Pillars of Franchising magazine Issue 2 Dec/Jan 2021

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And the Rise to the Top. by Elizabeth Denham

“I had no idea I would end up in women’s beauty, but I love it!”

ed to know about women and their lashes.

These are words Lash Lounge franchisee Michael Jania never thought he would utter. But he is so glad he took the leap and learned more than he ever want-

While his location is now number three in the company after less than two years of ownership, those two years have been an uphill climb. He signed his fran-

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chise agreement in January of 2020, opened his store during the beginning of the pandemic and suffered looting during the George Floyd riots before things began to turn around.

Photo taken during the civil unrest in Chicago.

A Second Chance. An Uphill Battle.