Start Your Own Beauty Shop with a Franchise

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Start Your Own Beauty Shop with a Franchise

Looking and feeling our best is something that many of us make time for. The power of a good blow dry, a swipe of mascara and a coat of lipstick can transform how we feel about ourselves. We’ve all heard the saying ‘when you look good, you feel good’, right? Turns out, there’s some truth to the statement, as research has revealed that feeling confident in your appearance improves your ‘emotional immunity’ (your ability to fight off negative comments and emotions) and can in turn boost your physical immunity too. So not only do beauty treatments and cosmetics make you look like the best version of you, they might actually be making you feel better inside too.

Having a good beauty routine can also be part of a healthy self-care regimen. While some of us see facemasks, treatments and trips to the salon as a fun luxury, many people use them as a chance to unwind, look after themselves and forget about everything else that’s going on in their life. From sunbeds to facials to hair care and pedicures, trips to the beauty or hair salon are a common feature in many of our lives and something we’ll make time (and budget) for no matter how busy we get.

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It’s no surprise then that the beauty industry is booming. The rise of online influencers and beauty bloggers has helped to fuel its growth in recent years, as they fill our social media feeds with the latest, must-have cosmetics and beauty products. It looks as though the industry is set to continue its stratospheric rise for a long time yet.

The UK has the word’s sixth-largest beauty and personal care market, which was estimated to be worth an astonishing £10.2 billion in 2017, despite having a comparatively small population. As well as purchasing products to use at home, customers in the UK also spend lots of their hard-earned cash buying treatments, as spending on spa, salon and other beauty treatments carried out in stores reached around £7.5billion in 2017 alone.

So, how can you get in on the financially rewarding action. Well, if you’re a beauty fan looking to enter the world of franchising, you’re in luck. There are lots of successful beauty salon franchises across the UK just waiting to find ambitious individuals to help grow their brand and bring it to people in every corner of the country.

Rush Hair

Rush Hair is one of the largest hair salon franchises in the UK and aims to provide top-quality hair and beauty services to people all across the country. With more than 90 branches across the UK, it has a customer base of around 16,000 people every single week and is looking to grow its presence even more in the coming years. Since it was founded 20 years ago, it has grown into one of the most widely recognised salon brands in the country.

The franchise has lucrative partnerships with top hair care brands, including L’Oreal, ghd, REDKEN, Shu Uemura and Kerastate Paris, meaning its customers are able to indulge in a luxurious pampering experience every time they visit a Rush Hair salon. Franchisees can secure reliable repeat customers by joining the Rush Hair team, as its average client returns to their local salon every six weeks and spends an average of £600 every year in one of its salons.

Rush’s talented artistic team has won more than 14 British Hairdressing awards over the years and its creative innovation has helped to put the franchise at the forefront of the industry. The franchise also took the top spot at the L’Oreal colour trophy awards in 2013 and earned itself a spot on the prestigious Sunday Times’ ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ list, which is widely regarded as one of the most accurate indicators of employee satisfaction.

Each franchisee will be given the chance to participate in a training programme to help them learn the ropes, as well as having access to constant support throughout their franchising journey. If you love hair and beauty but don’t have any experience as a hairdresser, you’re in luck, as Rush’s franchisees’ role is to oversee their salon and ensure their talented staff are satisfied and providing the best service possible.


Guinot is one of the largest beauty supply and salon franchises in the world. The franchise sells highly effective products, proven by the title of ‘Best Anti-Ageing Supplier’ which it picked up at the 2017 Guild Awards, as well as a huge range of beauty treatments for both men and women.

New franchisees will attend a one week training course, held at the franchise’s head office, which will equip them with knowledge of daily operations, brand awareness, marketing strategies and how to use the software that is used in all Guinot franchises. Any time any of its franchisees need assistance, they are able to contact head office or use Guinot’s innovative app to look over refresher training guides.

Applicants don’t need to have any prior experience in the industry, just a passion for all things beauty-related and the ability to work hard and learn quickly. Guinot is also seeking franchisees who have big ambitions for their beauty business, as it’s keen to find people who want to establish a multi-unit operation across the UK.

Guinot was founded in 1972 and began recruiting its first franchisees back in 2010. In just nine years, it has amassed an impressive 210 franchised outlets across the globe and has allowed hundred of beauty enthusiasts to carve out a career working for themselves in an industry that they love. It’s become a member of the widely respected British Franchise Association and is seeking new beauty-loving franchisees to expand the brand to customers all across the UK.

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