May 30, 2014, 2:33pm EDT
Hand & Stone spa service opening Fort Lauderdale site in June
Courtesy Hand & Stone
In addition to its Fort Lauderdale expansion, Hand & Stone is planning openings in Jacksonville and Lake Nona.
Hand & Stone, a spa service franchise, is opening its newest location in Fort Lauderdale on June 29.
The 3,200-square-foot space at 2388 N Federal Highway will be the franchise’s 22nd location in Florida. Todd Leff, CEO of Hand & Stone said the brand plans to open 4 to 5 more locations in Florida by the end of the year, with new spots in Jacksonville and Lake Nona. The New Jersey-based franchise has a total of 155 locations and is celebrating its 10th anniversary this October.
“When the concept first started, it was only massage. Today, we are massage, facials and hair removal. Facials are the fastest growing segment of our business today,” Leff said.
He added that the brand, aimed to be affordable and convenient for locals, also has stores in Florida’s major markets including Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami and West Palm Beach.
Anna Gorbunova, who was born in Russia but raised in Fort Lauderdale, will be spearheading Hand & Stone’s Miami-Dade and Broward growth. The 24-year-old is the franchisee for the new Fort Lauderdale location and will develop 3 to 5 more Florida locations for expansion.
Hand & Stone operates in 21 states and Canada
*Introductory Offers valid for first visits. Not valid for gift cards. Services include 50 minute hands-on service and time allotted for dressing and consultation. Prices and services are subject to change and may vary by location. Offers may not be combined. Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spas are independently owned and operated franchise locations.