|Franchise Gator Fastest Growing (2018); Franchise Gator Top Emerging (2018)|
Skoah is a first to market, facials-only franchise that is poised to revolutionize the $11 billion American skin care industry. Wildly popular in Canada for nearly two decades, skoah has grown to become what Vogue magazine calls “the coolest skincare line in Canada.” By focusing solely on facials, skoah has become a specialized leader in “personal training for your skin.” Skoah customers sign up for memberships that allow them to get affordable, hour-long facials once a month and an education in personalized skin care designed to deliver best results, as well as earn discounts on skoah’s proprietary product line of more than 70 items.
With several thriving locations in the United States, skoah is ramping up for a rapid expansion across the nation. We’re actively seeking entrepreneurs who have a passion for skin care and a commitment to their local communities to get in on the ground floor of the most exciting opportunity to hit the American beauty industry in a long time.
“We have created a new category within a massive industry,” says Andrea Scott, co-founder and CEO of skoah. “We didn’t invent facials, but by focusing solely on facials in our shops, we invented a unique experience that the customer hadn’t had before. This is what I’m the most proud of so far, is that we made what was an occasional luxury — facials — into an affordable, wonderful part of your life that gives you real results. The fact that we have our own 70-item product line that we own and that we’ve developed, and that we are focused on a single service, adds up to a tremendous opportunity. There is nothing like skoah on the market, and by creating our own niche within the massive health and wellness industry, we have become enormously successful in Canada. Now we will be growing in America for years to come.”
Skoah has completely changed the course of the spa industry by focusing on the ongoing needs of our customers. Starting with the accessibility, skoah facial shops are placed in beloved locations in a community, nearby coffee shops and restaurants, making us easy to find.
Our membership model makes us extremely affordable, and because we only offer one service, facials, our customers don’t have to take a day off from work - they can visit us on their lunch break, in between running errands and on their daily commute home! Most importantly, skoah gives our customers access to a personal skin care coach, who creates an individual skin care plan to give them the results they want based on their lifestyles, complete with product recommendations from our own proprietary skin care line - and these products are guaranteed to work.
“My sister approached me four months ago and said, ‘Skoah is moving towards a franchise model,’ and I jumped in 100%. My sister and I both were longtime customers of skoah, and when we had the opportunity to join the brand it was a no-brainer. Not only do we love the concept and believe in what skoah represents, but coming from an accounting background — it really just ticked all the boxes for me. You have multiple revenue streams of service and products that complement each other really well. The best part about the business is seeing a person’s eyes light up when they walk through or when they see me in town, and they tell me how much they love our products and services.”
Scott Hislop, owner of a skoah franchise in Calgary, Canada
“I got introduced to skoah through my mother, and that is common with skoah — customers want to share their experience with skoah with their friends and family, and we became regular customers before becoming franchisees. What I love about the brand is that both the facials and the products are excellent. Our customers love coming in because they feel better about themselves when they leave — and they look better, too! It’s a very social business. The brand feels like a family. The skoah executive team and the franchisees are so helpful and energetic. They work hard to create a company that franchisees and employees alike feel great about being a part of. This is a great business to get into because it’s growing, and there are great systems in place that help us succeed without having a retail background.”
Ameera Ahmad, owner of a skoah franchise in Canada