriers to opening her own business was an opportunity to have control over her schedule, her life and her bottom line.
“I’ve been a booth renter for several years,” Licht said. “It was time for a change.”
So when the chance presented itself for her to take a leap of faith, Licht seized it.
That chance was Salons by JC.
Salons by JC
A franchise based in Texas, Salons by JC allows independent stylists to open and rent their own salon suite.
Unlike the common practice of chair rental, Salons by JC allows the stylist to rent their own salon inside of a multimini salon building.
“With a chair (rental) you are bound to their products. You really don’t get to pick how you spend the day,” said Andrew Horton, co-owner of the Waite Park Salons by JC.
Salons by JC offers entrepreneurial stylists the chance to open their own salon, be their own boss and have the freedom to customize their craft, without having to worry about building operation costs.