we cater so well to our target market because we are our target market.

most of our franchise partners and headquarters staff are women who want it all. and you can have it all as a franchise partner of ours. flexible schedule (to fit in that fitness, drop off/pick up the kiddies, get the errands done…) while still giving it your all in bar and being the leader your team needs and the face of your business your guests recognize and relate to.

we’ve got the biggest + best target market.

we’re here to make everyone feel like a ten® – and that means everyone! we’re definitely an equality for all kind of company, but, if we’re gonna get specific – most of our core demo skew she/her and is between 18 – 65 with a large majority of our guests in the early 30’s to late 40’s. that’s a huge market to service meaning lots of guests for you to grab!

we’ve hit the sweet ‘spot’ in terms of service mix.

we are the original ‘anti-spa’ beauty bar. back in ’06 we created a niche concept that blended the best of the luxury spa world (think great guest care, high hygiene standards) with the convenience + casual feel of the day spa/salon and then loaded it with only the services that are going to give you the biggest bang for your buck (think great margins!). we do that by curating a select suite of services that most women want (ie: we’re not doing super niche services that only a handful of people partake in), and that most women do on the regular (think every 4 to 6 weeks).

what’s the ten spot

why the ten spot

who the ten spot

where is the ten spot

your initial investment.

one of the great things about franchising is that every penny of your initial investment is charted out for you, so you know your expenses upfront of what you’ll have to cover in order to have an open a 10spot® beauty bar. everything from your layouts, permits, construction, custom millwork + fixtures, equipment, start-up supplies, deposits, lawyers fees, staff wages during their initial training, first + last months rent – even a buffer of cash (should you need it) is all accounted for.

why the big spread?
that’s because we don’t know what your space might cost yet – or the work that might need to be done to it or the number of stations and therefore the amount of start up supplies you’ll require.


canadian $

usa $

initial franchise fee $50,000 $50,000
build out (layouts, permits, construction + fees) $134,000 to $215,00 $125,000 to $210,000
custom fixtures, equipment + signage $61,000 to $75,000 $65,000 to $77,000
opening inventory, retail supplies + laser set up (for applicable locations) $32,700 to $36,700 $22,000 to $30,000
pre-opening marketing + promotions $10,000 $10,000
professional, accounting + real estate fees $3,000 to $17,500 $2,000 to $5,000
rent, deposits, pre-paid expenses, insurance + licences $17,500 to $30,500 $9,500 to $23,000
travel + expenses for corporate training $2,500 to $12,500 $5,000 to $11,500
additional funds $20,000 to $45,000 $20,000 to $45,000
total investment $350,700 to $525,200
$324,000 to $433,000

standard franchise fees.

the royalty fee cover things like your rights to use THE TEN SPOT® tradenames and all our cheeky trademarks. it also covers your head office support; the ongoing operational systems, support and coaching, as well as business-building visits and management of the brand (to ensure your investment is protected), innovations and new services launch – and of course all of the necessary protocols, policies and systems that we take care of so you can focus on running your bar (booking software, staff benefits programs, manuals + guides).

the brand fund fee is another fee you’ll find in all franchising companies. unlike the royalty, this fee is not revenue for the franchisor, but rather is simply collected, pooled and allocated with the help of a franchise advisor committee to be spent on strategy, execution and initiatives that relate to the brand and generating of customers and the driving of revenue as well as creating ongoing marketing campaigns for the brand and providing local support, website and social platform creative and maintenance. the list goes on and on…

worried about your ability to invest? you have options! 

almost everyone of our bars was partially financed using a government guaranteed small business financing loan. most banks offer this (and we’ve great relationships with a few banks to point you in the right direction). these loans can cover up to 90% of leasehold improvements, fixtures and equipment costs of your ‘build out’.  however, about 20%-35% of your start-up costs must be covered by unencumbered cash –  approx. $125k canadian and approx. $100k usd funds. (the term unencumbered cash, in relation to opening a 10spot beauty bar, is defined as cash or assets that can be liquefied and are not associated with lending or debt. please note that equity tied up in bonds, stocks and investments may have financial and tax penalties upon cash out. canadian retirement accounts are not considered unencumbered due to the tax implications of cashing out).

if you’ve spent time reviewing the info on this website, feel like you want to know more about the process and maybe chat with our our franchise development team, fill out this form! this gets the process started on our end. this just lets us know your interested and we can go from there!  (note: filling out a the form is strictly confidential and carries no obligation.). 

