A Strong Brand Owned by Strong Women

Empowering women is the very fabric of our brand. Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa is the fastest-growing spa concept in North America and widely recognized as an ideal ownership opportunity for women. We believe female entrepreneurs thrive in our business because they are able to put themselves into the mindset of the customers, who are mostly female.

“When one woman succeeds, we all succeed,” says our Chief Experience Officer, Cindy Meiskin. “We have a strong force of women in management so there is a solid understanding from all angles about what motivates, invigorates, and drives women to do better and feel better.”

When owning a Hand & Stone Spa, our female entrepreneurs are able to achieve financial freedom, grow their business management skills, and lead their own team of associates, therapists, and estheticians. To date, over 200 of our spas are owned or co-owned by women.

When asked what being a female franchise owner means to her, Tara McLain explained, "It's not about me, It' about our team. Being a female franchise owner with Hand & Stone has allowed me the time, and financial freedom, to provide for not only my family but the family we have at four Hand & Stone locations! Empowering leaders within an organization helps to create individuals that want to work for you, do good for the business and to provide a quality product for the customer.” She continues, “Our starting point is to create motivated leaders in the spa such that they view the spa on a personal level. The team in all four locations works so hard each day and has such great results that I actually get excited for them when I process payroll. Together, we have created a place for each of them to be and to feel financially independent. That is inspiring and that is why I am a franchise owner. It is so rewarding to not just see the accomplishments of the team members but their families as well.”

Hand & Stone’s franchise development efforts are driven by two power-house female directors, Nicole Alburger and Sarah Moudry. One of this dynamic duo’s favourite parts of their jobs is helping hopeful female entrepreneurs bring their dreams to a reality. If you are a strong businesswoman looking for your next franchise opportunity, visit handandstonefranchise.com to talk with Nicole and Sarah about joining this amazing brand that empowers women on a daily basis.