Yves Rocher has long been one of the most recognisable beauty franchises in the UK. Offering world-leading botanical beauty care products to customers around the world, there’s never been a better time to join such an exciting cosmetics business. But can you be a part of it?
In the beauty sector, skincare is having a moment. As new products and more refined routines hit the market and beauty columns, the industry gets a new glow from increased sales. It seems the rejuvenation will be a lasting one as well, as the size of the global skincare market is expected to reach sky-high figures by 2026.
When it comes to running a franchise, opportunities don’t get much better than Yves Rocher. This top-of-the-range franchise has been bringing naturally based skin products to the world for decades, and with competition so fierce in the make-up and cosmetics sector, you aren’t around for this long without doing something right.
Yves Rocher is the jackpot for aspiring franchisees. So does it franchise in the UK?
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What’s the history of Yves Rocher?
Yves Rocher is a franchise that has been there and done that. The eponymous founder of the company drew on the green vegetation of his home town in Brittany to found this company in the 1950s. Initially starting the company as a mail order business, Rocher quickly found his local business had grown beyond his dreams.
Today valued with a revenue of over 2 billion euros, but still operating out of the original home in Rennes, France, the franchise is today part of a global business spanning multiple countries and markets.
Does Yves Rocher franchise in the UK?
Yves Rocher can be found in 88 different countries but unfortunately the UK is not one of them. While only a few years ago, Yves Rocher was a major part of the UK beauty industry, the cosmetics franchise took the decision in 2019 to close the UK arm of it’s businesses. For that reason, you won’t find any Yves Rocher franchising opportunities in the UK - yet!
While this might come as a disappointment, the good news is that there are still plenty of exciting, ambitious and fast-growing beauty franchises in the UK. If your heart is still set on making a career change with a beauty franchise, consider one of the below options:
- Guinot is one of the leading beauty products suppliers - not just in the UK, but globally too. Bringing clean, organic and pure beauty products to its worldwide audience, Guinot’s global reputation and brand identity is popular everywhere. For a minimum investment of £87,000, you could become a franchisee for this incredible brand.
- Laser Clinics specialises in bringing industry-leading hair removal services to the people. One of the fastest-growing beauty franchises in the UK, you can be a part of this business with a minimum investment of £80,000 and a total investment of £200,000. In two years, you could look forward to earning a potential revenue of around £1 million.
How can you get involved with a beauty franchise?
So you can’t join Yves Rocher just yet, but if you’re wondering how best you can join one of the franchises already mentioned, here’s some key information you should know.
1. Find out about the process
Franchises will recruit in their own ways, and there’s no guarantee that any franchise will recruit in a like minded way. You might need to pursue franchising opportunities via their franchising pages on Point Franchise, or to send speculative applications. But do your research and make sure that however you decide to start your own beauty franchise, you’re doing it in the right way.
You’ll need to talk a little bit about yourself and really sell your skills to your prospective franchisor. You should be:
- Confident enough to lead under pressure
- Capable enough to man manage the members of your team and encourage them to perform to the best of their abilities
- Willing to go the extra mile
- Prepared to build a long-term franchising business
2. What are your financial options?
Franchises are known for having excellent survival rates, but this doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to start your business for free. You will need to think about your initial investments and ongoing commitments, and decide whether or not this is a realistic financial option for you.
Don’t be afraid to look for financial support either. Many of the major UK banks will be ready and willing to offer you start-up loans, of sometimes as much as 70% of your initial costs, to get your business off the ground. Having excellent survival rates, great job prospects and a trusted business reputation will really work in your favour when it comes to starting a beauty and cosmetics business.
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3. What sorts of training and support will you need?
Every franchisor is different and sometimes, a lack of experience won’t even be seen as a bad thing. Franchisees come from all different walks of life and this diversity is what makes these businesses better. But identify what sorts of development opportunities will be best for you.
For starters, virtually all franchisees will walk you through an initial package with plenty of opportunities for further development along the way. Make sure you explain what kinds of skills you want to work on during your on-boarding interviews and you’ll be all set for a successful career.
Start a beauty franchise today
Beauty franchises are on the up, so why not get in on the action and start your own beauty business today. There are plenty of useful resources for you on Point Franchise, such as outlooks on the future of the sector or how to market your franchise. But for new opportunities altogether, have a look at the UK franchise directory.
Elliott Fudge, Point Franchise ©