- 2023 Franchise 500 Rank
#58 Ranked #75 last year
- Initial investment
$632K - $1.2M
- Units as of 2022
341 36.4% over 3 years
Phenix Salon Suites has been a front-runner in the salon suite rental business since its founding in 2007. Its founder, Gina Rivera, is part of a family that has been in the salon industry for 75 years. Rivera carried on the family tradition by getting a hairdressing license before opening Phenix Salon Suites, a property dedicated to beauty professionals. Many beauty professionals prefer the flexibility of renting a managed booth over buying and maintaining their own property.
Franchising since 2010, Phenix Salon Suites has been named by Entrepreneur as one of the Fastest Growing Franchises multiple times in recent years. It actively seeks new franchise units across North, Central, and South America, Europe, and the Middle East.
Why You May Want to Start a Phenix Salon Suites Franchise
As a franchisee, you'll essentially be in the real estate business, renting out suites to hairstylists, nail technicians, and other professionals in the field. Existing Phenix Salon Suites franchisees are typically happy to report low turnover and high occupancy rates since starting.
Simple buildout is another key advantage of the franchise, which only requires about 3,500 to 7,500 square feet, accommodating up to 47 suites. The company will even help you find a property that’s best for your market.
You can run your business efficiently while continuing other activities since this is more of a property management concept. You can operate as an absentee owner, furthering your ability to work flexible hours. As with most existing franchisees, you will likely need only one employee to handle your office front and maintain a product inventory.
What Might Make a Phenix Salon Suites Franchise a Good Choice?
As someone considering buying a Phenix Salon Suites franchise, you're probably most interested in the worth of your potential franchise. The company is a regular recipient of industry recognition, consistently ranking in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 based on an evaluation of more than 150 data points in the areas of costs and fees, size and growth, franchisee support, brand strength, and financial strength and stability.
There's an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs necessary to open a franchise. You will also need to have a minimum net worth and liquid capital. You should also be prepared for ongoing fees, including advertising and royalty fees.
How To Open a Phenix Salon Suites Franchise
After filling out the franchising opportunity form, the franchise team may discuss the opportunity with you if you seem to be a good fit. They'll also ask you to fill out a questionnaire and personal financial statement.
Once both sides feel comfortable, you will receive the company’s Franchise Disclosure Document. You'll get the chance to speak to some existing franchisees and may be invited to discovery day at company headquarters in Encinitas, California. Here, you may meet the founders. You can also ask any last-minute questions you might have on your mind.
Once the executive team approves your application, you can sign your franchise agreement, pay the initial fees, and start working with the site selection team. As for whatever else you may need, the company will help until you're ready to open your Phenix Salon Suites franchise. It's time to give talented beauty professionals a home!
About Phenix Salon Suites
- Personal-Care Businesses
- Brian Kelley, President & CEO
- Corporate Address
1084 N. El Camino Real, #B427
Encinitas, CA 92024
- Franchising Since
- 2010 (2023-2010 years)
- # of employees at HQ
- Where seeking
This company is offering new franchisees worldwide.
This company is offering new franchisees in the following US states: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Wyoming
- # of Units
- 341 (as of 2022)
Information for Franchisees
Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a Phenix Salon Suites franchise.
Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees
Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.
- Initial Franchise Fee
Definition: The initial fee paid to a franchisor to join their system
What you need to know: Found in Item 5 of the FDD, this may be a flat fee, or may vary based on territory size, experience, or other factors.The franchise fee is an up-front (one-time) cost that a new franchisee pays to the franchisor. This fee is usually due at the signing of the franchise agreement and covers the right to use the franchisor's trademarks, name, and related business systems.
- Initial Investment
- $632,346 - $1,165,275
Definition: The total amount necessary to begin operation of the franchise
What you need to know: The initial investment includes the franchise fee, along with other startup expenses such as real estate, equipment, supplies, business licenses, and working capital. This is outlined in a chart in Item 7 of the FDD, showing a range of possible costs from low to high.
- Net Worth Requirement
Definition: The minimum net worth you must have in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company
What you need to know: Net worth is the value of a person's assets minus liabilities. Assets include cash, stocks, retirement accounts, and real estate. Liabilities include items like mortgages, car payments, and credit card debt.
- Cash Requirement
Definition: The minimum liquid capital you must have available in order to qualify to become a franchisee of this company.
- Veteran Incentives
- $17,500 off franchise fee
Definition: A discount or other incentive offered to military veterans who buy a franchise with this company.
- Royalty Fee
- $0.33/sq. ft./mo.
Definition: A ongoing fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis.
What you need to know: Most franchisors require franchisees to pay an ongoing royalty fee, which is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD. This fee is typically a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales, but may also be a flat weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Ad Royalty Fee
- $0.06/sq. ft./mo.
Definition: An going fee paid to the franchisor on a regular basis to support advertising or marketing efforts.
What you need to know: This may also be called advertising fee, marketing fee, brand fund fee, and more, but the basic purpose is the same-- to support promotion of the brand systemwide. As with the royalty fee, it is detailed in Item 6 of the FDD, and can be a percentage of weekly or monthly gross sales or a weekly, monthly, or annual fee.
- Term of Agreement
- 10 years
Definition: The length of time your franchise agreement will last.
What you need to know: Franchise terms are typically anywhere from 5 to 20 years in length, but are sometimes instead dependent on factors such as the term of your lease. Once your term is up, you may have the option to renew your agreement, typically for a smaller fee than the original franchise fee.
- Is franchise term renewable?
Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.
- Third Party Financing
- Phenix Salon Suites has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll
Training & Support Offered
Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.
- On-The-Job Training
- 8-10 hours
- Classroom Training
- 19 hours
- Ongoing Support
NewsletterMeetings & ConventionsGrand OpeningOnline SupportSecurity & Safety ProceduresLease NegotiationField OperationsSite SelectionProprietary SoftwareFranchisee Intranet Platform
- Marketing Support
Ad TemplatesNational MediaRegional AdvertisingSocial MediaSEOWebsite DevelopmentEmail MarketingLoyalty Program/App
Additional details about running this franchise.
- Is absentee ownership allowed?
- Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
Definition: The business can be run from your home and/or a vehicle, and it is not necessary to have a retail facility, office space, or warehouse.
- Can this franchise be run part time?
Definition: This business can be run by the owner on a part-time basis (less than 40 hours per week) and/or as a side business; it is not necessary for the business to be open/run full-time.
- # of employees required to run
- Are exclusive territories available?
Definition: An exclusive territory is a fixed area in which you are given the right to operate and in which no other units of the same franchise may be opened.
What you need to know: Territory size may be based on factors such as radius, population size, zip codes, and more. Details can be found in Item 12 of the FDD.
Interested in ownership opportunities like Phenix Salon Suites? Request a free consultation with a Franchise Advisor now.
Franchise 500 Ranking History
Compare where Phenix Salon Suites landed on this year's Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.
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Ranked #58 in 2023
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Ranked #109 in 2023
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