RALEIGH, N.C. – (BUSINESS WIRE) – October 30, 2018 – Amazing Lash Studio, the nation’s largest and fastest growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand, will be opening a new studio in Raleigh on November 2, 2018. To celebrate, the studio is planning to host a formal community grand opening event and ribbon-cutting at the studio on November 2.
The studio is independently owned and operated by Josh and Donna Garrison, who currently own three other Amazing Lash Studio locations in the Raleigh area, one of which was ranked among the highest in the nation for all combined operational metrics out of the over 200 studios nationally.
The Garrisons are no strangers to success in the franchise space, and come to the brand with impressive and diversified backgrounds. They weren’t actively looking to get involved with another franchise concept when they came upon Amazing Lash Studio for the first time, but after a transformative experience as customers, they knew it was something they wanted to be a part of.
“When I saw the impact that a set of eyelashes had on my wife and mother, I was hooked,” said Josh Garrison. “None of us expected the huge difference that it made, not only in their appearance, but more importantly, in their self-confidence!”
After further research into Amazing Lash Studio from a business perspective, Josh quickly realized the incredible potential of getting involved at an ownership level. “Having been a franchise owner of other concepts, I only wanted to be with the brand leader in this space,” said Josh. “Amazing Lash Studio is THE brand in this space, and is a trendsetter as the gold standard for the beauty industry.”
Josh Garrison has a background in the military, and then later became an entrepreneur with a diversified franchise portfolio. After serving his country as a former USMC Infantry Officer and Army Ranger, Josh went on to become Operations Director for Cisco Systems, managing more than 100 people around the world, and a budget of $375 million. He was also the president of Garrison Preschool Corporation, which owned and operated “The Goddard School,” a national chain of franchised preschools. His school was awarded Metro Magazine’s “Best Preschool in the Raleigh Market” and consistently ranked in the top five percent of all Goddard Schools in terms of revenue and quality assurance scores.
Donna Garrison is an accomplished school and business administrator, and managed day-to-day operations of the Goddard School of Brier Creek, overseeing a staff of 40 employees and 200 families on a day-to-day basis, generating over $2.1 million in gross revenue in 2011.
Prior to getting involved with Amazing Lash Studio, the Garrisons also owned and operated a massage franchise in the Southpoint area of Durham, and a non-franchise fitness concept in the Brier Creek area of Raleigh.
Amazing Lash Studio provides clients semi-permanent eyelash extensions in private lash application suites. Amazing Lash Studio has a patented application process that enables a highly trained staff of licensed estheticians and cosmetologists to complete the service in a fraction of the time required at traditional outlets.
Amazing Lash Studio – North Hills is located at 141 Park at North Hills Street, Suite #114, Raleigh, North Carolina 27609. The studio is open Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. For more information please call (919) 999-2200 or visit AmazingLashStudio.com.
About Amazing Lash Studio
Amazing Lash Studio was founded in 2010 with a vision to be the leading provider of eyelash extensions. Amazing Lash Studios apply semi-permanent eyelash extensions with a proprietary, patented process to the clients’ own lashes, replicating the curve and size of natural lashes. The concept began franchising in 2013 and to date has over 200 open studios in 23 states and 714 Regional Developer Units awarded. In 2018, Amazing Lash Studio earned the rank of #5 on Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top New Franchises, #327 in the Franchise Times Top Franchisors list and #260 on the Inc. 500 in its inaugural year. For additional information, visit AmazingLashStudio.com.
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