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New Year, New Development

With the busyness of the holiday season almost behind us (we’re looking at you, New Years Eve), it is time to look forward to all the newness and possibility that 2017 will bring!  We recently brought news of an upcoming development off Park Road in Dilworth, and now we want to take you a couple miles toward the city to highlight a new business springing up in the Metropolitan Shopping Center: MY SALON Suite. If you want to incorporate a little more luxury and self-care into your 2017 routine, MY SALON Suite seems like the perfect fit! Take a look at the official press release and photos below – and if you would like even more information feel free to check them out at

MY SALON Suite Signs Multi-Unit Agreement to Open New Locations in Charlotte

Local Entrepreneurial Couple to Bring Upscale Beauty Complex to Charlotte

Founded in 2010 by stylists Al Ferrigno and Alan D’Alessandro, MY SALON Suite is raising the bar in luxury for salon entrepreneurs and consumers across North America. Featuring a fully equipped, private styling center, state-of-the-art security system and more, the suites attract seasoned health and beauty professionals specializing in a range of services. With more than 30 locations in 13 states across the United States and Canada, the New Orleans-based franchise concept looks to add 200 franchise partners and 300 salons in the next five years.

CHARLOTTE – MY SALON Suite, the nation’s leading upscale salon suite franchise, announced it has signed a multi-unit agreement with local entrepreneurial couple Adam and Audrey Longson for Charlotte and the surrounding communities. The Longsons are planning to open two locations in the coming months. The first location will be in the Metropolitan, 900 Metropolitan Ave., opening in Spring of 2017 and the second will be in the Galleria, 1810 Galleria Blvd. opening a few months after.

Each beauty complex will span approximately 5,000 square feet and feature anywhere between 20 to 30 suites. Guests to MY SALON Suite are treated to the latest in hair and related salon services. As franchise partners with MY SALON Suite, the Longsons will recruit and lease suites to salon professionals, who MY SALON Suite refers to as its members. Members are provided with proactive building maintenance and support with business development, among other services.


“MY SALON Suite is in a class of its own,” said Audrey, who is a medical doctor and has experience in business operations. “When we began exploring concepts to grow and develop in the Charlotte region, MY SALON Suite hit on everything we were looking for in a business – a one-of-a-kind experience for customers, a recurring revenue stream, minimally impacted by economic conditions and an attractive & proven business model for franchise partners. It’s a winning opportunity for everyone involved. We are looking forward to hitting the ground running in the weeks and months ahead.”

“We empower beauty professionals to become salon entrepreneurs with their own suites, while providing them with all of the resources they need to succeed including best in class furnishings & equipment, a thriving environment, and ongoing support to grow their business,” added Audrey. “Plus, for their clients, we offer an escape from the rigors of the day in a quiet, private setting where they are treated to an upscale salon experience like no other.”


Audrey, a medical doctor specializing in psychiatry with her own clinic, will be overseeing the daily operations of the new MY SALON Suite locations; helping to ensure a comfortable, clean and smooth running environment that allow all members to feel confident and supported as they focus on grown their businesses and keeping their clientele happy. Adam holds an executive position with a global fortune 500 company. He understands what it takes to run a business from the numbers side and can pass this knowledge on to members to help them succeed in running their businesses within their salon suite.

MY SALON Suite has made a name for itself in major markets throughout North America for being the only salon complex to offer fully-equipped, upscale suites featuring a full-length style station, styling chair, shampoo sink and color station. Additional amenities include a state-of-the-art security system, luxurious bathrooms and an elegant lobby. In addition to the attractive accommodations, members are offered ongoing training and support to grow and develop their business, which includes access to a strong referral network.



Sarah Martin


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