Beauty Franchise Industry Report
Everyone likes to look and feel their best – and that’s nothing new. Discovered artifacts corroborate tales about Ancient Egyptians and the beauty rituals they developed, including a wide array of cosmetics. Throughout the passage of time, countless other cultures and civilizations adopted the beauty practices of the Ancient Egyptians as the basis of their own beauty routines. Still today, numerous beauty treatments and procedures enjoyed by many were inspired or derived from the practices of long-past Egyptian civilizations.
As the people at Health.com say “Beauty comes from within, but sometimes it needs a little coaxing.” If you’re looking to help others enhance their inner beauty, read further and learn more about this always in demand industry. You also gain insight from one of the leading franchisors in the industry, Sport Clips Founder and CEO Gordon Logan.
Overview of Industry
The beauty industry, also referred to as the personal care industry, is an immense and diverse industry that encompasses a vast amount of products and services, along with the way these products and services are presented to consumers. Additional revenue streams in the beauty franchise industry come in the form of food, clothing, equipment and other products and services. Main segments of the beauty industry include the following:
- Cosmetic Services
- Hair Salons
- Nail Care
- Spa Services
- Tanning Services
Revenue Generated By Segments of the U.S. Beauty Industry
|Industry Segment||2010 Revenue (Estimated)|
|Beauty, Cosmetics & Fragrance||$12.4 Billion|
|Hair & Nail Salons||$40.4 Billion|
|Spa Services||$12 Billion|
Sources: First Market and IBISWorld Market Research Reports
There is considerable overlap between the beauty industry and the fitness industry. This report focuses on the areas detailed above. The closely related areas of fitness centers, health clubs, and diet centers are profiled in our fitness franchise industry report.
The U.S. Department of Labor projects the industry to grow faster than the average for all occupations through at least 2018. For the franchise industry in particular, there appears to be areas in which franchise systems will have distinct advantages in the upcoming years. According to Logan, “as business gets more complex, there is a continuing trend of consolidation in our industry, with franchised systems having distinct advantages in the areas of business planning, ability to obtain financing, proven business models, excellent creative advertising programs, training, and landlords’ preference to have a national brand in their center vs. a local independent.” Though the future does look bright for industry, there will still be challenges due to restricted access to capital and increased governmental regulation.