Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Straight Up

Here's an interesting business idea. Springwise.com reports about a vending machine that gets rid of frizzy hair so you can fix it before going to that big business meeting or hot date. Beautiful Vending was invented by two men, who were sick of hearing about girls hair being spoilt in the damp British weather after being styled to perfection at home. After a year of research, they came up with a vending machine called Straight Up that lets women purchase a ceramic straightening iron for short use. In 90 seconds, your hair is beautifully straightened, for about $1.85.
Offering style-conscious females the opportunity to look their best at all times -– regardless of unpredictable weather -- this is a simple business idea with low start-up costs and serious potential. The business is currently run solely in the United Kingdom, where 500 units have been placed so far, but Beautiful Vending is seeking to grow quickly and franchise opportunities are available worldwide. Press hype regarding the product has been huge in the UK, garnering much interest from club and bar owners. Straight Up machines will of course be a hit anywhere women preen and primp: restaurants, gyms, shopping malls, office buildings...

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