By Simon Read

Mirror Biz

Our weekly look at Franchising and Business

A nit and headlice-removal franchise could be just the job to give you a headstart into running your very own business.

The Hairforce franchise was set up by London mum Dee Wright, a finalist in the Inspirational Business Mum Of The Year awards two years ago.

“I came up with the idea after I read about a company in the States that provided a headlice removal service.

“I had a good look and just thought, ‘I can do that so much better’,” says Dee.

After starting the business in her front room, Dee now has a Hairforce Lounge in Primrose Hill, North London, and is looking to build up a network of franchisees – or Lice Assassins.

Lice can hit any children, with half of all four to 11-year-olds in the UK catching nits each year.

Many traditional treatments prove useless as some bugs have become resilient to the chemicals used, leaving parents with little alternative than to scrape a painful lice comb through their kids’ hair several times.

Potential franchisees can provide great relief for parents and children, as well as building up a successful business.

They also don’t have to have any specialist knowledge to use the spa-like equipment – although most are mums who know about the problems of dealing with lice.

Customers are simply treated at home in a massage chair with a LouseBuster, which uses warm air to kill all the nits and head lice in one go by simply dehydrating them.

The business could be a part-time opportunity that can be run from home and visiting families in their homes, or by making specially arranged visits to schools to administer the painless treatment. Hairforce is being showcased at the British Franchise Exhibition being held at London’s Olympia on March 19 and 20. The franchise package costs £9,950 and includes all you need to start and run the business.

Find out more..

if you want to become a lice assassin email opportunity@thehairforce. co.uk or call 020 7485 7351.

www.thebfa.org is the main body for franchising in the uk.

www.whichfranchise.com offers lots of tips and advice on franchising.

To view the article go to: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2010/03/04/an-opportunity-nit-to-be-missed-115875-22084423/

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