French beauty salon launches franchise opportunity

For over 10 years, Cannelle has been providing the residents of Oxford with a unique French beauty salon experience. Using products provided by the French beauty product supplier Decleor and techniques developed in France, Cannelle has carved a niche within the beauty salon market. Cannelle's founder France Baudet says: 'When I opened my first Cannelle salon in Oxford back in 1997, the world of beauty therapy focused mainly on waxing and manicures. Allowing time for a massage or facial was a luxury people rarely contemplated. Out of the few salons that did exist in Oxford none offered the types of treatments, products or atmosphere - that certain 'je ne sais quoi' - that I wanted to explore.'

Since opening her first salon, France has seen her business thrive and she now owns two successful salons and manages a team of highly trained staff. France is looking to expand her business further and is looking for potential franchisees to open salons across the UK.

In addition to offering standard beauty treatments such as manicures, pedicures, facials and massages, Cannelle also offers treatments such as its flagship hot wax, with wax imported from France. Furthermore, the company is aiming to become a market leader in the fields of IPL permanent hair reduction, skin rejuvenation, Endermologie and microdermabrasion.

Cannelle aims to create the best possible beauty salon experience it can for customers and to achieve this the company strives to:

  • Provide all clients with a memorable beauty treatment experience
  • Exclusively stock only trusted, quality product brands
  • Commit to partnerships with eco-friendly suppliers
  • Provide ongoing professional training to all Therapists
  • Build client relationships, which result in long term loyalty

As well as providing the best possible service to its clients, Cannelle is also committed to caring for the environment. The company uses environmentally friendly products, run all machines using the lowest possible energy and have electricity from energy efficient suppliers who have sustainability at the heart of their long-term strategy. Cannelle states: 'We research and use, wherever possible, environmentally friendly washing products. These have been developed to achieve optimum results while having the minimum effect on the environment. Produced in ecological factories they are based on sustainable plant and mineral ingredients, which have been chosen to work well and limit the chemicals in the environment.

'We recycle all waste products possible and encourage our suppliers to deliver products using environmentally friendly packaging.'

Having established two thriving salons based in Oxford and Henley-on Thames, Cannelle is looking for franchisees looking to tap into the growing women and men beauty market and establish the brand across the UK.