3 Reasons to Choose a Fantastic Sams Salon over Great Clips or Sport Clips
How Fantastic Sams salon franchise owners position themselves for success in competitive salon industry
The American beauty industry is a massive $75 billion market and with a Fantastic Sams salon franchise, owners position themselves to tap into an industry that shows no signs of slowing.
For more than 40 years, Fantastic Sams has been the pioneer of the no-appointment family hair salon. A convenient, full-service salon, Fantastic Sams provides an array of services suitable for the whole family at the affordable prices customers want. Salons have a history of being solid investments in the franchise industry and the growth of national chains like Fantastic Sams is a testament to how strong and stable the salon industry is. Take a look at some reasons to consider Fantastic Sams over other salon franchises:
Fantastic Sams is a franchise salon pioneer with a well-established brand
In 1974, Memphis barber Sam Ross came up with a simple idea. Men popped into barbershops time and again without an appointment to get haircuts. Offering the same, on-demand service to the whole family made sense. Fantastic Sams no-appointment salon for the whole family was born and two years later, Sam Ross franchised his salon, and Fantastic Sams became a nationally recognized brand.
While competitors such as Great Clips have been around for 30 years, and Sport Clips is the new kid on the block with just 20, Fantastic Sams is the original. For more than 40 years, we’ve been the industry leader of the no-appointment salon for the whole family. In today’s market, we offer a wide range of full salon services including color services, which are in high demand. Unlike most ‘cut-only’ salons, we offer the same range of services that a higher-end salon offers but at an affordable price point.
Fantastic Sams attracts a larger potential audience
Some salon franchise concepts go after a niche market: Sport Clips targets men, while discount salons like Great Clips provide quickie haircuts and washes with a few other services. Fantastic Sams New Image Salon is unique in that it delivers a high-end salon experience, with a wide array of products and services, with no appointment.
Our customers are economically diverse, and our stylists provide services suitable for the whole family. Whether it’s Mom’s summer highlights or you son’s first haircut with Dad, Fantastic Sams stylists provide the attentive, skilled service customers come back for over and over again.
With our decades of experience in the salon business, we’ve created the perfect business model to meet the needs of every man, woman and child who comes to our salons, and we’ve done it in a way that means revenue potential for franchisees. Our customer care, range of services, affordability and attention to detail give us a unique niche in the marketplace.
We offer a flat royalty
Franchise salon opportunities charge royalties, and with some salon concepts, those royalties become an ever increasing cost. Both Sport Clips and Great Clips charge a 6% royalty on gross revenues — the more their owners generate, the more those owners pay.
Fantastic Sams salon franchise owners pay a flat royalty rate. Whether they do $6,000 in hair or $60,000, their royalty stays the same, week in and week out. That’s a clear advantage that helps grow your business and maintain a manageable overhead.
“I like the fact that Fantastic Sams has a flat royalty fee and not a percentage-based fee,” says LaRonda Hunter of Fort Worth, Texas, who owns four Fantastaic Sams salons. “All the other franchises I researched were based on percentage. I started out with the goal of being successful, so I wanted there to be a point where I could start making money and not have to give it to the franchisor. That was a big factor for me.”
Learn more about the Fantastic Sams franchise opportunity
Wealth is not a prerequisite for owning a salon franchise. You can join the Fantastic Sams salon franchise family for an initial investment beginning at just over $150,000.