A spot where manicures and pedicures for guys share the spot light with traditional barber services.

The Demand

The men's grooming industry has grown into a $21 billion market space.


Our Team has more than 25 years of experience building successful franchise brands.

Simple Model

Easy to understand memberships and convenient appointment scheduling help ensure consistent revenue.


Get your piece of this booming industry by becoming a Franchisee.

The demand
Simple Model

The Opportunity

Men’s grooming is a $21 billion a year market. In this rapidly expanding segment, Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys sets itself apart by being the first and only grooming franchise with a core focus on hand and foot grooming for guys alongside the traditional hair and shave services found in your old school barber shop. As a Hammer & Nails franchise owner, you’ll be at the forefront of this booming industry. Take advantage of our multiple revenue streams that include retail product sales, service delivery, private events, gift cards and monthly recurring membership dollars. There are still a few opportunities available across the US.

Guys from all walks of life are taking greater care of their health, bodies and appearance. Whether it’s a business professional, a tradesman, a professional athlete or the everyday regular Joe, they’ve all started to realize that there’s more to looking and feeling good than just a great haircut or straight-razor shave. Manicures and pedicures have become widely accepted and desired components of the guy’s health, wellness and good grooming routine. Couple that with the existing necessity for most men to maintain their hair on a regular basis and you’ve got a winning business model poised to set a new standard in the growing men’s grooming space. Our man cave nirvana gives them a place to take care of those needs where they won’t feel judged, out of place or otherwise uncomfortable.

Two Proven Business Models

The Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys business model combines the new “hand and foot grooming for guys” business with the long-established “barbering” business. We already know that haircuts for guys is a high-demand category. Most guys get a haircut at least once a month and you’ll find several concepts out there dedicated to providing only those services. Creating a place where those same guys can feel comfortable getting nail care, in addition to those barbering services, is ground breaking! Thanks to the rapid success of the founder’s first location in Los Angeles, CA, Hammer & Nails has proven that, given the right atmosphere and services, guys will get the professional hand and foot care they want and need. By adding the barbering component to the model, we’ve made great strides towards increasing your likelihood for success!

There are a few key components of our model:

The distinctive Hammer & Nails atmosphere creates a competitive destination for a service as simple as a haircut, a shave, a manicure or a pedicure. Whether it’s the all black, stealth Iron Man barber chairs, the hand fabricated seats in our reception area or the oversized and overstuffed bison leather chairs in the hand and foot grooming room, your clients will feel like modern day kings. Let’s not forget about the personal flat screen TV and remote, noise cancelling headphones and a complimentary beverage.
Traditional nail salons focus on women. Full-service men’s salons focus on haircuts, and treat manicures and pedicures as “side offerings” if they’re even offered at all. We’re turning the salon model on its head with hand and foot grooming for guys sharing the spotlight alongside barbering and shaving services.
Our membership program, designed by industry professionals with more than 30 years in the business, provides predictable recurring revenue for your Shop. At an average cost of $64 a month, depending on the geographical region, each membership has been tailored to fit the needs of any guy looking to integrate regular, affordable, professional grooming into his routine.

Industry Statistics*

Our Story

One day back in 2013, Michael Elliot, our founder, noticed that his hands and feet were in bad shape and in need of some care, quick. He found his local nail salon and decided to walk in for a manicure and a pedicure. Big mistake! After looking around at the pastel paint colors, women’s magazines, televisions blaring bad reality shows and noticing that he was catching more than a few judgmental stares from the other clients, he turned around and walked out. It was that uncomfortable experience that sparked the vision of Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys! He knew that he needed to create a place for guys to go to get the kind of grooming care that they want and need, without having to deal with all that nonsense. This would be a place where every guy, regardless of the color of his collar, would feel at home.

Our goal at Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys is to give any guy a place to go where he can take care of his hands, feet and hair in a man cave environment. We have signature services that will not only make him feel great but they’ll help improve his health, too. The ingredients used in many of our service offerings have medicinal properties that are often overlooked.

