Get That Feeling in the UK

Established in 2005, Sorbet has served the South African market as a leading beauty salon franchise. The chain has grown to 126 outlets, the majority of which are franchised.


Get That Feeling in the UK

Beauty brand Sorbet opened its first salon in London in July – another feather in the cap for great South African franchise concepts.

“Our entry into the UK market has been a long time coming,” says group CEO Ian Fuhr.

“We understand from our suppliers currently active in the UK, that the beauty market is highly fragmented and the opportunity exists to build a salon brand that offers customers convenience, service excellence and a consistent brand promise.”

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Breaking new ground

The first store will be company-owned, and the brand plans to open another two company-owned salons in the next year. Only then will the business model be assessed for franchising options.

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Tracy Lee Nicol
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Tracy-Lee Nicol is the managing editor of Franchise Zone Magazine and deputy editor of Entrepreneur Magazine. She studied her Masters degree in Art History and Visual Culture at Rhodes University and spent the next two years working and travelling in Asia. Her love of people, business and teaching is reflected in telling the stories of entrepreneurs, franchisees and franchisors, inspiring others to take the leap to being their own boss and bringing about positive change in South Africa.

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