Hollywood Tans vs Intelligent Tanning System Franchise Comparison

Below is an in-depth analysis and side-by-side comparison of Hollywood Tans vs Intelligent Tanning System including start-up costs and fees, business experience requirements, training & support and financing options.

Start-Up Costs and Fees

 
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Investment $269,500 N/A
Franchise Fee $34,500 N/A
Royalty Fee 7% -
Advertising Fee - -
Year Founded 1994 -
Year Franchised 1998 -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Term Of Agreement 10 years -
Renewal Fee - -


Business Experience Requirements

 
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Experience - -

Financing Options

 
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
  In-House/3rd Party In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees No/No -/-
Start-up Costs No/Yes -/-
Equipment No/Yes -/-
Inventory No/No -/-
Receivables No/No -/-
Payroll No/No -/-

Training & Support

 
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
Training - -
Support Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives -
Marketing Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising -
Operations - -

Expansion Plans

 
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
US Expansion - -
Canada Expansion No -
International Expansion Yes -

Start-Up Costs and Fees Mobile

Investment
Hollywood Tans Franchise
$269,500
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
N/A
Franchise Fee
Hollywood Tans Franchise
$34,500
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
N/A
Royalty Fee
Hollywood Tans Franchise
7%
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Advertising Fee
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Year Founded
Hollywood Tans Franchise
1994
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Year Franchised
Hollywood Tans Franchise
1998
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Term Of Agreement
Hollywood Tans Franchise
10 years
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Renewal Fee
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-


Business Experience Requirements

Experience
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Financing Options

  In-House/3rd Party
Franchise Fees
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Start-up Costs
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/Yes
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Equipment
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/Yes
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Inventory
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Receivables
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-
Payroll
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No/No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-/-

Training & Support

Training
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Support
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Marketing
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Operations
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Expansion Plans

US Expansion
Hollywood Tans Franchise
-
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
Canada Expansion
Hollywood Tans Franchise
No
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-
International Expansion
Hollywood Tans Franchise
Yes
Intelligent Tanning System Franchise
-

Company Overviews

About Hollywood Tans

Hollywood Tans of Sewell, New Jersey , was incorporated in 1994 and began Franchising in 1998. With about 325 units currently open and a presence in 31 states, they are well-established across the U.S. Clients of Hollywood Tan salons are typically female and range from 18-45 years old, although the mix of people interested in tanning is changing. Where there used to be a much heavier usage among females than males, the current percentage is about 65 percent female and 35 percent male. There are a number of tanning businesses in the U.S. but Hollywood Tans has an edge that makes them unique. They manufacture all of their equipment. We build our tanning beds and booths, as well as our millwork facility, where we fabricate the front counters and display shelves and we even private label all of our tanning lotions. We are a one-stop shop for our franchisees. A Hollywood Tans salon is a little different than most salons in that the majority of units are stand-up booths. They tan faster and better and are more sanitary. You get a more even tan because all the bulbs are an equal distance away. For the salon owner, they are also better because they take up less space and clients take less time to tan, meaning you can increase the number of people you serve. Because the tanning equipment is actually manufactured by Hollywood Tans, the franchisee gets a lifetime warranty. Training also includes trouble-shooting the equipment so an owner will avoid down time.

About Intelligent Tanning System

The primary growth engine in the indoor tanning industry consists of the niche areas of sunless and specialized UV. This is where we focus our business. Our current product line offers three automated sunless machines. Of the more than 25,000 businesses in the United States that offer tanning services, which generate more than $5 billion in sales annually, estimates show less than 15% offer automated sunless services (because the technology is still relatively new). This is why the automated sunless industry is the fastest growing segment of the indoor tanning business. In addition to our state-of-the-art sunless systems, we hold the pioneering patent on UV light emitting diode (LED) tanning devices, which are currently under development. For efficacy and efficiency reasons, UV LED tanning devices will ultimately entirely replace the standard UV bulb technology that has been in use for the past 15 years. This is truly cutting-edge technology.