Membership History

Associate Member
Joined 2012

Company Overview

A Guinot franchise is synonymous with delivering quality skincare treatments and products in a professional and inviting salon environment.

The salon-exclusive brand is best-known for its non-invasive treatments for face and body which use the latest machine-based technology and hands-on therapies. Founded 50 years ago in Paris, Guinot salons now exist in 10,000 locations across 70 countries. With a network of over 150 franchises, the model is well-established in France and now Guinot UK, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Guinot Paris, is bringing the opportunity to the UK.

Franchise Overview

With Guinot’s international franchise network, our mission is to transform the beauty salon industry. We want to partner with like-minded and passionate people to change the perception of beauty salons worldwide.

Our franchise operation brings with it a well-established brand, efficient organisation and a clear business structure to help our franchisees succeed.

It is not necessary to have previous experience in the beauty industry, as our comprehensive training and support will teach you what you need to know to run a thriving business.


Guinot’s comprehensive and ongoing training provides franchisees with the essential skills to build and run a successful salon.

Induction – one week’s training at HQ, including day-to-day salon operations, brand knowledge, marketing, salon software, and two days shadowing at the company-owned reference salon

Launch – on-site guidance including merchandising, best practices & retailing

Continual – coaching from head office and a dedicated regional trainer, 6-weekly marketing tutorials, refresher seminars and interactive e-training app

Daily Life of a franchisee

A varied and busy day is what can be expected when managing a Guinot franchise. Team meetings, stock control, welcoming clients, hosting events and networking are intrinsic parts of running the business, as well as the important task of marketing. With guidance from Guinot, the franchisees implement a comprehensive marketing calendar that is renewed every six weeks, along with bespoke initiatives that salons can run at the best time to suit their business.


Karen Hargreaves

Karen Hargreaves started her working career in the beauty industry however, in her 20s decided to explore the world of Marketing. She spent 22 years living abroad, 14 of which she headed the Marketing and Communications team for MasterCard Worldwide. Eventually life events brought her back to the UK where she went back to her original roots in the beauty industry.

Karen was the first direct conversion from a Guinot stockist to a Guinot franchise. She previously ran the well-established beauty salon, Beauty By Barnett in the same building where Guinot Bramhall now stands but she had aspirations of modernising her beauty salon and wanted to take the business to the next level profitability wise. Karen believed the Guinot Franchise opportunity was the perfect next step in her career and would enable her to reach new heights with her business as she had the support needed from the Guinot team.


“I required a strategy to see the current business modernise and achieve a growth rate of 20% to ensure profitability and I believe that the Guinot Franchise will support that vision. I am entering the next chapter of my working life and wish to create a financially and emotionally rewarding business that can either be sold or utilised to support future life plans. The Guinot Franchise Opportunity has allowed me to utilise my own skill-sets gained over the years in beauty and marketing and with the experienced team at Guinot working alongside you, on hand to guide and support you is a wonderfully balanced approach to drive the business forward and still be an owner of your own business”.

Justyna Rostek

Justyna Rostek

Justyna is a highly qualified Beauty Therapist with over 10 years’ experience working within the beauty industry. Her advanced skincare knowledge & attention to detail derives from many years working in high-performing salons along with a passion for making people feel good in themselves.

Justyna first trained with Guinot in 2006 and worked in various salons across London before becoming the manager of Guinot’s flagship salon on Albemarle Street, Mayfair. At Albemarle she treated a portfolio of high profile clients, celebrities and journalists and always prided herself on delivering the highest service standard, ensuring each experience was bespoke and tailored to that individual’s needs and beauty objectives.

In 2015 Justyna decided she wanted to own her own high street salon and this became a viable option for her with The Guinot Franchise opportunity. “It has always been an ambition of mine to run my own salon, but it was a daunting prospect to go it alone and make a name for myself. It was because of this that I was attracted to the idea of becoming a franchisee, as I will be part of an established network that receives ongoing support and advice from a dedicated franchise team. Guinot have helped me commercially with sales techniques, marketing tools and dynamic training to help drive profit and I can proudly say my business is successfully growing.”

Narinder Joshi

Narinder Joshi

Narinder Joshi is a successful entrepreneur who was looking for a strong investment and a new exciting business venture. With a background in property and an acquired building in Windsor already, he was looking for the right opportunity to get the most out of this prime positioned property.

Narinder is familiar with franchising as he has operated a Hunters franchise for many years but he decided to approach Guinot to discuss their Franchise opportunity as he believed a beauty business would work well in the property in Windsor. Narinder was sure he had made the right decision with Guinot due to the support he received from the outset and throughout and feels

He wanted to feel part of the business but didn’t want to be heavily involved in the day to day aspect of it so he appointed a Salon Manager and together with the support of the Guinot Franchise Team they have built a strong business that is growing from strength to strength.

This has been a marathon not a sprint, every detail and care has been taken into account to produce this wonderful space for clients to enjoy and relax. Guinot have been fantastic at every stage of the process which made it easy for me to work around my busy schedule. Everything felt like it just clicked into place and I completely trust their model and methods. I couldn’t have done it without the support of the dedicated Guinot franchise team.”


Cricklewood (North West London)

COST: £59K (plus stock at valuation)

The Guinot Salon Cricklewood is a professional beauty salon specialising in facial treatments. The luxury 3 room salon comes fully equipped and maintained to a very high standard located on Cricklewood Broadway. The High Street location benefits from increased visibility, clearly showcasing the services offered along with dominant branding and includes parking at the rear. Since opening in 2017, the business has built an established and loyal client base. The reputation of the salon is reflected in the excellent online reviews. The premises was completely refurbished 5 years ago to a very high standard, is fully air-conditioned and features excellent security; an ADT Monitored alarm, fully electric shutters (back and front) and Fire Detection System. The salon benefits from 3 self-contained treatment rooms, each equipped with Guinot equipment and facilities. There is a nail station and functional retail area with high end point of sale. Fully fitted kitchen and hospitality area with appliances. The salon is equipped with a business and CRM system, personalised website (featuring online booking, gift-voucher purchase and e-shop linked to the brand affiliate programme) and social media profiles.

CONTACT: Ellie.tidy@guinot.co.uk

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