The very first Just Cuts Owner has just handed over the scissors to her salon of 33 years to spend more time with her grandchildren, and says her key to success is to follow the proven and award winning Just Cuts franchise system.
Leigh Anne Brosens began her career as a 17-year-old hairdressing apprentice working with Just Cuts Founder Denis McFadden, who has thanked Leigh-Anne for choosing to open a Just Cuts salon.
“When she told me she wanted to open her own salon I thought it would be as a competitor, I was surprised it was a franchise she was asking for,” said Denis. “So we got the legal documents sorted and our Just Cuts journey began with the opening of Just Cuts Engadine in 1990.”
“Just Cuts is a family-owned business, and Leigh-Anne’s become a key part of our family of owners over our many years in business together. More than saying goodbye, I want to say thank you to Leigh-Anne for believing in me and recognising the value of the Just Cuts brand before I did.
“I congratulate Leigh-Anne on decades of not only her own salon success, but on also working with the Academy Team to make our model even better as we continue to evolve to futureproof the franchise businesses of the next generation salon Owners, and cater to new generations of Clients.”
Leigh-Anne said she chose to sell her business to spend more time with her family, and is glad to be selling the small business she built on her terms.
“I already babysit my grandchildren 3 days a week, and the 5th is due in January, and they are all under 4. I’m glad someone else now has the opportunity to keep growing the business I built. All they need to succeed is to stick to the Just Cuts system, because it just works,” said Leigh-Anne.
“Denis taught me how to cut hair and it’s what I’ve always loved. When I fell pregnant, I asked Denis about opening my own salon because I believed in him – and I still do. I also couldn’t have done this without my husband Greg. He’s been my biggest supporter on my Just Cuts journey since day one.”
“Most of all I’ve loved the built in flexibility you have as a Just Cuts owner. I could give birth just months after opening and take the time I needed to raise all 3 of my daughters, and even my Stylists started as full time and came back part time after having their children. In fact, 2 Stylists have been with me for over 3 decades at Just Cuts Engadine.”
Leigh-Anne says much has changed over her three decades as a Just Cuts salon owner and Stylist.
“We used to do it all in the 80s,” said Leigh-Anne. “Bowl cuts were big for kids when I opened, now it’s all about mullets. I’m also glad to leave docket books behind. Our new technology has really helped, and my husband said now I won’t have check the owner’s app every morning on my phone.”
Just Cuts currently has 225 salons around Australia, 30 in New Zealand and 8 in the United Kingdom, with limited Australian franchise opportunities available.
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