With locations opening across the United States, we’re quickly becoming the go-to spot for guys that want to take care of their hands and feet, get a haircut and/or a shave and do it without worrying about getting judged!

The men’s grooming industry is growing larger every day. Hammer & Nails has the proof of concept and the experienced franchising team to be the market maker and market leader in this highly fragmented and under-served segment.

World Class Support

Real Estate

Finding the right location and negotiating the right terms can be vital to your Shop’s success. That’s why Hammer & Nails provides support and guidance every step of the way, from territory demographics and site selection to the details of the desired lease terms. We’ve enlisted the help of an experienced Master Broker Team out of Phoenix, Arizona, to assist in all the exciting stages of securing the site that will become your very own Shop.


Construction, Equipment & Interior Furnishings

As a Hammer & Nails Franchisee, you’ll receive expert advice on Shop layouts and décor specifications, as well as a detailed Specifications Guide that will enable you, your architect and your contractor to zero in on the key requirements for transforming your empty space into our unique “man cave nirvana.”

Your Shop interior is a vital component of our brand. To ensure consistency across the system, we’ve gone to great lengths to source virtually all of the equipment and furniture required to get your Shop open and operating. Our Vendor List provides you with over 30 contacts, all pre-approved and ready to fulfill your orders.


You’ll reap the benefits of our team’s extensive experience creating successful business models and teaching Franchisees how to use them to reach their business goals. Your comprehensive training will start with your initial Franchise Training at our corporate headquarters, include on-site support as your Shop prepares to open. We have a complete assortment of tools available to help ensure the success of your Shop and your team. Our comprehensive Operations Manual, Training Manual and collection of training videos are all available on a Franchisee access only section of our website.

Business Systems

From a start-up checklist and details on our specialized services and procedures to client service policies, sales-focused business processes and more, every aspect of your Shop’s operation is addressed in the proprietary Hammer & Nails Operations Manual.

Your POS system not only allows you and your team to transact daily business but also comes armed with a robust library of reports, all geared towards helping you understand what’s working great in your Shop and what could use some course correction.


It’s our goal to assist you with your marketing strategies and execution. We’ll collaborate with you to create effective marketing plans with the goals of increasing both brand awareness in your community and the volume of traffic walking through your doors. As the Franchisor, we’ll make sure that all of your marketing efforts are in line with our company goals and that they are designed to offer you the greatest chance for success.

Your local marketing efforts will be augmented by our comprehensive and consistent PR program. The media loves Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys! Our brand is frequently showcased on news and talk shows, used as a filming location for reality TV programs, and featured in magazines and blogs. All of this media attention helps build brand awareness and increase sales for you. It doesn’t hurt that Shark Tank regularly airs the episode featuring Michael Elliot and Hammer & Nails!

Media and Press

Franchisee Criteria

We believe that Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys is the next great franchise opportunity in the men’s grooming space. We’re searching for entrepreneurs looking to get in on the ground floor, willing to roll up their sleeves and work together with us as we build something ground breaking.

Prior business or management experience (not necessarily in salons or spas), coupled with personal financial qualifications, individual motivation, and the ability to follow a business model and work within established guidelines are all important characteristics of a qualified and successful Franchisee. With that said, it’s not all about a resume. A natural affinity and understanding of business and people along with a passion for our concept all go a long way towards making you an attractive candidate.

Financial Requirements

Depending on the number of locations you wish to open, you’ll need a minimum of $100,000 in cash or liquid assets plus a minimum net worth of $500,000 to qualify.

Initial Investment

The Hammer & Nails Salon Group, LLC awards franchises to qualified individuals meeting certain minimum requirements. The total investment range is $253,250 to $597,450 for a Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys location. This amount includes all costs* to open a Hammer & Nails | Grooming Shop for Guys, including your franchise fee, real estate and build-out costs, FF&E requirements, grand opening marketing expenses and your first three months of operating expenses.

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