if you decide you want to move ahead with an application,  we’ll move into our ‘discovery’ period – where we give you all the goods on us and where we find out much more about you! we give you an in-depth look at what it’s like being a 10spot® franchise partner; what’s involved, what to expect from us and what we expect from you via a series of calls, presentations, interviews with our c-suite, and a guided visit to one of our bars (in person, but virtual if need be).

you’ll also be given a copy of our disclosure document for you and your lawyer to review (you’ll want to get a franchise lawyer at this point, we’ve got a list of great ones our current franchise partners have used). this set of documents includes everything you need to know about franchising with THE TEN SPOT®. it includes all fees, historical revenue from our operational locations as well as a copy of our franchise agreement.

we’ll also be asking for a financial feasibility / credit application. at the end process we’ll both have all the info and gut feels to know if we wanna take this to the next level!

if all interviews and calls go well and your credit application is approved we will send you a letter of acceptance (ahhhh, so exciting!). to move forward with us, you’ll submit a deposit ($5k for a single bar /$10k for a muti-bar pack). at this point we would have chatted about territory/territories but here is when we lock it in. your lawyer will set up a corporation for you and our lawyer will draft up our franchise agreement for us to both sign under our companies.

we make a big deal of this because of course it is a big deal! it’s the start of our brand new life as a 10spot® franchise partner! at the time of signing the remainder of the initial franchise fee is due (minus the deposit) and that’s it! you’ve got yourself a 10spot®! from there we kick it into pipeline high gear and start looking for your ‘spot’.

we know you probably got a lot of questions – so hopefully some of them get answered here!

franchising is a unique business relationship governed by a contract (aka the franchise agreement) where in which a franchisor grants a franchisee the right to use it’s brand and operating system for a period of time along with assistance for initial start-up and ongoing support. for this the franchisee pays an initial fee and ongoing monthly royalty fees. in short, you own your own business, but your business is required to operate using the franchisor’s “system”. for full deets check out kristen’s ‘franchising 101’ blog posts here!

we require that our franchise partners dedicate full time hours to the business either as the designated manager or (if you own more than one 10spot®) that you are heavily involved in overseeing the management of all your locations.

our concept works best if you are a sole owner that will be working as the manager of your location (we want our franchise partners to be the ‘face’ of their location) or if doing a partnership; one of you keeps your day job while the other operates your location. fact is, you’ll make more money doing it alone and it can be operated by one person.

for sure! in fact, the more the better for you and THE TEN SPOT®. we are seeking ambitious individuals who are capable of operating multiple locations and growing big with us!

THE TEN SPOT® requirements for a beauty bar location are approximately 1200-1500 square feet. it all depends on your space and the layout as to how many stations can fit. usually, it’s 4-6 mani stations, 6-8 pedi stations (they also combo as mani+pedi stations), 3-4 waxing rooms (with one being fit for facials and laser services if applicable).

that primarily depends on the availability of locations in the area that you have selected for your bar. once your space has been found and the lease has been signed, the usual build-out time is an average of three to four months.

at this time, THE TEN SPOT® does not offer financing assistance. financing options may be pursued through third parties. however, the us and canadian government has small business financing programs for ‘bricks and mortar style businesses like ours. these loans can be used to cover up to 90%  of leasehold improvements, fixtures and equipment costs of your ‘build out’, however about 20%-35% of your start up costs must be covered by unencumbered cash (this is used to cover the initial fee, rent, and various start-up supplies).

profitability depends on many factors including operating and occupancy costs, financing terms and most importantly, your ability to operate the business effectively. we give you the keys but you’re the driver!

absolutely. at the time a location is determined for your first store a “protected area” will be established. the size of the area will depend on the density of population, traffic, competition and other factors.

we’re right here alongside you, every step of the way.

from the moment you sign on the dotted line until you’re popping the champagne at your grand opening soireé – we’ll be right alongside you.

as a franchisor, our business is creating franchise partner entrepreneurs that open and operate 10spot® beauty bars. your success is our success – so the second you sign, we unleash our experts in real estate, construction, financing, marketing, training, buzz creation and party planning so that your entrepreneurial experience is as seamless as possible.

we give people the thrill, freedom and control over their
lives that only being your own boss can give. 

this website and the franchise sales information on this site does not constitute an offer to sell a franchise. the offer of a franchise can only be made through the delivery of a franchise disclosure document. certain states require that we register the franchise disclosure document in those states. the communications on this website are not directed by us to the residents of any of those states. moreover, we will not offer or sell franchises in those states until we have registered the franchise (or obtained an applicable exemption from registration) and delivered the franchise disclosure document to the prospective franchisee in compliance with applicable law.