Join the TONI&GUY Family

Lauren Salapatek | March 17, 2015 | 1:00 AM
TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
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TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
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TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
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TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
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TONI&GUY Hairdressing Salon in Greenwich, CT
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TONI&GUY Hairdressing Salon in Greenwich, CT
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Steve Chandler, owner of TONI&GUY Hairdressing Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
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(Right to left) Piero and Luigi Pirri, owners of TONI&GUY Hairdressing Salon in Greenwich, CT.
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TONI&GUY is currently looking for like minded individuals who want to become part of their iconic hairdressing family brand and help continue their vision to upgrade the hairdressing industry, one hairdresser at a time. 

The hairdressing industry is growing rapidly, and now is the time to capitalize on the opportunity.  Increase your chances of business success by joining the TONI&GUY family and either converting your existing business or starting your own TONI&GUY salon or Hairdressing Academy. 

Steve Chandler was introduced to hairdressing as a young child. He spent many years watching his mom do style after style in her salon, while he earned some extra spending money folding towels and helping out the team. By the time he was 16 he realized hairdressing was his destiny and enrolled in his moms newly opened Hairdressing Academy. Graduating in 1994 at he age of 17, Steve has been growing in the business ever since. 

Chandler's family opened their first Franchise academy and salon in Colorado Springs and Chapel Hills. "This is where the real education started for me when it came to business, I have had the opportunity to grow and learn more than I ever thought possible when it comes to the hairdressing industry" he says. 

Chandler is one of many owners who decided to increase their chances of success by joining the TONI&GUY family. Today he is a busy franchisee who not only owns a very successful academy but is also in the process of building a brand new TONI&GUY franchise salon in Colorado Springs. "The two businesses go hand in hand, students graduate and want to continue to work for the brand and then stylists in the salon who want to further their career come back into the school as educators, it's a truly symbiotic relationship," says Chandler.  

So what was it that was so appealing about the TONI&GUY BRAND? According to a Chandler, when franchising a TONI&GUY salon or academy, you're not only investing in a brand, but you are becoming a part of their family. "TONI&GUY is a family business, like the family business I come from, I understand it," he says.  "I also chose TONI&GUY because I wanted to learn and grow as much as possible in the industry, both educationally as well as in business development.  As industry icons, who better in the industry to learn from?" he says. 

Piero and Luigi Pirri, owners of the newly converted TONI&GUY salon in Greenwhich, CT, answered in a similar way. "We chose to convert our salon of 20 years, to a TONI&GUY because we wanted to take our salon to the next level and found their style and esthetic very close to our own and also aligns with our Italian culture" they say.  "TONI&GUY offers a strong education program and is a highly respected brand in the industry. We knew that by partnering with them we would be a part of the best in the industry and take our salon to new heights."

The process to franchise a TONI&GUY salon: 

The process is simple, go to and complete the online form fill to request more information. (There is no commitment to find out more info)  You will then be put in touch with a TONI&GUY franchise specialist who can send you the franchise documentation to review and answer all of your questions.  If you decide this looks like something you would like to explore further, you will be invited to attend a face to face Discovery Day, where you will meet the family and the leadership team who will be involved in getting your business up and running.

"During Discovery Day, I spent time meeting with the department heads and learning more about the business.  This time was invaluable in letting me see how the company was structured along with their expectations of their franchisees," says Chandler. 

"The franchise process for our conversion took about 3-4 months," say the Pirri brothers.  "We were very happy when we learned that we had qualified and our application had been accepted.  It felt very natural to become a part of their extended family, since we align so closely with their culture.  It was a perfect fit," 

Once accepted, the company will help with site selection, space planning design, contractor selection and will walk along side you as you start your journey into the TONI&GUY business.  Currently TONI&GUY offers single unit franchise agreements, but is looking for owners who are interested in multi unit growth.  

Support: TONI&GUY offers ongoing support in operations, marketing and education from the moment your doors open.  They assist by providing marketing collateral, marketing and PR concepts, internal systems support, online training manuals, intranet, access to the TONI&GUY education app, and more. 

Education: "The education is ongoing, for both academies and salons.  Annually there are progressive advanced collections launched.  Your teams will continue to be educated in the latest techniques with the most current educational systems available," says Chandler.  "The salon's educational plan is laid out for every member of the team to maximize their potential to the best of their abilities." 

Decor: TONI&GUY's Industrial Designer Massimo Pizzoleo, will take into consideration your salon or academy footprint and come up with a space plan that will maximize your earning potential per sq foot. The sleek European design is instantly recognizable as TONI&GUY and what sets the iconic brand apart. Massimo's eye for style and detail will give your salon or academy the look and feel that will help take it to the next level. Together with the TONI&GUY in house design team you will be able to create a plan to bring your dream to reality, while at the same time being conscious of your budget. 

So what are you waiting for?  Join the TONI&GUY team today. "You can continue to grow with the best in the business," says Chandler. "You will not only expand your knowledge, but also your teams knowledge too. By offering ongoing education you are able to constantly move your team forward and stay one step ahead of your competition. You will always have something new to offer your clientele, which at the end of the day, is the reason we are all in this business."  

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