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Across Canada: Razor-Sharp Beauty Salons and Spas

Franchises from coast to coast that are helping Canadians look and feel their best

In an era when daily multi-step grooming routines are becoming the norm, beauty franchises are quickly becoming more dynamic, offering unique services to meet clients’ respective needs. From high-tech, minimally invasive medi-spas to concepts paying tribute to the golden age of grooming, there’s a myriad of franchises pushing franchisees to the front of the beauty, salon, and spa sectors while helping people look and feel their best.

Are you interested in making your mark with an emerging beauty concept? How about one with decades of skin in the game? These salons and spas provide opportunities for franchise success while primping and pampering clients. Read on to discover your next beauty opportunity.

AFYA Skin and Body Clinic

AFYA is a wellness clinic focused on restoring the health and vitality of clients’ skin. Using industry-leading technology, the brand provides customized treatments for sun damage, antiaging, acne, laser hair removal, and more.

AFYA franchisees receive digital and in-person training covering everything from daily operations management to staff training and certification programs. A tech forward company, AFYA has a reception-free clinic model, with an automatic check-in and payment system, and an app and online memberships to generate customer loyalty.

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Blo Blow Dry Bar

The Blo Blow Dry Bar concept was created in 2007 and quickly developed a niche in the hair salon sector, providing runway-ready hair on any given Sunday. The brand grew through Canada before expanding to U.S. locations in 2010 and has since grown into the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise with over 100 locations.

Franchisees with Blo provide more than beauty sculpting, with Blo strategically positioned to align with the wellness and selfcare industries. Training, hands-on support, and best-practice coaching are available from the start.

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Deka Lash

Deka Lash is a membership-based care brand focused on eyelash extension, brow services, and, as of July 2023, nonmedical HydraFacials. The brand provides marketing, financial, operational, and staffing support. Deka locations have a unique look with custom-designed beds, chairs, and work areas. Deka Lash provides a call-center that eliminates the need for receptionists in the studio. Every person in the studio is revenue producing.

Franchisees don’t need esthetics experience, as the franchisor team provides training to all. They offer a proven, semi-absentee model that incorporates technology in many aspects of the business. The lash extension segment of the health, beauty, and cosmetics industry is predicted to generate more than one billion dollars in the next decade. Deka Lash’s model provides recurring, predictable revenue to owners and service to clients.

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DermaEnvy Skincare

DermaEnvy Skincare is a laser, medical aesthetics, and skin care clinic offering the latest in medi-spa and non-invasive cosmetic treatment. The brand operates with a micro-clinic format, allowing clients to receive personalized appointments within a small and private clinic environment. The business is bolstered by its retail offerings of high-performance skincare.

For prospective franchisees, no industry experience is required; however, business management skills and a passion for skincare and customer service are an asset. Training, ongoing support, and learning resources are available for franchisees. DermaEnvy is currently seeking franchisees in markets across Canada and even has a conversion program for existing clinics, spas, and salons.

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Enlighten Laser & Skin Care Clinic

Enlighten Laser & Skin Care Clinic is a full-service laser and spa franchise system. Enlighten offers laser treatments, clinical aesthetic services, and specialized relaxation equipment. Enlighten has been franchising since 2010 and now has eight locations across Canada.

The brand boasts a “membership” revenue model that ensures a steady cash flow from the first day of operations. The franchisor teams also offer comprehensive training and support on spa operations, as well as training from vendors and suppliers.

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First Choice Haircutters

First Choice Haircutters (FCH) is a full-service hair care institution offering trendy styles from its range of expert stylists. Between cuts for kids and trending styles for adults, FCH also provides specialty services including highlights, grey blending, and deep conditioning treatments.

Since First Choice has been in Canada for more than 40 years, prospective franchisees get access to a recognizable brand offering convenient, appointment-free services. The franchise model ensures that the business stays relevant in a wide range of communities and economic climates.

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Foxy Box Laser & Wax Bar

Foxy Box is a wax and laser hair removal franchise that specializes in the art of the Brazilian wax. Foxy Box is on a mission to inspire and empower women to celebrate their uniqueness and rock what they’ve got.

The brand makes use of a tech-focused product offering, including a state-of-the-art laser system, guaranteed to provide fast, effective, and affordable laser hair removal treatments, all backed by their laser guarantee. The brand also offers bundles and a membership model to appeal to clients at all price points and generate recurring revenue for their franchise partners.

Incoming franchisees can take advantage of the novel concept with a large prospective market, built on an endlessly repeatable service. Franchise partners receive extensive training and resources to provide fast and affordable service to clients. With the initial start-up costs ranging from $225,000-$470,000, the average cost to open a Foxy Box Location has been around $250,000. In addition, franchisees receive access to Foxy Box’s marketing, designed to stand out and leave a lasting impression.

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Fuzz Wax Bar

Fuzz Wax Bar is a membership-based, waxing-only salon for everybody. Fuzz offers fast, convenient, and affordable expert services to thousands of members and walk-in clients. Thanks to modern processes, proprietary ways of waxing, curated retail products, strong branding, and dedicated franchise support, Fuzz has expanded coast to coast in Canada with 19 locations and is growing fast.

As the leading waxing-only salon chain in Canada, Fuzz’s focus is to empower and support their franchise partners to grow into multi-location territories quickly, and offer extensive operations training, assistance with site selection, build-out and marketing support, and business coaching.

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Glamour Secrets Beauty Bar

Glamour Secrets Beauty Bar is a full-service beauty concept providing hair, skin, and nail treatments, with a secondary service providing products to take on the go. The brand’s model is proven, with more than 100 corporate and franchise locations across Canada and the U.S.

