When I toured the franchise headquarters of Hollywood Tans, I immediately awarded them two mental “hoorays!” The first “hooray!” for the unmatched turnkey nature of their franchise concept, and the second for having the good sense not to name their concept after their hometown. “Mt. Laurel Tans,” or even “New Jersey Tans” just doesn’t have the same ring, does it? Regular visits to the tanning salon are now routine for the 28 million who tan indoors each year. In the $5 billion tanning market, Hollywood Tans is recognized for their upscale image, state-of-the-art technology, spray or bake options and attractive, membership-based pricing model.
A factory-direct franchise
To stay on the cutting edge, Hollywood Tans became the only tanning franchise to actually manufacture their own equipment. At their 60,000 s.f. manufacturing plant, Hollywood Tans fabricates the world’s most powerful 360 degree stand-up tanning booths, their patented HT60 spray tanning booth, and their UV-Free Six-Second Instant Tan Spray booth. As manufacturer, the franchisor provides direct product support and service, discount equipment pricing, guaranteed supply, financing and a lifetime warranty on all their tanning equipment.
Turnkey start-up and advertising
The turnkey nature of their operation doesn’t end with equipment. Hollywood Tans’ millwork division actually builds customized store fixtures for each specific location. When it comes time to open your tanning salon, their truck arrives with everything needed to get you up and running. Hollywood Tans provides total marketing and advertising support. Their marketing department will plan, produce and implement your grand opening promotion and ongoing, market-specific advertising campaigns.
Hollywood Tanning Systems, Inc. provides franchise owners with a rare advantage: a corporate guaranteed signature on real estate leases. This can be an advantage when negotiating rent and terms, and seeking financing. If you have strong credit, you may be able to finance up to 85% of your initial investment.
Passive ownership OK
The Hollywood Tans operational system has been designed and refined for simplicity, efficiency and low labor requirements. Unlike many other franchises, Hollywood Tans does not require the franchisee to work full-time in their business. Many franchisees continue to maintain their professional careers and/or other business ventures. Behind its pretty face, Hollywood Tans is a serious franchise company positioned for tremendous growth. They offer real, tangible benefits and are willing to share some risk with franchise owners. There’s a lot more to this opportunity than meets the eye, so I encourage serious opportunity hunters to get more information on franchise opportunities with Hollywood Tans.