Read on Hairdressers Journal – By Matthew Batham / May 29, 2017

Ron-Love-188-SalonsRon Love’s career in barbering has taken him from London’s prestigious Mayfair, to Southern California, and across the USA. Today he works as the president and founder of 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, where he has overseen the brand’s national franchise growth since 2002.

After a successful career in Britain, Ron moved to the U.S. in 1981, joining Carlton Hair International as a managing partner and later becoming the chief operating officer of the organisation.

During his time at Carlton, he oversaw the growth of twenty-eight Carlton and Linear salons throughout Southern California and was later named the president of the Jose Eber Atelier salon chain.

Since launching 18|8 Fine Men’s Salons, he has helped grow the brand to nearly 100 locations, with each salon offering a full range of services, including haircuts, styling, face, scalp and nail treatments to traditional straight-edge razor shaves, waxing and colour.

Ron believes the main reason for the rapid growth and ongoing success of the brand is that it filled an under-served gap in the market. “We offer a place where men can go to get all of their grooming services in an environment that’s truly customised for them. Over the