Meet Kieran, former Rush stylist and now soon to be Rush Greenwich Franchisee. I talk to Kieran in the run up to his new salon opening on Saturday 21st May about his location and his franchising process so far. Continue reading “Rush Greenwich franchise coming soon!”
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Rush Chairman, Andy Phouli started Rush 22 years ago opening the first salon in Wimbledon with co-founder and friend Stell Andrew. Andy spoke in an exclusive interview in March’s issue of Hairdressers Journal magazine*. As Rush are continuing to grow, reaching the 100 salon mark across the UK, Andy reflects over the growth of the Rush brand and what he has learnt over the years. Continue reading “Rush Chairman talks about Rush’s history and growth”
Rush Hammersmith re-opened its doors on Saturday 19th March 2016 with new owners, Ruby and Josie. The two sisters bought the salon as franchisees and have relaunched it with their own creative flair. Continue reading “Rush Hammersmith becomes a family franchise”
Rush Ipswich opened on Saturday 19th March. The first Rush salon in Ipswich and the third franchise salon opening of 2016. Continue reading “Sisters franchise together to open new salon, Rush Ipswich”
Buying a franchise and owning your own business, is not something you go into lightly – it is a big decision and takes a lot of time to think it through. We’ve put together the top 5 questions everyone needs to ask themselves before investing in a franchise. Continue reading “5 questions to ask yourself before buying a franchise”
Two new beautiful Rush salons opened in February 2016 just a week apart, adding to Rush’s growing franchise network across the UK. Rush West Hampstead, with franchisee Liliana and Rush Chelmsford with franchisees Billy and Holly are the latest salons to open in an classical elegance meets modern and sleek interior style. Continue reading “2 new franchisees join Rush in February 2016”
Rush are continuing to grow into 2016, the first Rush franchise salon opening this year is with Rush franchisee, Liliana Ionescu. I talk with Liliana in the run up her new Rush West Hampstead salon opening on February 20th. Continue reading “New Rush franchise coming soon! Meet our latest franchisee, Liliana.”
Rush’s annual awards ceremony, with lots of glitz, glam and some emotional acceptance speeches… it’s The Rush Oscars! Continue reading “And this year the Rush Oscars go to…”
Looking back over 2015, it has been a very busy year for Rush! Opening 12 salons, growing out of London and the South for the first time and winning some big awards. We take a look back at Rush’s 2015 business growth and industry highlights… Continue reading “Rush’s 2015 Business Roundup”
Rush’s International Creative Director Andy Heasman won Hairdresser of the Year at the Fellowship of British Hairdressers on Monday 7th December. Another big win was for Artistic Team member Jamie Benny, who became a 2016 FAME Team member. Continue reading “BIG win for Rush at the British Hairdressers Fellowship”
In the 3rd and final part of the Coming to Cambridge blog posts we catch up with Gentiana after she successfully opened her Rush salon in Cambridge at the end of November. Continue reading “Coming to Cambridge Part 3.”
We catch up with Gentiana in her last week of preparation before her big opening day on Saturday 28th November. In Part 2 of a 3 part blog series, Gentiana shares why she chose to franchise with Rush, training and recruiting her team and how her salon design came together. Continue reading “Coming to Cambridge Part 2.”
Continuing to grow across the UK and now reaching the Capital of the West Country Rush have landed in beautiful Bristol opening salon No.74 with Franchisee, Sohan Singh. Continue reading “Big Business for Bristol – Meet our new franchisee, Sohan Singh”
The HJ British Hairdressing Awards (BHA) is the biggest hairdressing industry event of the year, celebrating the creative talent and raising the profiles of the very best British hairdressers. Nominated for Newcomer of the Year 2015, Rush Hair Workshop Team member Ben Russell shares his journey over the last year in the run up to his first British Hairdressing Awards.
Continue reading “How to become a British Hairdressing Award finalist”
International Creative Director, Andy Heasman along with Artistic Team members Chris Williams, Tina Farey and Seung-Ki Baek showcased Rush’s latest cutting and colour collection at the Rush Academy on Wednesday 18th November. Continue reading “The New Graphics Collection Launched at the Rush Academy”
How do you start a business in a brand new area? Do you go independently or open a franchise? We meet Gentiana, our latest franchise salon owner as she prepares to open Rush Cambridge on 28th November. Continue reading “Coming to Cambridge Part 1.”
Award Winning Rush Franchise owner Nicola Keith-Jopp opened her second Rush salon in Dorking with her partner Marc Cantzlaar. Following the success of Rush Reigate opened in 2009, Nicola decided to expand her franchise empire to a second site in nearby town Dorking. Continue reading “Opening Hair Salon Franchise Number 2 – Rush Dorking”
Chris Williams joined Rush 9 years ago and has made his mark in Rush but also in the British Hairdressing industry. Discover the endless opportunities available through a career at Rush and where hairdressing can take you. Continue reading “Rush for Life: International Hairdressing”
Husband and wife, Susan and Archie became Rush’s latest franchisees taking the brand for the first time to Birmingham. They share why they chose to franchise with Rush and about opening in a new area. Continue reading “Rush opens in Birmingham! Meet our new franchisees”
We are delighted to announce that Andy Heasman, has been appointed International Creative Director of Rush. Continue reading “Andy Heasman becomes Rush’s International Creative Director”
Rush Live for the first time came to Salon International, the UK’s largest hair industry exhibition last Sunday. It was an inspirational night showcasing the collections from the leading team members of Rush’s Creative Teams raising £10,000 for Great Ormond Street. Continue reading “Rush Live 2015 Roundup”
Sophie joined Rush at just 16, working her way up from an assistant at Rush’s NVQ programme to a fully qualified hair stylist and is now a Workshop Team member.
