Camille Albane
Business type: Franchise
Total Investment
$237,900 - $419,800
Cash Required
$100,000
Business Type
Franchise

Camille Albane

Camille Albane is a leading European hair salon that is taking the world by storm and making the French beauty trends and techniques straight off the fashion week runways accessible to American customers.

With nearly 300 locations throughout Europe, Camille Albane is making its mark in the $75 billion beauty industry. Become part of the International network which includes the luxury Dessange Paris and value-oriented Fantastic Sams salon brands. Together the brands have nearly 2,000 locations in 40 countries. Camille Albane, a household name in upscale beauty salons in Europe, is now expanding into the United States.

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Say "Oui" to a Camille Albane Salon Business

Camille Albane is a leading European hair salon that is taking the world by storm and making the French beauty trends and techniques straight off the fashion week runways accessible to American customers.

Now is the Time

With nearly 300 locations throughout Europe, Camille Albane is making its mark in the $75 billion beauty industry. Become part of the International network which includes the luxury Dessange Paris and value-oriented Fantastic Sams salon brands. Together the brands have nearly 2,000 locations in 40 countries. Camille Albane, a household name in upscale beauty salons in Europe, is now expanding into the United States.

The Magnifique Opportunity

According to a 2010 survey by TRESemme, the average woman spends about $50,000 on her hair during her lifetime.

The average Camille Albane customer typically spends $90 or more and a ticket ranges from $40-$200. This figure is higher than most other national salon franchises.

The hair-care salon industry is a $75 billion-a-year industry that is growing at about 8% a year. In good times and bad, hair grows. Hair goes gray. Older clients want to look younger, and younger clients want to look more sophisticated. All these things make our business secure, stable, and profitable and positioned for the long haul.

See how we're revolutionizing the upscale salon franchise experience. Complete the form below today for more detailed information.

Why Franchise with Camille Albane?

  • Decades of trendsetting chain-salon experience
  • Customers are already crazy about the services, techniques and pampering
  • Multiple revenue streams though collections and services including:
    • Haircuts
      • Defrizzing treatments
      • Extensions
      • Highlights
      • Touch-ups
      • All-over color
      • Balayage color treatments
    • Hair-care and styling products
    • Make-up
    • Nail color
    • Accessories
  • Very little chain competition in higher-end salon market
  • Highest French standard for style and beauty
  • Established upscale brand with an incredible value
  • Part of a 60-year old internal company, Dessange International
  • Extraordinary salon experience for customers

Join the Family of Salon Brands

Camille Albane, a Paris-based franchise brand, is owned by upscale European salon chain Dessange International and includes:

Dessange Paris: The premium-luxury brand Dessange Paris is for women of a certain age who want to achieve the signature Dessange Paris look and have the means to keep it up. Dessange Paris is known for pioneering the innovative hair-painting process known as Balayage, which results in a more natural hair color than traditional foil highlights. Dessange Paris has 400-plus salons worldwide.

Camille Albane: Our upscale Camille Albane franchises number nearly 300 in 11 countries. In addition to our flagship store on Boston’s fashionable Newbury Street, 10 more Camille Albane salons in Minneapolis and Dallas are open or in development.

Fantastic Sams: This 40-year-old affordable, full-service salon franchise is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and was acquired by Dessange International in 2012. The Fantastic Sams brand provides cuts, color and waxing services and caters to men, women and children. The 1,100-unit chain is expanding its already-extensive reach in the U.S.

Tres Ideal Candidates

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.

The right franchise candidate for Camille Albane is someone who has to be on the cutting edge, someone who wants to be first. Our brand offers you a chance to be a real pioneer in this industry and be part of brand-building on a national level. An understanding of how to build brand awareness is a definite plus.

Help us make French beauty more accessible to everyone. Complete the form below today to learn more.

Investment

Typically, a new franchisee can expect to pay between $250,000 and $275,000 per salon. That includes a $40,000 franchise fee, which gives you the rights to operate as part of the Camille Albane brand. Investors who buy more than one salon can expect a significant discount on franchise fees: They will pay $75,000 in franchise fees total for three salons and $100,000 for five salons.

Your startup costs also will include training at our flagship salon in Boston; access to a web portal for all your marketing and advertising materials; the exclusive lineup of Camille Albane products; shampoo bowls, chairs and other furniture and fixtures; signs; insurance; promotional costs for 90 days; and $30,000-$50,000 in operating expenses for your first three months in business.

To understand more about startup costs, please take a look at Item 7 in our Franchise Disclosure Document.

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