America's #1 Franchise Directory, Trusted for Over 15 Years

Beauty Franchise Industry Report 2011 - Intro & Overview (1)

Beauty Franchise Industry Report 2011

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.

Beauty Franchise Industry Report-1 As the people at 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
Tanning $5 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.

Beauty Franchise Industry Report-1 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.



Franchise Direct’s Disclaimer



Health & Beauty Franchises...

Uni K Wax Invest in the brand that has revolutionized the beauty industry! Powerful recognition, exceptional operating model. Read More Min. Cash Required:

Sharkey's Cuts for Kids Join the fastest growing chain of children’s hair salons in North America & Europe. Voted #1 Kids Salon! Read More Min. Cash Required:

Image Studios 360 Simple. Stable. Scalable. That is what investors and franchisees love about Image Studios 360. Read More Min. Cash Required:

iCRYO Enterprises Help people live healthier, pain-free lives with an iCRYO business! Read More Min. Cash Required:

GoTelecare Offer this exciting healthcare solution for medical service providers and their patients as a GoTelecare... Read More Min. Cash Required:

Your Request List

You can add items by clicking the "Add to Request List" button or checkbox when you find something you're interested in.

You may add up to 15 items to your Request List

Your request list will follow you around the site.

When you are ready to complete your request for free information, click "Submit" in your Request List.

Why not get started by browsing our New Franchise Opportunities or Low Cost Franchise Directory?

You may only enter 15 items in your Request List.

To request information from your selected companies, just fill in the form and click "Submit".

OK, got it

Request Info From:


Your List is Empty

You can add items by checking the "Request FREE Info" boxes.

* indicates required field

Optional Information

Join our mailing list!

We share your information only with your selected franchises.