Continue reading “Rush for Life: Start as you mean to go on”
Congratulations to Rush co-founder and chairman Andy at last night’s HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards. Continue reading “Rush Chairman, Andy Phouli wins British Hairdressing Director of the Year”
Rush Haywards Heath opened its doors on 5th September 2015. Franchisee Ruth talks to us about her decision to franchise and why she has been overwhelmed with the support and encouragement in her franchising process with Rush.
Continue reading “Why I chose to franchise with Rush – Ruth, Rush Haywards Heath”
Finalist for the HJ British Hairdressing Business Awards for franchisee of the year, Nicola Keith-Jopp from Rush Reigate talks to us about her journey with Rush.
Continue reading “Rush for Life: Moving on up to multiple franchises”
On Saturday 12th September, Rush opened their 70th salon in Liverpool making it their first salon in the North of England, expanding outside of London and the South East. Rush are really excited to be continuing their journey of expansion, growing up the country hitting Liverpool’s city centre first.
Rush are presenting their super stylish annual charity extravaganza, this year hitting London’s ExCeL centre, on Sunday 11th October. Doors open at 6pm and tickets are £25, all proceeds go to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children Charity.
Continue reading “Rush Live… Come and join us”
Rush offer a wide range of career progressions beyond the salon floor. Meet Dale, the latest member of the Rush Artistic Team who has progressed through every step of what Rush Hair can offer, enabling him to reach his full hairdressing potential. His career has grown year on year at Rush, from working as an assistant in the salon to being part of the Art and Education Team.
Continue reading “Rush for Life: Hairdressing beyond the salon floor”
Rush are pleased to announce Rush Co-Founder and Chairman Andy Phouli has been nominated for Business Director of the year alongside Rush Reigate franchisee Nicola Keith-Jopp as Franchisee of the year.
Rush have undergone a huge business expansion in the last year, rapidly growing nationwide within their franchise division. In the past 4 months Rush has opened 4 franchise salons with a target of reaching lots more by the end of 2015 to grow Rush’s overall salon presence across the UK.
People choose to franchise for a variety of reasons. From being unable to reach your full potential in your current career, lack of flexibility in the workplace, or simply wanting to be your own boss using a tried and tested business model. Women deciding to go into self-employment are increasingly more drawn to franchising as they are able to start a business confidently with the ongoing support and training from an established brand.
Rush Kilburn opened its doors in July 2015 with long standing Rush stylist, a specialist in Afro-Caribbean hair and now Rush franchisee, Nita Brainch. Nita will be bringing a touch of glamour to Kilburn High Street. Previously working at Rush’s flagship salon ‘The House of Rush’ in Piccadilly, Nita has built an array of clients over her 8 year hairdressing career. Nita wanted to take the next step and pursue her passion to open her own Rush salon.
Rush’s second flagship salon opens in East London.
Careful consideration and planning goes in to finding the very best locations for every new Rush salon. August 1st saw Rush’s second flagship salon come to Westfield Stratford. This opening cements the reputation Rush has built up over the last 20 years as one of the UK’s most exciting hairdressing businesses.
Continue reading “Location Location Location”
Rush’s 66th Hair Salon was opened by franchisee Debra Freeman-Thorpe in Weybridge. Debra shares with us her decisions for franchising with Rush, why she chose her location and what she’s looking forward to with her new Rush Hair salon.
Leona shares her franchise experience, her day to day work and advice for aspiring franchisees.
Why did you decide to open a Rush franchise?
My passion is for hairdressing but I also have strong business acumen so franchising was the next logical step for me. Rush really supports all their employees and encourages growth within the company through their various training courses, I wanted to pursue the business side of hairdressing and to own my own salon so decided to franchise.
The Hair UK show finished last week and was a great success. Over 27,000 hair and beauty professionals all gathered under one roof alongside the 600 industry professionals at their stands.
Rush co-founder Stell Andrew took to the Style Stage and spoke about Rush’s position in the global hair industry and the future expansion plans for Rush.
Rush are heading to Hair UK at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday 10th – Monday 11th May speaking about career and franchising opportunities. The biggest names in the industry will be showcasing the latest business ventures, training and career opportunities this weekend at the Hair UK exhibition.
Rush opened its 64th salon in Brentwood in April 2015, owned by long standing employee and now franchisee, Graham Bates.
Rush Brentwood is located on Brentwood’s bustling high street in a high footfall area within a busy and friendly community and is a popular area for the cast of hit TV reality show The Only Way is Essex.
Continue reading “Meet Graham, Rush Brentwood Franchisee”