Authentic French Hair Salon Franchise

Camille Albane USA combines franchising and salon industry experience

John Costanza
President and CEO

Costanza was appointed President and CEO of Dessange Group North America (DGNA) in 2017. He has more than 20 years of North American and international management experience in the salon and beauty industry. Costanza will lead expansion efforts for Camille Albane and DGNA’s other salon franchise brands, which together comprise nearly 2,000 locations worldwide. He will also be responsible for U.S. distribution of the Phytodess haircare line. Previously, Costanza held leadership positions with Conair, L’Oreal USA, Sally Beauty Holding Canada and Joico Hair Care Laboratories.

Senior Director, Retail Beauty Products

Susan joined Fantastic Sams, owned by the same parent company as Camille Albane, in 2008, and has more than 20 years of experience in product development and retail. With an eye for quality and value, Susan reformulated the Fantastic Sams product portfolio, increasing revenues and reducing operating costs for our franchisees. She has been working with the exclusive Camille Albane line of products since 2013.

Ruth Swanson
Vice President of Marketing

Ruth Swanson Head ShotRuth started her career at Arnold Worldwide on the agency side working on franchise accounts, giving her insight into the complexities of large franchise networks. After an agency position in NYC, she returned to Boston to join Dunkin Brands for 10 years. In 2010, Swanson joined Fantastic Sams Hair Salons, owned by the same parent company as Camille Albane, and revamped marketing and messaging and implemented a revitalized campaign using both advertising and digital space. She has been working with Camille Albane since 2013.

Whitney Kmetz
U.S. Marketing Development Specialist for Camille Albane and Dessange Group North America

Whitney designs and executes the national marketing strategy that provides franchisees with the tools they need to engage clients and drive business with initiatives that increase average ticket price and frequency of visits, and that communicate our chic French brand. Prior to joining Dessange Group North America in 2013, Whitney worked in the technology industry, where she managed digital marketing and community engagement efforts.

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Director of Salon Operations

Ms. Hughley has been the Director of Store Operations for DGNA since January 5, 2015. From September, 2013 to January 4, 2015, she was the Director of Operations and Training for DGNA, all in Beverly, Massachusetts. Between July 2012 and July of 2013 she was the Vice President of Operations for Dreamdry in New York, New York. Prior to 2012, Ms. Hughley was the Regional Business Development Manager at ULTA Beauty for the west region.

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