Facial Shop Franchise Disrupts Spa Industry with `Personal Training for Your Skin’

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Popular Canadian Facial-Only Concept skoah to Expand in U.S. via
Franchising

VANCOUVER, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The idea of skin care workouts will soon become as commonplace in the
United States as it is in Canada. Skoah,
a wildly popular British Columbian facial-only shop, has announced the
development of a U.S. franchise offering that will kick off with the
sale of three existing company-owned locations in Seattle to qualifying
franchisees.

Created by husband-and-wife team Andrea and Chris Scott, skoah has seen
more than a decade of success in Canada. Not long after opening the
first location and realizing the full potential of the concept, the
couple began expanding skoah and opened additional locations throughout
Vancouver, and then Calgary. In fact, skoah’s facials became so well
known throughout Canada that it is not unlikely for a customer walking
around Vancouver after an appointment be recognized for his or her
“skoah glow-ah.”

“We gained a loyal following by not only focusing on guest empathy,
skincare education and allowing guests to purchase our proprietary line
of tested products, but by offering a relaxing, convenient alternative
to traditional stuffy, intimidating spas. No whale music, no bubbling
cherubs and no pretentious attitudes allowed,” said co-founder Andrea
Scott.

The popularity of the brand prompted Pete Dziedzic, a Yale-educated
lawyer who had visited a skoah while on vacation, to reach out to the
founders to see if he could bring the concept to his native city of
Boston. Pete went on to open two skoah locations as a licensed dealer in
Beantown that are now perennially on all of the “best of” lists,
including Boston Magazine’s just-announced Best Facial of 2016.
It was this initial success in the United States that lead the Scotts to
open three company-owned locations in Seattle.

Realizing that part of its success in Vancouver, Calgary and Boston
stemmed from having local owners entrenched in the community, the Scotts
decided franchising was their ideal model for growing the brand. Their
first focus will be selling the three existing locations in Seattle to a
qualified candidate familiar with the market.

In addition to Seattle, skoah is offering franchises nationwide,
initially focusing on Washington, California, Texas, Illinois, Arizona
and Oregon. Chris Scott points out that franchisees for skoah will
benefit from a balanced stream of two revenue sources – products and
services – noting that product sales in most skoah shops make up between
50-70 percent of total revenue. Coupled with the repeat business derived
from memberships, as well as proven systems already in place from
existing thriving locations, new skoah franchisees have a strong
foundation to build on.

“Skoah’s potential is limitless. Countless people across Boston,
Vancouver and Calgary can’t go a month without visiting their Skin Care
Trainer,” he said. “Entrepreneurs who are passionate about skin care and
education and who are well connected in their community will thrive with
skoah, just like we have been doing in Canada for the past 15 years.”

ABOUT SKOAH:

Skoah is a facial shop specializing in personal training for your skin.
It is a first to market concept offering facials by a team of Skin Care
Trainers who place an emphasis on guest education and quality care.
Founded by Andrea and Chris Scott in Vancouver in 2001, the spa has
grown to 17 locations throughout the United States and Canada. In 2016
the company announced it would begin selling its franchise opportunity.
For more information please visit www.skoah.com.

Contacts

Fishman PR
Mandi Gualtieri, (847) 945-1300
agualtieri@fishmanpr.com