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Who We Are

Our mission is to be the Ultimate Haircut Place for Men and Boys by combining unparalleled expertise, comfort, style, and convenience while striving to exceed client expectations by continually improving our service methods and techniques.

Getting a good men’s haircut is inherently difficult for a very specific reason. Most consumers don’t realize this, but Barbers are trained one way, Cosmetologists are trained another, and both work at shops that specialize in men’s haircutting. The result is limited quality and consistency for the consumer.

So we’ve developed Barbetology, a specialized method for training and certifying hair professionals as the best of the best when it comes to men’s haircutting and grooming.

We are bringing this concept Nationwide with streamlined and efficient shops. If you are a talented, passionate, honest and hard-working entrepreneur you may be the perfect partner. Industry experience is not required.


Hair never stops growing. This makes the hair industry relatively recession-resistant. Men’s grooming is the fastest growing segment of the grooming industry. The challenge is to find a concept that isn’t too cost-exorbitant to open and that has a proven system.

Although a MUG location will require time and effort at the beginning, the shops are largely manager-run. This means that you can keep a full time job while building your MUG business.


Men’s Ultimate Grooming is a brand that attracts a wide range of demographics. Any male client, any age, is attracted to our clean masculine atmosphere and relentless focus on details, quality, convenience, and value. Our concept can work well in many different markets.

Other men’s salon franchises are marketed as “gimmick first” (i.e. sports, rock and roll, men’s club, etc). Men’s Ultimate Grooming is squarely positioned as the “Quality” men’s haircut and grooming shop.

We realize that our company is relatively new and that there is inherent risk in opening your own shop. This is why if you choose to partner with MUG, we will be relentless in helping you achieve your goals. We believe MUG will become a strong national brand and this will create excellent opportunities for entrepreneurs.


We’ve taken the same “Ridiculously Serious” approach as we do with our services and applied to our franchise system. We know that we are only as successful as our partners.

The MUG staff has a training and support system second to none. Everything from hiring stylists, to marketing your shop, to client retention techniques are thoroughly explained and supported.

Training includes time spent at our facilities in Arizona as well as onsite support.


Costs can vary depending on location, size of space, marketing expenditures, and the amount of time that it takes to reach the break-even point.

MUG Franchise staff will advise and assist during the entire process from site selection to buildout. We do not make money from your buildout and will help to ensure that it’s as cost-effective as possible.

Average investment: $120,728 – $157,546

This includes an initial franchise fee of $25,000. Multi-unit franchisees receive discounted on franchise fees.

Ongoing royalties: 5%



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