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BLOW DRY BAR Salon Openings & Closings (Australia) [UPDATED]

BLOW DRY BAR Salon Openings & Closings in Australia are a matter of much debate.

They are also a matter of interest for U.S. franchise seekers, as the alleged success of the Blow Dry Bar franchise system in Australia is being used to promote a sister concept in America:  The Cherry Blow Dry Bar franchise opportunity.

Are Blow Dry Bar Salons Successful in Australia?

A promotional blog for Blow Dry Bar founder Nathan Cuneen states “despite the massive growth, the chain has had perfect success with franchisees up to this point.”

Yet Blow Dry Bar franchisees and online critics have stated that closures and “churning” of owners is commonplace.

On an Australian-based business blog, Guest wrote:

If Blow Dry Bar is so successful for franchisees why have so many closed down already?

Bondi Beach?


Gold Coast Myer?

Macqaurie Myer?

Warringah Mall?

Parramatta Myer?

Penrith Myer?



Blow Dry Bar Australia Salon Watch

With the help of our readers and interested friends in Australia, UnhappyFranchisee.Com intends to keep track of the openings and closings of Blow Dry Bar franchises down under.

Please feel free to provide us with updates on openings and closings in the comment section below. As of June 19, 2013, the Blow Dry Bar website listed 22 locations.  As of 9/14, the Blow Dry Bar website showed only 9 locations open.

22 Blow Dry Bar locations were listed on the BDB website as open as of June, 2013. .By November, 2013 the total had fallen to 20 locations.


As of 9/14, the Blow Dry Bar website shows 9 locations open.

NSW – 11 10 4 Locations

Wollongong [CLOSED]

Sans Souci  [CLOSED]

Castle Hill  [CLOSED]

North Ryde – Macquarie Centre


Balmain  [CLOSED]

World Square  [CLOSED]

Sydney – MLC Centre

Market Street Sydney  [CLOSED]

North Sydney  [CLOSED]

Potts Point 

VIC – 7 4 2 Locations

Docklands [CLOSED]

Port Melbourne

Brighton [CLOSED]

Malvern  [CLOSED]

Richmond  [CLOSED]

Melbourne Central  [CLOSED]

Melbourne CBD – Collins Street

QLD – 3 2 Locations

Emporium, Fortitude Valley

Broadbeach [CLOSED]


WA – 1 Location

Raine Square

Updated 6/19/13

Updated 9/28/14

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*DISCLAIMER:  The opinions and statements in this post were made by Blow Dry Bar franchise owners in Australia.  These statements have not been verified by or its staff, and the opinions belong to those who made them.  As always, use the franchisee opinions and statements as a starting point in your franchise investigation.  If you are considering an investment in this franchise, speak to as many franchisees as possible, and address your concerns with the franchisor and an experienced franchise advisor.

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