19th November 2019
With being very similar in terms of business and culture, it’s easy to see why there are currently 1.3million* British citizens living Down Under and an estimated 142,000** Aussies now residing in the UK. But the similarities are leaving businesses wanting a piece of the action too.
Just Cuts, the largest hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere, has recognised the potential and bridged the gap in an attempt to conquer the UK. Originally founded in 1983 by Denis McFadden, the company opened their second UK salon in Wandsworth in February 2019 to win over the hearts of Brits with their premium cuts at not-so-premium prices.
“I consider London to be the world centre for hair fashion so bringing the franchise here is a proud moment for the Just Cuts team. In the past, we had many British backpackers travel to Australia and New Zealand seeking work in our salons. When the time comes for them to depart, they ask: ‘When will Just Cuts be coming to the UK?’ This is just our way of answering their question!”
It’s come as no surprise that Brits love the Aussie lifestyle: the idea of surfing and walking on the beach every day is something that appeals to almost everyone. Just Cuts promises to inject the fun-loving aspect of living in Australia with a collection of their own-brand hair care products to go alongside their cuts – meaning you don’t even have to leave the city to get beachy waves. Just Cuts now have their sights set on opening 450 stores across the UK, with 10 being launched in the next 12 months, through the same successful franchise system that sees 209 salons across Australia and New Zealand.
Not only do we understand one another through a shared language, we also enjoy the same types of humour and the majority of us will wave a flag at a Royal visit. Similarly, in terms of business, regulations and processes make it relatively straightforward to expand a franchise into the UK from Australia. Just Cuts are relishing the opportunity to open salon on the other side of the world, giving Brits a taste of Oz.
28th November 2019
Since landing on UK shores Just Cuts has opened three of their modern Aussie-inspired hair salons.
I always thought it was a pipe dream to have my own salon but all the Just Cuts salons around the world are owned by franchisees who receive ongoing support to ensure business success. One of the reasons Just Cuts has done so well is our no-appointment system - clients can log in to our app and continue with their busy lives until it’s time for their spot in the chair.Holly Feltham – Just Cuts Lakeside
I was instantly drawn to the Just Cuts franchise model. What you get in terms of support is second-to-none and the brand is so innovative. The concept of walk-in appointments, fixed pricing and a professional quality, affordable haircare range really stands out in what can be a crowded marketplace. I’m excited for the future of my business and see this as such an amazing opportunity.Barbara Burnett – Just Cuts Stevenage
Before I found Just Cuts, I was a stay-at-home mum with two girls. When they had got to school age, I realised I had to do something for myself. It was always my dream to have my own salon so I started looking for something to fulfil that. I discovered Just Cuts, met with the Franchise Recruitment Manager and I instantly fell in love with the brand. The whole philosophy of the business was perfect.Magda Deaconescu – Just Cuts Wandsworth and Walton-on-Thames
The average franchise owner goes on to own multiple salons. In fact, just over half are multi-site owners!
Increased flexibility and work-life balance – the average Just Cuts Franchise Owner spends less than 30 hours working on their business.
You don’t need hairdressing experience to own a Just Cuts salon – all you need is a passion for customer service and the dedication to succeed