Camille Albane is the largest salon and beauty franchise in Europe and with over 300 locations, is now expanding into the US. Owned by upscale Paris salon chain Dessange International, which also owns Fantastic Sams, Camille Albane is making authentic French beauty and hair services available for the first time in the US. Customers are craving the unique and popular looks and service Camille Albane provides, making it worth researching for anyone looking at the hair and beauty industry.
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The Authentic French Hair Salon Franchise
Although Camille Albane is an established and mature brand in Europe, we offer potential franchisees a ground-floor opportunity in the United States. Many prime metro markets are still available for salon development. Our franchisees will have the training, marketing and support systems of an almost 2,000-unit chain with decades of franchise experience.
“It’s not just about the backing and the huge support system you get with Camille Albane, it’s about the 60 years of heritage in the hair industry. That’s a tremendous amount of experience in the salon franchise industry, and our franchisees will reap the benefits.”
– President and CEO Allyson King
Camille Albane is already established as one of the most popular franchised hair salons in Europe for high-end beauty. We put out collections in spring and fall to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. The collections include haircuts, make-up and nail color. Our salons are not only in the world’s fashion capital, they extend everywhere from Monaco to Moscow to Saudi Arabia and beyond, and now they’re bringing the service tradition behind authentic French beauty to America.
What Services does Camille Albane Provide?
Our beauty salon franchises help every woman be the most beautiful version of herself.
Because of our exclusive product line, our commitment to the customer experience and our wide array of services, Camille Albane offers our franchisees multiple streams of revenue. Our beauty salon franchise model:
Hair: Our salons offer the best and latest in hair care – fashion-forward styles; defrizzing treatments; extensions; highlights, touch-ups and all-over color. Camille Albane stylists are highly educated in the latest skills and take classes from our Paris-trained educators at least twice a year.
Make-up: Licensed cosmetologists expertly apply a client’s make-up on every visit and then allow her to buy the products so she can reproduce the look at home. The line, refreshed twice a year, includes eye shadow, mascara, bronzer, lipstick and nail polish in a palette that closely reflects leading fashion trends. Our make-up is highly pigmented for long-lasting wear and is manufactured in Italy to our professional specifications.
Nails: Fewer things in life feel more like a luxury than a manicure/pedicure. It’s even more special when a client can also get her hair and make-up done at every appointment. Camille Albane produces an exclusive line of nail lacquer that coordinates with the seasonally updated collection of styles, colors and cosmetics.
Retail products: Camille Albane knows clients want to look great between visits, so we’ve created an upscale product line designed to make that easy. Our hair-care products are formulated and packaged in Brittany, France, to our unique professional specifications. The Camille Albane, Phytodess and custom-blended Pigma lines are targeted treatments for every hair type, with ingredients ranging from natural mineral products to henna-based color optimizers. We also offer nutrition-enhanced facial masques and shea and keratin restorative treatments.
What Training and Support do we Offer our Franchisees?
We stack the deck for success with high-level experience.
We value the frequent technical training of our stylists that prepares them to deliver the elite salon experience our customers expect.
Just as we make sure our staff gets the training they need, we also want to ensure that our franchisees have the safety net they need to build and grow a successful franchise. We’ve got an impressive team of experienced leaders at the helm. Our brand relies on the expertise and guidance provided by our parent company, Dessange International, whose oldest brand has 60 years of salon franchising experience. We’ve also put an exceptional team in place in Boston.
Our team understands all the ins and outs of the salon business, and they are adept at positioning a team that plays to people’s strengths. And our franchisees can count on being able to access them when they need them. While some franchise companies frustrate their owners by being very hard to get in touch with, we pride ourselves on our quick response times.
Who Makes a Good Franchisee?
A passion for style is great, but business experience is better.
Many people have a misconception that you must have hairstyling or fashion industry experience in order to achieve success in the hair salon franchise segment. That’s simply not the case. The most relevant experience you could have is running or managing a business.
We’re excited about our impending growth in the U.S. Camille Albane has been a successful franchise in Europe for 20 years, and we are looking for entrepreneurs who are passionate about helping us grow this brand. This is a unique opportunity to be a pioneer because in the upscale salon niche, there is no clear franchise leader. Most competitors are independently owned salons or small local chains. In salon franchising, the brands tend to congregate at the lower end of the segment, concentrating on discount haircutting and convenience.
The Camille Albane brand is new to America, and we are seeking franchise candidates who:
Love design and understand the opportunity available to dominate the upscale salon franchise niche.
Someone who has to be on the cutting edge; someone who wants to be first.
An understanding of how to build brand awareness is a definite plus.
Minimum liquidity of $90,000.
Net worth of at least $350,000.
Our brand is undeniably different in the U.S. salon franchise space. With our focus on a luxurious customer experience, our fashion-forward techniques, our connection to Paris and our ability to generate profit, there’s nothing else like Camille Albane for your investment dollars.
To join our team, fill out the form today!