The Yellow Balloon Franchise

Children's hair salons

Nadia Pidgeon opened her first The Yellow Balloon children's hair salon in 1976 near UCLA and a second location five years later near Universal Studios, serving the children of celebrities, like Warren Beatty, and child stars, like the Olsen Twins. The company began franchising in 2000.
Each The Yellow Balloon salon caters to kids, featuring mini-arcades and toy boxes, and offering young customers balloons, cookies and popcorn. To commemorate a baby's first haircut, parents are given a framed photo, certificate and lock of hair. Adults can also have their hair cut at The Yellow Balloon.

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How much does it cost to open a The Yellow Balloon Franchise?

The investment required to open a The Yellow Balloon Franchise is between $55,000-$103,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $25,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the The Yellow Balloon name.

Individual Unit Costs

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  • Term of Agreement:
    5 years
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When did the first The Yellow Balloon open? 1983
When did The Yellow Balloon start Franchising? 2000

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2002 3 0 0 1
2001 1 0 0 1
2000 0 0 0 1
1999 N/A N/A N/A 1
1998 N/A N/A N/A 1
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee Yes No
Startup Costs No No
Equipment No No
Inventory No No
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives

Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising

Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 6

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

Business Experience:

  • General business experience
  • Marketing skills

  • Your income potential as a The Yellow Balloon Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    The Yellow Balloon

    The Yellow Balloon

    The Yellow Balloon
    12448 Ventura Blvd.
    Studio City, CA


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