The many health and beauty-related franchises that currently dot the landscape testify to the enduring popularity of businesses that cater to the public’s desire to look and feel their best. Americans place high value on good looks and health, and are willing to pay premium prices to achieve an ideal image.
For those who want to get in on this lucrative industry, there is an incredibly rich spectrum of diverse health and beauty franchises from which to choose. Some are totally straightforward, while others are not so obvious, but offshoots of the health and beauty industry. By choosing to franchise rather than launch an entirely new business, you can take advantage of a trusted brand name and proven systems as a foundation for success.
Starting at the top, there’s hair, and the need to cut it, style it, and periodically change it will always keep people coming back into salons. Though in the past, hair salons tended to be small, individual shops, there are now several hair care franchises where customers know they can depend on the consistency and quality of the cuts, styling, products and services. Supercuts and Fantastic Sam’s are two long established franchise names in hair styling across the US and Canada. And competition is coming from some newcomers with their own unique spin on hair care. Sport Clips caters to men with a sports-oriented atmosphere, and Knockouts features attractive women stylists. Sharkey’s is for kids, with specially decorated salons and events for their young customers.
There’s more to beauty than hair. Cosmetic franchises like Merle Norman offers a full line of skin care and color make-up. With low start-up costs, and over 2,000 operating franchises, it’s a beauty franchise that has achieved widespread success. Tanning is another beauty-related service that has given rise to franchise businesses, such as Image Sun, that provide customers with a golden glow. Rejuvenate Health and Fitness Med Spa delivers the glow and more for women interested in getting fit and relaxing! This franchise combines an enjoyable fitness service with complete spa services and related products for relaxation and rejuvenation. In fact, many health and beauty businesses serve up the holy grail of franchise opportunities -- multiple revenue sources from equipment, apparel, food, body products, massage, and other services.
For those looking for a low-cost distributor network opportunity in health and beauty, check out Solei Systems Skin-Care Equipment that can be sold to spas, health clubs, and beauty salons. There are other low-cost ways to capitalize on the health and wellness craze without having to run a retail location. Vending businesses let you work from home, and generally don’t require a lot of inventory or overhead. The Back Rubber is a coin-operated massage chair that can be placed in public places such as airports, fitness centers, malls etc. These make money round the clock for their owners. Fun Energy Vending offers vending opportunities with Kickbutt Energy Ballz, a healthy, tasty low-calorie snack rich in vitamins and protein. Again, these can be placed at fitness centers, office centers, malls – any public venue where people gather.
Of course, exercise plays a key role in health, and there is an amazing array of fitness franchise businesses operating today. Most fitness centers rely on a unique angle to differentiate themselves from competition and fill a defined market niche. For instance, those devoted to women’s fitness, such as Suddenly Slender, Inches-A-Weigh and Physicians have become quite popular. Some fitness centers provide specialized exercise regimens, such as LA Boxing. There are even fitness franchises for children, like Gymboree, Monkey Joe’s, My Gym and Kinderdance.
And then there’s dieting, with plenty of franchises that help people lose weight through nutritional guidance and meal plans. Several well-known diet franchises have low start-up costs, like the Diet Center and Physician’s Weight Loss. And just like fitness centers, some diet franchises have specialized offerings to capture interest. Beauty, fitness and wellness have grown to become big businesses in the US. For those who want to own a business helping people look and feel good, the range of franchise opportunities available should accommodate varied financial and lifestyle goals.