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Camille Albane

September 25, 2014 12:37 ET

Camille Albane Hair Salon Franchise Launches New Franchise Development Website in U.S.

The Leading Parisian Hair Salon Franchise Is Expanding Across America

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Sep 25, 2014) - Camille Albane, the leading hair salon franchise in Europe, has launched a franchising website at, featuring a Q&A with the first American franchisee, video interviews with the Camille Albane leadership team, startup cost information and details about the industry and what separates Camille Albane from competitors.

Camille Albane is on an exciting mission to spread its 20-year-old Parisian brand across the U.S. and has signed agreements to build five salons each in Dallas and Minneapolis.

"We're a brand that sets the trends, we're not a mom-and-pop salon that follows the trends," says Maria Cavard, General Manager for Camille Albane. "We're actually a brand that not only has our own products, we also put out new collections twice a year to coincide with Paris Fashion Week. We're very connected with what our client wants, and she wants to know what the next haircut is going to be, what the next color is going to be. We bring a lot to the table."

Camille Albane is backed by 60-year-old parent company Dessange International, which is spearheading U.S. expansion efforts as Dessange Group North America. Dessange also owns Fantastic Sams, an affordable full-service salon franchise that is the largest of its kind in the U.S. and a leading provider of color services. Combined, the brands have more than 2,000 salon franchises worldwide.

The $75 million salon franchise industry continues to grow at about 8% a year, mostly driven by increased demand for color services. Camille Albane is a leading provider of color services, and the salons specialize in Balayage, a state-of-the-art color technique.

The sophisticated salon franchise's reputation for upscale beauty services and VIP client care flagged it as a brand worth investing in for hair salon franchise veteran John Prichard.

"As we thought about the possibilities in Minneapolis, we realized the premium salon category was very fragmented," says John, who opened his first Camille Albane with wife, Patti, in July. "We tested the market, and we saw inconsistent service levels. There's a good opportunity for a premium salon brand to become established here."

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