First Just Cuts franchisee sells up after 33 years

Just Cuts first franchisee
Just Cuts founder Denis McFadden with first franchisee Leigh-Anne Brosens (Source: Supplied)

Just Cuts very first franchisee has just handed over the scissors to her salon of 33 years.

Leigh Anne Brosens proved to be the catalyst for the brand to franchise. She began her career as a 17-year-old hairdressing apprentice working with Just Cuts founder Denis McFadden.

“When Leigh-Anne told me she wanted to open her own salon I thought it would be as a competitor. I was surprised it was a franchise she was asking for,” said McFadden. “So we sorted the legal documents and our Just Cuts journey began with the opening of Just Cuts Engadine in 1990.”

Just Cuts first franchisee contributed to the brand

McFadden praised Brosens’ commitment, and contribution, to the brand.

“Just Cuts is a family-owned business, and Leigh-Anne’s become a key part of our family of owners. More than saying goodbye, I want to say thank you to Leigh-Anne for believing in me and recognising the value of the Just Cuts brand before I did.”

“I congratulate Leigh-Anne on decades of not only her own salon success, but on also working with the Academy Team to make our model even better. We continue to evolve to futureproof the franchise businesses of the next generation of salon owners, and cater to new generations of clients.”

Brosens has sold her business to spend more time with her grandchildren.

“I already babysit my grandchildren three days a week, and the fifth is due in January.

“I’ve loved the built in flexibility you have as a Just Cuts owner,” she said,. “I’m glad someone else now has the opportunity to keep growing the business I built.”

Just Cuts currently has 225 salons around Australia, 30 in New Zealand and eight in the UK.