Those who want to be the first sporting the best looks might look first to Premier Salons. The company offers hair styling and coloring services, as well as spa treatments such as facials, massages, pedicures, and waxing. It operates through about 140 hair salons and spas across some 15 US states and Canada. Some locations are freestanding while others are located in such department stores as Boscov's, Macy's, and The Bay. Investment firm Falconhead Capital holds a controlling stake in Premier Salons.
The company acquired the Trade Secret chain of beauty product stores from Regis in 2009. The purchase has significantly bolstered Premier Salons' retail foothold, especially in the US. As part of the deal, the company gained about 600 Trade Secret retail shops and Beauty Express salons, most of which are situated in fashion malls.
Falconhead in 2004 helped to expand Premier Salons' network by adding the operations of its 20-location Stonewater Spas business in the US. – less