OWN YOUR FUTURE

IN A BUSINESS WITH BUILT-IN DEMAND, PREDICTABLE REVENUE, AND CAN'T BE REPLACED BY ROBOTS.

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OUR STORY

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In 2001, a good haircut was expensive and an affordable one was bad. Leo, our founder, was determined to change that and achieve one of his life goals in the process - become the boss he always wish he had.

 
I DIDN’T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT HAIR...I JUST WANTED TO BE MY OWN BOSS BY 30.
— LEO RIVERA, CEO / FOUNDER
 

Leaving the corporate world behind to take the big leap, he introduced Portland, OR to Bishops - accessible, sharp, and unpretentious haircare, for all people, at a good price. Positioned between the expensive salon and the value chain "chop shop", Bishops gave customers a new experience - one fueled by art, music, and youth culture.

 
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OUR BRAND

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DIFFERENT IS GOOD. DIFFERENT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED. WE CAN BE DIFFERENT TOGETHER.

THE BELIEF

 

At Bishops, we embrace individuality. Our customers are proud of who they are and energized to explore who they can be. From the rainbow haired festival goer to the clean cut executive, we deliver confidence without pretension or exclusivity.

 
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HERE TO EMPOWER YOU TO BE WHOEVER YOU WANT TO BE, JUDGEMENT FREE.

THE MISSION

 

Our brand is about cultivating personal authenticity and that starts with our staff. Our stylists are a team of artists working together to make people look good. We don't make them wear cheesy uniforms or cover up their tattoos. Allowing our staff to be themselves creates high retention, loyal customers, and enthusiastic referrals.

 
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TAKE PRIDE IN THE CRAFT. BE A DECENT HUMAN. HAVE A GOOD TIME DOING IT.

 

THE VALUES

 

We set out to be craft and not cookie cutter - a national brand that can have local impact. We've been featured on:

 
 

We're deeply involved in working with our community. We regularly host charity events, support non-profit fundraising efforts, and volunteer our talents to programs that serve the underserved. We give back. We take care of our city.

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OUR BUSINESS

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"BISHOPS IS YOUNG IN SPIRIT."

 - LEO RIVERA

 

We serve choice savvy, digitally enabled, time famished consumers of all ages and genders. Everything about Bishops is strategically aligned with their needs.

Our franchise model delivers high quality haircare, in a modern retail space, at affordable prices. An a-la-carte menu of cuts, color, styling, and grooming options gives customers full control over their experience. They can walk-in anytime or check-in online at the start of each day. In select cities, they even get a free beer while they wait.

 

Bishops is intentionally unconventional. Instead of playing background music, we play music videos. Instead of beige walls, ours are covered in art that might be found in an indie gallery. Instead of a polo with our logo on it, our stylists wear what they want but happily rock our streetwear inspired Orange Label line.

We offer advancement and earning potential unavailable at value chains. Thanks to our volume, seasoned stylists can earn as much as they would at a salon. Every Bishops employee also gets a full suite of marketing tools and continuing education for free. We make it hard to want to work anywhere else.

 
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YOUR OPPORTUNITY

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Bishops dominates whitespace in a recession resistant, $42 billion industry, with no signs of slowing down. We bring the same brand building, design thinking, lifestyle marketing mentality to the haircare industry that other verticals have seen immense success in. If our competitors are The Gap, we’re Urban Outfitters.

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200+ SHOPS SOLD

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15+ YEARS IN BUSINESS

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350,000 SERVICES ANNUALLY

Bishops provides an executive, semi-absentee, franchise model that’s been perfected for over 15 years. Operations are simple to execute with minimal inventory. With low startup costs, we’re set up to scale. Haircare has stable, recurring revenue cycles and since we’re not positioned as a value brand, our shops have stellar unit economics.

 
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BE A FIRST MOVER

KRIS & KRISTI BROWN,
OWNERS - CA

We provide complete franchise fulfillment including real estate positioning, construction management, in-depth training, and dedicated ongoing support. Our shops are fast to open with minimal build outs and predictable growth. Every Bishops location is overseen by a manager and unlike other verticals, our employees are the revenue source.

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BE A FEARLESS ENTREPRENEUR

MARK WUSCHER,
OWNER - WA

For both go-to-market and in-market stages, we apply an omni-channel, integrated marketing approach that’s designed to adapt to a myriad of DMAs. This includes digital, traditional, and grassroots communication. Our objective is getting butts in seats and telling the Bishops story.

 

Everybody needs haircuts. That’s not going to change. However, Bishops is actively changing the expectation of what a haircut can be. We see a future where consumers will always choose the socially conscious, community oriented, fun loving, artist driven brand over the other guys. If you can see that too, join us.

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ACCELERATE YOUR FINANCES. CONTROL YOUR TIME. IMPACT YOUR COMMUNITY.

OWN YOUR FUTURE

REVIEW OUR VALIDATION PROCESS NOW

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