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FAQ’s

Do I need to have experience in the Salon business to start a Salon?

Absolutely not.

We would much prefer your business management experience and people skills and with NO hair care experience at all.

 

Do I have to leave my current Job?

 

No, not necessary. We have built our Systems & Processes so that you don’t have to make too many changes in your life. A Salon manager, trained and certified by Louis Unisex Salon, runs the day-to-day operation of your franchise. You handle the Supervision. (All the company owned store are managed by managers)

 

Although it can’t be denied that what YOU can do, your salon manager can’t. So if you wish you run the day to day operations things will be better. The success of your Salon will be in direct relation to the amount of time you choose to spend managing / supervising and promoting your Salon.

 

How do I Know if I am right for a Louis Unisex Salon Franchise?

Ask yourself the following questions:

 

  • Do I enjoy working with people?

  • Am I willing to unlearn my past experience & learn new trade tricks?

  • Can I travel an extra mile to keep the customer happy-every time?

  • Do I have the Capital it takes to become a Louis Unisex Salon Franchisee?

  • Am I financial stable?

  • Am I success driven?

  • Am I willing to follow a proven business system?

 

 

 

Are franchised businesses more successful?

Generally it has been agreed that franchised businesses have a better chance of success compared to independent small businesses. It is so for a variety of reasons including:

 

  • The franchisor has a vested interest that the franchisee succeed.

  • Franchisor’s proven businessmodel which has been tried and tested.

  • Support from the franchisor.

  • Franchisee is a bigger ship that running his own small boat.

  • Networking with others in same profession(other franchisee)

  • Learning from others experience, without costing anything to you.

  • Franchisee is also a advisor for franchisee on issue like accounts, legal, taxes etc.

  • The established brand and customers who are loyal to the brand

 

Why should I take Louis Unisex Salon Franchisee?

 

With Louis Unisex Salon franchise you get the highly recognized trademark, entire business concept from marketing strategy and plan, standards Operational procedure, Billing systems, MIS, training, quality control and ongoing assistance, guidance and supervision.

You should opt for Louis Unisex Salon Franchise because

 

  • Easier to attract manpower

  • Make use of the employee pool of Louis Unisex Salon.

  • Company is managed by professional from IIMC Kolkatta with over 13 year experience.

  • Company does lot of events for employee welfare, recognition & retention

  • Staff training.

  • Honesty & Transparency.

  • You generate employment for growing India.

 

 

What products will I be using for hair & Skin services? Do you have tie up with multinational companies like L ‘Oreal, Matrix of Similar companies?

Louis Unisex Salon has tie up with L’Oreal professional division & Matrix for hair care marketing material & Promotional activities. We use LAKME , Aroma, O3+, Krylon, MAC, Vedicline, Lotus for skin care. All this product will be supplied to you at special rates of Louis Unisex Salon.

Will you help me get started?

We will not just help you getting started but we will partner with you through out. Training is #1 in Louis Unisex Salon. You are taught customer service, Salon employee relations, Salon Operations, sales tracking, fulfilling legal obligations and just about every aspect of the Salon business that can help with your success. And training doesn’t stop after the grand opening. We’ll keep you current on operations and business procedures as long as you operate your salon franchise.

 

How much money will I make? What will be my profit percentage? What are the profit margins of other franchisees? What kind of return on my investment may I expect?

Even before you start your first Salon with Louis Unisex Salon, We will ensure that you know all the costs and the potential turnover of the business, after the you have filled the application form. Prospective franchisees are encouraged to use this information as they determine whether they believe a Louis Unisex Salon, may be profitable in their area.

On the discovery day before signing the franchise agreement the prospective franchisees will be asked to run existing store for day & learn if he/she thinks that he/she wants to enter our franchise.

The profit from the franchisee will depend on your dedication and motivation to expand the business.

 

Return on investment depends upon your geography and your capability to manage and run your own business according to the specified standard operating procedure. The estimated payback period on an average is between 1 to 3 years & ROI will be approx. 33%.

 

How does my staff get trained?

Before you open your first Louis Unisex Salon, 2 key holders of your Salon required to attend and complete Louis Unisex Salon, Management training program. Key holders could include the franchisee & Salon manager. Training ranges from 2-3 weeks (depending on the past experience) and is conducted at our H.O. by our certified training stores. There is a initial training fee(mentioned in the Franchise set up cost) for the training and the Franchisee is responsible for all costs incurred including travel and lodging of the management team.

