By: Marisa Herman Associate Editor
Hair Club has called Boca Raton home for its corporate headquarters for 20 years.
Back then, the company had one attorney and two employees in the payroll department.
Since then, the company has grown significantly and now it has the digs to accommodate the international brand known for helping men, women and kids with hair loss.
The Boca office will house 120 employees in various departments from IT to marketing to human resources to legal.
The company recently moved into a 23,000-square-foot office space at Palmetto Place @ Boca, 1499 West Palmetto Park Road.
Formerly known as the Interstate Plaza, located just off of Interstate-95, the office was recently rebranded and updated thanks to new owners Grover Corlew.
Hair Club hosted a grand opening for its employees. Parent company Aderans, which is based in Japan, sent a delegation of officials. The ribbon cutting was streamed live across other company locations.
“Welcome home Hair Club,” VP of Franchise Operations Rich Narcisi said. “20 years ago, Hair Club moved from New York to Florida. Boca has been our home ever since.”
He said it was a historic move for the company to make on its 20th anniversary year in the city.
The new, open-space layout features meeting rooms with video conferencing capabilities, sound masking technology in the ceilings, massage chairs, a styling studio and outdoor views from every desk.
There is an entire room capable of filming commercials on site and a call center that the company has kept in house. Large television screens display company metrics in real time.
“This space delivers the aesthetics, efficiency and beauty our team members deserve,” he said.
One of the biggest surprises came when the company announced that its president and COO Mike Nassar was being promoted to CEO.
The announcement was a shock to Nassar as well. Nassar has worked for the company since 2005.
“I couldn’t be more proud of who we are and where we are,” Nassar said. “What started as a local company 43 years ago grew to a regional company and is now an international company and will soon be a global brand. As remarkable as this moment is, it will soon be eclipsed by all the remarkable moments to come.”
Mayor Scott Singer congratulated the company on its move and for keeping its headquarters in Boca.
“We are happy in Boca Raton that you have made us your home,” he said. “We look forward to you being here for decades more.”
The company also expanded to Delray Beach. It opened a 5,000-square-foot corporate location at 1625 S. Congress Ave. in late April as a way to serve clients in South Palm Beach County.
Nassar said the company has grown from a hair piece company helping old, bald men to serving men and women of all ages with various services and technologies in the hair industry.