Sunday, September 2, 2012
Hair Salon Turnover in the South
As far as the Charlotte, NC area is concerned, the Hair Cuttery salons turned into "Famous Hair" salons. However, Salon Cielo salons that were also owned by Ratner Company kept the same name, but they switched salon ownership to the Regis Corporation. So the Salon Cielo in Northlake Mall and in Southpark Mall are no longer affiliated with the national Salon Cielo and Spas. Other Salon Cielo salons owned by Ratner Company remain open in Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Florida.
On a separate note, the Carmen Carmen Prestige salons associated with some of the mall department stores are not connected to the highly recognized Carmen Carmen Salon and Spas. If you call Carmen Carmen Salon and Spa to ask about Carmen Carmen Prestige salons, they will quickly tell you that they are not connected.
Even some of the JCPenney stores have shutdown their hair salons. As one stylist told me . . . money used to flow like water . . . that is no longer the case.
Is it the "natural hair" and curly movement that is slowing down the hair salon industry in the South? Is it the unemployment rate that is slowing the demand for hair services in the South? Is it the beauty schools and the State Board regulations in the South? I don't know. Maybe the answers will be revealed in the future.