Two brothers begin their entrepreneurial journey together as business partners introducing the Tune Up; The Manly Salon men's hair salon experience to Rock Hill, South Carolina.
WHY TUNE UP; THE MANLY SALON?
The two brothers, Mark (left) & Matt Widder (right), grew up just outside of Flint, Michigan, in the community called Durand, with parents who instilled in them the standards of hard work, accountability and, "leaving it all on the field.".
Mark had always disliked getting his haircut, and as a solution, just shaved his own head for years. But once he became a dad, "I grew my hair out and still couldn't stand taking time out of my day to get it cut."
It was by chance Mark and his son walked into a Tune Up; The Manly Salon in the Knoxville, TN area where he said, "I loved the business model. Having come from the Midwest, I had never heard of anything like it."
Mark continued, "My son liked it too, and we played shuffleboard and games and just had a good time together.".
As Matt said, "People deserve a better option for their salon services!", and Tune Up; The Manly Salon happened to be the perfect business model to introduce to the best experience to the Rock Hill, South Carolina community.
Known for its full service model, Tune Up; The Manly Salon differs from most in the barbershop / hair salon industry in two significant ways. First, it offers a full menu of services from hair cuts, fades, straight razor shaves, beard wash & trims, waxing for eyebrows, ears and nose, to exfoliating and moisturizing facial services, to neck & shoulder massages, manicures AND pedicures.
The second feature at Tune Up; The Manly Salon is its full service bar offering complimentary beer, wine and other cold beverages as part of the experience known at locations across the U.S..
As the slogan is often said, "We put the 'bar' back in barbershop", Tune Up has merged all the best experiences for a guy and put it one place that like the show "Cheers", where everybody knows your name! And one phrase that has become synonymous with customers throughout all locations, "Come for the haircut, stay for the beer"!
EXCLUSIVE VIP MEMBERSHIPS
In addition to welcoming walk-in customers, Tune Up; The Manly Salon also offers exclusive VIP Memberships with perks like unlimited hair cuts, beard care, spa services, promotions, events and more!
In addition to memberships, Tune Up Salon also offers a hero discount to all active military, veterans and first responders for their service to our country and community!
WHY ROCK HILL, S.C.?
"Rock Hill is the perfect blend of hardworking blue collar and clean cut business men. Experiencing growth due to other investment money flowing in, infrastructure changes and large commercially driven renovations to historical buildings." Matt Widder said.
The new Tune Up; The Manly Salon in Rock Hill, is located just outside of Winthrop University on a busy highway connecting southern cities to metro Charlotte.
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Both Mark and Matt Widder had their own entrepreneurial dreams, but the idea of building a business together was ultimately a win-win.
"These brothers have the skills, drive, wherewithal to make Tune Up; The Manly Salon a successful venture. It was clear after meeting them on their trip to Houston, and giving them a tour or several locations. Having already become familiar with our brand, they came ready with a plan to expand. Their retail and service experience makes them a great team and we proudly welcome them to the Tilted Concepts family of franchisees." said CEO Anthony Milton.
WHO IS MARK & MATT WIDDER?
After a 15 year career with Target starting as a 1st level manager to becoming district manager overseeing 10 locations and 2,500 associates & leaders to now as acting District Director of Carolinas overseeing 14 Ralph Lauren retail stores, Matt Widder's operational management will be a driving force as they have plans to open several locations, with their second one in Rock Hill already in the works.
Mark's six year career as a cardiovascular critical care RN transitioned to becoming a stay-at-home dad to three kids, paving the way for his wife to pursue her career in sports administration.
Combined, the communication, service and leadership skills between the Widder brothers ensures a formula for success.
As their doors officially opened on Wednesday, January 31st, the future is bright for Mark & Matt, and we couldn't be more proud to be the brand they chose to invest in their future.
"THE PERCH" IN ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA
Located in the area knows as "The Perch", you'll be sure to catch Mark & Matt behind the bar of their new Tune Up; The Manly Salon with plenty of stories, jokes and beer going as they offer Rock Hill, S.C. the best men's hair salon experience this side of the equator.
Swing by, say "hi", and see what all the buzz is about and experience what a men's hair salon / barbershop should be, and Tune Up; The Manly Salon in Rock Hill, South Carolina!
FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE
As the Tune Up; The Manly Salon brand has expanded across the United States from Texas, Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, California and now South Carolina, momentum to building as new markets are becoming available for franchise opportunities.
Looking for a proven franchise business model that offers a great customer experience second-to-none, CONTACT US HERE and let's talk! Celebrating over 70+ grand openings since we first opened our doors in October of 2015 in Magnolia, Texas, a suburb of Houston.
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