Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

House of Colour set to create 100 new jobs

Personal stylist and colour analysis experts House of Colour hope to create up to 100 new jobs after announcing plans to increase their UK franchises to 200 in the next five years. House of Colour is also celebrating after being awarded a SME News UK Enterprise Award for Personal Stylists of the Year 2019.

Established in 1985, House of Colour has successfully moved the business from the 1980s image consultant to contemporary, entrepreneurial colour and style consultants.  In the last 12 months House of Colour has attracted 18 new franchisees in the UK and 13 in USA alone. UK franchisee revenues are up 12% on last year. New products have been launched and a new strategic alliance with Park Lane Jewellery has been secured.

Helen Venables, Managing Director of House of Colour says: “It is a difficult economic environment for many businesses but luckily we have been growing in tandem with the burgeoning lifestyle and health industries. We offer a potentially high-income business model with several lucrative income streams including colour analysis, styling, make up classes and over 350 make up products.  We have been attracting new franchisees who want to be ambitious business builders, whilst still maintaining a good work/life balance.

“The creation of discovery days, both at HQ in Watford and across the country, have been a huge success by allowing potential franchisees to meet the team and receive more information about the business. Our marketing has also been stronger than ever which is vital in this financial climate and new data collection technology has been brought in to better serve the clients with clothing recommendations.”

The stylists go through rigorous professional training including colour analysis, the language of clothes, the psychology of styling, dressing for real life, why image is still important, capsule wardrobe, a fascinating personality assessment, the history of dressing and full marketing training to support successful launch and growth of a House of Colour business and much more.

House of Colour’s most successful franchisee in the UK, Claire Bannister says: “I have been growing my business year on year by making sure that I look after my clients, take advantage of being a franchisee by continually enjoying training and marketing opportunities from my franchisor and taking care of my own business and personal needs.  I couldn’t love my job more!”

House of Colour offers attractive and lucrative franchise opportunities to business men and women nationwide.  Franchises cost £12,000 inc. VAT and a monthly service fee of £150 inc. VAT to purchase a designated exclusive region with a population of at least 100k people. The franchise has a flexible start-up programme which enables stylists to start in their home or have a small shop,or operate as part of a beauty salon. 

The Franchise Package comprises:-

£12,000 inc. VAT


Includes franchise licence for your exclusive area, use of the HOC logo and name

Training manual and 19 days’ world class training.

All the equipment you need to operate your business: drapes, stand, colour wheel, gown.

Sample stock


Monthly payment of £150 inc. VAT which covers:



Public liability insurance

HOC email and support package

Conference fee and accommodation

Fashion Updates and books

Cutting out the extras as you go along, making sure there are no hidden costs.


Total Investment: £12,000 inc. VAT plus Monthly Service Fee of £150 inc. VAT