Customers may soon notice a few changes when stopping by for a haircut at any local Supercuts as the Santa Clarita Valley hair salons have moved from corporate to franchise-owned businesses.
As early as Tuesday, nine out of the 11 locations made the switch, according to Danielle Plough, assistant manager at the Golden Valley Road salon. The two remaining locales on Soledad Canyon Road and Seco Canyon Road have always been franchises, salon staff said.
Most will remain the same as far as operations and salon standards, according to salon staff at the Sierra Highway location. But some changes they said customers may see in the coming months as a result of the switch could include higher costs for services, as well as specials on Tuesdays, which would reflect costs lower than current rates.
A manager at one of the salons, who wished not to be named, said the switch from corporate to franchise-owned could bring better compensation for workers and “is a great move. As a franchise, they’re more focused on us as individuals and they talk to us versus when we go on a computer and speak to a representative.”
Efforts on Friday to reach the owner, which is said to be the same for the nine Supercut locations, were not successful.
Supercuts, founded in San Francisco in 1975, has more than 2,600 no-appointment-required salons across the nation.