frequently asked questions
Q. What is Blo Blow Dry Bar’s franchise fee?
A. We offer a low cost franchise opportunity with a $39,000 fee, one of the lowest in the industry.
Q. How much are the royalty and marketing fees?
A. Blo charges a monthly royalty fee of 6% of gross sales. We currently charge a Brand Fee of $150 per month.
Q. What is the initial investment to open a Blo location?
A. The initial start-up cost is between $229,000 – $347,500. The total cost depends on the size of your space, the number of chairs, and whether you decide to offer any Blo Beauty Services. If you are serious about this opportunity, we will be pleased to provide you with our Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) which contains more details.
Q. How would you describe the ideal Blo Blow Dry Bar Franchise Partner?
A. We would say the ideal Blo Blow Dry Bar Franchise Partner:
• is passionate about delighting customers
• has great people skills
• has a strong work ethic, a commitment to follow proven systems, and basic business skills
• is actively engaged in driving their business
• is comfortable building partnerships and representing blo in the community
• possesses an entrepreneurial sprit and is determined to the success of their small business
• has a net worth of at least $350,000
Q. How long does it take to open a Blo location?
A. . From the time you sign on as a Franchise Partner to your first blow out, it is typically about 6 months.
Q. Does Blo provide training?
A. Absolutely. Blo’s head office team is passionately dedicated to your success. Our expert staff are here to support you from the minute you sign on as a Franchise Partner, through your grand opening, and on a daily basis. Our comprehensive training and coaching programs cover the entire spectrum of your business: site selection & lease negotiation, recruiting & training, marketing & PR, day-to-day operations, and the best blow drying techniques. Click here to learn more.
Q. Does Blo provide financing?
A. Blo does not provide financing. However, we are registered with the Small Business Administration which means you have the opportunity to finance your business with an SBA loan. Let us know if you have any questions and we can connect you with people who can assist.
Q. Will you help me find and build my location?
A. Yes, Blo’s team will assist you in finding an ideal location, designing it to spec, and keeping your costs as low as possible. Click here for more details.
Q. How much can I expect to make from my Blo franchise?
A. Franchise law prevents us from making any representations about your financial performance. However, at the right time, we would be pleased to introduce you to some Blo owners who will answer any questions you might have. Also, our Franchise Disclosure Document does have some financial information and we would be happy to share that with serious candidates.
Q. Will you help me with marketing?
A. Definitely. Blo’s marketing team is here to guide you on all aspects of marketing and PR, including social media and event planning, and to provide the promotional tools you need to succeed. Consider us your in-house marketing department. We also design any marketing materials you require including signage, business cards, flyers and coupons, advertisements and event invitations.
Q. Do I need to be a hair stylist to be a Blo Franchise Partner?
A. Nope! While we are a hair and beauty franchise, no hair experience is needed to be a Blo owner
Q. Is there a discount for military personnel?
A. Yes, if you are a qualified United States Veteran, then we will discount the initial franchise fee by 10%.