GLOSSLAB, the nail studio operator with a membership-based model, is embarking on an expansion journey with plans to open 45 franchise locations in collaboration with Joshua Coba, the co-founder of European Wax Center. Coba has secured the exclusive area representative rights for South Florida. Currently, out of the 45 planned locations, three are already operational, and seven more are in the construction phase, with an expected opening date in early 2024.
Coba, who is also overseeing GLOSSLAB’s franchise development on a national scale and the growth of their proprietary product line, brings a successful track record of transforming businesses in the beauty and wellness industry. This new partnership underscores his commitment to innovation and advancement within the sector. In addition to GLOSSLAB, Coba boasts a portfolio of thriving ventures, establishing him as a prominent figure in the beauty and wellness domain.
Expressing his enthusiasm for this expansion, Coba stated, “Through this acquisition, our goal is to make GLOSSLAB’s renowned services accessible to even more people while upholding the brand’s high-quality standards. South Florida presents the perfect opportunity to expand the brand in this manner.”
Rachel Apfel Glass, founder of GLOSSLAB, praised Coba as a valued partner and expressed excitement about their ongoing expansion in South Florida.
GLOSSLAB has gained a reputation as a go-to destination for celebrities such as The Chainsmokers, Demi Moore, Lil Yachty, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Garner, Kate Bock, Minka Kelly, Neil Patrick Harris, and PK Subban. The brand also offers a range of self-care products, including polishes, treatments, hand and foot creams, manicure/pedicure kits, oils, and more.
Founded by Rachel Apfel Glass in 2018, GLOSSLAB is a hygiene-focused, membership-based nail studio operator with locations in NY, NJ, CT, Washington D.C., MD, TX, and FL. Glass’s vision was to modernize the nail studio experience with a focus on hygiene, efficiency, and membership. Beyond the client experience, GLOSSLAB prioritizes providing its employees with a safe working environment, fair wages, and a clear career path. GLOSSLAB is proudly water-free, as water can be a breeding ground for germs. The studio places a strong emphasis on hygiene, implementing strict measures long before COVID-19 guidelines were established. GLOSSLAB offers technology-enhanced services, including online booking, cashless payment, and contactless check-in and check-out, as well as performance-based beauty and nail products at the forefront of industry trends, such as long-lasting vegan polish, gel, and non-toxic polishes. Alongside their in-person nail services, the brand has launched a line of self-care essentials, including proprietary polishes, at-home manicure and pedicure kits, nail treatments, hand creams, foot creams, and more, bringing the GLOSSLAB experience to homes everywhere.