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Get that feeling

launched in 2005 we currently have 94 outlets and growing

Owning a Sorbet Franchise feels just as fabulous as walking out of one

Welcome to Sorbet – the place where you can just be! We’ve been delivering head-to-toe confidence across South Africa since 2004. Sorbet Beauty Salons and Nail Bars have quickly established themselves as every city gal’s (and guy’s) answer to feeling fabulous, fast.
Our fresh and professional approach to beauty for the modern day woman and gent has evolved to a guest-following of over 100 000 loyalty members – and counting. The Sorbet Salon revolution has spread its love across the country and continues to seek out new store opportunities. Join our franchise family today and change the face of beauty in your city, one beautiful moment at a time.

Why Sorbet?

 As a Sorbet Franchisee, feeling good no longer has to be an achievement; it’s a way of life. 

Feel Good Reasons to Invest:
  • The Sorbet brand is a firmly established and successful brand that focuses on service excellence
  • Offers extensive business and franchise training
  • Offers unlimited Franchisee support
  • Industry pioneers
  • Fast growing successful loyalty programme
  • Leading stockists of Dermologica and Environ skincare products in South Africa
  • Competitive pricing
  • Low management fees
  • Effective marketing
  • Fully integrated and customised point of sale system and website
  • Plus! Clicks Affinity Partner
  • Plus! Plus! Community-based HR practice with unique remuneration policy

Have you got the S-FACTOR?

To be a Sorbet Salon Franchisee, you need to have the S-Factor. The Sorbet Factor: that burn inside you that is passionate about feeling good, looking good and turning all that “good stuff” into 100% guest satisfaction. That is precisely what the Sorbet culture is all about.
Think you’ve got what it takes to be our next Sorbet Franchisee?

Your S-Factor Check list:

  • I love to feel good
  • I love to look good
  • I love to make others feel good
  • I am sales orientated with a “service” mindset.
  • I am a people’s person
  • I believe in leading by example
  • I have good admin skills and a strong discipline for organisation
  • I am computer literate
  • I am a brand ambassador and love to promote, communicate and live the Sorbet brand promise
  • I have a strong ability to manage budgets and cashflow
  • I can think out the box, and in the box, ensuring that I respect and maintain the Sorbet business model objectives at all times

If you answered yes to all of these points, your S-Factor is glowing, baby. Congratulations!

Our Franchise Promise

The Sorbet business model was specifically developed with franchising in mind. We put our franchisees at the centre of our focus and success, therefore cultivating a sincere and supportive Franchisor-Franchisee culture. Our “critical-care” relationship approach allows for a relaxed and open rapport amongst our Sorbet family - just another way our Sorbet brand lives the ethos of: feeling good.

What's your Franchise Flavour?

As a potential Franchisee, you have the following business opportunities to choose from:
  • New Franchise set up of a Sorbet Salon, Nail Bar or Dry Bar
  • Convert your salon, or another existing salon, to a Sorbet Salon

The Franchise application process:

  1. Complete information questionnaire, found at the bottom of the Franchise page, online
  2. Accept an invitation to a Sorbet Franchise Presentation
  3. On your decision to proceed, we will send you a formal application form for completion
  4. Upon receipt of your completed application, we will perform the necessary checks
  5. A confidentiality agreement and a commitment agreement will be forwarded with confirmation that you have successfully progressed to the next stage in the recruitment process
  6. An interview to be arranged upon receipt of the sent agreements
  7. Site selection process and the way forward to be explained and confirmed
  8. We will send you a disclosure document and franchise agreement for your perusal
  9. Signing of your Franchise Agreement
  10. Planning and installation of the salon
  11. Appointment and training of staff
  12. Salon Opening! Congratulations!

Your Sorbet Investment

So just how much will you need to make your Sorbet dream a reality? The exact amount of your investment will depend entirely on the size and condition of your selected store and varies from site to site.


Please note : A deposit of 50% of the total cash requirement in unencumbered cash must be available before any borrowings

SALON -  80M2
DRY BAR - 115M2
      (Inclusive of a nail bar offering)
Design & Shopfitting
285 000
200 000
470 000
Electrical & Plumbing (Excl. A/C)
100 000
38 000
165 000
25 000
22 000
55 000
120 000
65 000
160 000
Stock: Professional & Retail
220 000*
90 000
150 000
Franchise Fee
100 000
100 000
100 000
Lease deposit
50 000
50 000
50 000
120 000
75 000
165 000
Working Capital
80 000
60 000
80 000
1 100 000**
700 000**
1 395 000**



* 1/3 deposit and 2 months to pay on opening Dermalogica order.
** These amounts are subject to change without notice

  • The figures above depend on the size, configuration and condition of the premises on handover.  These figures are not guaranteed and is not a quotation.
  • Additional transport costs will be applicable outside of Gauteng.
  • A 50% deposit in unencumbered cash of the total cash requirement must be available before any borrowings


Supporting your S-Factor

It’s a done deal! The paperwork is complete. You’re officially in charge of your own Sorbet. Now you can really enjoy the full Franchisee support service that we provide during - and post operational phase - ensuring that you, our valued Franchisee, are well informed and looked after at all times.

You have our assurance on:

  • Assistance with site selection and landlord negotiations
  • Turnkey set up solution – ready to trade
  • Assistance with staff selection and recruitment
  • Comprehensive training for franchisees and staff
  • Full support with opening of salon
  • Accounting and payroll service if required
  • Preferential supplier terms and discounts
  • Ongoing franchise support

Contact Details:

For more information please email Rudi Rudolph: franchising@sorbet.co.za
Sorbet Support Office: 011 202 7940
Visit our website: www.sorbet.co.za

Blow your Hair Back... with your very own Sorbet Dry Bar.

Our Sorbet Dry Bars are the newest craze to pioneer the hair salon market. They’re chic, they’re quick and they’re one-price-fits-all. For just R 165** per head, guests can choose from a variety of wash and blow styles to suit their mood, without the fuss of colour and cut. It’s the millennium girl’s answer to express hairstyling, the Sorbet way.

All Sorbet Dry Bars come standard with a fully stocked L’Oreal product line and staff are trained professionally under the L’Oreal international banner - ensuring our service and offering continue to live up to the expectations of our loyal Sorbet Salon guests.
As our Sorbet Dry Bars grow exponentially in popularity, so too does our search for dynamic and passionate Franchisees. The heat is on for the right individual to make the cut. It could be you.

** Price subject to change without notice.


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