 

Our technical staff will frequently visit your Salon(as per the franchise options you choose) to present the latest hair techniques, beauty treatments and conduct in-salon workshops. In addition you will receive and extensive library of educational DVDs.

 

We also have tie up with top Hair & beauty industry leaders to train on current trends and techniques to help improve management skills and promote a positive salon environment, we hold ongoing salon training programs for store managers.

 

Do I get help with store design and construction?

The Louis Unisex Salon has empanelled/approved architect and they will develop total design and salon décor package proven to work. The architect will be given Turn key project to construct the salon after the design is approved by Louis Unisex Salon.

 

We will work with you and the approved architect to ensure your salon is nothing short of perfect before opening.

Does, Louis Unisex Salon, provide financing to help me open my full service salon?

No, Louis Unisex Salon, does not provide third party financing.

 

How long does it take to build a Louis Unisex Salon franchise?

It takes approximately 2-3 months.

 

 

How long it the Franchise Agreement?

The Louis Unisex Salon agreement if for five (5) years. However, assuming both parties agree and then upon payment of a renewal fee the parties can mutually agree to extend the contract for a further five (5) years.

Can I sell my business?

Yes, However the Louis Unisex Salon must approve the individual or company buying the franchise. The purchase must also agree to the terms and conditions of the franchise agreement. Franchise fee is non-transferable. New Agreement would be made & fresh franchisee fee would be charged.

Do I receive a territory?

Louis Unisex Salon does not allocate territories. However it is in the best interest of both parties to ensure growth in sales and profit. Hence, extensive market research in completed on location and suburb choice and the impact on neighboring Louis Unisex Salon – if there are any.

 

Will I get help in advertising my grand opening?

Our PR company will organize the grand opening day for your Salon.

 

What is National Marketing fund?

This is a pool of marketing fund for common advertising for all stores, like advertisement on TV, Newspaper, National and Regional Magazine, Specifically for increasing sales.

This pool of fund is created by paying equivalent to 1 Hair female cut per day – payable weekly to franchisor.

 

 

Can Louis Unisex Salon “Guarantee” my success as a franchisee?

We have been providing quality service and robust operational and training support which has worked for us in different geographies. You will find Louis Unisex Salon franchise concepts to be successful, proven investment opportunities with huge growth potential.

But just like any other business, a franchisee or company owned salon could fail for the following reasons:

  • Poor location

  • Insufficient capital

  • Mismanagement of employees, self, clients or suppliers

  • Poor control of Cash

  • Poor control of expenses

  • Non compliance with Louis Unisex Salon Process & Systems.

 

Is there a strict standard I am required to follow in operating a Louis Unisex Salon franchise?

Yes. We know what works. We have proved it works.

We will pass this business formula on to you.

 

Is the Franchisee refundable? Can I pay it in stages?

The franchise fee is non-refundable and is fully payable at the time of signing the agreement.

 

Can I own more than one franchisee?

Most certainly, we have a unique operational process that works for you instead of you working for the system. Which means that you can own and operate more than one salons Ans manage easily

 

What is the completion like?

The market is dominated by un-structured local players, who do not have a standard operation procedure, customers get different experience and behaviour most of the time.

Local players are generally not highly educated and have inherited this business, do not have forsight, do not get upgraded trainings.

No brand backs the local player & client does relate themselves with local players and when customer gets an option for better interior place, hygienic environment, proper care latest trends – they just switch.

 

Who does the site selection? What assistance do we get from Louis Unisex Salon?

The franchisee will be given enough information to choose the right location. The franchisee will send the photo and details of the selected sites to Louis Unisex Salon (Preferably 3 Sites to choose from). A representative will visit the site for final approval.

What’s next? Apply Today

If you think that you wish to take things to another level of understanding, please fill no-obligation Salon Franchise Application Form and send it to our H.O. along with a chq of Rs. 50000/- = in favour of Southland Retail Private Limited.

This Rs. 50000/- = is not refundable but adjustable against your franchisee fee, in case you sign franchisee agreement within 3 months from the date of realization of chq.

Franchise Application

By taking the time to complete our franchise application, you are initiating our Mutual Discovery Process that will result in a Collaborative decision about whether the Louis Unisex Salon franchise opportunity is right for you, and vice versa

 

Once you submit your completed application (i.e. group and all individual applications have been submitted,) you will receive you Due Diligence Kit(Salon Sensitivity Analysis tools). This is a highly valuable tool that we will use together throughout the Mutual Discovery Process.

 

The Due Diligence is a rich tool that we only provide to serious franchise partner Candidates. We are looking forward to working with you and exploring our potential relationship.

 

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