On Tuesday 29th November, RUSH Cambridge hosted a bloggers event called ‘Winter at RUSH‘. Franchisee Gentiana and fellow bloggers; Jessica and Karen organised the event. Continue reading “Winter at RUSH Bloggers Event”
RUSH Cambridge turned 1 on Monday 28th November and what a wonderful year it has been for them. We are so proud of our 80+ salons across the UK and are happy to celebrate whenever one of our salons has a birthday!
RUSH Birmingham have two new salon managers, Liam and Scott. Their salon is located at Unit S10, 72 Corporation Street, Martineau Place, Birmingham, B2 4UQ. RUSH Birmingham opened on 24th October 2015 and was the 72nd salon to open! Continue reading “RUSH Birmingham under new management”
RUSH East Grinstead is now open! Hannah Sykes and Jess Quarmby, East Grinstead Franchisees were joined by Co-Founder, Stell Andrews and Operations Director, George Phouli. The Mayor was also in attendance and cut the ribbon on Saturday 29th October. Continue reading “RUSH East Grinstead is now open!”
On Thursday 20th October, RUSH hosted a bloggers event to celebrate the opening of the new Nottingham salon. When the bloggers arrived they were handed a RUSH goodie bag, which included a voucher for a free Blow-dry and a glass of prosecco. Continue reading “RUSH Nottingham blogger event”
RUSH East Grinstead is opening on the 29th October. The opening event will take place at 18 London Road, East Grinstead, RH19 1AG. Continue reading “RUSH is opening in East Grinstead!”
RUSH celebrates a huge milestone – the opening of its 80th salon. Dotted all over the country, you are never far from a RUSH Hair & Beauty salon. Continue reading “Come and celebrate the opening of RUSH’s 80th salon”
Our charity hair show RUSH Live 2016, will be taking place on Sunday 16th October at the London ExCel. RUSH hosts RUSH Live every year and all proceeds from the event go to our charity partner, Great Ormond Street Hospital. Last year we raised over £10,000 so this year we want to exceed our target. The doors are open to the public at 6PM, with the show commencing at 7PM. Continue reading “Why you need to be at RUSH Live 2016”
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!”
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.”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
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.
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”
March 2015, Rush Hair and Beauty attended their first franchise exhibition at London Olympia. When the doors opened on Friday morning, the Rush team were overwhelmed by the fantastic response from potential investors. As the only Hair and Beauty franchise at the show, significant interest came from existing and current clients of Rush, helping to reinforce the brands powerful image that has continued to grow over the last 20 years.