Rank no.451 – iTan Franchising Inc. – US
Products & Services: UV tanning, spray tanning & spa services
Number of Locations: 28
Total Investment: $326K – 650K
Began Franchising: 2009
About iTan Franchising Inc.
Faraje Kharsa opened up the first iTAN in Encinitas, California, in 2001. Franchising began in 2009, and the company now has locations throughout Southern California. In addition to tanning and spray tanning, the salons also offer spa services including body wraps, facials, skin care, teeth-whitening and aqua massage.
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units in the following states:
Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing
Total Investment: $326,000 – $650,000
Franchise Fee: $15,000 – $30,000
Ongoing Royalty Fee: 6%
Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years, renewable
Net Worth: $500,000
Liquid Cash Available: $150,000
100% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Number of employees needed to run franchised unit: 4 – 7. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed..
How This Franchise Supports Franchisees
Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week+. At franchisee’s location: 1 week+. At grand opening : 1 week.
Ongoing Support: Meetings, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives
Marketing Support: Ad slicks, Regional advertising,
Other marketing support: SEO, e-mail
Franchise Ranking History
Franchise 500®: #451 (2013),
Top New: #42 (2013),
THE iTAN STORY
Faraje Kharsa opened up the first iTAN location in Encinitas on April 11, 2001. With the vision of creating long-lasting and successful salons, Kharsa invested in spreading the message of smart tanning. “Our mission at iTAN is this: Make the world a better place one tan at a time, for the benefit of our stakeholders: our customers, our employees, our vendors, our investors and our communities. Everything we do is measured against that.”
Kharsa’s passion for helping people live better has paved the way for iTAN to be voted the A-List Best Tanning Salon in San Diego for the past five years in a row. After recently celebrating iTAN’s 12 year Anniversary, Kharsa looks forward to an even brighter future.
iTAN has 28 Southern California locations for you to choose from, where customers are greeted with friendly, educated and experienced Salon Consultants. With the latest in tanning technology, spray tanning and spa services, iTAN inspire you to look good and feel confident.
WHY CHOOSE iTAN
We are different from our competition in that we are committed to providing our clients with exceptional customer care and 100% satisfaction with all of our products and services.
Our customers choose iTAN because we provide a unique experience that delivers on our promise to fulfill our customers’ needs.
These needs were determined in a recent survey of both our customers and non-iTAN clients. We found that 5 key attributes were most important in choosing a preferred San Diego tanning salon.
Whether you are coming from work or home, you can find one of our conveniently located iTAN locations in Southern California. Regardless of membership type, all customers can visit ANY iTAN location to access services and products.
Friendly and Knowledgeable Staff
“I don’t know” is not in our vocabulary. Our friendly, knowledgeable, SMART TAN Certified and iTAN Certified Salon Consultants are available to answer all questions you may have and/or provide tips on how to enhance your service.
A clean salon is something we take very seriously. So, if you need to wait an extra minute to start your service while we clean, be assured it is because our Salon Consultants are cleaning every nook & cranny to ensure a clean iTAN experience. Our equipment is cleaned twice with LucasolTM products.
As we grow, we will do our best to maintain consistency with respect to pricing, services and products, in order to provide you with a consistent iTAN experience at every location. Of course, there may be locations that do not have the capacity for all services, but know that it is our goal to be as consistent as possible.
From skin sensing beds to the newest spray formulas and our full body hydration station, iTAN provides the latest in self-administered Sun, Spray and Spa technology.