CAMILLE ALBANE FRANCHISE BLOG
Why Now is a Great Time to Open a Camille Albane Hair Salon Franchise
Paris-based hair salon franchise poised for U.S. growth
Buying into a ground-floor opportunity with a franchise company is an exciting prospect, but there’s always more risk involved when a concept is new. Purchasing a franchise with a well-established brand is typically less risky — but perhaps less exciting, too. With Camille Albane hair salon franchise, however, you can have the best of both worlds.
Our upscale hair salon franchise is already well-known in Europe, where we’ve established our reputation over the past 20 years as trend-setters whose customer service is unsurpassed. Now, as we’re poised to grow the Camille Albane brand across the United States, we’re at a pivotal moment in our brand’s history. And that equals opportunity for forward-thinking franchise buyers.
The $75 billion salon franchise industry is a strong segment that posts growth year after year. Another 8% growth increase is expected in 2014, and Camille Albane is already a part of that, with our flagship store in Boston and 20 more salons planned in the Dallas-Fort Worth and Minneapolis-St. Paul areas. We’re seeking multi-unit investors with a passion for this industry who want to be a part of the prestige of introducing French beauty to the U.S. customer through an upscale salon franchise.
What sets us apart
Camille Albane’s entrance into the American market marks the first time a Paris-based hair salon franchise has attempted to become a major player in the U.S. salon franchise industry. There is simply no other hair salon franchise in this country that focuses on French beauty like we do. The appeal of French beauty is not only that Paris is known for establishing the latest trends, but also that it is focused on each client’s individuality.
Camille Albane makes every customer who walks through our doors feel like a VIP. A personal assistant will take the customer’s bags and wrap her in a robe, offering her espresso or tea and a French biscuit. A highly-trained stylist will consult with the client to create a look that is uniquely hers. Instead of leaving with damp hair and watered-down make-up from the shampoo chair, our clients are treated to a floral-scented cleansing over an imported Italian sink while enjoying a shiatsu massage. Their makeup is touched up before they leave. Our clients spend $90 on average and often upwards of $200, which means franchisees can earn more money with fewer salons.
Salon industry growth is driven by color, which just happens to be one of the areas where we excel. Our parent company, Dessange International, pioneered the revolutionary Balayage color treatment, in which a client’s hair is hand-painted, resulting in more natural-looking highlights. We offer full color services, along with cuts, styling, manicures, pedicures and make-up.
Where’s the competition?
The premium hair salon franchise market isn’t very competitive because most franchises are on the discount end, typically in cut-only salons. Even upscale salon concepts like Aveda or franchises such as Toni & Guy can’t offer the same cachet as the Paris-born Camille Albane, backed by a parent company with decades of salon franchise experience and more than 2,000 units combined worldwide. Our exclusive product lines, our pioneering techniques and our ongoing commitment to consistent, excellent customer service put us in the leadership position.
There’s a huge market for higher-end salon services. Only a few other national brands are in that space; independently owned salons, where prices, services and quality vary widely, provide most of those services. Customers value consistency, and that’s a key advantage Camille Albane brings to the table. Our business and training systems are proven to create a high-quality product and a high-end customer experience.
Learn more about Camille Albane
Camille Albane hair salon franchise was founded in Paris 20 years ago and now has nearly 300 salons in 11 countries worldwide. Our salons offer the best and latest in hair care, including fashion-forward styles and cutting-edge systems like the Balayage color technique. We also provide make-up, manicures and pedicures, and an array of customized retail products.
Unlike hair salon franchises that merely follow the latest fashions, Camille Albane sets the trends, releasing two new collections each year in conjunction with Paris Fashion Week. We’re seeking franchisees who love design and understand the upscale salon niche to help us grow our brand in the United States. To find out more about Camille Albane franchise opportunities, please explore our research pages and our blog. Fill out this form or call us at 855-821-2436 to start a conversation. We’d love to hear from you!