JUNO Hair to Officially Launch Its First Franchise in Singapore

JUNO Hair, an award-winning hair salon chain from South Korea is launching its first franchise in Singapore. This launch marks the second venture for JUNO Hair in Asia.

Says Kang Yun Seon, CEO of Juno Hair: “We have been looking for the perfect partner
to introduce Juno Hair to the Singapore market. JUNO Hair Singapore will start a
culture in Singapore where hairstylists are respected and acknowledged for their craft,
just like in South Korea.”

The new 1700 square feet salon is set to officially launch on 13 May 2019 and will be located at 166B Rochor Road, opposite Bugis Junction. 

The launch of Juno Hair Singapore will help the Singapore hair industry to step up its game and be recognized as the best in the world; through education to improve hair styling techniques to finding ways to grow the hairdressing community and their businesses.
 Through this partnership, De Salon will rebrand itself as JUNO Hair Singapore. To establish itself as the best, all hairstylists of JUNO Hair Singapore are JUNO-trained.

With 148 salons across South Korea and as many as 2500 staff, JUNO Hair is unlike any other salons; having ranked number one in the ‘Korea Brand Power Index’ in Hair
& Beauty brand shop for three consecutive years, and listed as one of the top 10
brands by global cosmetic brand, ‘Wella’. In the third quarter of 2016, Juno Academy became the first hair academy in South Korea to provide beauty training courses overseas through their partnership with Malaysia Kingswright Academy.

As one of the trendsetters in South Korean hair industry, JUNO Hair introduces the latest trends of the season through hair shows twice a year - in May and November –
that is in line with the latest fashion and beauty trends.

Being in a predominantly male-centric industry, Kang Yun Seon is one of the most successful business-woman in the hair trade. She owes her success in the Korean beauty business to her positive outlook in life. 

Kang’s took interest in the beauty industry when she noticed that in spite of the economicdownfall the beauty business wasn’t affected, simply because everyone still needs to look groomed. While attending vocational high school, she attended Mugunghwa Beauty School,
 the only beauty academy available then. Upon graduating from the academy, Kang reached out to the best hairdressers in Seoul to learn the most important technique of that time – sculpting hair using heated tongs.

In 1978, she opened her first salon, “Kkochujamjari” (translation: dragonfly) in the less affluent neighborhood of Yeonsinnae, northwest of Seoul. Despite the location, her first salon was growing rapidly.

In 1983, Kang moved to Donam-dong, a more commercialized location, with a new name,
Juno Hair. Started with only 17 employees, Kang had been an offering 1-on-1 apprenticeship with her employees to improve on their skills. However, her decision to expand Juno Hair -
structurally- made it impossible to do a 1-on-1 apprenticeship, thus she devised an intensive training course of 30 months, instead of a 5-year apprenticeship.
Soon, the Donam-dong area had five Juno Hair branches with 250 employees.
 Kang’s determination and passion for her craft pushed her to work towards where she is today. She believes education is important to improve your knowledge and refresh your skills. In the early days of Juno Hair, Kang sold her home - that she was residing – to fund her team's expenses to Vidal Sassoon Academy in the United Kingdom to earn their diplomas.
Most of her staffs are still with her from the early days, running the salon as salon managers
and supporting Kang with the business. Today, she owns properties, a range of haircare line, a team of staffs, and a chain of hair and beauty salons, and academy.

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