Kristen Gale




The Ten Spot

Kristen Gale is the creator and ceo of THE TEN SPOT®, canada’s largest and fastest growing beauty bar and retail company. starting her business at the age of 24, is one of the country’s most recognized young leaders and entrepreneurs. today THE TEN SPOT®, has 46 locations operating with more planned to open in the next few months. the wild success of the beauty bar franchise has developed a big buzz in the franchise industry and Kristen as a leader in the segment. 

Kristen often works with professional women and entrepreneurs to provide tangible tips and tools that she has learned over the 15+ years of her franchising success. her vision to franchise THE TEN SPOT® was driven by her passion to empower women to live their best life. she saw the opportunity for other women to experience the freedom and success she accomplished and knew that by developing processes and tools within her proven business model, other women could achieve that same success in markets across the world. 

her energetic and passionate personality lights up the room as she uses her unique ability to motivate and inspire women to go after their dreams. Kristen’s story of hard work, setbacks, leaps forward and all the fun in between is a refreshing tale of the female entrepreneur.    

Kristen’s recognition and awards for her + THE TEN SPOT® success include:

  • franchise journal, top brands 2021
  • canada’s top growing companies award, presented by the globe and mail, 2019
  • kristen gale given the bmo expansion and growth award, 2019
  • kristen gale named canada’s top 40 under 40 award recipient 2017
  • winner of the bronze franchise award of excellence for 2017 – 2019 , by the canadian franchise association
  • listed as one of the GROWTH 500’s fastest growing companies 2018 by canadian business + macleans
  • listed as one of the PROFIT 500’s fastest growing companies 2015-2017 in canada
  • named one of entrepreneur magazine's top global franchisees in 2015 by entrepreneur magazine
  • listed as w100 canada’s top female entrepreneur 2014-16 by PROFIT/chatelaine 
  • named canada's top young female entrepreneur for 2015, presented by chatelaine magazine

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