The Hines & Harley Men’s Grooming Lounge has expanded its franchise, by opening a second salon, this time in the Alberante area of Alberton.
Hines & Harley has won the Professional Beauty Award for Men’s Grooming Salon of the Year four times, and was founded by Jared Hines, himself an award-winner in the Best Salon Manager category.
The original Hines & Harley has been operating in Johannesburg’s Parktown North since 2015. Like that salon, the Alberton branch is situated within a free-standing house and was designed as a continuation of the Hines & Harley ‘old school gentlemanly’ look and feel. Says Hines: “We chose this site as we have partnered with a doctor in order to offer more medial aesthetic treatments for our clients, such as Tixel Laser and medical peels.”
The new salon was originally slated to open in 2020 but the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the process. After experiencing a few further delays with the construction work, it only took two months to get up and running.
Because it is smaller than the Johannesburg branch, the new salon has just two staff members, Bianca Shultz and Innocent Sibiza. Shultz has over 12 years of experience in the spa industry and is the salon manager. Hines reports that since opening on 1 March this year, business has been good. “We are constantly getting bookings from new clients weekly and those clients are becoming regulars,” he says.