Englewood, Colo. (October 1, 2019) – All three distinct brands in the WellBiz Brands, Inc. portfolio, the nation’s premier franchisor of beauty, wellness and fitness brands, earned a spot on the annual Franchise Times Top 200+. The industry list is a ranking of the 500 largest U.S.-based franchised brands based on systemwide sales. Elements Massage® ranked No. 264, Amazing Lash Studio® ranked No. 304, and Fitness Together® ranked No. 414.
“At WellBiz Brands we are committed to changing lives and creating personalized experiences for our clients. We’re honored to have earned three spots on the Franchise Times Top 200+,” said Jeremy Morgan, CEO of WellBiz Brands. “I’m thankful to our franchise owners, support center team members and all the employees in the over 600 locations across the country for their passion each day. It’s their focus and drive that has continued to fuel our momentum.”
The Amazing Lash Studio® brand, which moved up 23 spots, is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing eyelash extension franchise beauty brand with approximately 230 open studios across the U.S. As the category leader in the eyelash extension space, the Amazing Lash Studio system has been rapidly expanding since it started franchising in 2013; the brand is on track to reach 250 total open studios by year’s end.
The brand has big plans for 2020, with the launch of several new products and services to soon be announced. Earlier this year, Amazing Lash Studio launched brand-new Featherweight Lashes™ and Lash Lift services. Additional notable rankings this year include Entrepreneur’s Fastest-Growing Franchises and Franchise 500® lists, and the Franchise Times Fast & Serious list.
The national beauty brand was prominently featured in the Franchise Times Top 200+ October Issue. In the magazine, Amazing Lash Franchise, LLC CEO Heather Elrod stated: “It’s been a year of growth and transition for the company. We’re in the enviable position of being the category leader. Being the category killer means to own the space entirely; so that’s new products and leading with training.” According to the featured spread, Amazing Lash Studio closed 2018 with 213 locations and revenue of $126 million, a 40 percent sales increase from 2017 and a massive 1,160 percent jump from 2015 when sales were just $10 million from 53 studios.
The Elements Massage® brand, which moved up 11 spots, is one of the fastest-growing therapeutic massage franchises in the nation and is leading changes in the industry to meet consumer demands, such as its hemp-infused Herbal Ritual™️ massage enhancement which rolled out nationwide earlier this year.
“For the last ten years the Elements Massage brand has rooted itself in the therapeutic benefits of massage, and we remain true to that focus today. The brand has great studio owners and experienced massage therapists, which positions us for continued growth. Next year is going to be an exciting one for the brand as we continue to focus on our best-in-class culture and new innovations for the system,” said Susan Lintonsmith, CEO of Elements Therapeutic Massage, LLC.
The national massage brand has experienced continued growth with double digit same studio sales for over a decade and just recently opened its 250th studio. The Elements Massage brand also just unveiled “Studio 2.0,” a modernized interior design package that will be reflected in future studios, as well as existing studios that choose to remodel their space. Notable recent recognitions for Elements Massage, in addition to the Franchise Times Top 200+ ranking, include the Forbes list of America’s Best Franchises, Newsweek’s list of America’s Best Companies for Customer Service, and Inc. 5000 list for which it moved up 28 percent in rankings this year compared to last.
The Fitness Together® brand is the top private-fitness franchise brand in the country and has a unique model in that its studios provide a private-personal training environment to every client. Fitness Together Franchise, LLC began franchising in 1996 and has approximately 140 locations across the nation.
“With over two decades of experience providing private personal training, the Fitness Together brand is perfectly positioned to meet the growing demand of the health-conscious consumer,” said Stephanie Hu, CEO of Fitness Together Franchise, LLC.
The 2019 Franchise Times Top 200+ list was released on October 1, 2019. To view the rankings online, click here.
For more information about WellBiz Brands, the Amazing Lash Studio brand, the Elements Massage brand, the Fitness Together brand and to learn about franchise opportunities, visit WellBizBrands.com, AmazingLashStudio.com, ElementsFranchise.com and FitnessTogetherFranchise.com. Each Amazing Lash Studio, Elements Massage and Fitness Together studio is independently owned and operated.