Reema Khan, s.h.a.p.e.s’ founder and CEO, opened her first beauty salon in 2003. Inspired by the women who would drive from the suburbs to the North Side of Chicago to have their eyebrows threaded at her salon, Khan, a licensed cosmetologist, said she decided to open her first s.h.a.p.e.s Brow Bar at a local mall.
Since opening that first bar in 2004, s.h.a.p.e.s has grown to 62 locations in seven states. One of those 62 locations is a franchise.
“I came to realize that in order to multiply the vision of financial success and keep the process of brow education, franchising appeared to be the most viable option,” said Khan.