Franchise opportunities are available in the GTA, Montreal, and further west, including Alberta and B.C. With locations strategically placed within Loblaws Superstores, franchisees can take advantage of built-in foot traffic. Design, construction, and merchandising are all provided in the onboarding process and no experience in the beauty business is required.

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Great Clips, Inc.

As one of the most recognizable names in the North American beauty industry, Great Clips is continuing its growth and expansion in Canada through franchising. Franchisees are engaged in operations, marketing, and community outreach. Experience in business or labour management is an asset.

Gain access to the value and convenience of this hair-cutting system with an initial franchise fee ranging from $25,000 to $40,000. There’s also a range of hair products on offer in the salons, with professional product lines and in-house exclusive brands like Solutions® by Great Clips. Key markets in Canada, such as Ottawa and Winnipeg, are now accepting new franchisees.

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Laser Clinics Canada

Laser Clinics Group is the global leader in laser hair removal, skin treatments, and cosmetic injectables, with over 200 clinics worldwide. Each clinic uses medical-grade, industry-leading technology to deliver its tailored blend of treatments and services for each client’s individual needs and desired results.

Now in Canada with national growth plans, Laser Clinics brings a unique 50/50 business model where the business and its franchise co-owners share equally in the investment, expenses, and the business performance outcomes of their respected clinic entity. Each new clinic comes fully furnished and is accompanied by industry leading equipment and retail and professional stock, including IT set-up—a true turnkey franchise!

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MVP Modern Barbers

MVP launched its men’s grooming concept in 2004, fuelled by the idea of the lifelong demand for grooming. Barbers can’t be replaced by robots and a haircut can’t be delivered on the internet, meaning demand for the service will always be available.

Prospective franchisees can take advantage of the brand’s flat fee royalty, and zero per cent marketing and ad fees. The total investment ranges from $100,000 to $200,000. There are also secondary revenue streams, with MVP locations offering the brand’s proprietary hair care products.

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Phenix Salon Suites

Phenix Salon’s business model is about renting individual suites to professionals in the health, wellness, and beauty industry. It’s not a beauty business for the franchisee though, but rather a property management and real estate opportunity with some really great returns. By partnering with Phenix, franchisees create passive income in an absentee role. Plus, they don’t have to worry about inventory or employees to manage. The co-working locations generate high foot traffic and do well in retail or commercial buildings.

Phenix provides all the site selection assistance, building design, construction management, leasing, and training, and with the brand’s commitment to never close a location, franchisees can rest easy knowing the investment is secure.

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Refresh Evolution Inc.

Refresh Evolution is a world-class medi-spa chain of clinics. The clinics offer a variety of services like laser hair removal, skin tightening, Botox, dermal fillers, teeth whitening, and more. Refresh technicians are well-trained and certified, continually upgrading to stay abreast of the latest cutting-edge technology and medical innovations. Their services are safe for all skin types and all genders. The clinics are spread across the Greater Vancouver Area. Refresh Evolution is a brand that believes in community upliftment and supports women in all aspects of growth from personal to professional.

Refresh Evolution franchisees gain access to the brand’s comprehensive operations manuals and training programs covering marketing, operations, accounting, technology, and other practices of the model. Franchisees also have a direct line to the franchisee liaison, enabling clinic owners to have their questions answered at any time of the day.

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Sola Salons Canada

Sola Salons was founded in 2004 with a mandate to give beauty industry professionals control over their environment, schedule, and pricing. The brand has since blossomed into a worldwide presence, with a community of 18,000 independent salon professionals across 600 locations in Canada, the U.S., and Brazil.

Franchising with Sola powers hairdressers, estheticians, nail techs, and other beauty industry professionals with their range of business-building tools, educational offerings, and networking. Franchisees can retain their independence while getting access to a strong support system.

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Starks Barber Company

Starks Barber Company is Ontario’s fastest growing barbershop brand. Starks takes an innovative approach to the customer experience, offering memberships, a lounge with free coffee and Wi-Fi, and online and mobile booking.

Starks is currently seeking franchisees with a desire to become an entrepreneur in several exciting, new markets around the GTA. The franchise investment ranges between $90,000 and $125,000.

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THE TEN SPOT is a multi-service beauty bar brand combining the efficiency of community nail shops with the service excellence of high-end spas. Customers can receive a range of nail, waxing, laser, and facial services, while staff members receive training and ongoing education.

Prospective franchisees can take advantage of THE TEN SPOT’s established five-phase new bar opening pipeline. The brand has experts in real estate, construction, financing, marketing, and training so franchise partners can focus on being efficient leaders.

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Tommy Gun’s Original Barbershop

Tommy Gun’s offers a modern twist on the classic barbershop experience. This Canadian-born franchisor has 93 locations across four countries, providing a simplified, easy-to-execute playbook, which allows every location to deliver the ultimate barbershop experience to every guest every time! The brand offers traditional haircuts, shaves, beard grooming, detailing, and waxing treatments.

No industry experience is necessary, as Tommy Gun’s seeks out community-focused franchisees to join the family. Prospective franchisees should have experience in customer relationship and team management.

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WAXON Laser + Waxbar

WAXON’s business is based on doing one thing very well, and that’s hair removal. The locations offer a high-end, trendy, and discreet environment where clients can feel safe and comfortable. WAXON prides itself on a proprietary, systematized, six-step waxing process to encourage healthy skin and hair growth and the best laser hair removal machine in the industry.

WAXON franchise partners don’t need to have aesthetic experience. Prospective franchisees and their teams receive in-depth training and continuous education, ensuring the highest quality training required to run a WAXON facility.

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