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Feel Good Franchising

Hayley Drew | Business Franchise magazine

Keeping in shape, staying healthy and even having our hair done, is considered a necessity of personal maintenance rather than a luxury in today’s society. Likewise, owning a customer-focused franchise that helps to promote a sense of well-being and happiness can be just as rewarding for the business owner. In today’s busy world, finding a career that you love means you might not ever have to work a day in your life again.

The health, fitness and beauty industry is booming, with franchise opportunities ranging from gyms and weight-loss centres, to hairdressers, beauty therapists and laser and cosmetics centres.  

Booming aesthetics industry

Despite our love for the outdoors and relaxed lifestyle, Australian consumers spend more on skincare, make-up and cosmetic procedures than those in other developed countries and is ranked in the top five markets in the world. Due to high disposable incomes, Australian consumers can spend highly on beauty and personal care. It’s easy to see why a franchise in the beauty industry could be a highly lucrative business opportunity.

According to the Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery, each year, Australians spend approximately $1 billion on cosmetic treatments and annually consume more than $350 million worth of wrinkle reduction procedures with products like Botox. Business Franchise magazine took a look at some successful beauty franchise systems available across Australia and New Zealand. 

Having conquered some of the latest beauty treatments and technologies, Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics presents a huge investment opportunity for people wishing to enter the beauty industry. As a franchise owner with Nirvana Beauty Laser Clinics, you will experience the satisfaction of working in a booming sector and offering customers a wide range of skincare, body sculpting, injectables and laser hair removal procedures.

Ella Baché is Australia’s only national skincare franchise. Ella Baché is a leader in skin care products and education in Australia.  As a franchise owner, you can expect the ongoing support and training you need to create the vibrant lifestyle you want. Salon owners have come from all walks of life; from retail positions, graduates,  people from non-beauty industries and many salon clients, who have dreamt of running a small business.

Laser Clinics Australia has carved a niche in the cosmetic treatment industry, offering a wide range of affordable and accessible procedures and treatments at over 105 clinics across Australia and New Zealand. Laser Clinics Australia offers every franchisee partner a unique franchise business opportunity. Each location opened will be a 50/50 partnership between the franchisee partner and Laser Clinics Australia.

The success of Essential Beauty is due primarily to adapting to changing market conditions and being innovative with its products and services.  Initially providing traditional beauty services such as nails and waxing, it has increased its clientele to include other beauty services, such as cosmetic injectables and laser hair removal. Years of experience has produced a franchise business model with a proven formula for the establishment and operation of successful salons.

Australia’s rising health consciousness

Demand for personal training, fitness groups and gym memberships have been fuelled by rising health consciousness in Australia and a growing interest in weight-loss programs and fitness regimes. Australia's high obesity rates are projected to contribute to industry growth well into the future.

According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, excess weight, especially obesity, is a significant risk factor for a range of diseases including cardiovascular disease, type two diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and several cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing and managing these conditions. Some of the most concerning statistics include that two in three adults were overweight or obese in 2017/2018, and one in four adolescents ages two to 17 were overweight or obese in 2017-2018.

Regular physical activity and a healthy diet are essential factors in maintaining a healthy weight, and there are a growing number of health and fitness franchise systems available across Australia and New Zealand.  

Established in 2004, Listen to Your Body (LTYB) achieved its long term goal to develop a unique group personalised training model into a franchise system. LTYB franchised the operation to provide a business model that more members across Australia can access. The LTYB model differentiates from other systems due to the unique individualised service offering to members. Studios are appointment only with each member having a personal trainer in every session. 

The 9Round fitness franchise opportunity is breaking the mould in the fitness industry — the business model simple and the entry cost low. With a proven business model, a network of dedicated support staff, and hundreds of other franchisees, 9Round owners always have somewhere to turn for support and direction.

Snap Fitness is the world's premier gym dedicated to providing results to members through 24/7 access to high intensity interval training. Starting from humble origins, Snap Fitness has grown over these past 15 years to become a well-respected international brand, boasting over one million members around the world.

The Australian fitness industry is now worth $2.4 billion — and a massive chunk of that is attributed to the fastest growing fitness chain, F45. F45's popular training method and highly systemised business model has seen this fitness brand explode across the globe, with over 1750 franchises across 45+ countries in only six years. And now F45’s sights are set on further domination with the launch of its newest model, Prodigy — a specially designed high interval training (HIT) program for kids between 11-17 years of age.

Plus Fitness is an award winning 24 hour gym franchise network and offers conveniently located, low cost, high quality fitness facilities to its growing membership. As a franchisor, Plus Fitness is committed to franchisee success and offers high levels of initial and ongoing support. Plus Fitness has sold over 250 franchises across Australia and New Zealand and continues to grow at a rapid rate, recently announcing the opening of its first gym in Singapore making it the fourth country for the gym chain to establish in.

Vision Personal Training is a one-on-one specialist training service. Vision Personal Training has been operating since August 1999 and franchising since 2004. The all-inclusive investment of a franchise includes leasing, studio fit-out and equipment, initial training fees and all other charges. When compared to other popular franchises, Vision Personal Training is a very cost-effective opportunity.

A necessity of personal grooming

Having your hair styled, coloured and cut is considered a necessity of personal grooming and because hair never stops growing, neither does demand. Australia’s Hairdressing sector includes a range of hair-related services, such as hair cutting, colouring and styling, as well as facial hair grooming. According to the Australian Industry an and Skills Committee, as of May 2017, 54,400 people were employed as hairdressers in Australia, with that number expected to grow to 58,200 by May 2022.

With 224 salons across Australia New Zealand, Just Cuts is the largest and most loved family hairdressing company in the Southern Hemisphere. Just Cuts offers a successful and proven system for hairdressing, where there is constant demand. Franchisees are not required to be hairdressers but should be motivated, committed, capable and genuinely interested in people. Just Cuts offers franchisees the choice of two options:  a turn-key package where everything is taken care of by the franchisor; or a more hands-on approach, which allows for on-the-job training.

Over the past four decades, the Franck Provost business model has been refined and optimised to run successfully. With 14 salons across New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland, Franck Provost is now looking for partners that share its passion and vision to grow the network. There are flexible franchise opportunities available at a number of key locations around Australia and the expert franchise partnerships team will be happy to help you through every step to find the most suitable site for you.

Hairhouse is both a retail and service business, your one-stop-shop for everything hair, make-up, skin, and much more! Franchisees enjoy national advertising exposure across large mediums and receive ongoing support in generating awareness and sales at a local level. With a simple turn-key operation, Hairhouse stores keep on multiplying.  With over 125 stores and salons nationwide, they aim to be the largest privately owned hair and beauty retailer in Australia.  With years of experience, Hairhouse has developed a proven operating system and is looking for passionate and devoted individuals to become franchisees.

 

If being healthy, looking great and keeping fit is something that will get you out of bed every day, then perhaps a franchise in the health, fitness and beauty industry is the right fit for you.