"I looked at a lot of different franchises in a lot of different areas... one of the biggest things that sold me was the leadership of the company... it's such a neat concept, it's done with a lot of taste and Knockouts' customers agree."
Dallas Area Developer Jack Boyd
"The build-out was effortless. You can really trust these guys. Everything they've told us has been true."
Dallas Area Developers Ralph & Greg Henz
"After much research on franchises, my interest focused on the men’s hair care industry. It didn’t take long for Knockouts to become my franchise of choice. What a concept! An attractive, friendly staff offering a wide variety of professional grooming services, just for men, all in a relaxed, boxing themed environment. After meeting with Co-Founders, Tom and Karin Friday, I knew I was in the right place. Over the years their support and friendship have affirmed my decision to become an Area Developer with Knockouts.
Beyond being an exciting, successful concept, Knockouts offers excellent start-up assistance, training, and support to new franchisees. From top to bottom, a first rate franchise!"
Atlanta Area Developer Bill Marsh
"Of all the franchises that we researched prior to investing, KNOCKOUTS has one of the strongest business models with the most potential for growth, not just in Indiana, but nationwide. After our first 120 days open with our flagship location in Indiana, we are showing a 68.5% retention rate.....so even in the "conservative" Midwest, men are saying they LOVE the 'pampering experience' that KNOCKOUTS offers."
Indiana Master Area Developers Alan & Marena Boyton
"I looked at many hair franchises before I decided to join the Knockouts family. I did that not only for its innovative concept but more importantly for the founders' long-term vision and focused strategy as well as their commitment to execution to make Knockouts a national brand that wins in the marketplace by delivering top quality services at competitive price points."
New England Master Area Developer Bing Yeo
"I feel that one of the characteristics of a superior Franchisor is not so much what they say and do prior to selling a Franchisee his or her franchise rights but what they do and how they treat their franchisees after the sale. My experience with Knockouts-Haircuts for Men has been nothing but positive since I acquired my franchise rights. Besides being just good people, Tom & Karin Friday have displayed a genuine interest and have offered great help in seeing that my franchise succeeds. I feel they, along with the other corporate principals and staff members, have gone beyond what I think most Franchisors would do to assist a franchisee. My chances of success are enhanced by all the support and help that Knockouts provided me 'after the sale'.
Albuquerque Area Developer Russ Merrill
"The training and support that Knockouts provides to both the Franchise owners and their salon staff is comprehensive, consistent and ongoing. It extends beyond the initial classroom and hands-on in-store training. As a Master Franchisor, I always look forward to the weekly teleconference for store owners. Whether it is a planned topic or open forum, Karin Friday provides an environment for the franchisees to openly discuss topics ranging from site location, hiring and incentive plans to new product lines and services. This weekly meeting establishes a support system among everyone within the Knockouts community. I feel the goal each week is to enable each franchisee to create a positive working environment and consistent Knockouts experience while enabling each owner to be successful. It provides me with valuable information that I will use as I build up my territory."
New Jersey and Philadelphia Master Area Developer Robin Elliott
"After thoroughly investigating various franchise opportunities, including others in the men's hair business, I selected Knockouts as the one I'd like to own. The concept is fresh, the price position for haircuts is not too high and not too low, and men are attracted to the unique "customer experience" we provide. My first store is one year old and continuing to grow, and I am preparing to open a second store now. Hopefully it will be one of several I will own."